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Center for Teaching @ NVCC: About the CFT

The Center for Teaching (CFT) was established in 1987 within the Connecticut Community College system as a vehicle to promote teaching excellence through the sharing of ideas, the interaction of faculty members on each campus, and the creation of coordinated professional development opportunities related to pedagogy.  The Center for Teaching offers annual system conferences and programs focused on specific themes, local programs addressing individual college needs, and intensive teaching workshops stressing active learning pedagogy. All of these programs reflect a desire for inter-college collaboration and a need for shared resources, both creative and financial.

Ruth Urbina-Lilback, Teaching and Learning Consultant

203-575-8129   or email

Chris Rempfer and Nikki McGary, Center for Teaching Committee Chairs

Chris Rempfer, Center for Teaching Co-chair

203-575-8245, or  email

Nikki McGary, Center for Teaching Co-chair

203-596-2103, or email

New! Go2Knowledge

Thoughts about teaching, from great minds

  • "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." (Albert Einstein)
  • "Getting people to think about what they think, and asking them questions about it, is the best way I know how to teach." (Eleanor Duckworth)
  • "Stop packing your bags.  We still have 15 seconds left of class." (Anonymous)