Views Diverge Sharply on Whether Learning Centers Improve Teaching

The job of helping professors become better teachers is often assigned to a campus's center for teaching and learning, where­ faculty members can take in the latest educational research, request feedback on their performance, and attend workshops to redesign courses.

But how much evidence is there that the centers work? And what keeps more faculty members from using them?

Those questions ran through several discussions and presentations here last week at the annual meeting