Welcome to the Center for Teaching & Learning at Pratt Institute
The CTL's Guiding Values are
Community Reflection Action
The Center for Teaching and Learning fosters a collaborative faculty community that builds on best pedagogical practices across all disciplines and teaching modalities at Pratt: classroom and studio pedagogy, online and hybrid formats, experiential hands-on learning, and more. The Center aims to create an interdisciplinary, resilient, and reflective learning environment to address the urgency of the ‘now’, ranging from discussing difficult issues in a diverse classroom to larger social and cultural complexities of our times.
Mission and Community Standards: In order to foster faculty collaborations built on a shared understanding of respect, we have established a set of community standards that we expect all CTL members and participants to follow.
Week-by-Week Support: Weeks 6-10
Approaching Midterm can bring up concerns of both professors and students. Here are some helpful resources to make the most of this time of self-reflection and assessment, and sail smoothly to the end of the term.
- Watch the recording from the Faculty Spotlight: Structuring inclusive classrooms to support diverse learners to hear how faculty play a role in de-stigmatizing student accommodations
- Considerations for L/AC enrolled students and Engaging the disengaged Student
- Setting the Stage for an Inclusive Classroom recording and resources, and creating an inclusive classroom through low-stakes assignments, the accommodation of varied learning styles, and improvement of the classroom environment
- Join us for the next Learning Pedagogy sessions
Free Access! Academic Resilience Consortium – Institutional Membership
Pratt faculty and staff members can join the Academic Resilience Consortium using our institutional membership. Go to https://academicresilience.org/member-register/ and select “Institution” as the Member Type,
Call for Applications – Faculty Learning Community: Difficult Conversations
We present our upcoming Faculty Learning Community: Difficult Conversations (FLC.DC) as an opportunity to reflect on times when difficult topics have come up, within larger class topics or as part of the unplanned generative discussions in the classroom. We hope that you’ll join this community with openness, as we work together to research possible modes of engaging with challenging topics ourselves and in the classroom while maintaining empathetic and inclusive environments for all students.
Call for panelists – AI and the Classroom
->Would you like to share an anecdote, strategy, or experience with using AI in the Classroom? Thanks to all who joined our “AI and the
Leading with a lie: Scientific inquiry, skepticism, and information access in a General Education Core science class
Date and Time: April 5, 12:30-1:30 (virtual) RSVP here In the first week of his undergraduate Science and Society course, Professor Damon Chaky tells a