Center for Teaching and Learning

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Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning!

(Located in Conwell Hall 2nd Floor)

The Center for Teaching and Learning has as its principal mission the improvement of teaching and learning across all disciplines. CTL creates opportunities for university faculty to strengthen teaching efforts through research-based methodologies, professional development experiences, advanced studies and assessment practices that lead to improved teaching and student learning. We operate as part of the University’s Title III Grant. Title III is a federal government assistance program given to historically Black colleges and Universities. Title III assures equity in educational opportunities for all students. CTL works in conjunction with the Title III office to assure that university faculty are equipped with the tools and resources needed to enrich their teaching in order to increase student learning.

All expenditures submitted by the Center to the Title III office must be allowable under federal guidelines.


20-Minute Mentor Commons

The Center for Teaching and Learning would like to offer quick solutions to common classroom challenges with the 20 Minute Mentor Commons Video Library from Magna Publications. These brief videos offer proven strategies in 20 minutes or less.  These videos are accessible from any device and can be viewed from the comfort of your home or office.  In order to enjoy the videos listed for this digital library, members must sign up for their FREE subscription.  Please click on the link to sign up.

20 Minute Mentor Video Listing 

Magna Subscription Instructions



Helpful Tips!

Promotion &
Tenure Tip Sheet

2015-2016 Teaching Manual

New Faculty Orientation 2015 University College Presentation

Assessment Data Collection System (ADCS) NFO 2015


Mini Research Grants

Submitting and procuring research grants is an important part of faculty life. While the CTL offers mini teaching innovative grants it is important for faculty to secure research grants within their fields of discipline. For some tips on how to write grants, please visit, Dr. Melissa Harrington’s (DSU Biology Professor)



Professional Conference Travel

Travel Support Program

Travel Authorization Form

Travel Summary Report




Teaching Assistance for Faculty

Classroom Observations by request

One-on-One Teaching Consultations


Contact the Center for further information

Professional Development Series

Blackboard Classroom








MD and DE MADE CLEAR Initiative












Dates & Events

August 13, 2015
Quality Matters: Leadership & Management
Bank of America Rm 309

August 20, 2015 
New Faculty Orientation  
Bank of America Rm 309

September 1, 2015
Syllabi Construction Workshop
11:00am – 11:50am

September 11, 2015  
Promotion & Tenure (Dossiers) Workshop  
11:00am – 11:50am

September 15, 2015    
Education Seminar
Science Center Rm 139
11:00am – 11:50am

September 17, 2015  
“Using Blackboard” Workshop  
11:00am – 11:50am

September 29, 2015  
“BANNER – Faculty Services”   
Registrar's Office
11:00am – 11:50am

October 1, 2015 
“Ordering Textbooks” Workshop  
DSU Bookstore
11:00am – 11:50am

October 8, 2015 
“Academic Alert System” Workshop 
11:00am – 11:50am

October 9, 2015   
Problem Based Learning    
11:00am- 1:00pm (Lunch)

October 15, 2015    
“Academic Advising” Workshop 
11:00am – 11:50am

October 16, 2015   
General Education ADCS Workshop
12:00pm – 1:00pm

October 20, 2015   
“11th Annual Mini Grant” Presentations    
11:00am – 1:00pm

November 3, 2015      
Classroom Teaching Observations for Peer Evaluations 
11:00am – 11:50am

November 5, 2015 
“I<Clickers” Workshop
11:00 am – 11:50 am

November 12, 2015 
“Rubrics & Grading Student Work” Workshop
11:00am – 11:50am

November 17, 2015  
“Flipped Classrooms” Workshop
11:00 am – 11:50 am

November 19, 2015
“Integrative Learning Opportunities” Workshop 
11:00 am – 11:50 am 



Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens, Director 

Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens