Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Montgomery College’s Faculty Professional Development Organization
Dr. Michael Mills, Director
20200 Observation Drive; Paul Peck Building, #PK 168; Germantown, MD 20876
240-567-2000; 240-567-6004 (fax)
Our mission is to enhance student learning through the art of teaching by encouraging faculty creativity, innovation, and continual improvement in instruction. The CTL realizes this mission by providing a variety of professional development opportunities and supporting a number of college initiatives. The CTL, a college-wide organization with staff and associates supporting all three campuses, has its main location on the Germantown Campus in PK 168.
Please click here to download the CTL brochure as a pdf document.
Faculty Program for Active-Learning in STEM
In this NSF-supported program, faculty will participate in a year-long program to incorporate active learning into their classes. A 10-12 member cohort will be formed from faculty in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The 2014 cohort will be college-wide and interdisciplinary (but all within the STEM fields). Participants will make a monthly commitment to:
- developing or reforming an activity to be used in their classroom,
- presenting the activity to the cohort,
- discussing other participants’ activities, and
- debriefing after the activity has been implemented.
Please click here for details (pdf)
Please click here to complete and submit your application
Registration is now open for the 2014 AFACCT Conference set for January 9-10, 2014 entitled "Fusing Education Strategies: Past Successes and Emerging Opportunities." Please click here for more details. (pdf)
Saturday Conference Reference Materials
Call for Spring 2014 Workshop Proposals
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites full- and part- time faculty and instructional staff to submit workshop proposals for Spring 2014. If you have an idea for a workshop you would like to offer or a professional development need that’s on your wish list, please send it our way. View the document below for more information.
CTL's Professional Development Program for New Faculty (PDP-NF)
Montgomery College’s Professional Development Program for New Faculty (PDP-NF) was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2000. The Program was created in an effort to offer relevant and high quality in-house instructional professional development for newly hired faculty and faculty in their first 3 years of teaching at MC. The PDP-NF offers semester long workshops on a variety of educational topics relevant for the MC classroom.
The workshops are presented in a series of three two hour meetings (once a month), focused on the different aspects of the educational topic chosen that particular semester. Each semester a diverse group of faculty of different disciplines and across campus meets each other as a cohort to discuss their teaching experiences as they relate to the topic at hand.
The participants’ teaching experiences range from novice to veteran which adds to the richness of the discussion on teaching in higher education that takes place in the PDP-NF workshops. After their first three years of teaching at MC faculty will have completed 6 workshop series.
The Program fully qualifies for the professional development requirement of faculty as set by the College. Click the PDF below for more information.
Professional Development Program For New Faculty Fall 2013
Please contact Dr. Carol Annink, Instructional Designer, if you have any questions.
CTL End-of-Year Report for Academic Year 2012/13
Please click here to read the report. (PDF document 202KB)
Professional Development System
Please go to the link below to register for workshops.