CTLs Vs. Greg Maddux


​About a week away from my shipping this issue to our webmaster for publication, I felt compelled to thank Todd Zakrajsek once again for his contribution. As part of his special series for this journal, his contribution to this issue, I think, reclaims a sense of optimism for Centers of Teaching and Learning (CTLs). It certainly has been easy over the last two years to devote our attention to loss—loss of funding, of face-to-face programming, of projects that had been well underway. While I don’t for a second want to under-estimate the degree of loss many of us have indeed experienced, professionally as well as personally, I hope that this issue of JCTL might provide faculty developers with a moment to pride ourselves in what we have learned about ourselves and the possibilities of our work.