Center for Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning!

We offer many kinds of support and enrichment to students: the Teaching Fellows can support your work in courses in 12 departments; the Writing Fellows will help you with all stages of your writing assignments; and the Study Mentors can help you with time management and study skills. Finally, we invite all seniors to share their academic passions at the annual Senior Symposium.

For Faculty, we offer a wide array of enrichment and support opportunities, from Faculty Learning Communities to one-on-one consultations.

For more information about these and other programs, please follow the links on the left, or watch videos prepared by our Teaching Fellows, Writing Fellows and Study Mentors.

Center for Teaching and Learning News

France '11 Reflects on Peace Corps Service

France Shanelle KColton-0125BIn conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps, Shanelle France '11 reflects on her service in Lesotho and her journey to becoming a teacher. Even as a high…
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Teaching Fellows Program Expands

Shields Ruth with Teaching Fellows 0028Hobart and William Smith' academic support program now spans 16 departments, with both in-person and remote sessions. Beyond the support of expert faculty and staff, HWS students rely on direct,…
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Making Classrooms Accessible through Universal Design for Learning

Pliner Susan Class FSYM-00049Susan Pliner, Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, is at the forefront of bringing Universal Design for Learning practices to HWS…
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Learning from Former Teaching Fellows

TF-Panel-073Students who work as Teaching Fellows for the Center of Teaching and Learning recently had the opportunity to sit down with alums who held the position as students to learn…
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Exploring Global Service-Learning

Kiely RichardThe inaugural director of Cornell University's Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research, Dr. Richard Kiely '86 will lead a workshop with faculty and staff from several institutions about increasing collaboration…
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Senior Symposium 2019

Senior Symposium3What do trombones, eSports, food deserts and Guatemalan teenagers have in common? They are just a few of the topics that were discussed at the 11th annual Senior Symposium on Friday,…
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First Year Writing Prize Winners

FY Writing Prize 0362The Hobart and William Smith Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Writing Colleagues Program presented the seventh annual First Year Writing Prize in the Blackwell Room on April 5.…
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Writers' Block Party 

Writers Block Party 3With the last week of classes fast approaching, students are excited to take part in the Center for Teaching and Learning's Writers' Block Party on Sunday, Dec. 9 from noon…
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Senior Symposium Registration Opens

Senior_Symposium_1A distinguished tradition in scholarship, the HWS Senior Symposium allows seniors to present their research to peers and faculty. The tenth annual Symposium will take place on Friday, April 20. Interested students…
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Senior Symposium 2017

Senior Symposium 0040Every year, the Senior Symposium creates an opportunity for students to showcase their hard work and research to the community. Continuing the tradition, the 2017 Symposium will include more than…
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Our policies and procedures for requesting disability or medically related housing and meal plan accommodations have changed. Please note the new deadlines:

Fall Semester: February 15
Spring Semester: November 15

For more information, please see the Disability Services webpage.

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Center for Teaching and Learning
Rosensweig Learning Commons, Library
Phone: (315) 781-3351
Fax: (315) 781-3862
Email: ctl@hws.edu




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