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