University Teaching and Learning Center

The University Teaching and Learning Center (UTLC) supports faculty in their teaching by focusing on course design, teaching techniques and pedagogy, and research on teaching and learning.

The Center involves as many faculty as possible to help deliver workshops and to provide guidance and advice so our programs stay current and relevant.

The UTLC has several signature programs during the year:

  • Held in early fall, Teaching Day brings faculty from across GW together to talk about teaching. The day includes a keynote by a nationally-known speaker, concurrent teaching sessions by GW faculty, and a faculty Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) poster session.
  • In May, faculty can apply for the Course Design Institute, where they (re)design a course using a backward design process, active learning techniques, and research on student motivation.
  • Collaborate with the eDesign Shop and instructional designers in GW schools to provide faculty development for online learning.
  • Provide one-on-one1-1 faculty consultations with faculty, classroom observations, and special topic workshops.

Visit the UTLC website or email utlc@gwu.edu for any questions. Also, feel free to reach out to Patty Dinneen, director of the UTLC.