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The John Crosland Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides faculty with resources to create or explore new teaching tools, to hone traditional teaching methods and to develop new pedagogies that will challenge your students, all with the ultimate goal of improving student learning. The CTL facilitates extant programs and fosters new faculty development initiatives.

Our facilities and location in the E.H. Little Library provides a rich, synergistic environment for exploring the latest classroom technologies and information services to enhance teaching at Davidson. The CTL staff, information literacy and instructional technology staff pool pedagogical resources and work together with faculty to create effective learning opportunities.

The CTL supports Davidson College’s commitment to academic excellence by fostering a vibrant and engaged community in which faculty can explore and create innovative pedagogy and students can proactively enhance and expand their learning strategies.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is located in the E.H. Little Library. Facilities are available for Davidson students, faculty, and staff during normal operating hours of the library. For more information regarding room reservations, available technology and room policies, please see the room information below.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is located in the E.H. Little Library. Facilities are available for Davidson students, faculty, and staff during normal operating hours of the library. For more information regarding room reservations, available technology and room policies, please see the room information below.

Studio D

Studio D is designated for experimental technology in the classroom. Studio D can seat up to 35 people comfortably. During the semester the room is reserved for drop-in Digital Media Consulting, Sunday-Thursday from 8-11 p.m.

Reservation Eligibility

Reservation priority is held in the following order:

  • Matters related to innovative teaching (Pedagogy and Experiential)
  • Speakers related to Teaching and Learning and Conversations about Teaching (CAT)
  • Guidelines for Reserving a Room

Room requests must be made at least one hour before reserved time. Reservation requests have to be made between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. This includes requests for weekend reservations.

To make inquiries about using Studio D for innovative teaching, please contact Kristen Eshleman at kreshleman@davidson.edu.

Open Tutor Room

The Open Tutor Room can seat up to 40 people comfortably. During the semester, the room is reserved for the Math, Science and Economics Center, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday from Thursday from 8-11 p.m.

Available Technical Equipment

  • Mobile Eno Smart Board - The room is equipped with a mobile Eno Smart Board. The Eno Smart Board can be used for projection of presentations and are equipped with a stylus pen that can be used to edit projected materials and the projection screen can be used as a digital whiteboard.
  • Flat-screen Televisions - The room is equipped with two wall-mounted flat-screen TV's that can be hooked up to a laptop and used for group collaboration.
  • Mobile White Boards - The room houses a number of mobile white boards that can be used for tutoring sessions and group collaborations.
  • Wall-Mounted White Boards - Wall-mounted white boards are on two walls of the Open Tutor room making it easy to have either wall as the front of the room for classes and workshops.

Reservation Eligibility

Reservation priority is held in the following order:

  • Math, Science and Economics Center
  • Tutors conducting group tutoring sessions
  • Class sessions and workshops
  • Students working on group projects and/or study sessions
  • Faculty or staff meetings

Guidelines for Reserving a Room

  • Room requests must be made at least one hour before reserved time.
  • Reservation requests have to be made between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, this includes requests for weekend reservations.

To reserve a room or to get training for the smart board, please see or email Ann Fletcher at anfletcher@davidson.edu.

Group Tutor Rooms

The CTL has two small conference rooms, Group Tutor Rooms 1 and 2, and both rooms can seat up to 10 people comfortably. During the semester, Group Tutor Room 2 is reserved for the Speaking Center, Sunday-Thursday from 8-11 p.m. Group Tutor Room 1 is reserved for the Math, Science and Economics Center Sunday-Thursday from 8-11 p.m. and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

Available Technical Equipment

Each Group Tutor Room is equipped with an Eno Smart Board. The Eno Smart Board can be used for projection of presentations and are equipped with a stylus pen that can be used to edit projected materials. The projection screen can be used as a digital whiteboard.

Reservation Eligibility

Reservation priority is held in the following order:

  • Speaking Center and Math, Science and Economics Center
  • Tutors conducting group tutoring sessions
  • Small class sessions
  • Students working on group projects and/or study sessions
  • Faculty or Staff meetings

If the group rooms are not reserved, then these rooms can be used as on a first-come, first served basis.

Guidelines for Reserving a Room

Room requests must be made at least 1 hour before reserved time. Reservation requests have to be made between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, this includes requests for weekend reservations.

To reserve a room or to get training for the smart board, please see or email Ann Fletcher at anfletcher@davidson.edu.

Quiet Rooms

The CTL has four quiet rooms, A, B, C and D, and all rooms can seat four people comfortably.

Software Available

Quiet Rooms A and B have computers equipped with the following software for students with disabilities:

  • Dragon Speak Naturally 9.0
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Write & Cite
  • Text Aloud
  • One Note
  • Adobe 9.5, includes text to speech component

Reservation Eligibility

Quiet room reservation privileges will be held for the following uses:

  • Test Taking
  • One-on-one Tutoring Sessions (Davidson Student Tutoring Only)
  • Standardized Test Prep (GMAT, LSAT, etc.)
  • Proctored Exams
  • Quiet Rooms A and B - For use of computer software (Dragon Speak, Kurzweil, Scanning alternative text formats, etc.)

If quiet rooms are not reserved, then students may use rooms on a first come, first serve basis.

Guidelines for Reserving a Room

Room requests must be made at least one hour before reserved time. Reservation requests have to be made between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. This includes requests for weekend reservations. Rooms A and B will be held for students that need to utilize the software on the computers.

To reserve a room, please see or email Mallory Hall at mahall@davidson.edu.