Center for Teaching and Learning
Berea College Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning

Berea’s integrated Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), brings faculty, staff, and students together with each other and with trained faculty, staff, and student leaders to deepen their confidence, skills, perspectives, and insights as readers, writers, learners, and teachers.

Three threads intertwine at the heart of Berea’s integrated Center: 1) continued teaching-related professional development for faculty and staff professionals, 2) support for undergraduate TAs and tutors as they begin to professionalize, and 3) writing support for all students, staff, and faculty members at the College.


The Center for Teaching and Learning exists to equip and empower members of the Berea College student, faculty, and staff community to become effective, well-informed, and confident thinkers, writers, learners, and teachers through individual consultations, mentoring, workshops, and communities of practice.  Together these programs enhance participants’ knowledge and skills and contribute to humanizing and historicizing traditional classroom practices, norms, and assumptions for the purpose of creating greater equity in higher education.


CTL programming and services highlight dialogue and collaboration, and all offerings start from the assumption and recognition of the learner’s or teacher’s assets and strengths, even as growth and development are ultimate goals for individuals who participate in Center work.  The CTL also envisions and aims to foster an educational community where all members serve as learners and teachers: student consultants, teaching assistants, and tutors function as teachers and guides, helping peers become better and more successful students; faculty members learn from the perspectives and insights of student partners and TAs how to better foster learning; and faculty and staff members  learn from sharing teaching experiences and perspectives, and from the literature on teaching and learning, in workshops, seminars, and learning communities.

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Berea College | Hutchins Library | CPO 2198 | Berea, KY 40404 | 859-985-4964