Welcome to the John P. "Jack" Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning
"If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with others" ~ African Proverb
The mission of the ECTL is to promote, support and evaluate the active pursuit of teaching and learning excellence for UW's instructional community through a broad range of research-based programs, services and resources. We support instructors on-and off-campus by
- Highlighting "best-practice" pedagogies
- Encouraging innovative and transformative teaching
- Supporting the development of sustained reflective practice
- Fostering university-wide dialogue and collaboration among colleagues
In service of our mission, we create a broad array of programs that include workshops and seminars for new faculty and graduate students, forums, book discussions, and grant-supported projects. We consult with individuals and provide informal and formal classroom evaluations. Our website provides a vast collection of Teaching Tips and Resources. We welcome suggestions for programs and are pleased to collaborate with university departments and support offices to co-sponsor teaching and learning events.
The ECTL oversees:
All of our services and programs are free to the university’s instructional community both in and outside of Laramie, including faculty, lecturers, graduate teaching assistants, post-doctoral fellows, and anyone else involved in teaching at the university.
If you would like to collaborate with the ECTL for an event or project, or are interested in having us co-sponsor an event or project, please fill out our Collaboration Request Form. Please supply us with as much detail as possible, as this will assist us in reviewing proposals in a timely manner.
ECTL Director Call for Applications
Meg Flanigan Skinner recently stepped down as the director of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning. She is taking a sabbatical in Spring 2015 and returning to the Department of Zoology and Physiology in Fall 2015. We are more than grateful for the difference she has made in the lives of numerous faculty, staff, and students through her service to the center and to the university. We are the beneficiaries of her unwavering dedication to teaching and learning excellence.
The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications from current UW employees for the position of Director of the John P. "Jack" Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL). Nominations are also welcome; nominees will be alerted and asked to apply if they are interested in the position. The position is a full-time, 12-month administrative appointment with a reporting line to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The initial five-year term is renewable. The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 1, 2015. For a complete description, please click here.