The Teaching and Learning Center offers a range of services. The goal of the Center is to build and coalesce communities of practice within and across the populations that staff CUNY’s classrooms. We believe that our classrooms are stronger when both students and faculty members are aware of the contexts and purposes that have brought them together into that space. The best way to cultivate this awareness is via dialogue and through continuous interrogation of our practices.
Programs and services at the TLC focus explicitly on Graduate Center students who are teaching on CUNY’s campuses and beyond. We understand that these faculty members have much to learn from and to teach CUNY faculty whose work is not based at the Graduate Center, and thus we are always looking for opportunities to open up our programming and to collaborate with partners on other campuses.
The TLC offers hands-on workshops on a range of pedagogical methods and questions, educational technologies, preparation for the job market, and other areas.
TLC staff hold daily office hours where GC students can discuss their teaching, get assistance on special projects, and receive support preparing materials for the job market.
The TLC Forum offers a public space for members of the CUNY community to discuss matters pertaining to teaching and learning, to share resources, and to connect with other teacher/scholars across CUNY and beyond.
On May 2, 2016 the Teaching and Learning Center held the inaugural “Teach@CUNY Day,” which featured a series of talks and workshops designed for those who are beginning their careers as college teachers.
The TLC is available to collaborate on special projects with GC students and other CUNY faculty who are interested in developing and studying an assignment or assessment, building or implementing new educational technology tools and platforms, or applying for grants to support teaching and learning. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please reach out!