The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) fosters open exchange about teaching and learning among faculty and staff at Hampshire College, providing a forum for faculty to share classroom teaching ideas and discuss challenges.
It is a place to innovate, to imagine ways to unite academics and student life, and to engage faculty and staff in new ways, enriching the intellectual life of the college. The Center for Teaching and Learning is located in Cole Science Center Room 103.
The founding faculty who established the college in 1970 were encouraged to experiment with different approaches to teaching and learning. The center continues to support that tradition of innovation today as original faculty members retire and new ones join us.
The CTL's mission is to encourage and support faculty development in all aspects of their professional lives. The CTL promotes excellent and innovative pedagogy that helps students develop as independent, creative learners; helps faculty and staff develop and reflect on their own distinctive practice; and stimulates and supports honest exchange about teaching and learning within the context of our distinctive pedagogy. The CTL supports faculty in developing their scholarship and artistic production through programming on grant-writing, balancing teaching and scholarship, and by creating peer writing groups.