Center for Teaching and Learning on Tour: Sharing, Reflecting on, and Documenting Effective Strategies


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) on Tour is an instructional-development initiative addressing faculty-teaching needs in a minority-serving institution. At these CTL Tour meetings, faculty travel across campus to facilitate bi-weekly interdisciplinary discussions on current pedagogical challenges and opportunities. These meetings foster a safe and inclusive climate to share and discuss what happens in the classroom. The Tour initiative enables faculty to engage in reflective practices in meeting spaces across all departments and offices on campus and on nontraditional days and times that fit into our fast-paced work routines. These meetings have allowed the CTL to build a culture of assessment regarding effectiveness of instructional development initiatives.