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Mission, Vision, Values

The mission of the CTLE is to provide university educators with resources and programs for effectively engaging students in successful learning.

The vision of the CTLE is to facilitate a community of educators comprised of curious, enthusiastic, self-motivated, life-long learners.

In its efforts, the CTLE values the innate worth of each individual, respect for a diversity of ideas, and the integrity of the learning process.

UT Arlington’s Center for Teaching Learning and Excellence is your “one-stop shopping experience” for all things teaching and learning in the UTA campus community.

What you can expect from the CTLE:

  • Connecting you with the people or resources you need to facilitate better student learning
  • A physical space on the fourth floor of the Library for faculty collaboration, meeting, and project development related to effective teaching and successful student learning
  • Sponsoring special interest groups (SIGs) and professional learning communities (PLCs) on a topic about which you would like to learn more
  • Faculty Helping Faculty, a new program to connect faculty who wish to learn about a teaching tool or method to faculty experts in the particular tool or method
  • Peer Observer Training Certification
  • Consultation about the Faculty Peer Review of Teaching process
  • Formative peer reviews of teaching
  • Conferences, Workshops, Talks


This website is the result of the work of UT Arlington’s Quality Enhancement Plan University-Wide Committee on Higher Order Thinking and Active Learning. The Center especially wishes to thank the following members for their content contributions: Pam Haws, Dawn Remmers, Lana Rings, Jamie Rogers, and Harriet Watkins. The Center would also like to thank University Communications for the design and creation of the CTLE website.  

Blake Carpenter

Why Teach? One Person's Perspective

“Serving others is the greatest privilege in life.” (Blake Carpenter, above left, has taught French at UT Arlington and is now Coordinator of the Finish@UTProgram, Division of Digital Teaching and Learning.)

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