Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teach in Our Space

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (301 York Street) in Sterling Memorial Library features several spaces designed to accommodate courses and other teaching and learning activities. To request CTL space for a Yale class or related activity, please review the information below and submit the application form. Due to expected demand, we may not be able to accommodate all requests to use the CTL for courses. This form should also be used to submit requests to teach in the Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classroom located at 17 Hillhouse Ave. 

Items to know before completing the form:

As you will see when reviewing the descriptions of our classrooms, the largest class we can accommodate in the CTL is 35 students. Please be mindful of this space limit when considering whether the CTL might be the right location for your course. The TEAL classroom can accommodate more than 35 students though.  

With extreme rare exception, courses are assigned to CTL for one semester with the expectation that they will rotate to another space on campus in order to provide more faculty the opportunity to teach in the CTL. We will work with instructors  to ensure that the course activities implemented  during your semester in the CTL can be translated into most other classrooms at Yale. This approach DOES NOT apply to use of the TEAL classroom. The practice has been established to allow instructors to teach in the TEAL classroom for numerous consecutive semesters or years and that will not change. 

In response to faculty suggestions, the CTL and the University Registrar will collaborate to consider as part of this process requests for use of  the TEAL  classroom located at 17 Hillhouse Ave. Faculty assigned to teach in either CTL space or the TEAL classroom through the CTL’s intake process will benefit from early assignment with ample lead time to design their course and consult with the CTL.

The CTL will prioritize space assignments for courses that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Courses taught by faculty seeking to work with the CTL team on elements of course design and assessment.
  2. Courses that involve developing a pedagogical model or approach that can be replicated in other courses.
  3. Courses that leverage the space design by engaging students in active learning and/or thoughtful use of technology.
  4. Courses that leverage the centrality and visibility of the CTL to showcase excellent teaching practices.
  5. Courses that have not already been taught in CTL space.

Timing and notification:

For fall 2017 courses: submit your classroom request for the CTL or TEAL by Friday, May 26, 2017. We will notify instructors of assignments in the CTL or TEAL by Monday, June 12, 2017. Requests that arrive later will be considered if capacity allows.

For spring 2018 courses: submit your classroom request by October 23, 2017 (after fall break). We will notify instructors of assignments in the CTL or TEAL by November 15, 2017. Requests that arrive later will be considered if capacity allows.

The CTL will review the list of proposed courses with the CTL Advisory Board. This group represents our key campus partners and can offer guidance about the teaching examples we select to host in our space.