Teaching-Learning Academy

About the TLA

TLA & Sustainability

With the support of WWU's Office of Sustainability, the TLA promotes the sustainable practices that contribute to a healthy environment locally and globally. In 2013, the TLA office achieved a platinum level Sustainable Office Certification through the leadership of their student employees. Visit Western's Sustainability Office Certification website to learn more about TLA's sustainable journey.

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Teaching-Learning Academy

A Community of Scholars Enhancing Western’s Learning Culture

The Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) is a dialogue forum for the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) at Western Washington University. Engaged in exploring how we can create a more equitable and inclusive teaching and learning community, TLA participants include students, faculty, and staff from across the University, as well as several alumni and community members. TLA Dialogues are free and open to the public, so please feel free to join us! 

Fall Dialogue - Link to Panel Recording

Collaborative Dialogue: Art and Identity | October 29th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm 

Join us as together we explore the question, “How do we communicate or express perceptions of our self to those around us?” Centered around the exhibition In Site: A New Realism, this dialogue event will highlight the culminating projects created by 10 students graduating from Western's BFA Studio Art program. The artists use diverse and deeply personal visual strategies to conjure new modes of perceiving past and present reality, investigating the ideas of history and identity. This dialogue is presented in partnership with the Western Gallery, and will be hosted online via Zoom.


Please check back regularly for updates, highlights from dialogue events will be posted shortly after the event date