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Events and Programs

August Faculty Workshops

Every year before the beginning of the semester, the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning, in collaboration with the University Library, hosts the August Faculty Workshops (formerly Teaching, Research & Technology Workshops), 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; which also embraces the lived experiences of students from communities marginalized by systemic inequalities. This is the primary objective of Faculty Learning Communities and the perspective it seeks to create.


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. 

Ann Ferren Conference

The Ann Ferren Conference is a 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 (Noontime Conversations) per semester focused on topics of special interest to Faculty.

New Faculty Orientations

We welcome you to campus and the community. The new faculty 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 PHD 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.

May Faculty Workshops

The annual May faculty workshop series includes several one-day workshops that are designed to provide an opportunity to explore new pedagogical and scholarship opportunities with a little more time at hand than CTRL's usual programs.

GReen teaching Program

The Green Teaching Program, which has won a national award and been adopted by six other universities around the country, allows faculty to choose from a list of sustainability measures to collect points towards earning a Green Teaching Certificate for their courses.


CTRL is committed to providing services to all faculty & staff. Considering the inaccessibility of our location at Hurst Hall, we will coordinate the delivery of our services at an accessible location upon request. Request an accessible meeting via e-mail or call (202) 885-2117.

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