Center for the Advancement of Learning

The Center for the Advancement of Learning is a fusion of the unit formerly known as the Center for Academic Technology and the Research Academy for Integrated Learning. Housed in the Learning Resources Division, the Center for the Advancement of Learning is an extension of the Office of the Chief Academic Officer that works with faculty, staff, graduate student instructors (TAs), postdoctoral scholars, and administrators across UDC’s colleges, divisions, and campuses.

The Center offers a diverse range of services, programs, and professional development activities to advance teaching and learning. The Center team maintains advanced degrees and certifications in a variety of academic disciplines, and provides programming in cross-disciplinary, discipline-specific, and institutional capacities. Each program is customized to the individual needs of departments, schools, and colleges. The Center strives to promote a learner-centered culture that values and rewards inclusive, innovative, and effective instruction and course design.


To enhance UDC’s culture of teaching and learning.


Our mission is to promote evidence-based instructional practices that advance learning and professional development. To fulfill the mission, we partner across the university to develop and sustain a culture that values learner-centered instruction, acknowledges the diversity of learners, and creates learning environments where all can achieve. Through collaboration, hands-on training, and individualized support, the Center furthers UDC’s mission of producing lifelong learners who will fulfill their maximum potential in the classroom and beyond.

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Location     |    Building 39, Level B (former Law Library)
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Tel               |    202.274.6628
Fax              |    202.274.6012

Office Hours: | M – F | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Professional Development

CAL provides workshops on a range of topics in teaching and learning, a well as one-on-one faculty consultations on topics such as…learn more

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UDC Online Learning

UDC offers over 100 online and hybrid courses, with more course offerings coming soon… learn more


Instructional Design and Technologies

Instructional design is the systematic process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of learning goals and the development of strategies to integrate, measure and achieve…learn more.

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CAL’s staff members present research findings at conferences and publish related articles in a variety of higher education communities… learn more