While Faculty Commons is physically located in 116 Pearson Hall, our partners come from all areas of campus. Faculty Commons is a shared space that incorporates expertise from every unit on campus that supports teaching and those who teach. We know that sometimes you might feel that getting an answer is like sifting through alphabet soup–Faculty Commons is your one-stop-shop to connect with any of our partners in a welcoming, collaborative environment.
Academic Technology Services (ATS)
IT Academic Technology Services (IT-ATS) helps faculty and those who teach at UD improve teaching and learning through the effective application of technology. We provide personal assistance for in-class instruction and online learning.
Our services include classroom recording through UD Capture, video conferencing facilities and software, classroom clickers and polling, instructional project development, video hosting, in-class technical instruction, and the semi-annual Faculty Institute programs.
Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning (CTAL)
CTAL is a university-wide unit that supports instructional activities. Specifically, CTAL provides a range of free and confidential instructional services to help all members of UD’s teaching community to enhance the teaching, learning, and assessment processes.
- We believe that teaching, learning, and assessment are inextricably linked.
- We believe that teaching is a skill that can be developed and informed by knowledge, research, and reflection.
- We believe that learning is the essential outcome and purpose of teaching.
- We believe that the best learning occurs when guided by experts who continually assess their students’ and their own development, skills, and knowledge.
The UD Library
The mission of the University of Delaware Library advances teaching, learning, research and discovery for the University of Delaware Community by providing access to information worldwide, offering electronic, print and unique collections and establishing services and learning environments responsive to users’ needs. As the most comprehensive and broadly based collection in the state of Delaware and as one of the largest research libraries in the nation, the Library supports the needs of the citizens of Delaware and the national and international scholarly community.
Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE)
The Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education is a group of faculty from various disciplines who work together to help new and experienced faculty create and deliver active, engaged, high quality instruction. Since the mid-90s, ITUE has led many faculty development workshops at UD and on other campuses, both in the US and in other countries. Workshops focus on problem-based learning (PBL), student engagement, and team-based learning. ITUE maintains a Website and the PBL Clearinghouse, a resource for well developed, peer reviewed problems, organized by disciplines. ITUE actively partners with various groups across campus, including Academic Technology Services, the Center for Teaching and Assessing Learning, and student support services.
Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories (ISLL)
The University of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) is a hub of teaching and research on campus. The 194,000-square-foot facility brings together students and faculty from various disciplines to teach, learn and conduct research in a collaborative environment. Research provides content for the curriculum and students learn through the exploration of real-world problems.
Interdisciplinary Humanities Resource Center (IHRC)
The mission of the IHRC is to:
- strengthen faculty research and creative activity
- enhance its visibility as well as its vertical integration into the curriculum
- support initiatives involving multi-disciplinary research teams (both within the university and with external partners)
- foster intellectual community and public engagement
IT University Media Services (UMS)
University Media Services (IT-UMS) is responsible for the planning, management, creation, implementation, and technical support of professional audio/video production, campus and performance events (including Mitchell and Pearson Hall performance venues), classroom technology, and technical media support for the University community.
Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS)
Professional and Continuing Studies is the portal to the University of Delaware for adult and post-traditional learners. Our services for faculty include instructional design support, focusing on non-credit and certificate program development, and exam administration the UD Online Proctoring Center. For directors of online programs, PCS is the point of contact for state authorization as well as marketing strategy.
Additional services include academic advisement for non-traditional learners and UD employees at the ACCESS center, and Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) programs at Dover, Wilmington, and Lewes/Ocean View.
IT Client Support & Services (CS&S)
Client Support & Services (IT-CS&S) is often the first point of contact for students, faculty members, and staff members seeking help with technology. IT-CS&S focuses on helping the UD community use technology effectively and efficiently. IT-CS&S staff members also take the lead supporting productivity, research, and instructional tools for the UD community, student computing, research computing applications, LearnIT@UD, and assistance with hardware and software issues through the IT Support Center.
Office of Service Learning (OSL)
The Office of Service Learning provides a central location for information about service learning opportunities at the University of Delaware. This includes providing support and advisement to faculty interested in enhancing and developing service learning courses, developing new opportunities for students, and serving as a liaison with community partners interested in exploring new service learning connections with the University of Delaware.