Our dual mission as a university is teaching and scholarship. At Tufts, we pride ourselves on valuing both. Even as we advance our research and scholarship, we strive for excellence in teaching and renew ourselves as educators in light of new research about the process of learning, rapid developments in the fields we teach, changing demographics of our students, and new technology.
Tufts University’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), a division of the Office of the Provost, is a central resource for schools on all three Tufts campuses. We strive to promote teaching innovation and support teaching-related initiatives, while collaborating and coordinating faculty development initiatives between campuses. The Center’s three main goals are to:
- Provide professional development opportunities in the form of seminars and workshops
- Offer individual consultations for faculty on teaching, assessment, and evaluation
- Provide electronic and print resources to support faculty programs.
MISSION STATEMENT: CELT collaborates with faculty in all aspects of their professional development.
VISION STATEMENT: CELT collaborates with faculty to discover the best available evidence about learning and apply it to their teaching. CELT guides faculty in their on-going development as critical, reflective and innovative teachers and academic leaders by promoting and espousing teaching scholarship leading to effective student learning.
We hope that you will view CELT as a resource and take advantage of some of our programming. We are also eager to hear if there are other resources we could provide you with beyond our current offering.