Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening UW teaching. We focus on evidence-based teaching, building global classrooms, and sustaining equitable learning communities. Through the use of peer learning & peer mentoring approaches, we collaborate with groups of faculty members, teaching assistants, graduate instructors, staff educators, and post-doctoral students.

Values

We value and practice inclusion and anti-racism because doing so helps us…

  • Understand the barriers and challenges our community faces
  • Develop more relevant, impactful solutions to teaching and learning challenges
  • Foster equitable learning environments that honor the lived experiences of all learners, especially those who have been historically marginalized or underrepresented

We value and practice collaboration because doing so helps us…

  • Generate better ideas and more effective support in tandem with and in service to our local, national, and global partners
  • Foster community trust and team accountability

We value and practice reflection and iteration because doing so helps us…

  • Model our belief that an effective teaching practice is one that is always in development
  • Learn and improve what we do
  • Adapt and respond to change

Land Acknowledgment

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.