The Owen Center for Teaching & Learning is committed to helping all students reach their full academic potential. It is our goal to help each student become a successful, independent, and lifelong learner.
The Owen Center for Teaching and Learning serves the Heidelberg community by promoting best practices in faculty teaching and student learning, empowering faculty, students, and staff to achieve success. The OCTL provides wrap-around teaching and learning support for all students and faculty so that all support services integrate seamlessly into a comprehensive network of student support.
Our services for students include:
Holistic Academic Advising
Peer Tutoring Services
Monitored Study Tables
Accessibility Services, including Accommodations
Study Abroad Support
Academic Improvement Plans
The Owen CTL maintains up-to-date resources for all students in Canvas. At the start of each semester, all Heidelberg students are added to the Academic Support Canvas Course that contains current academic support schedules, Beeghly Library information, academic advising resources, information about accessibility services, and information about study abroad programs
Our services for faculty include:
Developmental Observations of Teaching
Small Group Instructional Diagnostics
IDEA Student Survey Support
New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring
HYPE Day Faculty Development Programs
Consultations related to Academic Support, Academic Advising, and Accessibility
The Owen Center for Teaching and Learning also maintains up-to-date resources for all faculty in Canvas. At the start of each semester, all Heidelberg instructors (full-time and part-time) are added to the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning Canvas course. The Owen Center for Teaching and Learning Canvas Course contains resources specifically for faculty, including resources to support in-person, hybrid, and online pedagogy; tutorials and how-to guides for utilizing campus technology such as Oasis, Guardian, Canvas, BNC’s textbook adoption portal, and IDEA student surveys; institutional resources such as the syllabus template and academic honesty policy; and resources to support academic advising and accessible teaching.
The Owen Center for Teaching and Learning also administers Academic Alerts. Any member of the faculty or staff who has concerns about a student’s academic performance should submit an Academic Alert by filling out an Incident Communication Form and selecting “Academic Alert” from the dropdown menu. Faculty and staff should report any student who is struggling academically, missing classes, or otherwise behaving inappropriately.