Welcome to the University Teaching & Learning Center

The University Teaching & Learning Center (UTLC) is a faculty-driven effort to expand course design and teaching support to all GW faculty members. Located within the Division for Faculty Affairs headed by Vice Provost Dianne Martin, UTLC is guided by a Faculty Advisory Board.

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Featured Events

Building Critical Thinking through Writing, in Any Discipline: Strategies and Tips from GW Faculty
Workshop: A Writing in the Disciplines (WID), STEM Academny, and UTLC collaboration
March 4, 2016, 11:30a-1:30p. DETAILS

Course Design Institute, May 16-20
Learn more about this faculty "bootcamp" style program to redesign or design a course, experience active learning techniques, and create a learning-focused syllabus.


Fall Semester Recap

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Barkley. (Photo: Logan Werlinger)

The UTLC had a productive fall semester. Events included:

  • GWU's Annual Teaching Day: Keynote speaker Elizabeth F. Barkley presented on group work strategies and offered a special afternoon session. Several faculty members led active workshops on pedagogical techniques and research, and a Teaching Resource Fair provided information to GW faculty on campus-wide resources. Click here to view resources on group work from teaching day.
  • UTLC Workshops: Two smaller workshops provided specific tips, strategies and resources for faculty on assignment design and multiple pathways for getting student feedback.
  • Guest Workshop Series: GW's own Margaret Plack and Jennifer Halvask led a workshop titled "Unpacking Reflection: Helping Our Learners Slow Down and Think Deeply". 
  • New Grants for Experimentation in Teaching: The UTLC offered grants that will support the prototyping and trial of small- to medium-sized changes in teaching approaches and the collection of data to see how those experiences affected relevant outcomes in the areas of course design and assignment design.

UTLC Consultations

The UTLC provides support for research based teaching methods, course design and development, instructional tools, and more. For a UTLC consultation, please complete the request for consultation form found in "Services" and we will get back to you within three business days.

Please direct requests for specific technology help (such as using Blackboard or software like iSpring) to the Instructional Technology Lab.