Wheaton College has a long history of valuing excellent teaching and sustaining an active teaching and learning culture. Inaugurated in the spring of 2019, the Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning builds on that tradition through varied programming that fosters collaboration between faculty, staff, and students to design inclusive learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

CCTL Vision & Mission

Vision

The Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning (CCTL) leverages collaboration between faculty, staff, and students to build a rigorous and culturally diverse learning community that advances a transformative student education.

Mission

The Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning works to:

  • Foster sustained curricular innovation through institutional collaboration.
  • Build educational development expertise across campus and cultivate partnerships between faculty, staff, and students in pedagogy and curriculum development.
  • Provide a varied portfolio of evidence-based pedagogy to facilitate innovation and diversity in the classroom and across the institution.
  • Support classroom instructors and educators in varied institutional roles, at different career stages, and working in diverse disciplinary areas.
  • Promote scholarly research and publication in the fields of teaching and learning and educational development.

Lyons Lunch Video on the CCTL

President Dennis M. Hanno and members of the CCTL Steering Committee talk about the new center and its goals to promote innovative teaching and learning at Wheaton and raise the college’s profile as a center for cutting-edge pedagogy.