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The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning (CTRL) promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship at American University. CTRL serves as the nexus for faculty development as scholar-teachers who are committed to using evidence-based and data-driven approaches in their pursuits. Our work is guided by the Inclusive Excellence Framework which views diversity, equity, and inclusion as catalysts for achieving institutional and educational excellence. Read more about the Inclusive Excellence Framework. 

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Save the Date

Save the date for the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning's 2024 Ann Ferren Conference, which will be held on Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12, 2024, with the theme Belonging and Connection in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

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Teaching & Learning Support

Check out CTRL's Teaching & Learning Support resources

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Research Support

Check out CTRL's Research Resources

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DEI Resources

Review CTRL's Faculty Resources on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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Upcoming CTRL Events!

We are excited to offer a full semester of Teaching & Learning and Research focused workshops! Click the button below to learn more about each workshop and to register!

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CTRL Syllabus Guide

Review the AU CTRL Syllabus Guide, which includes the recommended syllabus components as well as a downloadable syllabus template.

Syllabus Guide