The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has a primary mission to provide opportunities, leadership, and support for all faculty to grow in their scholarly and professional endeavors. The long term aim is to support community members in the process of creating, transforming, and/or maintaining Kent State University’s environments for learning as spaces where all students can succeed.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Welcomes Sarah Beal to our Team

Sarah Beal (she/her) is the new Professional Development Specialist in the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate College at Kent State University. In this new position, Sarah is developing new engaged programming to support the teaching and professional needs of graduate student instructors and teaching assistants. Sarah holds a PhD in Classical Archaeology from the University of Cincinnati, where she studied the dining practices in the city of Athens during the mid-3rd century CE. While in Cincinnati, she gave over 50 presentations in classrooms and retirement communities as part of UC Classics’ award-winning Outreach Program. Sarah’s teaching focuses on designing student-centered learning environments that are active and inclusive, and she is interested in incorporating gamification and game-design principles into the classroom. In her free time, Sarah enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, video games, and sports car racing.




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Upcoming Events

Teaching Graduate Seminars: The Overlooked Course in Faculty Development

Dr. Jennifer Taber, Psychological Sciences | Faculty Fellows Presentation

Tuesday October 11th - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Design Innovation Hub 250

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CVA 251 Fall

Active Learning Classroom

Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) room 255 accommodates 30 students, naturally encourages group work and active-learning with movable tables and chairs and Chromebooks for each student. In addition to the two double-sided moveable whiteboards in the room, the walls are covered in magnetic whiteboards.  The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is available to work with you to implement active learning strategies, enhance your teaching experiences and to support you in conducting teaching/learning research in this space. Calender fills up quickly so please submit your request with the link below as soon as possible.

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These easy-to-use, evidence-based resources are intended to address your interests related to teaching and learning. Each topic has a brief explanation as to what it is, research supporting the tool, step-by-step implementation guidelines, frequently asked questions (FAQs), other resources and references. New resources are added as they are completed.

The Teaching Scholars Program promotes shared scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning.

The Faculty Fellows program provides selected full-time faculty members the opportunity to create programmatic materials for faculty colleagues that focus on significant university issues.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to providing the following services.

Faculty can request access for equipment to improve their teaching and learning. There is a variety of technology available. 

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