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Center for Teaching and Learning

We support evidence-based and inclusive learning and teaching practices, educational programs and training, community building, and strong collaborations and partnerships with schools, departments, and other offices.

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Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning

At the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), we are committed to supporting and promoting effective teaching and learning across the Stanford community. We aim to create an environment that values all perspectives, experiences, and contributions, where instructors and learners can engage and learn through open, multi-sided dialogue. We promote and practice evidence-based equity strategies, recognize the assets that all learners bring to the classroom, and embrace humility to continuously learn about the cultures, histories, stories, and identities of those with whom we engage.

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CTL Support

We offer pedagogical support for individuals and departments.


Stanford Teaching Commons

Here, all instructors can find resources, solutions, and strategies from across the university to enhance their teaching and learning practice.

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CTL Syllabus Template

A customizable document containing reflection prompts, and links to resources and policies you may find useful as you craft your syllabus.

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Teaching Support

Faculty, Instructor, and TA Support

CTL is here to support your teaching and your students’ learning. We offer assistance, consultation, and resources to help you advance pedagogy, student engagement, and learning outcomes in your classrooms. 

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Learning Support

Support Your Students

CTL offers a range of services for Stanford students to help them optimize their learning potential. These include academic skills coaching, tutoring, language practice for learners, technology support and more.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Stanford University sits on the ancestral and unceded land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was, and continues to be, of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples. You can learn more about the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe here: Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn more about Stanford's relationship with native peoples.

Inclusion Statement

The Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to honoring and upholding the value of all persons while working to create environments in which all students can learn and all educators can teach. We recognize that historically this has not always been the case because of factors such as structural racism, sexism, xenophobia, and ableism. We aim to promote evidence-based equity strategies that recognize the assets that all learners, instructors, and TAs bring to the learning environment. We advance marginalized voices through our programs and initiatives and embrace humility to continuously learn about the cultures, histories, stories, and identities of those with whom we engage.

Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning

408 Panama Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305


Web Accessibility

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