Our Mission

The Yale-NUS College Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seeks to foster excellence in teaching, technology application and course design within the Yale-NUS College community and promote discussions and collaboration amongst the faculty in these areas. The Centre is available to faculty for consultation about their courses, new curriculum development and teaching approaches, as well as to showcase innovative and exciting developments in teaching and learning. The Centre’s mission is to help build a community of practice in excellent teaching that is open, friendly and in collaboration with other faculty support resources at the College, including, the Teaching, Learning and Assessment committee, the Educational Resources and Technology (ERT) team, the Library, the Writers’ Centre and the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE). The Centre will offer instructional consultations, new faculty orientations, workshops and events, and host renowned educators from other colleges and universities.


 

Below is a listing of some of the issue areas the Centre intends to address, and we look forward to working with faculty in the coming years to make the Centre most useful for faculty in their work as a teacher. Please send any ideas and suggestions to teaching@yale-nus.edu.sg

Topics and Questions the Centre will address with faculty:

  • How does one best design and assess interdisciplinary courses?
  • How can active learning be incorporated into larger lectures?
  • How can experiential and international work be better integrated into undergraduate classes?
  • How can teams of instructors be trained to work well together?
  • What is the best way to develop faculty for excellent teaching?
  • How can one create an institutional culture of teaching excellence?
  • How do we assess and communicate what we have learned within our common curriculum to future instructors and to the world outside of Yale-NUS College?
  • How does teaching and learning differ within the Asian context from North America?
  • How can we integrate technology into our classrooms to create truly global classrooms?
  • How can we more effectively assess student learning outcomes and attitudes?
  • How effective is liberal arts and interdisciplinary curriculum for advancing student learning?