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Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)


The Center for Teaching & Learning is faculty-led, faculty-driven, faculty owned and is committed to the continual professional learning and growth of educators.  The CTL supports a culture in which all full-time and part-time faculty are empowered to share their expertise, inspire and cultivate a community of learners in service to student success.


The Center for Teaching and Learning supports, promotes, and enhances teaching effectiveness by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative professional learning in accordance with the college’s values and guiding teaching principles, and in so doing, fosters inclusive faculty engagement and collegiality.

Guiding Teaching Principles

  • Effective teaching centers on facilitating student learning to meet the requirements of a changing global economy.
  • Effective teaching is inspirational providing clear expectations for students regarding learning goals, course policies and assignments.
  • Effective teaching helps students understand how course content is relevant to them and their community throughout their lives, preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities.
  • Effective teaching encourages students to engage in critical thinking, reflective reasoning, problem-solving, collaboration and application.
  • Effective teaching fosters a collegial and dynamic process in which faculty share and learn strategies and approaches focused on improving student learning.
  • Effective teaching infuses a culture of assessment of student learning into the instructional environment to inform improvements in curriculum, pedagogy, resources and student success.

Professional Learning Resources


View/download the latest syllabus template (Spring 2022)

DDCC Library

The DDCC library has resources for instructors. Take a look at the Faculty & Staff Support page to get started.

Digital Resource Sharing

Have you found a good digital teaching resource? Please share: Submit resources via a Google Form.

Are you looking for digital teaching resources? View the collection of online resources spreadsheet .


Davidson-Davie is a member college of National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
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If you have not yet created your individual account, follow these instructions to create one.

CTL Lending Library

Did you know that you can borrow books on professional learning topics from the CTL? Visit the Center for Teaching and Learning Lending Library website to find out how to borrow books and to access the online library catalog.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Discover faculty learning communities and view upcoming professional learning opportunity dates/times.

CTL Advisory Board

2021-2022 CTL Advisory Board

At Large: Michael Liu (FT)
Arts, Science, Business, and Technology: Grant Jolliff (FT) and Aaron Prillaman (PT)
Davie Campus: Dee Edwards (FT) and Katrena Wells (PT)
Health Sciences: Datra Delk-Patrick (FT)
Teaching, Learning & Global Engagement: Nathanael Gough (FT)
Faculty Chair: Gloria Johnson (FT)