Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)

At SOU, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) provides leadership in instructional efforts, works with faculty and others to ensure excellence in teaching practices in all learning environments, and supports the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and standards for teaching and learning.

The Center sponsors programs to implement best practices and innovate new practices in teaching and learning. This repository provides a searchable archive of teaching and learning artifacts created through a variety of CATL-sponsored initiatives. Dive in and explore the resources assembled by our trailblazing faculty!

For more information about our services and programs, visit the CATL website.

Innovation Communities

Faculty engage in short-term Innovation Communities to advance institutional core themes through innovative curriculum or pedagogy. Key take-aways are disseminated to the broader University community through presentations and seminars while project artifacts are curated in this repository.

SOU's Innovation Communities have addressed:

  • Antiracist and Decolonizing Pedagogy

  • Collaborative Online Groupwork for Adult Learners

  • Community Based Service Learning

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Hyflex Models

  • Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate Transforms General Education

  • Real World Assessment

  • Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Sustainable Compassion for Educators

  • Universal Design for Learning

To see the projects each of these Innovation Communities has created, visit the Innovation Communities Repository.