Every. Individual. Counts.
Upon acceptance into the St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) community, we make a promise to foster that person, to provide opportunities they can use to grow and succeed. Whether new student, faculty, staff or administrator, we make this promise to every individual in our community. It doesn’t matter where they came from, or what they look like, or what they’ve done before. What matters is what they do here.
Everyone can learn new things. Learning happens all around campus (and off campus too!), in both formal and informal settings. From traditional faculty to coaches and peer mentors, instruction at SMCM happens around the clock, in and out of the classroom. We all have something to offer and we all have something new to learn.
Welcome to CITL!
Our work at SMCM is anchored by instructional excellence responsive to students’ needs. The Center for Inclusive Teaching & Learning (CITL) at SMCM strives to support all instructors in our SMCM community with professional development opportunities that can help them grow as leaders—and collaborators—in the classroom. Our approach to classroom inclusivity blends evidence-based practices with context-dependent strategies and resources. Research shows that inclusive teaching leads to better outcomes for every learner.
What does that mean for you? We’re here to help you achieve your instructional goals, whether you wish to brainstorm a new course assignment, get feedback on your teaching, locate the latest instructional resources, or meet like-minded people on campus. You don’t have to work alone. Let’s figure it out together!