Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Teaching Initiatives

Take advantage of multiple resources developed for Yale Faculty members to make teaching and learning more public and collaborative, so that every Yale instructor experiences the satisfaction that results from teaching well.

University Events

New Faculty Orientation

Yale’s goals for New Faculty Orientation include connecting faculty across the University, introducing University leadership, and offering practical information about Yale’s academic and student cultures.

Faculty Bulldog Days

Take part in this campus-wide opportunity for Yale Faculty.  Attend colleagues’ classes to experience teaching and learning from students’ perspectives and to learn more about the Yale teaching community.


CTL Programs & Resources

Faculty Teaching Academy Program

With endowed support, the CTL will launch a new program focused on the development of high-impact teaching for faculty in their first three years of teaching at Yale via structured conversations in communities of practice with peers.

Canvas @ Yale Support

Attend drop-in hours and workshops, schedule department orientations, or meet one-to-one to learn more about the learning management system.

Student Voices

Learn what Yale students want faculty to know about effective teaching and learning via panel discussions.

Summer Teaching Institutes

Deepen pedagogical skills, develop new courses, and learn new strategies with multi-day workshops in May 2019.

Teaching & Learning Lunches

Engage with peers during informal, one-hour lunches that highlight effective teaching practices at Yale.

Multi-Series: STEM, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Assessment of Student Learning

Teaching Excellence at Yale Email Newsletter

Subscribe to a bi-monthly email that features excellent teaching from across Yale’s campus. Emails are sent during the academic year by Deputy Provost for Teaching and Learning Scott Strobel.

Considering Teaching and Learning Email Newsletter

Subscribe to a weekly email that highlights excellent research in teaching and learning. Emails are sent during the academic year by Nancy Niemi.

Faculty Resources

Browse our online collection of resources, featuring a variety of topics and discipline-specific notes for faculty

Diversity & Education Series:
One Community

January 31, 2019

Andrew Houck, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, will host a seminar: “ Improving access with an application-focused approach to engineering requirements.”

February 5, 2019

Alison Cook-Sather, Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Director, Peace, Conflict and Social Justice concentration and Director, Teaching and Learning Institute, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, will host a presentation: “When Difference Unites Us: How Pedagogical Partnerships Can Support Inclusive Teaching.” and workshop: “Planning for Pedagogical Partnerships Focused on Developing Inclusive Teaching Practices: An Interactive Workshop.”


February 22, 2019

Kelly Hogan, Teaching Associate Professor of Biology and Assistant Dean of Instructional Innovation, and Viji Sathy, Teaching Associate Professor; Program Evaluator of Chancellor's Science Scholars at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will host a workshop: “Cultivating Equitable Learning Environments through Inclusive Teaching.”

April 4, 2019

Robert Pinsky, Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program, will host a seminar.


More information and workshops to come.

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Individual Opportunities

Faculty Instructional Enrichment Funds

Apply for funds of up to $500 to support activities that enrich teaching and learning in undergraduate or graduate courses.

Midterm Student Feedback

Request an in-class or digital survey to gather instructional feedback from students during the semester and ask us how to use Canvas to gather feedback.

Consultations and Observations

Request a one-to-one instructional consultation or classroom observation with a CTL expert year-round.

Rosenkranz Grants for Pedagogical Advancement

Apply for grants  of up to $10,000 to design and develop new digital course materials or to experiment with new teaching models and technologies.

Services by Request

Roundtable Meetings

The CTL can host specific, time-bound discussions for individual departments, majors, or disciplines.

Department-initiated Discussions

Per the request of a department, the CTL can lead single or multi-session departmental discussions on a number of teaching and learning-focused topics.

Submit a request for services here.




The Summer Institute on Course (Re)Design takes place from May 15 to May 17, 2017.
View the proposed schedule for the 2017 S.I. on Course (Re)Design.