Center for Teaching and Learning


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.


CTL is committed to:

  • Collaboration
  • Scholarly teaching
  • A responsive stance to change and emerging needs
  • Lifelong learning and learning beyond the classroom
  • Equity pedagogies
  • Global classrooms & partnerships
  • Technologies that advance student engagement, learning, & achievement
  • A culture of experimentation
  • Sustainable models
  • Peer teaching, learning, and mentoring practices


CTL fosters a visible, active, cohesive network of people from across the university focused on and promoting an institutional teaching culture.