Transforming Student Learning

Our Research Projects

Learn about the Searle Center’s research and evaluation projects on teaching and learning in a wide variety of settings.

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What We Do

We work with instructors to enhance their teaching and with undergraduates to enhance their learning.

Learn about our opportunities for:

We also conduct research and evaluation on teaching and learning in higher education.

Read more about our mission.

Read our annual report 2017-2018.

A Message from Our Director

Dear Northwestern instructors, teaching assistants, students, and other colleagues,

We acknowledge the extraordinarily hard times we face, the intellectual and technical challenges, support of self and family, and especially the mental pressure and anxiety that educators at all levels may be experiencing while teaching and learning during this stressful time. 

In accordance with Federal, Illinois and Northwestern University guidelines, the Searle Center will not be holding any in-person events or meetings, and our building will not be open to visitors until further notice. We will be offering a variety of online sessions and webinars related to online teaching and learning, and we will still offer individual consultations and limited services. Faculty may wish to participate in the Practicum in Foundations of Online Teaching that we are offering in collaboration with IT, SPS, the University Libraries and Accessible NU.

Additionally chairs, curricular leads and individual faculty may wish to consider to proactively assess student readiness for student learning. We will seek to remain flexible, updating and adjusting our resources and offerings as the larger context may warrant.