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Centers for Teaching Support

DCAL should serve as your first stop for information about support for teaching and for your professional development as a teacher.  Use the menubar at right to find a broader list of resources and complete information about DCAL programs and activities. Below is a list of those centers of support we believe you should explore in your first year teaching at Dartmouth.

The Library

You will want to know all about how the library supports your research needs, but also explore its support for your courses.  In particular look for reserves, both hard copy and online, the Jones Media Center, and library instruction for your course, your students and yourself.  The Director of Education and Outreach for the Library is a member of the  DCAL team and has an office in our suite in the southeast wing of Baker.

Educational Technologies

Besides maintaining the Blackboard course management system, Curricular Computing offers many other forms of support for your teaching and your development as a teacher.  See them about your specific needs and ideas.  They are part of Academic Computing, conveniently located on the main level of Berry Library, behind the reference area.

Discipline-specific support for computing is also available from Arts and Humanities Support StaffSocial Sciences Support Staff and Sciences Support Staff

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric (IWR)

The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric fosters students' abilities as writers, speakers, and critical thinkers. The Institute promotes a culture of writing and rhetoric across campus through courses, through peer engagement among students, and through sustained conversation among faculty. The Writing and Rhetoric Program is the largest program in Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth and offers over 125 sections of Writing 2-3, Writing 5, and First-Year Seminars. It is the only program at Dartmouth comprising faculty from all departments.

RWiT: Center for Research Writing and Information Technology

Part of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, RWiT is located near the Computing Help Desk in Berry Library.  RWiT is an important resource for your students when they are conducting research and writing essays and papers.

Arts & Humanities Resource Center (AHRC)

The AHRC provides a number of support services for faculty in the Arts & Humanities. Located in Bartlett Hall, the AHRC staff are available for computer consultation and support, digitization of multimedia materials, advice on new and emerging  software and hardware tools for teaching, and are especially familiar with the issues of foreign language teaching, including multi-lingual computing and international media support. The facilities of the AHRC include workstations for faculty use and a variety of hardware available for loan (such as video cameras, audio recorders, iPods, and laptops). Network services offered to faculty include personal and course-based filesharing as well as streaming of classroom media content.

The Academic Skills Center

Another important resource for your students, the ASC offers a wide range programs to help students learn, including a website containing study tips and learning strategies videos and learning/advising handouts.  Academic advisors are also available to help students with learning strategies, study skills and pre-major advising.  The Tutor Clearinghouse actively recruits students who have done well in their coursework to be tutors and matches them with students taking the same course who request peer tutoring support. The Study Group program partners with faculty to arrange weekly course-specific sessions for students, led by trained student leaders.

Last Updated: 7/22/14