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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has been serving the Stanford community since 1975, offering a portfolio of programs and services to advance teaching and learning.  

About CTL

What is CTL working toward?

CTL works to help create an environment where all Stanford educators and students have the tools and resources to succeed in all aspects of their teaching and learning journeys, and toward a vibrant culture of teaching and learning that fuels Stanford’s vision, prioritizes equity and social justice, and promotes academic well-being.

Who does CTL work with?

We work with anyone who teaches in Stanford’s undergraduate and graduate programs. We also work with matriculated undergraduate and graduate students in support of their learning, and with graduate students and postdocs in CTL professional development programs. We collaborate with staff and administrators across schools and programs in support of teaching and learning.

What is CTL’s purpose?

CTL’s purpose is to advance the integration of inclusive, evidence-based, innovative teaching and learning practices in Stanford undergraduate and graduate contexts. 

What does CTL do?

To work toward our vision and fulfill our purpose, we:

  • Facilitate programs and services for educators and learners.
  • Partner with schools, departments, and other units.
  • Recognize growth, excellence, and innovation in the Stanford community.
  • Foster community and leadership development.
  • Share guidance and advice on emerging needs and methods.
  • Contribute to teaching and learning practice and scholarship.

How does CTL approach its work?

In our work, we strive to practice equity, draw on epistemologically diverse evidence, center participants and their strengths, care for people and resources, and learn continuously.

Learn more about our CTL mission, vision, and values

CTL Profiles

Meet the current CTL team. View the CTL profiles for short bios, contacts. and areas of expertise and interest.

Interested in specific CTL services?

Check the listings below for faculty and student service contacts.