CTL Services & Resources

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers services and resources to faculty who endeavor to excel in their teaching:


CTL offers limited financial support for faculty members who want to attend a professional conference related to teaching, learning, assessment (including technology), and/or curriculum development within their content area. This assistance is only limited to travel within the United States.Funds are limited and are available on afirst come-first serve basis.

  • International travel is not eligible for funding;
  • Rental cars are not eligible for funding;
  • CTL per diem rate differs from the university allowance of the GSA per diem rates;
  • Applicants must have a current M&T Travel card issued by Delaware State University;
  • Recipients are required to submit a Title III Travel Summary form within 5 business days after their return;
  • Recipients are required to submit an M&T Expense report for their approved travel expenditures with receipts attached within 5 business days after their return.

Please see below for additional information on CTL’s Travel Support program:


CTL offers a variety of professional development opportunitiesfor university faculty, adjuncts, teaching assistants, and specific staff members through workshops and trainings. Upcoming events are posted here and in CTL’s blog. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop for the CTL or if you have a workshop suggestion, please contact us atCTL [at] desu.edu.

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CTL is an advocate for instructors wishing to honetheir craft by pursuing new and innovative techniques within their classrooms. Mini-grants, which are limited to $2000.00 per award, are open to full-time teaching faculty at kufunand are awarded (three per year) to those who seekto acquirenew strategies that supportstudent engagement and success. Please find theCTL 18th Annual Mini-Grant Competition here.

Center for Teaching & Learning Mini-Grant Awards


CTL offers tuition reimbursement to full-time kufunfaculty pursuing an advance degree to specialty certification. Please refer to the guidelines below:


The use of OER can increase access to higher education, make higher education more affordable, and increase student success.

Open Educational Resources (OER) arehigh-quality teaching and learning resources that are free to use and repurpose. They can be legally copied, shared, and distributed at little to no cost. These resources can be modified, including adding or removing text and content. These resources come in the form of images, videos, textbooks, PowerPoints, databases, etc. are easily integrated into your courses as they can be customized to your course. OERs are created by a faculty member, a subject-matter expert, or a team to increase access to higher education and increase student success as it affords education recourses to be available to students at a free or at a reduced cost. They are written and reviewed by experts andtheir quality is comparable to traditional textbooks and they arecovered under the .

The five R’s to OER are:

  1. Retain- make, own, and control a copy of the resource (e.g., download and keep your own copy)
  2. Revise- edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource (e.g., translate into another language)
  3. Remix- combine your original or revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new (e.g., make amashup)
  4. Reuse- use your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource publicly (e.g., on a website, in a presentation, in a class)
  5. Redistribute- share copies of your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource with others (e.g., post a copy online or give one to a friend)

Open Educational Resources (OER) 5 RsHere is some additional information about OER Licensing.

Finding OERsis not difficult, here is a list of a few sources. Here is everything you need to know about open textbooks.

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During spring 2022, the Center for Teaching & Learning awarded several OER Incentive Grants to faculty who successfullyadopted OER during the spring 2022 semester.Please be on the lookout for future OER incentives from the Center for Teaching and Learning.