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In an effort to enrich faculty members' teaching and research skills, the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning offers FREE workshops to AU faculty and staff. Learn about various opportunities below.

Personalized Consultations

CTRL's staff offers personalized and private tutorials or consultations for AU faculty professional development.

Online Learning

Contact Pavlo (Paul) Prokop,, x3693

Pedagogical Consultation

Contact Marilyn Goldhammer,, x2068

Research Consultation

Contact Assen Assenov,, x3862

Requests for one-on-one software and technology tutorials

Contact Anna Olsson,, x6077

Faculty Development Workshops and Events

A key part of CTRL's mission is to collaborate with faculty in developing their teaching and research skills. Click on the links below to learn more about and to register for our cornerstone programs:

  • Ann Ferren Conference on Teaching, Research and Learning
    This one-day annual conference features panel presentations, round-table discussions and hands-on workshops led by AU faculty.
  • Technology in the Classroom
    This series of short workshops on using new technology tools in the classroom is offered throughout each semester.
  • Teaching, Research and Technology Workshops
    Offered in August each year, this four-day workshop series prepares faculty to use various campus technology tools including Blackboard and Collaborate, and features a number of sessions on classroom pedagogy, research, and library tools.
  • Faculty Orientations
    Orientations are organized for new adjunct faculty during the week prior to each semester, and for new tenure-track and term faculty before each fall semester.
  • Greenberg Seminars for PhD and MFA students
    The program provide a hands-on, practical introduction to professional development and classroom techniques.
  • AU Entrée Workshops for first- and second-year full-time faculty
    These include orientation programs for first-year faculty before classes begin, special AU Entré programming for first and second year tenure-line faculty and invitations to other events run by CTRL.
  • Noontime Conversations for Faculty
    The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning sponsors three conversational lunches per semester focused on topics of special interest to Faculty. Past Noontime Conversations have included training on Endnote Bibliographic Software, Making Your Own Film as a Learning Tool, and Doing Justice to Ethics in the Classroom. If you have a particular issue you would like to share with faculty in this venue, please contact Anna Olsson, at x6077.
  • Research Seminar Series
    The Research Support Group hosts several Research Methods Seminars each semester to showcase the work of professional researchers. This series is designed to encourage creative and collaborative research design for faculty at AU, as well as increase students' awareness of research trends and methods. The speakers are invited to share a recent research project with particular emphasis on method selection, implementation and analysis.
  • Student Research Forum
    This forum is sponsored by CTRL's Research Support Group. It highlights AU student research and allows students to share their learning experiences with selected research methods. The presentation will emphasize the researcher's method selection, implementation and analysis.

Research Drop-In Tutorials


Virtual Trainer

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OIT Technology Trainings

Check out the many training offerings provided by the OIT office.

Training Opportunities

Library & CTRL

During the summer (2011) CTRL and AU Library worked together to transfer a number of CTRL services to the library following a spring announcement of these changes by University Provost Scott Bass. Services now managed by the library include the New Media Center, Blackboard and Wimba support, as well as Audio Video and Academic Multimedia Services. For training information, please use the below links.

New Media Center