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Center for Teaching & Learning


The Hennepin Technical College Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports, promotes, and enhances excellent, effective, and inclusive teaching to increase student engagement, learning, and success.


The Hennepin Tech CTL supports a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at Hennepin Tech by fostering engagement, innovation, collaboration, and student success through the application of evidence-informed and inclusive best practices.

Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Hennepin Tech CTL will align with the Hennepin Tech Access to Success Strategic Plan. Specifically, the CTL will support the Equity and Inclusion goal to "provide an accessible, inclusive, and safe campus environment."


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What Works Well in Online Teaching

Effective practices for online or blended/hybrid courses, supports for new and experienced instructors, opportunities for reflection, and guidance on best practices and alignment of course and course components with principles of effective instructional design.

Download the Minnesota State Booklet (pdf 4.0MB)

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Philosophy of Community and Technical College Education

This non-credit, online, self-paced course was developed by system office faculty development staff with input from Minnesota State faculty members and has received Quality Matters certification. Although this course is required of all new unlimited, full-time college faculty, it is open to any Minnesota State college or university faculty member who wishes to complete it.

In this course, faculty will:

  1. learn about their faculty roles and responsibilities and how these fit into the large context of the Minnesota State system and higher education,
  2. be introduced to elements of quality course design and culturally responsive teaching, and
  3. interact with other Minnesota State faculty in discussions focused on improving learning and teaching.

It is delivered online through MnSite, the system office D2L Brightspace site.

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Contact Information

Room F107
Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park

CTL Faculty Coordinators

Susan Parry
Philosophy Faculty

Technology Support

Sally Lundeen-Hoff
Academic Technology Specialist