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About the CTL

Mission Statements

Center for Teaching and Learning Mission
The Center for Teaching and Learning is a faculty-driven endeavor, dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and honoring excellence in teaching and learning.

In Support of the College Vision and Mission
The Center for Teaching and Learning supports the vision of Jefferson College to foster a "participative, innovative learning environment," where "student success is central." The CTL supports the mission of Jefferson College in its effort to provide a "quality college experience as it strives to meet the diverse needs of students and the community," and in its support of "superior teaching and service that foster a supportive learning environment" and "intellectual, social and personal growth."

CTL Goals
To support a community of learners in Arts & Sciences and Career Technical Education, the Faculty Coordinator of Teaching and Learning will:

  1. To support a community of learners across campus;
  2. To stimulate campus-wide conversation about teaching, learning, and assessment to share ideas and best practices; 
  3. To explore and disseminate research on pedagogical issues, best practices, assessment, and innovations in higher education that influence teaching and learning; 
  4. To develop and share approaches to actively engage students in the learning process.


CTL Advisory Board

Amy Kausler, Psychology Professor, Director of Service Learning
Lori Kovarik, Instructional Designer
Allan Wamsley, Director of Online Learning and Educational Technology
Cindy Rossi, Business Management Professor, Director of CTL

Advisory Board meeting minutes Spring 2015.
Advisory Board meeting minutes Spring 2016.


The CTL is located in the Library, room 201.  This room holds computers for faculty use, a printer, and library holdings, and is open to faculty when not in formal use.  The CTL can also be reserved for academic meetings and events through Cindy Rossi,

Administrative Processes and Support for CTL Sessions and Website
The V.P. Office Assistant, C.J. Santiago ( or 636-481-3380), will provide administrative support for the CTL.  The above CTL initiatives should be planned by completing the attached form. Please collaborate with Christy Cornelius and your Division Chair as you plan your initiative. Once your form is completed and signed by your  Division Chair, please send to C.J. Santiago.

When you have articles or information you would like posted on the CTL website, email Lori Kovarik at with the information or links. Everyone is encouraged to participate in sharing teaching and learning research and ideas.

If you have books you would like ordered for the CTL Collection, please contact Lisa Pritchard in the Library.

CTL year end report 2014/15.


Relationship to Budget, Strategic Plan, and Action Plans

An annual budget of $20,000 will fund a faculty/staff directed CTL in support of ongoing professional development initiatives (in-service) to support ongoing improvement of teaching and learning. For professional development initiatives off-campus, $20,000 is included in the current (and past) budget. This proposal supports the following Action Plans and Strategic Planning Aims and Objectives:

Org 88, Aim 4, Objective 24 - Increase staff participation in development programs. (2012)

Org 88, Aim 4, Objective 25 - Evaluate the effectiveness of orientation and induction
procedures and improve upon them. (2014)

Org 551, Aim 4, Objective 25 - Create and implement a Jefferson College Adjunct Teaching
Certificate. (2012)

Org 551, Aim 4, Objective 25 - Develop a Faculty Mentor Cohort. (2014)

Org 551, Aim 1, Objective 1 - Establish a college-funded formal Service Learning Colleagues
group. (Postponed)




CTL Faculty & Staff

Cindy Rossi
Center for Teaching and Learning Director & Professor of Business Management

Amy Kausler
Service Learning Director & Professor of Psychology

Support Faculty and Staff:

Allan Wamsley
Director of Online & Educational Technology
C.J. Santiago
Office Assistant to the Vice President of Instruction
Lori Kovarik
Instructional Designer