About Us

Our mission is to promote transformative teaching through collaboration and reflection to ensure Sinclair's diverse students have varied opportunities for developing their potential as members of the global community.

“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) fosters and sustains faculty development in the pursuit of exemplary practices in teaching and learning. The CTL goals include:

  • Classroom: Encouraging innovation, classroom research, best practices, and discipline-specific and multi-disciplinary interaction.
  • Community: Creating an opportunity for students, faculty, administration and the community to dialogue about teaching and learning.
  • Teaching assessment and peer review: Teaching assessment and peer review to aid in the continuing development of faculty.
  • Mentoring: Mentoring faculty to build learning communities and relationships between colleagues.
  • Resources: Providing resources to support teaching and learning strategies.
  • Advocacy: Promoting and advocating for teaching excellence.


Sinclair Community College

Who We Are

The CTL staff includes:

Derek Petrey, Director, 2015-2022

Dair Arnold, Assistant Director, 2021-2022

Sarah Finch, Faculty Associate for Service Learning, since 2019


Linda Bissinger, Administrative Assistant II, 2009-present

Kathy Rowell, Founding Director, 2009-2015

News and Features

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 in the past three year. Contact the CTL office for earlier participation records.