CATL Programs to help advance teaching and learning at Elon include signature Fellowship and Grant programs such as:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program — a one-year program to support the development and implementation of strategies that infuse the curriculum and pedagogies of the University with the best practices related to human diversity, broadly defined.
  • Grants for Teaching and Learning — which include travel reimbursement grants, mini-grants to support engaged learning and professional development, and large grants to foster innovative and effective teaching and learning initiatives.

In addition, CATL facilitates interdisciplinary Working Groups and Communities of Practice focused on areas of common interest to foster the exchange of ideas, designing effective teaching and learning environments, and problem solving:

  • Course Design Working Groups — small groups focused on designing or redesigning a course
  • Assignment Alignment Working Groups — groups of colleagues focused on designing effective assignments aligned with course learning goals
  • Strategic and Meaningful Career Planning — a small faculty cohort focused on intentional planning through goal-setting, targeted professional development, and mutual mentoring.
  • Topical Communities of Practice (CoP) — CATL frequently facilitates communities of practice around a specific teaching or learning topic for groups who share a common interest and want to develop related ideas or projects. Current and past CoPs have formed around SoTL, contemplative pedagogy, and game-based learning, for example. Communities of practice are fairly informal, non-hierarchical, and are open to interested people at all levels of knowledge and expertise from novice to expert. If there is a teaching topic you’d like to suggest, or a group you’d like to organize into a community of practice with support from CATL, contact Deandra Little or CATL to explore possibilities.

See a list of former CATL Programs.