Located in Room 008 in the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering on the Middletown Campus, the Center for Teaching & Learning  (CTL) serves as a resource center that explores, promotes, and supports excellence in teaching
and learning, pedagogical best practices, innovative technologies, and campus collaborations that enhance the student experience.

Staff and Faculty can access further CTL information by visiting the Employee or Faculty tabs within MySUNYOrange.

The CTL offers numerous services to the college community, including:

Workshops and Training Sessions

Each semester the CTL provides a wide array of sessions geared towards the needs of faculty and staff. Our sessions range from the latest pedagogical trainings to technology trainings. Our goal is to provide the most sought-after professional development information needed in higher education.

Our yearly schedule of events is based on the information provided to the CTL through regular surveys of faculty and staff and our sessions are open to ALL faculty and staff at the college. The CTL provides a session certificate to all attendees of our trainings. Please see our upcoming sessions on the Calendar of Events button located to the left of the home page screen.

Workshops and Training Sessions

Multi-Media Services

Multimedia Services

The CTL offers many content creation services including Green Screen video, audio recording and animated graphics. Add rich multimedia content to your courses to supplement student learning in and out of the classroom. Providing video/audio content in an online course is also a great way to increase interactivity with students. Content can be distributed via the Ensemble streaming server so students always have access to material. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can incorporate multimedia into your courses, please fill out our Video Request Form button on the left side of the CTL page.

Faculty Sharing Sessions

Towards the end of each semester the CTL offers a “Faculty Sharing Session” where all faculty are invited to demonstrate or discuss a successful teaching and learning practice they have utilized in their face-to-face, hybrid or online course. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about tried and tested teaching techniques that may be worth considering for your courses. It’s an opportunity to share and demonstrate what you do best, or to come and hear about what has worked for your colleagues. Look for upcoming sessions on our Event Calendar.

Faculty Sharing Sessions

One-on-One Consultations

If your schedule does not allow you to attend the available CTL sessions, feel free to contact us to meet with you individually in order to provide session materials and information. We would be happy to assist you with whatever information you need. To request a consultation click on the CTL Training Request Form.

Faculty and Staff Spotlight Series

It is true that we are our own best resources and the “Faculty & Staff Spotlight Series” has been a wonderful success since the inception of the CTL. Each semester, many SUNY Orange faculty and staff host their own events and demonstrate a particular topic or technique with which they have found increased student success and student engagement. ¬†We invite you to attend these sessions in support of your colleagues and the student-centered learning environment. Look for these sessions on our Event Calendar.

Training Request Form

Do you or your department need a particular training that you don’t see listed on our schedule? Visit the Training Request Form located on the left side of the CTL home page tell us what you’d like to see offered.

Training sessions can be scheduled in the CTL or brought to your monthly department meetings. Be sure to add your availability when completing the form. and we will contact you shortly to arrange the session.

Video Request Form

Interested in creating instructional content through our multimedia services? The Video Request Form will send your project information to our multimedia specialist who will collaborate with you in the design of an interactive and engaging project based on your specifications.

Please note there is a minimum of three weeks advanced notice required in order to coordinate schedules of those involved.

Magna Commons and Webinar Library

Have you created your free Magna Commons account yet? SUNY Orange has a subscription to Magna Commons, a webinar library featuring over 100 webinars geared towards higher education. The library includes a wide range of topics covering the areas of online and face-to-face teaching and learning and academic administration. Once your account has been created, click on the Magna Commons login page link to log into the library and view the current offerings. Each webinar comes with a downloadable Powerpoint presentation of the session slides, a session transcript, and a discussion guide for further dialogue among your colleagues.