Consistent with its mission, the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) has a long history of both scholarly research and public dissemination. In addition to research and dissemination by individual faculty, the CTL team works together and in partnership with international collaborators to advance scholarship in the field of education and the impact of activities to enhance teaching and learning at CEU and beyond.
Below, please find some recent, internationally funded projects of the CTL:
Funding Source: Open Society University Network anticipated from 2021-2024
Institutional Structure: CEU CTL – lead institution, Dr. Michael Kozakowski, project lead
Overview: The Developing Teaching Professionals (DTP) program strengthens training, mentoring, and ongoing support for those teaching in higher education in OSUN institutions. It supports, in particular, early-career teachers (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and new faculty) and academics in the Global South in their teaching. It both works directly with teachers and partners with centers for teaching & learning and similar units that support faculty teaching. In all its initiatives, it seeks to improve overall educational quality and help equalize student opportunities through inclusive and diversity-supporting pedagogies.
Find out more about the DTP Project on the OSUN website.
Funding Source: EU Erasmus+ framework from 2019-2022
Institutional structure: University of Tartu – lead institution, Dr. Jekatyerina Dunajeva, CEU program manager
Overview: The SensiClass project on teaching sensitive topics in diverse classrooms develops materials for educators from universities and general education on ethnicity, gender, religion, and introduces educational techniques to teach empathy, controversial subjects, and inclusion. It supports, in particular, early-career teachers (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and new faculty) and academics in the Global South in their teaching. It both works directly with teachers and partners with centers for teaching & learning and similar units that support faculty teaching. In all its initiatives, it seeks to improve overall educational quality and help equalize student opportunities through inclusive and diversity-supporting pedagogies.
Learn more about SensiClass on the project website. While the website and resources are still being completed throughout the 2021/22 academic year, some resources and information about the project are already available.
Funding Source: Open Society University Network (OSUN)
Institutional Structure: American University of Central Asia, Bard College, and Central European University – co-lead institutions
Overview: The OSUN program on disability justice that seeks to make OSUN institutions more inclusive for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, more involved in teaching and learning about disability, and more engaged with disability civil society locally and globally. Equal opportunity and inclusion of people with disabilities is critical for open society and thus for OSUN’s mission. The CEU CTL is involved in both the assessment of institutional needs/policies and the development of resources to improve accessible teaching.
Funding Source: EU Erasmus+, beginning February 2022
Institutional Structure: Comenius University (Bratislava) – lead institution,
Overview: Better Education through Long-term Investment into Inclusiveness and Student and Staff Wellbeing aims to improve student and teaching staff mental health, wellbeing, inclusiveness and sense of belonging.
Learn more about BELONG on the project website.