Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM)

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) works to energize and amplify faculty, staff, and student efforts to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies.

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) works to energize and amplify faculty, staff, and student efforts to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies. The CTLM serves the needs of all members of the Arcadia community––faculty, staff, and student peer educators––who are responsible for delivering transformative learning experiences. The CTLM Director along with Faculty, Staff, and Student CTLM Fellows work to collaboratively lead teaching, learning, and mentoring discussions and innovations on campus, shape academic continuity processes and plans and plan innovative teaching, learning, and mentoring initiatives in the coming academic year.

About Us

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) works to energize and amplify faculty, staff, and student efforts to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies. The CTLM serves the needs of all members of the Arcadia community––faculty, staff, and student peer educators––who are responsible for delivering transformative learning experiences. The CTLM Director along with Faculty, Staff, and Student CTLM Fellows work to collaboratively lead teaching, learning, and mentoring discussions and innovations on campus, shape academic continuity processes and plans and plan innovative teaching, learning, and mentoring initiatives in the coming academic year.

“So I want to just start by saying we are all learners. We don't have all the answers, and that I've been using this metaphor that Fred Erickson taught me. That learning is like surfing that in learning in order to learn anything. You have to be able to lean into the wave and that can be pretty scary. But that if we keep standing up straight and safe. Then we never get the payoff of learning something new. So I just want to invite everyone to learn today. And as we move forward and to keep making mistakes and being vulnerable.”

Ellen Skilton
Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring

Meet our Director

“So I want to just start by saying we are all learners. We don't have all the answers, and that I've been using this metaphor that Fred Erickson taught me. That learning is like surfing that in learning in order to learn anything. You have to be able to lean into the wave and that can be pretty scary. But that if we keep standing up straight and safe. Then we never get the payoff of learning something new. So I just want to invite everyone to learn today. And as we move forward and to keep making mistakes and being vulnerable.”

Ellen Skilton
Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring

“Our job is to try to help connect people and connect the dots, the image that I've had in my mind about this is that Arcadia as a place where there are all kinds of amazing fires burning, in particular programs particular departments particular units that really capture the best of teaching, learning and mentoring and so part of our job as a center is to find those fires add oxygen to them when necessary ... and then try to build a kind of interactive map of what we're doing and why we're doing it and how we're doing it across campus so that that work can be more than the sum of its parts right that it's not just little pockets of people staying warm around their little fires, but that we actually have something that's giving off quite a bit of heat for everyone on campus.”

Ellen Skilton
Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring

They Gathered Sticks, Kindled a Fire, and Left It Burning

“Our job is to try to help connect people and connect the dots, the image that I've had in my mind about this is that Arcadia as a place where there are all kinds of amazing fires burning, in particular programs particular departments particular units that really capture the best of teaching, learning and mentoring and so part of our job as a center is to find those fires add oxygen to them when necessary ... and then try to build a kind of interactive map of what we're doing and why we're doing it and how we're doing it across campus so that that work can be more than the sum of its parts right that it's not just little pockets of people staying warm around their little fires, but that we actually have something that's giving off quite a bit of heat for everyone on campus.”

Ellen Skilton
Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring

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Newsletters

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28 Fellows

Student, Staff, and Faculty

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8 Affinity Groups

working with Peer Mentors in the Love Pilot Program

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60 Active Participants

In Professional Learning Communities(PLC's)

Learn more about the Center, our values, and our fellows.

About the CTLM

Learn more about our projects and how to get involved. 

Projects

Explore resources, support, inspirations, and already bright fires available for students, staff, and faculty.

Resources, Support, and Inspiration

Explore resources, inspirations, and connections for our on and off-campus community partners.

Community Partnerships

Learn more about the history of the CTLM and how it was created as a part of the Adaptive Strategy for Arcadia 2025.

History and Major Milestones

Upcoming Events

02
Dec

Campus-Wide

LOVE Pilot Teach-In # 3: What more can we do? Facing Race & Racism on Campus using Applied Theatre

Campus-Wide

LOVE Pilot Teach-In # 3: What more can we do? Facing Race & Racism on Campus using Applied Theatre

December 2, 2020

6:30pm to 8:00pm


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11
Dec

Faculty/Staff

Small Teaching Online: Practical Strategies for Teaching Online During Covid-19 and Beyond with author Flower Darby

Faculty/Staff

Small Teaching Online: Practical Strategies for Teaching Online During Covid-19 and Beyond with author Flower Darby

December 11, 2020

1:00pm to 2:15pm


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18
Dec

Faculty/Staff

Spring Support & Get Stuff Done Days with DLS and CTLM

Faculty/Staff

Spring Support & Get Stuff Done Days with DLS and CTLM

December 18, 2020

9:00am to 4:00pm


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21
Dec

Faculty/Staff

Spring Support & Get Stuff Done Days with DLS and CTLM

Faculty/Staff

Spring Support & Get Stuff Done Days with DLS and CTLM

December 21, 2020

9:00am to 4:00pm


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Connect with Us

It's all about connecting! We want to hear, work, and collaborate with you! We invite you to explore ways for us to connect with you. We invite you to join our canvas community, send us an email, attend an event or training, as well as share your thoughts, ideas, questions, and feedback with the CTLM.

Become part of our community by joining the Canvas Collaborative Community Site, an online space where all students, staff, and faculty at the university can share resources, discuss best practices, and liaise across departments of the university.

Want to become a CTLM fellow? Keep an eye out for the call for applicants issued by the Provost's office. The call will seek applicants interested in becoming part of the CTLM team.  Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and a current CV. To learn more about the process, expectations, and general guidelines visit our "About the CTLM" page.

Connect with us at ctlm@arcadia.edu    

For more about our Love Pilot program, contact LOVEpilot@arcadia.edu

We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, questions, and feedback with the CTLM

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