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Center for Teaching and Learning

Delaware State University recognizes that faculty are an essential component in the success of students. Delaware State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) maintains a commitment to linking professional development to university improvement and is a supportive resource for faculty, adjunct professors, and university staff. For news and program updates, read CTL INSIGHT, our SharePoint blog.

MISSION

CTL’s principal mission is to strengthen and support academic programs by:

  • improving teaching and learning across all mediums of education for instructors and students;
  • offering enriching services that reveal current and emerging teaching trends and technologies.

CTL provides services that foster the development of effective faculty and staff. Services include:

  • professional development services such as workshops, training, and sponsorships for professional travel;
  • mini-grant opportunities;
  • promotion & tenure tips and assistance;
  • teaching assistants for faculty and adjunct professors.

CTL upholds its commitment to faculty and student success in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms by maintaining a community for faculty that reinforces effective teaching practices.

VISION

CTL seeks to become the premier resource in faculty development by linking professional development to university improvement through the practice of effective teaching.

GOALS

CTL serves as a supportive resource for DSU faculty and adjunct professors and is devoted to enhancing the quality of instruction delivered by knowledgeable faculty in service of PRIDE 2020 institutional goals:

Intellectual Climate and Culture– create an exceptional learning environment that promotes challenging, high-quality curricular and co-curricular programs, engaged student learning, and local and global citizenship;

Student Success— recruit, develop, retain, graduate, and place outstanding students;

Research and Scholarship— increase and sustain excellence in scholarly and creative research that addresses significant state, regional, national, and global challenges.

OBJECTIVES

Faculty will develop and demonstrate high-impact teaching practices that foster student success across all modalities of instruction by:

  • attending various faculty development workshops, seminars, conferences, and trainings;
  • utilizing resources and opportunities to demonstrate effective teaching practices in both online and face-to-face classrooms;
  • making continuous efforts to become effective teachers and support student success at DSU.   

The Center for Teaching and Learning operates as part of the University’s Title III Grant. Title III is a federal government assistance program given to historically Black colleges and Universities. Title III assures equity in educational opportunities for all students. CTL works in conjunction with the Title III office to assure that university faculty are equipped with the tools and resources needed to enrich their teaching in order to increase student learning. All expenditures submitted to the Center of Teaching and Learning must be allowable under Title III federal guidelines.