Center for Teaching and Learning

The CTL is working to regionalize its offices which may impact the information you seek regarding CTL-related information and forms. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you. In the meantime, you may be able to find relevant information in one of the sections or links below.

CTL’s Mission

Miami Regionals Center for Teaching and Learning Mission Statement Our mission is to embody and promote engagement with scholarly and reflective teaching practices in order to support the intellectual development of faculty, staff, and students. The Regionals CTL is founded on the principle that a diverse student body, faculty, and staff are Miami Regionals’ greatest resources. Therefore, we work to foster a sense of community and collaboration among all campus educators: full- and part-time faculty, staff, and administrators. The Regionals CTL is committed to advocating for its teachers and learners.

To do this, we will:

  • Promote innovative teaching and elevate the priority of effective teaching and learning. 
  • Enrich development of teaching through multiple measures of assessment. 
  • Connect educators with resources to integrate teaching, research, and/or service. 
  • Facilitate dialogue on student learning, assessment, and pedagogical innovations. 
  • Provide seminars, workshops, and working groups on best practices in teaching. 
  • Create opportunities that foster an inclusive educational community and enhance morale 
  • Support scholarship, especially scholarship of teaching and learning.

Canvas Site

We are working on developing a Canvas site that will provide a more robust repository for Teaching and Learning materials, such as handouts from workshops and sample assignments. Please click the following link to visit our Canvas Site: To request access, please email or you can contact a CTL member.

SGIDs: What's an SGID?

A Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a method for receiving mid-semester feedback from your students! The SGID method that uses small-group discussion among students to provide anonymous feedback to an instructor based on the following two prompts: 

  • In what ways have the instructor, your classmates, and you yourself helped you learn in this course? 
  • Please suggest some changes in the instruction/course, you, and/or your classmates' approach to learning that would help you increase/enhance your learning in this course.

The benefits of an SGID may include increased student interest and acceptance of course material and methods. The SGID is given only at the instructor's request and is confidential. The instructor and the SGID facilitator may arrange a pre-SGID meeting to discuss specifics of the SGID and concerns about the course. Please request your SGID based on the campus at which the course is taught or for online courses based on the campus that you, the faculty member are associated with. Please note that we will try our best to complete multiple requests from an individual instructor, but we may not be able to schedule more than one request.


Teaching initiatives might involve research and development of specific teaching projects, certain pedagogical strategies, or particular classroom issues. They might involve individual faculty or “working groups” who wish to learn about and implement new teaching ideas. The specific activities and approach undertaken for each initiative may vary widely and may include students who are faculty-sponsored. Funds should generally be used by June 30 of the fiscal year during which the funding is approved.

Funds may be used for travel, honoraria for speakers, books, subscriptions, software, copying, postage, supplies, and food for retreats. Ineligible expenditures include compensation for time spent. Equipment, in general, will not be an eligible expenditure. $500 maximum per project; and generally up to $250 per student.

The Center for Teaching and Excellence (CTE) on the Oxford campus will fund projects related to the mission of the CTE. For additional information and guidelines, please visit our Canvas site.   For the Regional requests, please use the following forms:

  • Funding Application Form (up to $500; for initiatives and development directly related to the CTL’s  mission; see section above). Note your campus affiliation on the form and disregard the mission statement on the form.
  • Faculty Working Community (up to $200 per member; if you would like to propose a working or learning community related to the development of teaching and learning. We welcome collaborations with other partners and offices.)

CTL Members and Contact Information


Linh Dich, Director,
Jessie Long, Co-Coordinator, MUM,
Katie Kickel, Co-Coordinator, MUH,
Bekka Eaton,
Tsuneo Ferguson,
David Jamison,
Tory Pearman,
Susan Miller,
Ginger Wickline,
Robyn Charlton, Ex-Officio,
Carrie Girton, Ex-Officio,
Jacob Cope, Student, Marketing Support

Please contact if you have any questions.