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CTL Mission

The mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is to provide learning-centered resources and services for faculty and students that promote teaching excellence and advance student learning at Parker University. The CTL advances a learning-centered vision of education and fosters a climate that encourages faculty to be reflective and collaborative practitioners, scholars in teaching and learning, and advocates of academic initiatives supporting educational excellence. Through student-centered strategies, the CTL equips students with learning resources and skills designed to promote academic independence and a passion for lifelong learning.

Privacy Statement

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Parker University maintains the confidentiality of the faculty with whom we work. The center will not disclose identifying information about individual faculty members who participate in CTL services and programs, including teaching consultations and teaching observations. For the purposes of reporting and strategic planning, the center shares summative, non-identifying information with department chairs, the Department of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, and select members of the University’s administrative team. 


Dr. Dana Lawrence, Associate Provost of Education and Research
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Dr. Lawrence can be reached at:
972-438-6932, ext. 7365 
Ashley Long, Coordinator of Learning Resources
Ashley Long has served as the Coordinator of Learning Resources since Fall 2015. Prior to her position in the Center for Teaching and Learning, Ashley worked for two years in the Department of Student Affairs, where she assisted current Parker University students with orientation, career services, student organizations, graduation activities, and other campus events.   She began her career in Higher Education while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Health from Texas A&M University in College Station. Ashley went on to earn a Master of Science in Health Studies from Texas Woman’s University and is currently a doctoral student in the Higher Education program at the University of North Texas. Her professional specialties include peer tutoring and mentoring, learning assistance, health education, higher education programming, and student leadership.
Ashley can be reached at:
972-438-6932, ext. 7421






The CTL is located in Rm. 224 in the Academics Area, East Building.