Instructional Resources and Faculty Support
The Center provides training and support to faculty in instructional technology, pedagogical resources, and professional development opportunities.
We actively promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Writing in the Discipline. The CTL support the SUpr Summit, a student research presentation event and a faculty led research and publication initiative.
News, events, and opportunities are published in our monthly e-newsletter, and upcoming workshops and events are found on the SU calendar.
Providing the knowledge, tools and support that faculty and learners need to reach their fullest potential, students have the best opportunity to develop powers of analysis, communication, and synthesis. Center staff are committed to principles of diversity, accessibility, and academic integrity.
The Center also support special initiatives including promoting student research; blended/hybrid/distance education, teaching with i-pads; faculty research and publication; and piloting institutional technology systems.
2014-15 Special Initiatives
The Center helps to facilitate a variety of initiatives including the WebAdvisor Student Planning Module, the EAB Student Success collaborative Advising tool, the SUpr Summit student project and research exhibition, and Wine, Cheese and Scholarship: A celebration of faculty research and creativity.
Ellucian Student Planning Module to WebAdvisor
This new advising tool combines degree auditing and planning in a very easy-to-use interface to assist advisors in helping students with plans of study and online registration.
Education Advisory Board Student Success Collaborative Advising Tool
This web-based system will provide advisors with a “dashboard” that uses predictive data to make recommendations to maximize chances for student success.
We know that advising is critical to student success and can be some of the most important teaching that we do. While our goal is to provide advisors and students with the tools they need to make good decisions, no technology will ever replace the all-important human side of advising.
~ Anne Marchant, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
The SUpr Summit
The SUpr Summit, an exhibit of faculty-led student projects and research, will be held in the rotunda of the new Health and Life Sciences building on the Winchester Campus on April 23, 2015.
The SUpr Summit provides an opportunity for students from all disciplines to display their projects, research, and collections of work. Just as importantly, it is an opportunity for faculty to show off their students!
The event is a poster/project display of work judged by faculty volunteers and is open to all schools, departments, and majors. Students must have a faculty sponsor and submit an approved 250-word abstract for entry. Prizes will be awarded!
Explore the 2014 SUpr Summit in the links below:
- Video with Associate Professor of Psychology Mark Chan and CTL Director Anne Marchant
- 2014 Winners chosen by volunteer faculty judges
- Student article describing the event and selected projects
** Update On SUpr Summit 2014 Winners **
Please join us in congratulating SUpr Summit 2014 winners in the Group Project category, Paula Sorrentino, Kelsey Brewster, and Mina Hailemariam.
The team’s research was recently published in VA Engage Journal with their article Beyond the big house: Making the transition to life after prison.
Paula Sorrentino writes that this experience “has sent me on a publishing high and I am working on another project to try and publish.”
We look forward to hearing more from these talented aspiring researchers!
Wine, Cheese and Scholarship: A celebration of faculty research and creativity!
Wine, Cheese and Scholarship is an exhibit of faculty and their graduate student research proposals, research projects in process, findings, creative works or other scholarly endeavor to be held on February 12, 2015 from 4 to 6:30 pm in the Ferrari Room of Brandt Student Center. Displays will include creative works, inter-disciplinary projects, and scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) projects are especially welcome.
Tools, Resources and Initiatives Listed by Topic
Along with offering a variety of workshops, the Center adds to its Repository of Instructional Resources frequently and publishes a monthly e-newsletter with instructional technology updates and timely information from the offices of the University Registrar, Institutional Computing, Media Services, Academic Affairs, and other university offices.
- Upcoming CTL workshops can be found on the Faculty Training Calendar
- The CTL repository of teaching resources is found on Google Sites (log in required)
We are centrally located on the Winchester Main Campus in 322 Smith Library
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Hours: M-F, 9-12 and 1-5