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

New Grants for Experimentation in Teaching

The UTLC is pleased to announce a new Grants for Experimentation in Teaching (GET) program.

Proposals are due December 13.

Grants 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. Learn more...

Unpacking "Reflection”: Helping Our Learners Slow Down and Think Deeply

Each year the UTLC invites guest speakers that have presented nationally on their topic of interest. This year we are happy to welcome two of GW's own faculty to offer this in-depth workshop on the topic of reflection. Please join us!

Dr. Margaret Plack, Ed. D, D.P.T, P.T. , Interim Chair of the department of Clinical Research and Leadership and Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Jennifer Halvaksz, Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences, and a Bender Teaching Award Winner.

Thursday December 10, 9-11:30 am (Reading Day)
Location: Science & Engineering Hall, Room B1270

Additional Fall Workshops

Bullseye! Tailoring Assignments to Your Goals (adapted from the Course Design Institute)
Wednesday, December 9, 12:30-2:00pm Location: UTLC Townhouse (2035 F Street). Brownbag lunch/snacks welcome.

Multiple Pathways for Getting Student Feedback Early and Often 
This workshop took place on Friday, November 13, 2015. Resources have been added to the Teaching Guide on a page titled "Getting Feedback from Students".

A Successful Teaching Day 2015

View resources from the sessions on Group Work and CoLTs

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Barkley. (Photo: Logan Werlinger)

GW's Annual Teaching Day took place on October 9th, 2015. The event included:

  • An interactive Keynote on group work by Professor Elizabeth F. Barkley
  • GW Faculty-Led Sessions on various teaching and learning topics
  • Teaching Resource Fair
  • Special afternoon Making Group Work Work workshop facilitated by our keynote speaker

Read about Teaching Day in GW Today.

Click here to learn more about the event.

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.