Mission:

The Center promotes excellence in teaching and learning at all levels.  The Center seeks to enhance Hostos’ multicultural and multi-lingual learning environments with innovative teaching pedagogies and state-of-the-art technologies.  The Center understands that learning is a lifelong process and offers a range of professional development opportunities for full and part-time faculty.  The Center celebrates faculty, staff, and student achievements inside and outside of the classroom and encourages the growth of interdisciplinary and cross-divisional collaborations and partnerships.

Through open and ongoing dialogue and collaborative efforts designed to improve student learning, the Center provides teachers with the resources and opportunities that support excellence in teaching. This website was developed to serve as a clearing house of information about and resources to enhance teaching and learning.

The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning is accomplished through the establishment of resources, services, and activities such as:

  • Provide support for teaching innovation in various aspects, ie. diverse teaching modes, integration of innovative pedagogies.
  • Faculty professional development activities
  • Support for scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).
  • Support for faculty curriculum development and revision.
  • Creation and dissemination of instructional resource materials, including a faculty handbook.
  • Promotion and showcasing of faculty work and research through conferences such as CTL Spa Day, Bronx EdTech Showcase, CUE Conference, CUNY IT Conference and others.

Additional offerings by the Center for Teaching and Learning also include:

  • Support for student participation programs (honors programs, WAC, Study Abroad Program).
  • Collaboration with the Grants Office to
    • Propose strategies to support faculty engagement in grantsmanship.
    • Provide development support for faculty research initiatives (assistance locating funding sources, grant writing workshops, etc.)

 

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