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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.


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).

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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.

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.