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 2018.

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:
Translating Institutional Commitment into Practice

January 23-24, 2018

Dr. Richard Tapia, Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering; Director of Center for Excellence & Equity in Education at Rice University, will lead a number of sessions including a Diversity & Education presentation, an Afternoon Tea for undergraduate and graduate students and a Mathematics seminar. (Partnership with the Department of Computer Science)

February 7, 2018

Drs. Raffaella Zanuttini, Jim Wood and Jason Zentz from the Department of Linguistics will host a workshop at 12 pm in CTL 120A/B. 


March 27, 2018

Dr. Rohini Pande, Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, will host a workshop. More details forthcoming. (Partnership with the Undergraduate Women in Economics Club)


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.