Mission Statement

The Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning promotes student success by supporting faculty and staff educators through ongoing professional development, including work in developing reflective, innovative, and inclusive pedagogies. Holding the values of collaboration and co-creation, the Center aspires to be a hub where Bates celebrates its educators while helping them hone their skills to ensure that all students experience equitable and learner-centered spaces that contribute to their thriving at Bates.

Goals and Objectives:

The Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning strives for excellence in:

  • Fostering equitable student learning through creative, inclusive, and evidence-based approaches, assessments, and technologies
  • Promoting an educator culture of lifelong learning and commitment to effective and equitable teaching 
  • Advancing and translating the scholarship of teaching and learning for the classroom and beyond
  • Developing and nurturing cross-disciplinary communities for scholarly exchange around learning and teaching
  • Supporting the cultivation of inclusive curricula and classroom environments
  • Building institutional capacity for supporting excellence in inclusive teaching and learning