Advancing the Academic Mission

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA) exists to advance the academic mission and vision of the university by resourcing faculty in their roles as educators and scholars, as well as providing institutional data for strategic decision making.

CTLA is composed of six offices committed to helping faculty fulfill the academic vision of the university:

If you have questions or need support, contact us at ctla@apu.edu.

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  • Lecture Continues as the Dominant Instructional Strategy, Study Finds

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    Articles October 28 - Lecture Continues as the Dominant Instructional Strategy, Study Finds

    By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching and Learning

    Researchers Daniel Smith and Thomas Valentine begin by making an important point. At two-year colleges “the classroom serves as the epicenter of...

  • Using Social Media in the Classroom: Why There’s A Lot to Like

    By: Marie Owens in Teaching with Technology

    Are your students constantly updating their statuses on Facebook? Uploading selfies to Instagram at inappropriate times? Refreshing their Twitter feed every five seconds? Chances are the answer is “yes,” and if you’re like the majority of teachers, you find it...

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