Nothing comes to mind under the heading "great resources" but one big idea is to make sure folks do some serious critical thinking about the question of why a university or college would have a "teaching and learning" center in the first place. Would a restaurant have a "cooking and dining" section apart from the whole restaurant? Would a gym have a center for physical fitness? The message that a CTL sends is that the thing that professors are doing is not really teaching and learning and that we need specialists and special places where it ACTUALLY happens. To my mind, it's too often a resource grab. How to fix? Start with the people who teach courses and try to figure out what services and infrastructures would help them be more successful at what they are trying to do (apply design thinking to the teachers as users). When we bypass them and fetishize "student centeredness" we are explicitly trying to design the instructors out of the system. While it is the case that lots in higher education are in fact trying to do that, assuming we are not in that crowd, we'd want to START with some instructor-centeredness (to coin a clumsy word). My gut would tell me that a smart place to start would be to think about 80:20 situations - what sorts of things have instructors spending 80% of their time serving only 20% of their students or 20% of their job. Those are leverage opportunities.

Along the way, be sensitive to the fact that "everyone thinks they're a teacher/professor" and that the sport of telling teachers how to do their jobs is a national past time.

Be evidence driven in a critical thinking way: just because it's a trend does not mean it's a good idea for your school. Just because it fits with the ideology of the moment does not mean it will be cost-effective to implement here. Just because it would provide work for our favorite people does not mean it's the right thing for us to adopt. Amazing how often these obvious bits of critical thinking fly out the window.

A related maxim I've been playing with lately: beware solutions looking for problems; try to stay on the side of (real) problems (with measurable cost) worth solving looking for (effective and cost effective) solutions. One of the problems of getting "the right folks to the table" is the most of the folks want a job (that is, they want the solution they can provide to find a problem people care about). It's just an organizational reality, but one that steers us wrong lots.