Owen Center for Teaching & Learning
Owen Center for Teaching & Learning
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
  • Academic Coaching
  • Monitored Study Tables
  • Accessibility Services, including Accommodations
  • Study Abroad Support
  • Canvas Support
  • Academic Appraisals
  • Academic Improvement Plans
  • Testing Center

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
  • Canvas Support
  • 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.

Contact Information

Campus Center 314


Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our Team

David Briggs
Academic Advising Coordinator
Heidelberg University
David Briggs
Erin Chapman
Director Academic Advising
Campus Center 313
(419) 448-2479
Erin Chapman
Courtney DeMayo Pugno
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs|Executive Director of the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning|Associate Professor of History
Campus Center 316
(419) 448-2510
Courtney DeMayo Pugno
Rebecca Frank
Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology
Heidelberg University
(419) 448-2460
rebecca taylor
Amy Hammitt
Administrative Assistant for the Owen Center and American Junior Year Program
Campus Center 315
(419) 448-2301
Morgan Harrigan
Director of Academic Support|Senior Woman Administrator
Campus Center 315
(419) 448-2159
Morgan H
Alyssa Kontak
Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services
Campus Center 314
(419) 448-2484
Alyssa Kontak