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New ATLS Program Brings Professional Development for All Faculty

If you want to become more effective in the classroom, have more fun teaching,  and meet people from across campus….then ATLS is for you!  Offered by the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center, ATLS (Advancing Teaching and Learning Scholars)  is designed to advance the teaching and learning mission of the University and help us better prepare our graduates to meet the world’s greatest challenges  by:

  •     increasing a faculty member’s knowledge of UD students including student learning needs, campus resources, and teaching strategies;
  •     exposing faculty to the services and people within the LTC, and help them to view the LTC as a support center for their continuing professional development; 
  •     providing a venue where faculty from across campus can meet each other,  build communities of practice, develop a sense of belonging and commitment to the institution, and be introduced to key faculty and staff  on campus. 


ATLS is open to all full- and part-time faculty, and staff who teach, and is made up of eight core sessions offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Participants can take these sessions in any order and are  encouraged to complete these sessions over a one to  two year period. The eight sessions include:


Session 1 - Who Are Our Students?

Session 2 - Supporting Students In and Beyond the Classroom

Session 3 - Using Educational Technologies at UD to Support Student Learning

Session 4 - Driving Student Success

Session 5 - Engaging Students in a Learner-Centered Classroom

Session 6 - How Do You Know If Students Are Learning?

Session 7 - Inclusive Pedagogy

Session 8 - Why Do We Teach?


The first ATLS session – Who Are Our Students? – will be offered twice during September beginning September 22; navigate to the ATLS site  to see the full schedule, read more about the sessions and facilitators, and register. Seating is limited, so don’t delay your registration. Send any questions to
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