The Center for Teaching & Learning serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of pedagogical excellence at Marquette University.

Rooted in Ignatian pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning, the Center for Teaching & Learning is committed to the professional development of the campus teaching community. We work with faculty to support sound pedagogical practice while respecting individual learning differences, and help all instructors create a learning environment where all teachers and learners can succeed and flourish.

Marquette University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff with opportunities to improve their instruction and develop their classroom pedagogies. All evaluations and support of educators are intended to be formative and are kept confidential within the CTL. This protection includes participation in CTL programs, consultations, and communication.

One-on-one Consultations

CTL also offers 1:1 support for all faculty and Teaching Assistants to discuss any aspect of your teaching and goals. We treat every consultation as private, so please do reach out to us via email to set up an appointment.

News and Upcoming Events

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Check out this excellent “start of the semester” article from Dr. Melissa Shew in Conversations on Jesuit Education entitled The Intimacy on the Return to Teaching! We also have a new Spotlight Series on Medium. This interview series pays special attention to teaching as a profession and vocation at Marquette. All kinds of instructors and faculty will be profiled. If you would like to recommend someone you know (or yourself!) to be profiled in this series, please contact us at

3rd Annual Marquette University Faculty Spring Retreat: TEACHING WITH STORYTELLING: BUILDING HOPE, EMPATHY, AND AGENCY, May 14-16, 2024

The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to a 2.5-day retreat in Oshkosh on the shores of Lake Winnebago for both rest and reflection on teaching with your colleagues across disciplines. Stay tuned for more details and contact Jennifer Maney, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (

North star Workshop Series 

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This three-part series invites faculty to reflect on what they value as teachers and human beings and how they might bring their approaches to pedagogy into alignment with those values. It honors, with warmth and humor, the current state of affairs in our classes after a period that demanded regular adjustments for everyone. The series aims to support faculty as they connect with what matters most to them and offer frameworks for a productive, creative inventory of teaching grounded in hope. Whether you’ve been teaching for a little or a long time or somewhere in between, this series is for you. Find more here!



Possibility Thinking in the Community-Engaged Classroom

Drawing on Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J.'s book, The Crucible of Racism, this conversation will examine the contribution that “possibility thinking” can make to community-engaged learning at a Jesuit Institution and its relationship to anti-racist praxis. Presenters Lilly Campbell and Jenna Green, director and assistant director of the Foundations in Rhetoric course at Marquette, will share their recent experiences integrating service learning into first year writing with an emphasis on Jesuit perspectives, particularly the Univeral Apostolic Preference to "accompany the youth into a hope-filled future."

Participants will read Dr. Campbell and Dr. Green's recent article in JHE in preparation for the conversation.



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