• Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning



    *New office at HSHSL 440*


  • Graduate Teaching Assistants

    Expand teacher-student relationships in the GTA program.

    Faculty Interest Form

    Student Application

    Explore the GTA Program

  • Online Teaching Community

    Calling on presenters for the upcoming academic year.  

    OTC meets monthly on Fridays
    Noon-1 p.m. ET

    Session Recordings



  • ‘Moving the Needle’ Podcast

    Check out the center's new podcast! “Moving the Needle” delivers frank conversations with instructors, learners, leaders, and creators about all things teaching and learning.


  • Strategies for Effective Online Classrooms

    Instructional designers from FCTL discuss strategies applicable to online teaching.

    Strategies for Effective Online Classrooms

    Explore all Instructional Strategies


The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) was established in 2019 as part of the UMB strategic planning process. The FCTL's mission is to advance evidence-based teaching, learning, and evaluation practices throughout the University community. As a central resource for all UMB schools, the center provides support and resources for faculty to enhance their teaching and improve student learning outcomes. The center offers consultations, course design, professional coaching, and media production services, and facilitates the multidisciplinary Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) and Online Teaching Community (OTC) programs. The FCTL is a thriving hub of teaching excellence, offering a wide range of programs, services, and resources, and actively contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning.