Welcome to the Bruce A. Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE-W).
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide CTLE was established in 2005 under the advisement of the Faculty Senate. CTLE was created in order to provide all ERAU-W faculty with a community where scholarly teaching and learning can be enhanced. The Worldwide CTLE is one of three CTLE’s that service Embry-Riddle’s three campuses: Daytona Beach, Prescott, and Worldwide. In 2010, the Worldwide center was renamed “The Bruce A. Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence” in order to commemorate Bruce A. Rothwell’s dedication to academic quality and for his ceaseless advocacy with regard to higher academic standards within the Worldwide unit, formerly known as the Extended Campus (EC). When considering the renaming of the center, the Faculty Senate’s expectation was that the center would then be associated with a broad and deep commitment for serving all Worldwide Campus Faculty inclusively; thus, mirroring the person behind the name.
The vision of the Worldwide CTLE is to grow the center to help establish the best teaching force the global community has ever seen. In keeping with our vision, the center stands to serve the instructional needs of the Worldwide Faculty, both Full-Time and Adjuncts, by providing a safe place to develop or improve teaching skills, and in taking part in a global teaching community. As the center develops, the center will encourage Faculty enrichment, the design of instruction, research implementation within teaching practices, and the use of technology in order to achieve academic success and positive learning experiences.
The Worldwide CTLE’s mission is to be an educational beacon for all Faculty by providing developmental and pedagogical resources required for maintaining and improving didactic skills across educational modalities. Thus, we emphasize the importance of life-long learning to support the development of phenomenal instructors.
Our goal is to showcase best teaching practices in the classroom while answering questions concerning proper activation of learning and the practicing of true pedagogy. While striving to accomplish this goal, we will continually reinvent our look and feel at every turn and welcome suggestions for improvements, the sharing of ideas, or simply conversations about the practice in which we all love.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.