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Missions & Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is to promote institutional effectiveness through professional development for faculty and staff. The Center strives to enhance student learning by encouraging innovative teaching, promoting instructional excellence, providing an environment for sharing talents throughout the college, and fostering professional growth for all employees.


Goal Statement

The goals of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are:

  • to foster collaboration among faculty and staff to share talents and expertise in the areas of teaching, learning, and student success
  • to provide training and support in the development and implementation of teaching methods, instructional technologies, assessment practices, and curricular innovations
  • to maintain a library of teaching resources
  • to share information about professional development opportunities, materials, and grants through email, mail, and website
  • to administer a teaching excellence incentive program for faculty which will award stipends to faculty who develop and implement creative teaching strategies and/or who develop workshops for other faculty to employ such teaching strategies
  • to coordinate New Faculty Orientation and mentorship
  • to coordinate Faculty and Staff Fall Conference

Leadership Team

Role of the CTL Leadership Team

The Center for Teaching and Learning Leadership team is made up of faculty, staff, administration, and students who are interested in developing and promoting professional development activities at ABAC.  The roles of the CTL Leadership Team members are:

  • to provide recommendations for professional development activities
  • to initiate and implement professional development programs and activities
  • to serve as a representative and advocate of the CTL’s programs and activities to their respective school/department


2016-2017 CTL Leadership Team Members

______, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

______, School of Liberal Arts 

______, School of Science and Math

______, School of Human Sciences

______, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

______, Stafford School of Business

______, SGA Vice President

______, Staff Representative

______, Administrative Representative


The CTL offers its faculty participants a diversity of programming that can enhance their professional and personal lives.  

Certificate Programs
The CTL created an Engaged Faculty Certificate to encourage both faculty involvement in the Center’s events and in building a greater faculty community at the College. Engaged Faculty are individuals whose participation reflects a serious involvement with the Center’s programming over the course of the academic year.

Colloquium and Seminar Series
Throughout the year, field experts, faculty, and staff provide lectures and interactive programming on a variety of professional topics.  The series now consists of several components that are presented across the academic year, included the Engaged Faculty Colloquium series, Innovation Forums, Faculty Reading Group, and the research “Brownbag Lunch” series.  

New Faculty Academy
The CTL offers an orientation for new faculty each fall as well as a variety of courses through out the year.

Teaching and Learning Workshops
The CTL provides workshops during the Fall Conference and through out the year on a variety of teaching and learning technologies and .

For a current listing of programs, workshops, and seminars visit the 2016-2017 CTL Events Calendar



Calendar of Events

Engaging Our Faculty, 2016 to 2017 Calendar of Events

A Colloquium Series presented by the ABAC Center for Teaching and Learning



Reading Group Fall 2016 Flier

New Faculty Academy

The New Faculty Academy is designed to assist new faculty with teaching technologies and practices that may be unique to ABAC.  An orientation is provided at the beginning of the academic year as well as a variety of workshops through out the year.

Schedule of Events, Fall 2016:

Fall Conference Events

Each Fall, the CTL hosts a number of events to prepare Faculty and Staff for their return to the new Academic Year. For 2016, these events include:

  • New Faculty Orientation…………………. Wednesday, 08/03
  • Fall Conference………………………………  Thursday, 08/04
  • New Student Orientation…………………  Friday, 08/05
  • Teaching and Learning Workshops…… Monday, 08/08
  • School and Department Meetings……..  Monday, 08/08
  • Freshman Convocation…………………….  Tuesday, 08/09
  • First Day of Classes………………………….  Wednesday, 08/10


For a detailed schedule of events, see the 2016 Faculty & Staff Fall Conference