Our Story

Our History

2012

The Academic Excellence & Distance Learning Department was established and charged with developing a faculty development center.  The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning held a Grand Opening in June of 2013, unveiling the newly-remodeled facility for professional development and innovative instruction.

2013

Strategies for Successful Teaching and Learning was launched in the fall to provide all faculty members, new and old, with a foundation for success. The 13-week course, which is offered every semester, explores strategies to promote success in curriculum design, teching methodologies, assessment and educational technology to increase student engagement. Participants apply the discussions and readings to their own practices and produce relevant course materials for review and feedback. The course meets twice a week in The Center.

2014

The Center received national recognition as a 2014 Exemplary Teaching and Learning Center at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning in March.

2014

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning website was launched providing faculty and staff another avenue for accessing information.

2016

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning welcomed its new director, David Files. David comes to The Center with 25+ years of experience in teaching, professional development, and distance learning.

Our Impact

5,443

faculty, staff, students and campus guests have utilized the Center since it was opened in July of 2013.

548+

professional development hours have been offered for faculty and staff.

62

faculty have completed the Strategies for Successful Teaching and Learning course.

13

faculty and staff completed Quality Matters trainings.