“How do we move beyond conversation to achieve self-sustaining equity and inclusivity at Western?”
That's the Teaching-Learning Academy’s BIG question for 2015-2016.
Faculty, staff, community members and more than 70 students worked collectively throughout fall quarter to create a shared question that addresses how we can better enhance the teaching and learning environment at Western. TLA participants will spend winter 2016 exploring and gathering data to address this question, and all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
The TLA dialogue sessions begin Jan. 13 and 14, and meets every other week for a total of five meetings for the quarter. There are four group options:
Wednesdays from noon to 1:20 p.m. (Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 9)
Wednesdays from 2 to 3:20 p.m. (Jan 13, 27; Feb 10, 24; Mar 9)
Thursdays from noon to 1:20 p.m. (Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 10)
Thursdays from 2 to 3:20 p.m. (Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 10)
While the sessions run for approximately 80 minutes, attendees are welcome to stop by based on their availability. All dialogue groups meet in the Learning Commons in Wilson 2 West.
Students can also participate for Communication practicum credit. For more information, contact Carmen.Werder@wwu.edu.
To sign up for a TLA dialogue session email Shevell.Thibou@wwu.edu.
The Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) is the central forum for the scholarship of teaching and learning at Western Washington University and brings together a broad spectrum of perspectives from across campus. Engaged in studying the intersections between teaching and learning, TLA members include faculty, students, administrators, and staff from across the University, as well as community members.