Center for Teaching, Learning & Scholarship

Our Mission

The mission of the Roger Williams University Center for Teaching, Learning & Scholarship is to promote a campus culture that values teaching & learning excellence. CTLS provides all members of our scholarly community with research-based programs, resources, and support that honor the diversity of learning, teaching, and disciplinary styles. CTLS staff offer expert advice and support in the areas of instructional design, instructional technologies, scholarship development, and research with special emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Individual and Program Consultation
  • Workshops for Faculty
  • Seminars and Keynote speakers
  • Integration of Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design Support
  • Scholarship Development Support
  • Teaching & Learning Library

Becky Spritz
Associate Provost of Academic Affairs
(401) 254-3175

Adria C. Updike
Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Associate Professor of Physics
(401) 254-3518

Stephanie Hijazi
Instructional Design Trainer
(401) 254-3187

Sonia Benevides
Instructional Technology Administrator
(401) 254-3187

Natalie Markward
Instructional Technologist
(401) 254-3187


Contact the Center via email at: or call (401) 254-3187

Visit us in the University Library on the Bristol campus Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5:30 PM