"I never teach my students. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."

- Albert Einstein

Selected Articles

“Staying Focused on What Matters:  A Vision of Teaching at Midlife", Susan Singer and Carol Rutz, eds., Reflections on Learning as Teachers (Northfield, Minnesota:  College City Publications, 2004), 41-48.

“Why Advising?", Louis Newman, text from public appearance

Consultant on Learning and Teaching


Louis Newman
is Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Undergraduate Advising and Research.  During his years at Carleton he held many leadership positions— most recently from 2010 - 2013 as Director of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching.  He also served as a member of the Faculty Personnel Committee (tenure committee), as chair of the Academic Standing Committee, of the Education and Curriculum Committee, of the Institutional Review Board (oversight of human subjects research), of one of the Curricular Design teams that recommended changes to the College’s graduation requirements and of the strategic planning group tasked with looking into Carleton's curriculum.  He served as one of Carleton’s representatives to the Pew Roundtable in Higher Education.   He also served two terms as chair of the Religion Department.

Louis is available to consult with other institutions on a range of issues:

  • Faculty mentoring
  • Creating a collaborative department culture
  • Course design
  • Fostering faculty research
  • Engaging students in faculty research
  • Managing institutional change
  • Curricular development
  • Effective pedagogy
  • Assessment strategies for faculty, courses, and programs
  • Academic advising
  • Off-campus study programs
  • Student development
  • Establishing a center for learning and teaching
  • Faculty/student collaboration

To contact Louis about sharing his expertise on learning and teaching, click here.