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The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning (CTRL)promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship at American University. CTRL serves as the nexus for faculty development as scholar-teachers who are committed to using evidence-based and data-driven approaches in their pursuits. Our work is guided by the Inclusive Excellence Framework which views diversity, equity, and inclusion as catalysts for achieving institutional and educational excellence. Read more about the Inclusive Excellence Framework. 

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Registration Open!

Registration for the 2023 Ann Ferren Conference is now open!
The conference will be held virtually on Thursday, January 12 and in person (with an online option) on Friday, January 13, 2023. 

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CTRL's New Podcast

The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning is proud to present our new podcast – Coloring Outside the Memos. Led by CTRL’s Dr. Tiffany Monique Quash and University at Buffalo’s Dr. Lizzy Bartelt, Coloring Outside the Memos is a new resource for all your Qualitative Research needs! 

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Research Support

Check out CTRL's Research Resources

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DEI Resources

Review CTRL's Faculty Resources on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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Upcoming CTRL Events!

We are excited to offer a full semester of Teaching & Learning and Research focused workshops! Click the button below to learn more about each workshop and to register!

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