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The Office of Teaching and Learning offers a group of educational experts and affiliated faculty and staff who work with you to develop successful programs from your ideas. It is also a supportive place to find assistance to better your teaching. Our reach is broad, encompassing all subject areas and interdisciplinary approaches to education.

Communicating with our broad audience is essential to serving our mission of sharing best practices. If you are interested in our programs and services we encourage you to subscribe to our Information Link System. We also invite you to share your information through our Information Link System by submitting your events, news, tips, and more.


Creating and sharing best practices to enhance teaching and learning.


Transformed teaching for lifelong learning.


The Office of Teaching and Learning believes that good teaching practices support student success and great teachers commit to professional change. We provide an introduction to, and training in, teaching models that enhance student learning.  Engaging students in the learning process produces better results.

In addition, we believe:

  • All students can learn.
  • All teachers must continue to learn.
  • We learn together.
  • There is richness to our differences that make it worthwhile to learn together.

Together we can reinvigorate the teaching mission of North Dakota State University. View all key messages. (PDF)

NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan

View the NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan document (Word Document)
View the NDSU Office of Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan document (PDF)
View the OTL Strategic Plan Review for 2016-2017 (Word Document)
View the OTL Strategic Plan Review for 2016-2017 (PDF)


The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) was formally established on July 1, 2015, from the merger of several independent offices on the campus, including Distance and Continuing Education and the Center for Science and Mathematics education. Programs under each organization became part of OTL. The organization’s creation was specifically called for by the May 2015 NDSU Strategic Plan. OTL has since added the Office of Assessment to its portfolio, as well as several university programs, including the Graduate Teaching Certificate and the Peer Teaching Partnership Program. It is also the central office for the five-year National Science Foundation-funded Gateways-ND instructional development project.

Staff members from the former Office of Distance and Continuing Education became part of the new Office of Teaching and Learning, bringing with them roughly 200 collective years of experience and extensive knowledge about NDSU.  In addition, several people from the NDSU campus were brought on as part- or full-time staff and/or graduate assistants. 

We Learn Together Blog

link to We Learn Together Blog

This new blog for the Office of Teaching and Learning focuses on a variety of teaching-related subjects. The We Learn Together Blog researches and writes posts about different teaching techniques that may enhance your teaching.

Interested in learning more about a specific topic or have a desire to write for the blog? Send your suggestions and/or an outline to

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Office of Teaching and Learning
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7015
Campus address: Family Life Center (FLC) 314
Mailing address: Dept 2020 PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-2020

Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017 9:40:00 AM