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Inspiring and Promoting Excellence in Teaching

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) provides resources, workshops and one-on-one pedagogical support to Drexel University’s faculty and teaching assistants. We work with instructors across every school, college, and campus at Drexel.

Since our launch in 2019 over


of all faculty participated
in our workshops.

More than


of participants have
attended multiple workshops.

Our resources were accessed


times by Drexel faculty,
graduate students and staff.


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