The Center for Teaching encourages and advances teaching and learning excellence at Iowa, and promotes a university culture that values and rewards exceptional teaching.  The Center is an advocate for effective, evidence-based, reflective teaching, a leader in faculty professional development, and a collaborative partner in sparking and shaping conversations about higher education on campus and beyond.

We partner with UI instructors and teaching assistants as well as collegiate and University administrators to create courses, curricula, and policies related to teaching excellence.

Center for Teaching services are available to anyone who teaches at Iowa including faculty, lecturers, staff, and teaching assistants.


  • To encourage and promote a University culture that values & rewards teaching and learning excellence;
  • To enhance teaching & learning excellence; and
  • To create, disseminate and model best practices for teaching.