Centers for Teaching Support

DCAL should serve as your first stop for information about support for teaching and for your professional development as a teacher.

The Library

You will want to know all about how the Dartmouth College Library supports your research needs, but also explore its support for your courses. In particular look for reserves, both hard copy and online, the Jones Media Center, and library instruction for your course, your students and yourself. The Director of Education and Outreach for the library is a member of the DCAL team and has an office in our suite in the southeast wing of Baker.

Educational Technologies

The Ed Tech team supports faculty in the Arts & Sciences with a wide range of services, from course design consults to general technology support for academic departments. We implement emerging digital learning initiatives such as DartmouthX and the Gateway Course initiative at Dartmouth, and provide training for educational tools like Canvas, clickers and WordPress.

Classroom Technology Services

Classroom Technology Services develops, manages, and maintains technology systems that support undergraduate courses, academic conferences, administrative functions, and campus events. We provide specialized in-room support, consultation and training services to assist the Dartmouth community with the technical and logistical aspects of technology use in classrooms, meeting rooms and collaborative settings across campus. We also support the initial deployment and ongoing maintenance of Arts & Sciences technology classrooms.

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric

The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric (IWR) fosters students’ abilities as writers, speakers, and critical thinkers. The Institute promotes a culture of writing and rhetoric across campus through courses, through peer engagement among students, and through sustained conversation among faculty. The Writing and Rhetoric Program is the largest program in Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth and offers over 125 sections of Writing 2-3, Writing 5, and First-Year Seminars. It is the only program at Dartmouth comprising faculty from all departments.

Center for Research Writing and Information Technology

Part of the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, the Center for Research Writing and Information Technology (RWiT) is located near the Computing Help Desk in Berry Library.  RWiT is an important resource for your students when they are conducting research and writing essays and papers.

The Academic Skills Center

Another important resource for your students, the Academic Skills Center (ASC) offers a wide range of programs to help students learn, including a website containing study tips and learning strategies videos and learning/advising handouts. Academic advisors are also available to help students with learning strategies, study skills and pre-major advising.

The Tutor Clearinghouse actively recruits students who have done well in their coursework to be tutors and matches them with students taking the same course who request peer tutoring support.

The Study Group program partners with faculty to arrange weekly course-specific sessions for students, led by trained student leaders.