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Carolina Teaching and Learning Colloquium (CTLC) Series

The Carolina Teaching and Learning Colloquium is a new inter-institutional colloquium series co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Faculty Excellence, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, and Carolina Seminars. We invite faculty, graduate student instructors, and teaching staff from UNC-CH’s College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools, as well as interested instructors from outside colleges & universities to participate in this interdisciplinary series on teaching and learning research.Seminar Formats. The Carolina Teaching and Learning Colloquium (CTLC) series is dedicated to the dissemination and discussion of evidence-based, actionable teaching and learning research. Whereas many current teaching discussions offer guidance or research talks at a too broad level of analysis for quick implementation (e.g., comparing “active learning” and “lecture”), the CLTC focuses teaching and learning research at a more precise and practical level of analysis (e.g., comparing provided examples and generated examples).CTLC meetings are structured with two co-equally important elements: 1) a teaching and learning research presentation undergirded by empirical evidence, and 2) mediated break-out discussions of the interpretation and appropriate applications of the research. Through this process we hope to create a space for collaborative, generative discussions of teaching and learning that cross disciplinary and institutional boundaries.