The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship at American University. CTRL serves as the nexus for faculty development as scholar-teachers who are committed to using evidence-based and data-driven approaches in their pursuits. Our work is guided by the Inclusive Excellence Framework which views diversity, equity, and inclusion as catalysts for achieving institutional and educational excellence. Read more about the Inclusive Excellence Framework.
New Website Layout:
The CTRL Faculty Resources site has been reorganized to better serve the faculty and finding our resources:
Quick Links in the right sidebar
– Services: Find direct links to our new consultations page and our mid-semester feedback services page.
– Calendar: Find our upcoming events calendar as well as our new page with archived recordings and materials from past events.
– About Us: Find our CTRL mission and staff information
Announcements and key resources can be found on our homepage below.
We encourage faculty to explore our new site and all the services and resources we offer at CTRL!
Request an accessible meeting via email or call (202) 885-2117: CTRL is committed to providing services to all faculty & staff. Considering the inaccessibility of our location at Hurst Hall, we will coordinate the delivery of our services at an accessible location upon request.
Key Resources from CTRL
NCFDD Faculty Success Program - Application Process is Open for Spring 2022
The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program during the Spring 2022 session (January 16 through April 9). This 12-week intensive “boot camp” experience combines coaching, peer support, and accountability tools, and it has received very positive reviews from past participants at AU and other institutions. Learn more about what is included on the NCFDD website. The deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. on September 29, 2021.
10 Habits to Humanize Online Classrooms
“Antiracist pedagogy recognizes students as deeply complex individuals and disrupts the marginalization of those of color and others left behind,” writes Amaarah DeCuir (CTRL, IP Fellow).
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for 2022-2023 is now open
Visit the Catalog of Awards for details of over 400 awards offered across 130 countries. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2021. Please note that U.S. citizenship is required. Join a webinar this month to learn more about the Fulbright opportunities around the world.
Faculty Guide to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
The Faculty Guide lists some free and open source solutions to common software needs and includes software freely available on campus.
Time on Task for Remote Courses
CTRL is happy to provide a Time on Task Guide for planning & teaching your remote course. The purpose of this guide is to help you make informed decisions about allocating student time and effort both during and outside the class periods.