The Center offers a variety of programs and services including:

Themed Series

Specific series of themed programs open to all faculty, where the Center director, faculty, and/or external speakers lead discussions on topics relevant to classroom teaching (e.g. Inclusive Teaching & Excellence series).

New Faculty Orientation & Learning Community

Includes:

  • A multi-day program in August on teaching resources and pedagogy
  • Regular conversations throughout the year on pedagogical topics, designed especially for faculty new to the College

Co-sponsored Programming 

Each semester, a series of programs on how faculty use various forms of instructional technology is developed by Instructional Technology Services and is jointly sponsored by the Center. The series, called Teach and Tech, is listed in the Center calendar. Additional partnerships on programming occur between the Center and the Library. Occasional programs are also held throughout the term on specific topics as requested by the faculty and departments. The Center also offers Faculty Writing Retreats in partnership with the Director of Sponsored Research. See the Center calendar for more information.

Communities of Practice

The Center manages learning communities on specific pedagogical topics:

Faculty New to Lafayette College 

Faculty Writing Groups

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Community-based Learning and Research

Visiting & Adjunct Faculty

Partnerships with the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges  (LVAIC)

Initiatives and events held in collaboration with other colleges and universities in the LVAIC consortium. See: https://www.lvaic.org

Formative Feedback on Teaching

Opportunities for faculty to obtain formative feedback on their teaching (e.g. Lafayette Teaching Squares Program).

Individual Consultations on Teaching and Learning

Collegial consultations on teaching are available with the Center director, or with other faculty or staff, as requested by faculty members.

Teaching Observations

Formative, collegial observations are available with the director of the Center. The Center can also coordinate formative observations between faculty across divisions and disciplines.

Teaching & Learning Library

The Center has a small library in 101 Hogg Hall where faculty are welcome to check out books focused on pedagogy. Please use the following link to access the current inventory: https://www.zotero.org/groups/2061739/citls/items/collectionKey/N5RBRI4Q