The Center for Teaching and Learning


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is a resource to support faculty and staff in strengthening teaching at Reed.

Founded in 2014 with funding from a Mellon Foundation Planning Grant and a generous contribution by Daniel Kemp, a 1958 Reed alumnus and retired Chemistry professor at MIT, the Center aids in the development and refinement of teaching by providing:

  1. opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas among faculty and staff;
  2. events designed to explore and disseminate best pedagogical practices;
  3. programs that foster productive feedback about all aspects of teaching;
  4. support for new faculty in their work as teacher/scholars at Reed;
  5. initiatives that dovetails with efforts of other on-campus programs to support faculty development.

The Center is directed by a Reed faculty member in 2-3-year terms with support from a program manager and a faculty advisory council.

Located in Greywood 105, the Center houses a comfortable lounge, technology-ready conference room, and a growing lending library of relevant books concerning pedagogy and student learning. A majority of CTL workshops are hosted in The Center space.