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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.

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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  • Helping Students Overcome Their Fear of Writing

    By: Heather Jones in Teaching and Learning

    Most students in my developmental writing classes claim they “hate” writing. It’s a familiar refrain. But, it is less about “hate” and more about a lack of preparation in the subject area. They do not have sufficient experience with the...

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