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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Center for Teaching and Learning​

We promote a culture of learning by supporting effective teaching practices, deeper learning for students, and university wide partnerships.

“Establishing a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) that houses eCampus is a strategic move that allows us to maintain the valued eCampus brand while effectively capitalizing on existing resources, expanding the scope of services, and reflects the diverse range of services we provide to the UAF community.”

Jenn Petersen

On July 25, 2023, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash announced the establishment of the Center for Teaching & and Learning (CTL). Provost Prakash explains, “This move reinforces our commitment to educational excellence by aligning us with industry best practices and our R1 peers, strategically leveraging existing resources to expand faculty development opportunities, and supporting instructional innovation.” Read more about the changes to modernize UAF’s organizational structure.

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Programs and Services

The Center for Teaching and Learning is a collaborative space that unites students, faculty, and staff, harnessing our collective expertise to foster a vibrant exchange of knowledge, culture, and lived experiences. With a shared commitment to inquiry, discovery, and engagement, we foster innovative, interdisciplinary learning communities that inspire intellectual growth and transformative experiences.

For Faculty

We serve as a hub for evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices where faculty and instructors can learn from one another and the higher education community. Through collaboration, research, innovation, and leadership, the CTL is responsive to the teaching goals and priorities of faculty and academic units. We support all teaching roles from full-time, adjunct, or new faculty to postdocs and teaching assistants.

Our strategic initiatives promote pedagogical innovation and offer professional development opportunities for faculty to enhance faculty teaching skills, expand knowledge of effective instructional practices, and stay informed of emerging trends in education. We provide comprehensive support and resources for faculty to investigate the impact of teaching strategies, assess student learning outcomes, and contribute to the broader knowledge base of effective transformative pedagogies that contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

Migrate to Canvas

UAF is migrating from Blackboard Learn to the Canvas LMS platform. Get information about Canvas, find answers to your Canvas migration questions, and request assistance with your Canvas-related needs.

Events + Training

We offer weekly learning opportunities, online and in-person. Click an event below, and then the “Reserve a Seat” button to sign up and add it to your calendar.


Book a consultation with a CTL Instructional Designer for help developing a curriculum, troubleshooting a technical problem, and much more!


Instructors of eCampus-supported courses can use these forms to get ready for next semester.


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Explore all our services, including program support, course development, continued education, and more.

For Students

We support faculty to build educational programming that values the incredible strengths, diversity, and needs of all learners.  Within the CTL, you’ll find eCampus, the longest-running distance learning program in Alaska. Building on a rich history of innovation and commitment to excellence in online learning, we take pride in connecting students to transformative experiences in supportive virtual learning environments designed to fit any schedule.

Our online courses and fully online degrees (eCampus), dual enrollment program, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer learning experiences that promote access, curiosity, success, and well-being.

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