About The 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 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. 
 
The CTLM works to unite, support, and build up our community partners, including the JEDI commission, Information Technology, Faculty Senate, Staff Council, the Adjunct Union, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Office of Career Education, Office of International Programs, Student Affairs, the Library, Disability Support Services, and the Learning Resources Network.

Core Values, Goals, Objectives, and Bedrock

A key part of Arcadia University’s Adaptive Strategy for Arcadia 2025 was to establish a Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring. Our work is founded in Strategic Theme One: Academic Excellence Through Impact and Authenticity coupled with Strategic Goal #3: Empowering Students Through Transformational Teaching, Learning, Mentoring, and Research. Theme One: Arcadia University’s long-standing traditions of innovation, inclusion, and global engagement establish a unique evolutionary opportunity for the next decade: to redefine academic excellence as Arcadia’s success in meeting students where they are, building transformational academic and professional experiences, and measuring attainment in terms of social impact and self-fulfillment.

Grounded in the belief that the entire Arcadia community should be committed to transforming lives, and recognizing the opportunities for pedagogical innovation across all disciplines, the CTLM will work to build capacity within and across units, roles, and programs to deliver on Arcadia’s mission, vision, and values. The CTLM will work to develop outreach strategies and support systems for the Inclusive Pedagogy Framework and to deepen support for faculty research and expand student involvement. Explore more of our history and major milestones

Meet our Director

Dr. Ellen Skilton, professor of Education, has been appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentorship (CTLM) at Arcadia University, effective June 1. Dr. Skilton will be responsible for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and student partners to support Arcadia’s innovative pedagogies and adaptive strategies and deliver transformative learning experiences. 

Serving on the Arcadia faculty since 2004, Dr. Skilton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Through administrative positions such as the chair of the Undergraduate Academic Program Committee, director of Global Connections, department chair in the School of Education, and former chair of the Academics Committee, Dr. Skilton has had tremendous success as a collaborator, leader, and mentor across departments with both faculty and staff. As an applied linguist and educational anthropologist, her ongoing scholarship focuses on asset-based policies, practices, and pedagogies for linguistically, culturally, academically, and racially diverse students. Her recent research as the University’s first Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education (2014-2017) incorporated theater arts and poetry in non-theater and non-humanities courses as tools to reflect on local/global interconnections, interdependence, and inequities.

Dr. Skilton earned a Ph.D. with distinction and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Earlham College in Indiana.

Meet our Student Fellows

CTLM Student Fellows function as key members of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) at Arcadia. Along with Faculty/Staff CTLM Fellows, they develop and implement innovative teaching, learning, and mentoring projects, support engaged and inclusive pedagogies on campus, support peer mentoring efforts across campus, and collaborate with other faculty, staff, and students to assist in creating meaningful teaching, learning and mentoring at Arcadia.

 

Summer and Fall 2020 Student Fellows 

Graduate and Undergraduate

Monica Anna Day, ‘20
Siobhan Dougherty, ‘21
Eleanor Doughton, ‘22
Ryan Hiemenz, ‘23
Riti Kamath '21
Rebecca Kirk, ‘21
Allie Nye, ‘20
Stephanie Quarshie '22
Mikayla Raggi '21
Ma’ayan Meder, ‘21
 

Karan Singh '21
Barbara St. Fleur, ‘22
Elizabeth Parsons, ‘21
Yoon Kim, ‘22
Era Joy Smith, ‘21 
India Knight, ‘21 
Amanda Sturman, ‘22 
Bryanna Martinez-Jimenez, ‘22 
Caitlin Marcyan, ‘24

Hear More from the Student Fellows

CTLM Student Fellows function as key members of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) at Arcadia. Along with Faculty/Staff CTLM Fellows, they develop and implement innovative teaching, learning, and mentoring projects, support engaged and inclusive pedagogies on campus, support peer mentoring efforts across campus, and collaborate with other faculty, staff, and students to assist in creating meaningful teaching, learning and mentoring at Arcadia.

CTLM Student Fellow Allie
CTLM Student Fellow Rebecca
CTLM Student Fellow Ryan

Meet our Staff and Faculty Fellows

Jodi L. Bornstein

Associate Professor

Summer and Fall 2020

Chanae Brown

Academic Technology Specialist

Summer 2020

Jonathan "Jon" T. Church

Professor

Summer and Fall 2020

Shannon N. Diallo

Assistant Professor / Director of Didactic Education

Summer 2020

Lindsay A. McGann MPH

Administrative Manager

Summer and Fall 2020

Katherine S. Moore

Associate Professor

Summer and Fall 2020

Daniel J. Pieczkolon

Adjunct Professor

Summer and Fall 2020

May Their Aye

Coordinator of Diversity Programs and Initiatives

Fall 2020

Brittani Smit

Resident Director, South Africa

Fall 2020

Next Steps

Interested in becoming a fellow?

Want to become a fellow? When there are faculty/staff fellow openings a call will go out to University from the Provost office. The call will seek applicants interested in becoming part of the CTLM team. All those interested will be asked to submit a Letters of Interest and current cv, by the named deadline. 

For Students:

CTLM Student Fellows function as key members of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) at Arcadia. Along with Faculty/Staff CTLM Fellows, they develop and implement innovative teaching, learning, and mentoring projects, support engaged and inclusive pedagogies on campus, support peer mentoring efforts across campus, and collaborate with other faculty, staff, and students to assist in creating meaningful teaching, learning and mentoring at Arcadia.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Interest and capacity to be a collaborative idea generator, implementer, and action-taker.
  • Particular interest and expertise in one or more of the CTLM Student Fellow duties and responsibilities outlined above.

For Staff and Faculty: 

The paid CTLM Fellows will join a diverse group of cross-campus constituents to 1) collaboratively lead teaching, learning, and mentoring discussions and innovations, 2) shape academic continuity processes and plans for the upcoming semester, and 3) continue implementation and planning for several innovative teaching, learning, and mentoring initiatives in the coming academic year.
 
Requirements: 

  • Full-Time/Adjunct Faculty and Staff (with at least three years at the University) 
  • Letter of interest outlining relevant passions, practices, experiences, and ideas that the candidate would bring to the CTLM and Arcadia as a Fellow.
  • Interest in diving into this work as an idea generator, implementer, and action-taker.
     

Qualities We Are Seeking: 

  • Experience working in teams and engaging in innovative teaching/mentoring experiences on campus.
  • Comfort with online/hybrid/multimodal learning and experimentation with new approaches to engaging students.
  • Commitment to student-centered, inclusive pedagogies.

Connect with Us

Connect with us at ctlm@arcadia.edu    
Check out our Canvas Collaborative Community Site
For more about our Love Pilot program, contact LOVEpilot@arcadia.edu

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