Teach How? Faculty’s Role in Centers for Teaching and Learning

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What are the biggest stumbling blocks for faculty in the improvement of their teaching? Time cannot be your only answer.

Next question: Who are the people who are most critical to your teaching success? Did you shout, “My teaching and learning center”? Maybe. But my guess is you don’t text your center at midnight when the learning platform is misbehaving, your lecture for tomorrow is a hot mess, your kids (or pets or partners) want to know why you are still staring at your computer, and you are really thinking about dusting off that résumé for a good ole nine-to-five job. Is it your office mate? Your teaching partner? Your bestie, who may not even be a teacher? Probably. So if the teaching and learning center isn’t your first stop, why does it exist?


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