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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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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  • Four Key Questions about Grading

    By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

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    There’s an excellent article on grading in a recent issue of Cell Biology Education-Life Sciences Education. It offers a brief history of grading (it hasn’t been around for all that long), and then looks to the literature for answers to...

  • When to Use Whole Class Feedback

    When to Use Whole Class Feedback

    By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

    Whole class feedback … you know, when the teacher returns a set of papers or exams and talks to the entire class about its performance, or the debriefing part of an activity...

  • “She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” | Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology

    By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

    Yesterday I got an email from a faculty member who had just received her spring semester student ratings (yes, in August, but that’s a topic for another post). She’d gotten one of those blistering student comments. “This teacher should...

  • Formative Assessment: The Secret Sauce of Blended Success | Office of Institutional Research

    By Oliver Dreon, PhD

    A few weeks ago, a colleague emailed me about some trouble she was having with her first attempt at blended instruction. She had created some videos to pre-teach a concept, incorporated some active learning strategies into her face-to-face class to build on the video, and assigned...

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