The Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center (NTLC) is devoted to promoting and supporting the art and science of teaching. The NTLC encourages valuing teaching and learning by all members of the UW-Stout community, through collaboration, creating programs for faculty development, and facilitating the use of technology.

Mission Statement

NTLC will share and value teaching and learning by:

  • creating a climate where colleagues find satisfaction in teaching and learning, build confidence in the effectiveness of their teaching, and have opportunities to share their classroom and research practices,
  • creating programs that nurture and support faculty development,
  • facilitating the use of technology in teaching and learning

Vision Statement

NTLC nourishes a campus culture of learning and teaching characterized by discovery, curiosity, innovation, collaboration and research. 


Programs sponsored by the NTLC's goals, mission and vision statements are closely aligned with the mission of the Nakatani Endowment Fund and the University's envisioning statements and Enduring Goals.


Arthur M. Nakatani

The Nakatani Endowment was established in 1993 through a bequest from Kiyo Nakatani, in memory of her late son, Arthur M. Nakatani, a UW-Stout alumnus. Arthur Nakatani earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from UW-Stout in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and taught elementary school in Hawaii until his death in 1989.

In 2008, the Teaching and Learning Center at UW-Stout was renamed the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center and assumed joint leadership with Learning Technology Services in promoting the goals of the Nakatani bequest to create and apply technology and research to promote the art and science of teaching. The programs offered by the NTLC are supported with funds from the Nakatani Endowment.