The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges collaborates with students, faculty, and colleagues to serve as a catalyst for excellence in teaching and learning and to foster an engaged, productive, creative, accessible, and inclusive intellectual community for students and faculty.
- Belonging, equity, access, and inclusion are central to student success. (Academic success for all students has at its foundation a focus on belonging, equity, accessibility, and inclusion)
- Collaboration as a staff and with partners across campus enhances our ability to engage and support students and faculty.
- Access to all aspects of our community, by all members, is central to our work of promoting knowledge of universal design across campus.
- To enable the academic success of all students by
- Offering robust, effective, research-based programming to support student academic content learning, academic writing and other skills, and academic self-management.
- Providing opportunities for students to practice effective academic mentorship and leadership.
- Promoting accessibility for students with disabilities by providing individualized, reasonable, and appropriate accommodations.
- Assisting HWS in establishing policies, procedures and facilities that comply with the letter and spirit of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- To promote best practices for engaging, inclusive, effective, and innovative teaching by
- Serving as a conduit for research-based knowledge and resources on teaching and learning, including but not limited to universal design for learning (UDL).
- Creating opportunities for faculty to learn from one another and participate in ongoing dialogue about innovative teaching practices and strategies for improving student learning.
- Providing resources to advance institutional understanding of students with disabilities.
- Supporting campus-wide initiatives on teaching and learning.