Transforming the Learning Experience for all Students

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has been serving the Stanford community  since 1975, offering a portfolio of programs and services to advance teaching and learning.  We support evidence-based and inclusive learning and teaching practices, educational programs and training, community building, and strong collaborations and partnerships with schools, departments, and other offices. 

CTL can help you advance your teaching and ensure the quality of educational experiences for all of your students. We facilitate the development of teaching expertise and learner-centered approaches in teaching, and we support rigorous and thoughtful ongoing assessment and feedback to improve learning outcomes. We provide one-on-one consultations, curricular support, educational programs, and peer-to-peer programs to anyone who teaches at Stanford. Contact us to find out how we can be of service. 

Get Started with CTL

Plan & Design a Course

Plan & Design a Course

Our interdisciplinary team has broad experience bringing pedagogical principles into classrooms, blended classes, and fully online courses. We can help you design your courses and provide you with the technology tools you need.

Assess Your Teaching

Assess Your Teaching

Collecting, understanding, and responding to feedback is essential for educators who strive for the best learning outcomes. We offer many ways for you to gain meaningful feedback on your teaching and your students’ learning.

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Find Teaching Grants

Our grants and awards programs are meant to spur pedagogical innovation, support instructor-led initiatives in teaching and learning, and connect educators with one another. Find out how you can apply.

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Attend Programs & Workshops

We partner with schools and academic support units to engage students, faculty, and staff in events, workshops, and ongoing activities. Join us at one of our upcoming events.

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Promote Inclusive Learning

We offer an online toolkit as well as workshops and other resources to encourage the support and success of all students, including those who may be underrepresented.

TA Support and Training

TA Training and Support

Our programs and workshops help prepare and support TAs throughout their graduate teaching careers. Find out how we can help you and your department can support your TAs.

Use Learning Technology

Use Learning Technology

We design, operate and sustain many general assignment classrooms and technology-rich learning spaces in key central locations and student residences. We also provide many tools to help you manage your teaching.

Student Support

Support Your Students

We offer a range of services to help students optimize their learning potential. Learn how we can help you help your students succeed.

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Meet the CTL Team

Our team of professional staff, lecturers, graduate students, peer tutors and student ambassadors are here to provide service and support. Contact us!