Founding of Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning

DCAL helps Dartmouth faculty members develop new teaching tools and strategies, especially purposeful applications of digital technology and new media.

The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) is an incubator of innovation in teaching and learning. The center provides resources, removes barriers, and builds partnerships to advance learning. DCAL helps faculty use evidence-based practices in their teaching to realize their most ambitious pedagogical aspirations and enhance Dartmouth's reputation as a national leader in education. 

Principal funding for the center comes from two generous alumni gifts: one from Gordon W. Russell, Class of 1955, establishing the Gordon W. Russell Endowment for the Advancement of Learning; the other from R. Stephen Cheheyl, Class of 1967, to endow the position of the center's director, the Cheheyl Professor. Since 2011, DCAL has also enjoyed generous support from the Judith and Allen Zern 1965 Fund.

Key programs and initiatives include DartmouthX, The Gateway Initiative, Social Impact Practicum (SIP), and the Learning Fellows Program

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