The Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at Connecticut College promotes engaged and effective teaching that cultivates significant student learning.

The CTL fosters a campus culture that values a diversity of learning, teaching, and disciplinary styles, welcomes honest discussion of teaching and learning, and encourages the scholarship of teaching and learning.

To learn more about CTL current activities, read the CTL Newsletter Spring 2016.

To achieve its mission, the CTL:

  • organizes programming that facilitates the exchange of ideas about teaching and learning
  • offers resources and support for new faculty, including programs that promote their smooth transition into the college community and their success in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service
  • creates both formal and informal sources of support for faculty teaching at all stages of their careers
  • engages in efforts to improve teaching and learning at small liberal arts colleges on the regional and national level
  • collaborates closely with Information Services and Instructional Technology, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and academic departments and programs in joint endeavors in support of teaching 

"The best teachers are constantly working on their teaching: refining, improving, trying something new. The best teaching reflects life, which is never static." - Michael Reder '86, Center director.