About the LTC

Welcome to the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center (LTC), the University of Dayton's laboratory for innovation in learning and teaching. We hope that you will visit the LTC on the ground floor of Roesch Library and on our website for materials and information that are helpful and inspiring. Whether you are a member of the University of Dayton community or a visitor from afar, we offer you some UD Marianist hospitality and will do our best to help you find what you are looking for.

The LTC fosters a culture of transformational learning through professional and leadership development, educational technologies, and student learning support. In our physical space you will find useful reference materials on learning and teaching, and comfortable space to read, study, collaborate, and/or reflect. If you are a faculty person, perhaps you might join a community of faculty that teach in the Studio, a flexible instructional space that accommodates a variety of pedagogies. Our programs, serLTC department services, resources and environments provide new approaches to maximizing learning of students, faculty, and staff.

The LTC consists of four areas: Office of Learning Resources, Faculty and Leadership Development, Writing, Research, and New Media, and Curriculum Innovation and e-Learning (a unit of UDit).

The Office of Learning Resources is a learning resource for students, parents, faculty and staff. OLR offers a wide variety of services to assist all students in achieving academic success at the university. If you’re a faculty member, Learning Resources can help you understand student learning needs and can support your work in the classroom.

Faculty and Leadership Development offers a variety of programs & services to support the professional development of department chairs and faculty, focusing on strengthening teaching and research. We also provide leadership development programming for faculty and staff.

The Office of Writing, Research, and New Media (WRNM) offers a range of services and programs in all three areas for both faculty and students. Through the Write Place, peer tutoring is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty are supported through individual consultations as well as workshops and seminars on writing across the curriculum, teaching with new media, and establishing successful research agendas.

Curriculum Innovation and E-Learning, a unit of UDit, provides information technology training & support for technology-enhanced and distance learning courses. We catalyze innovations in technology to support academic programs & to improve learning environments.

If you are a UD visitor, our staff is eager to support your work in the classroom and beyond, whether you are a faculty member or a student, and to help you learn more about learning and teaching. To add ambiance and substenance to your LTC experience, The Blend, a student-owned coffee and espresso bar, sells excellent coffees and light pastries. The student management and employees get a real education in applying classroom concepts to real-life situations, and demonstrate what we value so deeply—active and engaged learning, and learning by doing.

Our Vision

Enhancing potential through transformational learning.

Our Mission

With enthusiasm and experience we foster a culture of transformational learning through professional and leadership development, educational technologies, and student learning support. Working collaboratively, we support campus initiatives by providing a framework for academic excellence. Our diverse programs, services, resources, and environments both serve and lead the university in new approaches to maximizing learning.

Our Values

Character, Commitment, Communication, Community, Dynamic Environment, Ethics, Faith, Fun, Impact, Innovation, Leadership, Professionalism