Empower faculty in their pursuit of teaching excellence and innovation in a student-centered learning environment. Be recognized as one of the leading Centers for Teaching and Learning in Utah.
The mission of the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is to promote innovation and excellence in teaching by providing faculty an array of resources to help them facilitate effective, efficient, and engaging student learning. A major emphasis of the CTL is to assist faculty members to integrate new learning technologies and proven teaching methods to engaged students in effective learning (e.g., experiential learning, problem-based learning, service learning, etc.).
- Identify and meet the needs of our clients (faculty and staff at Dixie State University). Before developing any programs and/or products, first identify who our clients are, their needs, when and where they need assistance, and what teaching methods they currently use.
- Take care of our clients and keep them happy. All CTL staff are client-centered and will provide an excellent experience in every interaction with clients.
- Take care of CTL staff and keep them happy. Happy CTL staff makes clients happy. Happy clients tell their friends and CTL grows and enjoys success in improving effective student learning at DSU.
- Apply the principles of autonomy, mastery, and purpose to increase clients’ motivation to design and deliver effective, efficient, and engaging instruction.
- Establish a winning culture in CTL (team work, integrity, industriousness, client focus, results driven, community involvement, leadership, and innovation).
- CTL Director, Bruce Harris and CTL Instructional Designer, Scott Allen are available during our office hours, except when attending meetings or consulting with faculty members. We recommend setting up appointments in advance but also welcome walk-in visits and phone calls.
- Faculty are encouraged to stop by to discuss pedagogy, learning technologies, get feedback on a syllabus, arrange a class visit or observation exchange, etc.
What DSU Faculty says about the CTL:
- “I want you to know that I am now using about every one [of the applications taught in the Lunch & Learn series]! Cranium Cafe, Camtasia, polleverywhere, prezi…It was a pretty steep learning curve for me but I jumped right in. (And I discovered the speed grader in canvas, to boot!) You are making a difference in the instructional quality and delivery methods here at DSU. I appreciate your efforts! Thank you!”
- “Continue to provide these high-quality opportunities – great job this year!”
- “The best thing that you guys did was the day-long conference where we got to choose what to do – I’m glad you are doing it before classes start in the Fall.”
- “I’m grateful that [the Lunch & Learn] sessions are available to adjuncts like me who don’t have a strong teaching background.”
- “I really appreciate the CTL. A wonderful resource for faculty!”
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