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.

Next Workshop

Applying Rigor, Relevance, and Excellence in Your Teaching: 
A CLASS Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshop

Friday, March 20, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Park Library 413D

Join the CLASS Excellence in Teaching and Learning Committee and the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support for a hands-on workshop on course re-design. In keeping with President Davies’ call for rigor, relevance and excellence in our academic programs--and in response to CLASS’s strategic initiative to “transform programs to increase our reach to students and to prepare them for meaningful lives and fulfilling careers” through engaged, high-impact practices--the ETLC is offering an interactive workshop on creating active learning. We ask that you bring a course or specific assignment that you want to transform in rigorous and relevant ways; we’ll provide faculty mentors who will workshop ideas during the session. In particular, faculty experts will be on hand to guide you in the following areas:

  • Developing student expertise and agency through your assignments
  • Creating engagement in introductory-level courses
  • Integrating applied learning that is rigorous and relevant
  • Designing rigorous hybrid courses 
  • Infusing practice-based learning into your courses
We welcome those who are curious about, contemplating, trying out, or experienced with active learning, flipped or hybrid formats, community engagement, and practice-based approaches. This session will provide you the time and space to get started or refine your teaching innovations.