Approaching the Holy Grail of Faculty Development: Evolving a CTL from a Service-Oriented Organization to a Learning-Assessment Unit


The Holy Grail of faculty development has always been for a Center of Teaching & Learning (CTL) to demonstrate that its programming brings about a change in faculty learning that, in turn, results in increased or deep student learning. Our CTL’s journey has taken us through three of the distinct “Ages” as labelled by Beach, Sorcinelli, and Austin (2016), wherein we encountered and overcame various perils. Ultimately, we arrived at a solution for faculty development programming, DEEP, an online system of courses that is accessible by all faculty at all times and, most importantly, offers a glimmer that the Grail of improved learning by faculty first and then students is within our grasp.