Author's Department

Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

Document Type

News Article

Publication Title

New Chalk Talk

Publication Date



One of the most pressing issues in higher education is that of student learning – how to improve, measure, and ensure it. Parents, government officials, and business leaders are demanding that colleges and universities educate their students better, and many institutions have responded by establishing teaching and learning centers. These centers have emphasized the centrality of student learning and have offered support to faculty to become the most effective teachers possible. During the last decade, there has been tremendous growth in centers across the globe: the best private and public research universities have created them, and new centers are burgeoning in comprehensive universities, small liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. The teaching and learning center is a concept whose time has arrived.