Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Thomas More University aims to be an “institution where teaching, learning and scholarship engage faculty, students, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration. Their interactions address community-identified needs, deepen students’ civic and academic learning, enhance community well-being, and enrich the scholarship of the institution.”
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CTLS) is an investment in the most precious of our resources – our community of educators, both faculty and staff – and a commitment by the University to provide a context for each member of the community to engage in continuous development.
At the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Scholarship, faculty and staff collaborate on fostering an engaged learning and teaching environment with a focus on integrating teaching, learning, service and research. The Center advances the University’s attention to continuous development, initiates and sustains partnerships that integrate curriculum and co-curriculum, and ensures an intellectually diverse and active learning, teaching, and scholarly environment. Thomas More is an institution where teaching, learning, service, and scholarship occur throughout, at every level, and this Center reflects that integrated approach.
The Center functions as an engine for outstanding instruction and scholarship by faculty and staff, innovative pedagogical practices, and an engaged teaching, learning, and scholarly environment across campus. The Center also provides opportunities for faculty and staff to develop as educators, attentive to their own holistic growth in mind and body, heart and spirit in alignment with Thomas More’s mission as a Catholic Liberal Arts institution.