Center for Teaching and Learning


The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes innovation in and out of the classroom, across UW campuses.  We support instructors and communities of practice as they create more inclusive classrooms; discover new strategies for engaging students; experiment with technologies; contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning; and partner with students to generate new knowledge.

Advances in Higher Education Research Seminar

Seminar series highlighting cutting-edge research in college-level learning and instruction. Multidisciplinary in scope, each seminar addresses the broad themes of our work as instructors, including the cognitive processes by which students learn, and the classroom context in which they do so.


CTL blog “At the Center”

A blog where members of the UW community discuss ideas, experiences, innovations, adventures, challenges, and research about teaching and learning.

At the Center

Evidence-Based Teaching

Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) is a community of faculty invested in improving teaching and student learning outcomes using learning technologies and other pedagogical best practices. The EBT program provides on-demand support from pedagogy and tech experts and collaboration with peers across disciplines.


Teaching awards

Each year, the University of Washington honors faculty members and teaching assistants for their work with students. Recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria including but not limited to mastery of the subject matter; ability to engage students both within and outside of the classroom; and innovations in course and curriculum design.

Teaching Awards

Teaching & Learning Symposium

The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts the annual UW Teaching and Learning Symposium to provide a forum where all who share an interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can learn of their colleagues’ work and engage in discussion.  The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions.

Teaching & Learning Symposium

Technology Teaching Fellows

A week-long institute for faculty members who want to redesign a traditional course into a hybrid, blended, or online format.  Participants work with colleagues, facilitators, and coaches to redesign their traditional course. The Technology Teaching Fellows institute includes evidence-based workshops on pedagogy and technology, collaborative work sessions, “sandbox” activities in a technology-enhanced classroom, and solo preparation.

Technology Teaching Fellows

Theater for Change

Theater for Change UW (TfC UW) uses Theater of the Oppressed and other participatory theater approaches to:

  • Promote the co-creation of inclusive teaching and learning environments.
  • Generate and rehearse a variety of responses to challenging situations related to inequity, institutional climate, and interpersonal miscommunication.
  • Advance dialogue among faculty, students, staff educators, and administrators about issues of power, privilege, and oppression that affect us all.
  • Promote performance pedagogies (i.e., active learning and multi-modal pedagogical approaches) in educational settings.