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About Us

American University’s Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) is a catalyst for inspiring, mentoring and celebrating faculty in their roles as teachers and researchers. To fulfill this mission, CTRL collaborates with the campus community to create opportunities for faculty to re-envision and strengthen their teaching and research practices and to help prepare the next generation of faculty. Meet the CTRL Team.


Call for Proposals for the 32nd Ann Ferren Conference

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning, in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Online Officer and the Office of Academic Technology, invites session proposals for the 2021 Ann Ferren Conference, which will be held in a virtual format on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Midsemester Feedback Services

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) provides resources and support options for instructors interested in collecting student feedback.

CTRL Stands Ready No Matter the Teaching Modality

The ability to wear multiple hats has likely never been more relevant for faculty. But that’s exactly why CTRL exists—to help faculty excel as educators throughout their careers.

Instructional Continuity: Upcoming Workshops

CTRL and E-Learning Support has created resources to support you to maintain instructional continuity. Please explore these resources for more information.

Faculty Resources on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CTRL is committed to fostering an inclusive community of faculty at American University and is continuously working on helping faculty develop skills that serve the goals outlined in AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence.

Incoming First-Year Students in the Time of COVID - Session Resources

Review the recently updated session resources for the Incoming First-Year Students in the Time of COVID Chalk Talk. This session explored the make-up of AU’s class of 2024 including their Landscape scores.

Providing Support

CTRL Support Resources

What’s New

New Resources, Faculty Opportunities & CTRL Blog | Publications

Uniting Communities

CTRL Events & Workshops

Enhancing Learning

CTRL Programs & Grants

Accessibility Notice:

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.