You have joined one of the most exciting, innovative, results-oriented groups at American University. The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning, which first opened its doors in 1998, institutionalizes a distinctive AU tradition: that superb teaching and engaged learning must be combined with world-class research and professional practice as complementary, mutually reinforcing pursuits.
In CTRL, we view ourselves as AU's in-house consulting firm. We are committed to serving the teaching, learning and advanced technology needs of all faculty and students - and we provide these services for free. Whether our client is a prospective policy analyst seeking assistance with a first regression equation, an aspiring film producer mastering advanced animation software, or a senior faculty member learning about computer-assisted instructional methods, it is the responsibility of CTRL professionals to help and to empower. Our computer labs cater to thousands of student clients each year. Our Teaching and Learning Resources Group collaborates with faculty and doctoral students to ensure that progressive pedagogical techniques are widely available in AU classrooms. Our Faculty Corner combines the services of a cutting edge IT support facility with the ambience of an exclusive club.
We know your creativity, intelligence and professionalism are our greatest resource. CTRL's growth, innovative programs and exemplary reputation at American University have been built upon your predecessors' contributions. We have hired you to carry on this tradition and to raise CTRL to new levels of performance and service. We expect you to take responsibility for the whole of CTRL, to bring passion to your work and to think "out of the box!"