Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall

Phone:

859-985-3404 Peer Cons.

859-985-3670 Faculty Dev.

859-985-3656 Internships

859-985-3656 Career Dev.

Hours:

M.–W.:9:00 am–8:00 pm

Th.:9:00 am–3:00 pm

5:00 pm–8:00 pm

F.:9:00 am–5:00 pm

Closed daily:12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Feedback from an Education Faculty Member New to the Institution

Midterm feedback helps me see the course from a student's perspective. 

Most of the time, the data confirms or clarifies my own hunches about our course.

 This inquiry process refreshes our work as I am rather compelled to deal with tensions I might have otherwise unproductively ignored.  I'm always struck by the energy in the class just after a feedback session.  Students seem relaxed and appreciative....I think they appreciate this exercise and understand that I'm doing it because I want them to learn and I value their perspective.

It's not as if I make all the changes that may be requested....they almost always mention that the amount of reading is problematic in the class . . . .  Even in those instances the feedback creates the context for a conversation about why I've designed the course in a particular way....or what I might be able to do to support them in that work.

--Faculty member new to the institution, Education

Mission & Vision

Mission

The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) inspires and empowers members of the Berea College community to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally, by connecting to one another and to resources that support deep and active learning for life.

Vision

The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) will be the nexus for faculty, staff and students to explore innovative teaching and learning, link to high-impact educational practices, and embrace work and vocation.