The Sacred Heart University Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) promotes excellence and equity in teaching and learning through an integrated scaffold of teaching and learning supports. We work collaboratively with SHU faculty, staff and students to build generative and inclusive learning environments grounded in both evidence-based practice and the lived experiences of our students and instructors. We provide academic supports to our undergraduate and graduate students, and educational development opportunities to our full-time and part-time instructors, to enable all to reach their fullest potential as learners and teachers.
The Sacred Heart University Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to build a university-wide community of teachers and learners, renowned for its open and collaborative spirit, its deep commitment to equity and excellence, and its embodiment of care of the whole person.
- We advocate for inclusion, equity, and access for all community members. We identify and promote opportunities to better include our students, faculty, and staff across their diverse identities, abilities and strengths.
- We prioritize care of the whole person. We recognize that teaching and learning does not occur in a vacuum, but within the full context of the human experience, and seek to meet students and instructors where they are.
- We embrace multiple ways of knowing. We draw from the educational research literature as well as the lived experiences of our students, instructors and staff to inform our practice.
- We seek continuous improvement for the SHU community and for ourselves via a growth mindset. We collect and use data to engage in reflection, to iterate and to better meet the needs of our community.
SHU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to explore our services further via our internal support website.