9.5 Academic Support Services

9.5.1 William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is devoted to the improvement of the University's educational processes. The CTL participates in the orientation of faculty, teaching assistants, and instructional staff and is dedicated to continued instructional development. The International Graduate Student Communication and Culture Center (IGSC3), administered through the CTL, provides language and cultural acclimation for international teaching assistants. For all faculty, the CTL offers an on-going series of workshops designed to improve instructional programs and practices and individual consultations for those seeking to improve teaching effectiveness. The CTL annually recognizes faculty with exceptional teaching records through the Michigan Tech Academy of Teaching Excellence and the Distinguished Teaching Awards.

The eLearning Group, part of the CTL, specializes in instructional design consultation and assistance with Canvas, Camtasia, iclickers, and other technological teaching tools. This group provides support for courses anywhere on the spectrum from fully online to fully face-to-face. Services include walk-in hours in Library room 219, scheduled individual consultations, and second-level support through the main IT help desk.


Revised:
12/08/2016 - Annual Review: No changes made to content.
02/04/2015 - Annual Review: To reflect current practice, the email address for questions is now policy@mtu.edu. The third sentence in the first paragraph, read: "The International GTA Assistance Program (IGTAAP), administered through the CTL, ...." now reads "The International Graduate Student Communication and Culture Center (IGSC3), administered through the CTL, ....". The first sentence in the second paragraph read: " ... and assistance with Canvas, Adobe Connect, Camtasia, iclickers, and other ..." now reads "and assistance with Canvas, Camtasia, iclickers, and other ...".
02/26/2014 - Annual Review: Updated Michigan Tech and Handbook banners, no changes made to content.
03/28/2013 - Annual Review: "Center for Teaching, Learning and Faculty Development" is now "Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and eLearning". Both paragraphs were re-written and revised to reflect current practice.
07/20/2011 - Annual Review: Was previously 9.6.1. To reflect current University titles and practice, MTU is now Michigan Tech and the email address for questions is now hbwebmaster.
09/20/2010 - Format changes.