About Us

The CTA is a faculty-led organization that receives its funding through the AVP's office.


Our formal mission states:

The Center for Teaching and Advising, in support of the Mission of Gonzaga University, seeks to enhance learning by promoting an ongoing conversation among faculty about teaching and advising and by providing faculty with the instructional opportunities and resources necessary for exemplary work to occur in those areas. Specifically, the Center aims to

  • provide a venue for GU faculty to explore and exchange successful strategies for teaching and advising
  • cultivate a campus culture in which teaching and advising are highly valued, broadly discussed, and openly debated
  • promote the importance of advising as an integral part of teaching and learning
  • serve as a center where recent and emerging scholarship and practices in higher education are made available and accessible to the campus community
  • create a physical space on campus for conversation, reflection, and exchange of ideas among faculty and advisors from all disciplines
  • assist faculty in integrating the Gonzaga Mission into their teaching and advising
  • provide tangible support for teachers of The Core
  • promote faculty mentoring relationships
  • support faculty in their concurrent development as teachers, learners, and scholars in higher education



The CTA is located in room 106 of the Foley Library, across the hall from the Foley Teleconference Room. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, noon - 5:00 pm.


The Center is led by a faculty director who serves a 3-year term. The current Director of the CTA is Dr. David Boose, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology (boose@gonzaga.edu / (509) 313-6634).