Current CTL News and Features

Book Discussion at the Englewood Learning Center

Faculty are invited to read and discuss the book, Teaching as if Life Matters, at the ELC on February 25, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Chapters 1-3) |register| and March 31, 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Chapters 4 – 6) |register|. Please stop by or email the CTL to borrow a copy of this outstanding book.

Realizing Ethnic Awareness and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Across Dayton Conference, Friday, February 26

Center for Teaching and Learning will pay the $50 conference fee which includes the all-day conference, lunch, and parking for full and part time faculty to attend the conference. (if you have not used your Career Seminar funding for this half of the year.)

Please see the REACH website for more details. Faculty should complete a Career Seminar application and Request for Travel form, signed by requestor, chair and dean and submit to the CTL office.

Students can attend for free by filling out a fee waiver and submitting it to the REACH office. Contact Tess Little 937 512-5318 or for additional information.

Save the Date: SOCHE ED 2016 Conference, Friday, April 15

Registration has opened for the annual SOCHE ED conference held at the Dayton Art Institute. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges.” To request the registration fee be paid by the CTL, please complete the Career Seminar application and travel request form and register online selecting the Pay by Invoice and Pay By Check options and list Linda Bissinger as the contact:, 937-512-3115. Be sure to print and attach your online registration page before clicking on the Submit button. Sinclair is a SOCHE member institution. Please don’t hesitate to contact Linda if you have any questions.

Register for an upcoming workshop and/or Submit a workshop proposal

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."  ~Benjamin Franklin
"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."  ~George Washington Carver
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."  ~Aristotle
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."  ~Carl Rogers
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."  ~C.S. Lewis

Interested in attending faculty professional development workshops?

Click on the Click Here to Register button at the top of the page to enter our registration system. If you are logged in to Sinclair's network, your name will display in the top-right corner. If you are not logged in, the username and password boxes will be displayed. Click on Calendar to view all our offerings on the calendar, click on Courses to see the various categories of offerings and their descriptions. Select a category of professional development offerings and the individual workshop titles, date and brief description will be displayed. Click on a title to view more details and register for the session. You will need to be logged in to register and access the My Courses page. The My Courses page allows you to:

  • view the workshops you are currently registered to attend,
  • de-register from any of those sessions,
  • see the list of workshops of which you are a facilitator, and
  • view all the sessions you have attended (beginning September 12, 2013, contact the CTL office for earlier participation records).


Interested in submitting a workshop proposal?

Do you have a great idea for a professional development workshop for our faculty? Please click here to submit a workshop proposal for next semester. We welcome cross-discipline and co-facilitation of workshops on teaching and learning. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) mind/brain education, engaged pedagogies, flipped classroom, diversity, deep learning strategies, technology, understanding college pedagogy, contextualization, mentoring students, working with international students, and universal design for learning. Workshops are to include active attendee participation, an in-depth treatment of a topic, pre-/post-tests, and handouts.

An email receipt will acknowledge each proposal and letters of invitation to present the workshop will be emailed to the lead facilitator. The CTL will work with you to determine dates, times, and rooms.

Click here to view the CTL Good Workshop Design online webinar (12min).

Click here to download the compensation details for faculty to develop and facilitate workshops.

The CTL staff includes:

Derek Petrey, Director,

Kathy Rowell, Founding Director, 2009-2015,

David Bodary, Faculty Associate for Service Learning, since 2010,

Linda Bissinger, Administrative Assistant II,

Josh Greschner, Part-time Support Staff,