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Exploring the Future of Centers for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Event Details

The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) is pleased to announce a new in-person workshop, “Exploring the Future of Centers for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,” which will be held on Friday, June 7, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Medical Education Building 2 (6785 Bobcat Way) in Dublin.

Created and hosted by faculty development experts, “Exploring the Future of Centers for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” will focus on the critical mission of centers for teaching and learning (CTLs) in nurturing innovation and aligning programs with the ever-evolving needs of students in higher education. CTLs may serve as the catalysts for transformative pedagogy, faculty development, and instructional quality through offering evidence-based approaches and training that promote student success. 

This day-long workshop brings together faculty, administrators, and staff supporting centers for teaching and learning, as well as those hoping to develop this type of support for instructors at their institutions, to consider frameworks and models for the future. Participants will spend the morning sessions together, exploring the landscape of CTLs nationally and in the state of Ohio. We will discuss how to develop or sustain CTL work, in light of challenging budgetary and policy landscapes. Participants will share approaches to leveraging and collaborating with academic support leaders and faculty to design and deliver a portfolio of development offerings. 

​The afternoon will be dedicated to breakout sessions focused on two key tracks: “Launching a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)” and “Sustaining and evolving a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).”

Track 1: Launching a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)  

The establishment of Centers of Teaching and Learning provides an opportunity to focus on instructional excellence that leads to increased student persistence, retention, and success. This track will provide invaluable insights into the initial phases of creating a new CTL, including mission statements, visionary planning, resource allocation, and stakeholder engagement. Attendees also will explore how to implement and assess faculty development, empowering educators to navigate the dynamic terrain of 21st-century higher education.   

Track 2: Sustaining and evolving a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)  

For existing Centers of Teaching and Learning, longevity and relevance are paramount. This track will address strategies for maintaining and evolving established centers. Key topics will encompass redefining and amplifying the role of inclusive pedagogy within the educational framework, embracing the transformative power of educational technology and the role of CTLs related to implementation, and focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Participants will delve into the function of centers in facilitating interdisciplinary cooperation, fostering a culture of innovation, and nurturing a dynamic instructional ecosystem. The discussions will also explore how centers can adapt to the changing needs of the academic community. 

See below for the full event program.

Register by Friday, May 24, for the best rate!


When: Friday, June 7, 2024 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine | Medical Education Building 2 | 6785 Bobcat Way, Dublin


  • Faculty, Staff & Administrators: TBD
  • Students: TBD

Student Registration Fee Policy

Registration Cancellation Policy

Questions? Contact Mindy Claggett at SOCHE

Event Program (tentative)

Time Session Location
9-9:30 a.m. Check-in and continental breakfast MEB2
9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions MEB2
9:45-10:15 a.m. Main Session 1: CTLs Today and What’s Next? MEB2
10:15-10:30 a.m. Table Conversation MEB2
10:30-10:40 a.m. Break
10:40-11:10 a.m. The Work of CTLs: Programs and Portfolios   MEB2
11:10-11:20 a.m. Table Conversation MEB2
11:20-11:50 a.m. CTL Support: Budget and Policy   MEB2
11:50 a.m.-12 p.m. Table Conversation MEB2
12-12:30 p.m. CTL Support: Partnerships and Collaborations MEB2
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch MEB2
1:30-2:15 p.m. Track 1 – Why CTLs?
Track 2 – Role of CTLs in Educational Technology?  
Track 1 – TBD
Track 2 – TBD
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:15 p.m. Track 1 – Mission, Vision, Goals
Track 2 – Mapping the Future of Your CTL
Track 1 – TBD
Track 2 – TBD
3:15-3:30 p.m. Closing comments MEB2

Councils & Committees

SOCHE is dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge building, and effective professional development programs. To accomplish this, SOCHE administers 16 active Councils and Committees. The purpose of a SOCHE Council or Committee is to provide an opportunity for representatives from higher education to be a resource for one another, share information and best practices, identify common challenges, and, ultimately, broaden awareness of the resources, services, and activities in higher education. SOCHE is also dependent upon the Councils and Committees for substantial input on annual professional development programs.

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