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Events and Programs

Teaching, Research, and Technology Workshops

Every year before the beginning of the semester, the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning, in collaboration with the University Library, hosts the Teaching, Research, and Technology Workshop series, demonstrating new and innovative approaches to classroom teaching and research.


The CTRL offers a robust schedule of Research Software Workshops to demonstrate the research software available for use.

Faculty Learning Communities

Recent events on- and off-campus have reminded us of the vital importance of developing curricula and pedagogy that recognize and sustain the ways of knowing and the lived experiences of students from communities marginalized by systemic inequalities.


The goal of the Faculty Fellows Program is to advance CTRL’s mission of promoting and supporting excellence in teaching and research. The Program leverages faculty expertise to lead in the sharing of knowledge, experience, and creativity with their colleagues. Faculty Fellows work with CTRL to develop and implement programming to enhance faculty’s effectiveness as teachers and researchers. 

Faculty As Learners

This year, CTRL is launching the Faculty as Learners Series, which consists of faculty development workshops aimed at promoting reflexive practice and a productive teaching-learning environment for all.

Ann Ferren Conference

This one-day annual conference, held the Friday before spring classes begin, features interactive, faculty-led panel sessions on current and important topics related to teaching, research, and learning.

Noontime Conversations

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning sponsors two or three conversational lunches per semester focused on topics of special interest to Faculty.

New Faculty Orientations

We welcome you to campus and the community. The orientations are designed to introduce you to various offices, services and opportunities to enhance your experience as an AU faculty member.

Greenberg PhD Seminars for Effective Teaching

The Greenberg Seminars for Effective Teaching is now a one-credit course, The Art of Teaching, that is offered each spring semester for PhD students who want to learn more about educational pedagogy. Designed as a complement to the PhD academic experience, the Greenberg PhD Seminars for Effective Teaching provide a hands-on, practical introduction to professional development and classroom techniques.

AU Entrée Program

AU Entrée is a program for new full-time faculty at AU, designed to support you during your first two years of teaching, and run by a seasoned number of the AU faculty. The program enables you to learn about best teaching practices from a spectrum of mentors and to network with peers.

Pedagogy-Driven Instructional Workshops

This workshop series includes curriculum-based workshops on topics such as active learning, curriculum design, and grading strategies; instructional technology workshops on topics such as video creation, creating surveys in Qualtrics, and the Blackboard gradebook; a Community-Based Learning institute; two Complex Problems Faculty Fellows Workshops; as well as “Office Hours” hosted by faculty from each of the AU Core’s five Habits of Mind.


CTRL is committed to providing services to all faculty and staff regardless of disability and we will coordinate ways to bring services to an accessible location. Request an accessible meeting (x2117).

Chalk Talk Series

Chalk Talk Series: Feedback Tools for Writing Assignments

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