Our team of experienced educators facilitates a broad-based program that promotes discovery, engagement, and diversity in an ever-expanding conception of learning.


Our mission is to bridge a historic gulf between pedagogy and technological advances. Today, CNDLS integrates a teaching and learning center with the latest educational technology.


How do we know our students are learning in the ways we hope and expect? We can help faculty formulate questions about student learning and develop plans for gathering evidence.


The landscape of higher education is changing, and we are engaged in advanced research on the pedagogical conditions and environments that best help students learn.



Higher Ed in the News: 5/10

May 10, 2021 | This week on Higher Ed in the News, the state of campus mask mandates and private college finances. You can read last week’s edition of this series here. Colleges are relaxing mask mandates on campus Many schools are scaling back mask mandates in light of new guidelines from the CDC, Jeremy Bauer-Wolf reports at Higher... Read more »

What We’re Reading: University rationales for diversity highlight the structural inequalities of higher education

May 7, 2021 | Artwork by Clare Reid Universities’ motivations for pursuing diverse student bodies are mostly designed to attract and benefit white students, and this may negatively affect academic outcomes for BIPOC students, according to a recent paper by researchers Jordan G. Starck, Stacey Sinclair, and J. Nicole Shelton from Princeton University.  The study found that university messaging... Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 5/3

May 4, 2021 | This week on Higher Ed in the News, new legislation may improve institutional accountability and the increasing popularity of online learning techniques. You can read last week’s edition of this series here.   Proposed federal legislation seeks better data on student outcomes A proposed bill that would “create a student data system” to track student... Read more »

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