The Rice Center for Teaching began in July 2022. Faculty interest for a teaching center was articulated in the 2021 Williams College Strategic Plan, which envisioned the Center as “a place that allows faculty to realize their fullest potential as teachers and mentors.” The Center was designed to “serve as a hub for resources and services and a space where faculty could reflect on their own teaching practices, learn about new strategies and approaches, and benefit from peer mentors and conversation partners.”

The Center was officially dedicated in June 2023 and the physical location of the Rice Center will open in Stetson Hall in Spring 2024.