Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) promotes teaching excellence for student success in alignment with the Mercy College mission and strategic goals. CTL is dedicated to fostering faculty development and the pursuit of teaching excellence across all disciplines and modalities.
In addition to participating in professional development events, faculty members are welcome to schedule a consultation with a CTL instructional designer at any point in the semester.
To schedule a consultation, please reach out via the CTL email: CTL@mercy.edu
Three Key Steps for a Successful Semester
Spring 2023 classes begin on Wednesday, January 18 and students have access to Blackboard course shells beginning on Wednesday, January 4. The start of the semester is an opportunity to set your teaching and learning tone, present expectations, and start bulding an inclusive community of learners. Below are three key steps to consider when planning your first day of class. For help with these and other teaching and learning support, reach out to CTL@mercy.edu.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)
The Center for Teaching and Learning at Mercy College embraces the Boyer Model of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). We are proud to support faculty and staff members with their contributions to this critical and growing field that supports student success.
The resources below further define SoTL and are meant as a guide to direct faculty to publications and conferences relevant to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. If you would like to add a resource to this dynamic list, please email:CTL@mercy.edu.
In the 1990s, Ernest L. Boyer, the former Chancellor of the State University of New York who also served as United States Commissioner of Education and as President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, developed a categorization of scholarship that faithfully guides the Academy to this day.
Mercy College and the Center for Teaching and Learning embrace the Boyer model, acknowledging the value of all four categories of scholarship and the dynamic inter-relationship that exists among the intellectual pathways and functions of: Discovery, Integration, Engagement (Application), and Teaching and Learning.
SoTL has flourished into a vibrant international movement with affiliated professional societies to nurture and grow research and reflection using cross-disciplinary methodologies.
Active Learning in Higher Education
Higher Education Research and Development
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Journal of effective teaching in higher education
Journal of Faculty Development
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL)
Teaching and Learning Matters Podcast
The Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to introduce its podcast series, Teaching and Learning Matters! featuring the voices and expertise of Mercy faculty.
The first three episodes focus on the important work being done at the College to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our classrooms, while episode four focuses on aligning syllabi with updated regulations and guidelines.
Episode 1 featuring Saliha Bava, PhD, SSBS
Episode 2 featuring Susan Moscou, PhD, SHNS and Allison Murphy, PhD, SHNS
Episode 3 featuring Victor Petenkemani, MBA, SBUS
Episode 4 featuring Lisa Martin, PhD, SHNS, Rossi Hassad, PhD, SSBS, Mary Lozina, Director, Online Learning
If you have ideas for future episodes, please email: CTL@mercy.edu.
Instructional Designer, PT
Center for Teaching and Learning