Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall


859-985-3404 Writing Res.

859-985-3670 Faculty Dev.

859-985-3656 Internships

859-985-3656 Career Dev.

Hours Open:

M-Th:9:00 am–8:00 pm

F:9:00 am–5:00 pm

Hours Closed:

Daily:12:00 pm–1:00 pm

T:4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Th:3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Discovery Funds

The application process and funding is administered by the Discovery Fund Committee, which meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Applicants will receive e-mail notification of approval/denial of their request. You may call (859) 985-3656 or email with any questions or comments.

Group Applications

Faculty/staff may apply for a grant from the Discovery Fund on behalf of a student group by completing a Group Application form. Funds are intended to supplement expenses related to an enriching off-campus educational experiences within the United States, and are not intended to not cover full costs. If there are departmental funds designated for a specified purpose, such as field trips, those restricted funds should be sought/used before general funds, such as the Discovery fund.

  • Group Application forms should be submitted via e-mail to as early as possible prior to travel. Applications submitted less than three weeks prior to travel run some risk of not being denied.
  • After the event occurs, the Group Participation Agreement with signatures of students who actually attended, should be submitted. Funding is awarded on a per student basis, so the total will depend on the number of students who actually attended the event.
  • Funds are credited through a journal transfer to the departmental account after the event, since last minute changes in participation often take place.
  • Receipts are required at the department level in accordance with standard College policies for purchases, but they do not have to be submitted to the Discovery Committee.

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Mission & Vision


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.


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.