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:
- opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas among faculty and staff;
- events designed to explore and disseminate best pedagogical practices;
- programs that foster productive feedback about all aspects of teaching;
- support for new faculty in their work as teacher/scholars at Reed;
- 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.
As the remainder of Spring 2020 courses move online, the Center for Teaching and Learning remains committed to supporting faculty in this new teaching environment.