Center for Teaching & Learning
(left to right. Jerol Skinner, Brealyn Johnson, Erik Harris)
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) fosters a culture of excellence in teaching and learning. We offer professional development workshops throughout the academic year, and post materials from these workshops. To encourage research and scholarship, we provide an opportunity for monetary awards for scholarly endeavors in Service Learning, Teaching and Learning Fellowships, Immersive Learning, Technology Innovations and development of Open Educational Resources.
We support Northeastern State University faculty by providing scholarly activity guidance, resources for hardware, software, and printed material. In addition, we provide course consulting, video creation and management, along with training for professional development.
Service is the essence of what we do.
Our mission is to foster a culture of excellence in teaching and learning by assisting faculty with their scholarship of teaching, by acting as a resource center for new teaching techniques and programs, and by supporting the University in becoming a community of lifelong learners. To accomplish this mission, we provide both basic and advanced information about the teaching/learning process through an array of formats and methods. We are served by an advisory committee that includes eleven faculty from across campus, representing each academic college, the John Vaughan Library, and the College of Optometry.
The Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee recommends the following conceptual framework: Help faculty use what is now known about student learning. Help faculty assess student learning outcomes. Operate in a cost-effective manner, because varying pedagogies and technologies increasingly differ in cost, and because faculty have more power than ever to increase or decrease cost and productivity. Be consonant with faculty values and cultures. Build upon what is known about faculty (adult) learning. Build upon the benefits to faculty. Help faculty integrate old and new technologies to make possible new pedagogies, new arrangements of time and space, and new ways of enhancing both student learning and faculty-student productivity.