CTL Scholarly Teaching Academy
The Center for Teaching and Learning Scholarly Teaching Academy supports both faculty success and student success by honoring and recognizing faculty
who engage in the demanding work of pedagogical innovation and community-building.
Academy members have demonstrated their commitment to pedagogical excellence by engaging
in professional development, classroom innovation and reflective improvement; in addition,
they have contributed to the SDSU community of teacher-scholars by sharing their expertise
Membership is open to any SDSU instructor, including lecturers. To earn initial membership,
instructors must accumulate ten credits and complete a capstone project. Membership
is then renewed for any year in which the member accumulates an additional eight credits.
Members can earn credits in several ways:
Faculty are also encouraged to contact the CTL Director to discuss other options for
earning credit through professional development and community-building, such as attending
teaching-related conferences or facilitating teaching discussions more locally (e.g.,
within a department or college).
Academy applicants must change something in one of their courses by applying one or
more ideas learned through a CTL event, and evaluate the impact of that change. They
will then write a report that includes a description of the change, the impact on
students, and a reflection by the instructor. This will be shared with the faculty
member’s Chair/Director and Dean, as well as being posted on the CTL website. Potential
applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with the CTL Director
Benefits of membership:
Aside from the intrinsic benefits associated with improving one’s teaching, members
of the CTL Teaching Academy receive the following benefits: