What is CTL?
Furman’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was formally launched in the Fall of 2009, bringing together the well-established Collaboratory for Creative Learning and Communication with the Center for Teaching and Engaged Learning. By merging these two entities, with their respective emphases on students and faculty, we seek better to realize the Furman ideal of intellectual community and student-faculty collaboration.
To reflect the spirit of our central values—exploration, creativity, experimentation, and reflection—we have renamed our facility (formerly the CCLC) the StudioLab. Staffed by faculty-nominated student consultants who provide collaborative assistance, the StudioLab maintains computers with multimedia authoring software and video and audio recording equipment for checkout by students and faculty. Writing consultations are core to our mission, as well as coordinated peer support for class projects.
We consult with faculty to design creative and effective assignments, projects, and courses, with (when appropriate) student input from the StudioLab consultants. By inviting students into the learning design process, we close the circle of collaboration and community that makes liberal learning at Furman distinctive.