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.



What We’re Reading: Class Discussion as a Forum for Inequity

April 21, 2021 | illustration by Clare Reid Ideally our in-class discussions are a forum where all of our students can contribute and learn—but a recent study by Jennifer J. Lee and Janice M. McCabe (Gender and Society, 2021) found striking and meaningful differences between men and women in their amount and style of participation. Overall the picture is... Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 4/19

April 19, 2021 | This week on Higher Ed in the News, we profile three emerging stories: rising campus cybersecurity attacks, decreasing faculty positions and pay, and the impact of test-optional applications on diversity. You can read last week’s edition of this series here. Colleges are seeing more cybersecurity attacks Readers of this series may recall an earlier hacking... Read more »

What We’re Reading: Building an Anti-Racist Teaching Practice

April 14, 2021 | illustration by Clare Reid Becoming an anti-racist educator, as Kyoko Kishimoto emphasizes in her 2018 article “Anti-racist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom” (Race Ethnicity and Education) is a lifelong process. It’s a process that asks us to examine ourselves and the structures that surround us, and to involve students... Read more »

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