Faculty Development

Academic Affairs Division

Teaching and Learning Centers Program Spotlight


UGA’s CTL Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 10, 2019

Current CTL faculty and staff Image: Current CTL faculty and staff with Hairy Dawg.

The University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) welcomed over 100 visitors—including faculty, staff, administrators, graduate students, and current and former CTL faculty and staff—to the center on October 4, 2019 to join them in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the center.

CTL directors with library dedication plaque Image: Current director Meg Mittelstadt with former directors Ron Simpson and Nelson Hilton.

During the event, CTL director Meg Mittelstadt dedicated the Teaching and Learning Library to Dr. Ronald D. Simpson. Dr. Simpson was the founding director of the center from 1981 to 1995. Many of the center’s foundational programs were established during this time, including the Lilly Teaching Fellows program, the Senior Teaching Fellows program, and the Teaching Assistant Mentors program (now the Future Faculty Fellows program).

Vice President for Instruction Rahul Shrivastav announced an expansion of the CTL in the next year, providing an additional active learning studio adjacent to the current space in UGA’s instructional plaza.

The open house and reception celebrated the center’s achievements past, present, and future – and even had appearance from Hairy Dawg.

The CTL showcased 40 years of programming and initiatives with a video timeline of the history of the center, created by CTL media manager Stephen Bridges, and a slideshow of headlines from the CTL’s past.

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