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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.


Faculty Opportunity: The David M. Rubenstein Fellowship

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level. Brookings is pleased to announce the third round of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program.

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.


Register now for a CPTL series workshop.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

The Office of the Provost is accepting applications for NCFDD’s Faculty Success Program during the Summer 2021 session (May 16 through August 7).

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.

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.