Excellence in Teaching and Learning Committee


The charge of the Excellence in Teaching & Learning Committee within the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences is to encourage the exploration and application of pedagogies aimed at improving student learning in the college’s departments. To that end, the committee will initiate activities such as faculty seminars, discussion forums, etc., and encourage and support efforts within departments, the college, and the university to identify and integrate effective learning strategies into existing courses. The committee also awards the college’s annual Excellence in Teaching & Learning Awards.


  • Chaired by the associate dean of CLASS
  • One representative from each college department. 2-year term. May be reelected/appointed for additional terms.
  • 2-3 at large Teaching & Learning Collective liaison members
  • Required attendance (or a departmental substitute when necessary) at monthly meetings

Conferences & Workshops

The Excellence in Teaching & Learning Committee hosts conferences and workshops throughout the year. 

In 2018, the Teaching and Learning Collective merged with the college's Excellence in Teaching Committee to form the Excellence in Teaching & Learning Committee. The TLC was a grassroots, college-based initiative aimed at looking at ways in which we could promote effective strategies for improved teaching and learning. It quickly received university-wide attention, and became—with the support of the Provost’s Office and the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support—a university endeavor led by the TLC community within our college and across campus.