The CRTLE mission is to engage faculty in research-based practices that innovate and enhance their teaching resulting in clear and measureable advances in student learning. CRTLE is at the cutting edge in online and on campus education to promote students’ deep structured, logical thinking skills, and address their social, and emotional needs in today’s world. CRTLE prepares faculty and advances university teaching to ensure each UTA student is eminently prepared for the workplaces of the future.


The primary goals of CRTLE are to achieve university-wide teaching and learning excellence by:

  • Providing positive support for teaching, and inspiring and empowering faculty dedicated to ensuring all students successfully learn.
  • Collaborating with faculty across campus on research and grants, with emphasis on exploring and applying innovative and evidence-based teaching and learning practices.
  • Promoting experiential learning by engaging faculty in implementing the Maverick Advantage high-impact teaching practices: Community Engagement, Undergraduate Research, Career Development, Global Engagement, Leadership Development

Programs Under CRTLE