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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Advancing Teaching Excellence

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA) advances teaching and learning excellence at OHIO by providing University-wide resources and championing scholarly teaching that is student-centered, evidence-based, innovative and inclusive.

Newly expanded and relaunched in the fall 2022 semester, the CTLA serves instructors, departments, programs and colleges across the University. The CTLA's programming brings OHIO community members together to share ideas and expertise, implement evidence-based instructional strategies in various learning contexts and assess the effectiveness of teaching practices.

The CTLA's initiatives align with many presidential priorities, as well as the University's vision statement, by transforming the student learning experience to best support intellectual growth and skill acquisition and promote learner development as individuals and engaged citizens.

Current CTLA Topics

AI and Teaching and Learning

Ohio University faculty interested in exploring the ways generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be infused into a course -- topically, as an instructional strategy or as a significant support for student achievement of course learning outcomes -- are invited to apply to be part of the Summer AI-enhanced Course Redesign Institute.

This institute is designed to extend CTLA AI-related development offerings and support faculty representing a variety of disciplines. The courses developed in this institute will serve as models for other implementation, as well as pilots for innovative approaches to teaching with AI.

CTLA is also  accepting applications for a 2024-25 Generative AI in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellow with program leadership and contributions to begin summer 2024.

This appointment is part of the ongoing CTLA Advancing Teaching Excellence Faculty fellows program.

AI and Teaching and Learning Resource Page

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CTLA Consultations

Faculty seeking consultations on evidence-based instructional strategies, pedagogical practices and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects are invited to contact staff or visit our offices in McGuffey Hall, first floor. 

Consultations can be on an individual, team, department or unit level, and the center is able to design workshops and sessions to meet the development goals of specific groups of faculty, departments or colleges.

Programmatic assessment-specific office hours are available Mondays from noon to 2 p.m. via Teams or in person in McGuffey Hall Room 104. 

CTLA at a Glance

  • Workshops and Sessions

    During the first year of its relaunch (August 2022 to June 2023), CTLA and its collaborators provided 36 workshops, sessions, and group consultations on evidence-based instructional strategies, teaching with technology, course and instructional design and inclusive pedagogy. 340 faculty, staff and graduate student instructors participated. 

  • Faculty Learning Communities

    Over 60 faculty exploring Digital Games-based Experiential Learning, AI in Higher Education Teaching and Learning and Promoting Teaching Excellence on Regional Campuses 

  • Faculty Fellows

    8 Advancing Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellows designing a Peer Teaching Observation Program, promoting evidence-based teaching practices in STEM and supporting equitable assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

    7 INVITE Faculty Fellows to improve equity in learning outcomes achievement in critical courses through building pedagogical expertise to share with departments.

  • Teaching Academies

    Year-long experiences offering time for implementation of new teaching approaches and reflection. The Inclusive Teaching Academy supports success of all students through the work of disciplinary faculty teams, and the Bruning Teaching Academy promoting teaching excellence through pairings of faculty earlier in their careers with those mid-career and beyond. The Graduate Student Instructor Academy provides a foundational experience for GSIs.

  • Contact the CTLA

    If you have questions or ideas, or if you would like to request more information about CTLA programs and resources on teaching, learning and assessment, send an email to