Important Information: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Fall classes are scheduled to begin on September 9. Faculty, staff and students are at the center of our “OnCampus Plus” reopening plan. Click here to learn more. Read more here for up-to-date resources and communications about the coronavirus situation. For questions or to provide information that might be useful to the College, please email

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Teaching and Learning Essentials (TLE)

The Teaching & Learning Essentials (TLE) course is designed for Mercy College faculty teaching face-to-face courses to align their teaching strategies to their course outcomes with the goal of increasing overall student engagement. The Center for Teaching and Learning has been offered TLE every semester beginning in the fall of 2016. In order to complete the course, participants must attend two in-person workshops, then complete an eportfolio highlighting a new classroom activity, created through a backward design process, and intended to engage students through active learning practices. CTL Instructional Designers facilitate the course and are available for one-on-one meetings with faculty as desired.

As the faculty are drawn from various subjects across four schools, the completed eportfolios highlight a diverse array of classroom activities, assignments, and assessments. The eportfolio contains three sections: Introduction, Learning Activity Design, and What Happens Next.

For more information or to inquire about participation please email the Center for Teaching and Learning,