Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning


University of Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Director: Jacob Moldenhauer (Physics), Committee members: David Upham (Politics), Jennifer Bannister (Business: Accounting), Zannah Buck (Library), Sarah Berry (English), Jonathan Dannatt (Chemistry), Sunny Scobell (Biology), Saadia Bihmidine (Biology), and Ana Henriquez (Academic Success).

The Center for Teaching and Learning is a cross-disciplinary, faculty-led initiative to support excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional development, and convivial collegiality.  

The Center is working to develop a new program for the upcoming academic year that will, of course, include weekly lunches at noon on Wednesday, Fruits of Sabbatical, the writing group and several new initiatives. 

 This is the CTL lunch schedule for Spring 2024.  We will be adding the rest of the semester lunch schedule as soon as we have confirmations.

CTL Lunches, Spring 2024

Date (Wednesdays, 12-1 pm) Topic Faculty Presenter(s) Moderator(s)
1/17 No CTL due to start of the semester    
1/24 Meet the Dean of the Library Ron Scrogham Jonathan Dannatt
1/31 UD Archiving Projects Zannah Buck Jacob Moldenhauer
2/7 QEP Update Stefan Novinski Jacob Moldenhauer
2/14 Faculty Senate: Mental Health Carla Pezzia, Sylvia Thenayan, Jose Espericueta Jacob Moldenhauer
2/21 Black History Month by Department All faculty Jacob Moldenhauer
2/28 Mentorship of Students and Faculty: Models from Academic Success and COB Judith Barrera and Jennifer Bannister Ana Henriquez
3/6 Admissions Update John Plotts and Carey Christenberry Jonathan Dannatt
3/13 No CTL due to Spring Break    
3/20 Collegial Conversations: Spring Break Catch Up!    
3/27 Core Spotlight: Physical Sciences Jacob Moldenhauer and Prajay Patel Christi Ivers
4/3 Writing Group Update Sarah Berry Sarah Berry 
4/10 Elevator Pitches and Virtual Introductions Laura Muñoz and Cara Jacocks Jacob Moldenhauer
4/17 Summer Research Jonathan Dannatt and Mark Petersen Christi Ivers
4/24 Core Spotlight: Upper-level Humanities Core  Chad Engelland, Debra Romanick Baldwin, Sr. Mary Angelica, Kelly Gibson Sarah Berry
5/1 No CTL due to imminent exams    
5/8 No CTL due to final exams    
5/15 No CTL due to end of semester    


The Faculty Writing Group meets on average every other week. “Writing” is understood broadly here: In past semesters, though many participants have been working on articles or books, some faculty have used this group to help them work on grant applications, sustain a series of research meetings and gather equipment and staff for summer research projects. Anything that contributes to your research and requires long-range planning would qualify as “writing” here. To learn more, email Dr. Sarah E. Berry at sberry@udallas.edu.

If you have received an award or achieved an accomplishment that you would like to share with your colleagues, please email Dr. David Upham at dupham@udallas.edu and Ms. Zannah Buck at sbuck@udallas.edu.

Information on the Writing Group, Writing Retreat and the Fruits of Sabbatical can be found on the pages linked in this section. If you have any suggestions for future or current programming, please email Dr. Jacob Moldenhauer at ctl@udallas.edu


Jacob Moldenauer