Teaching-Learning Academy

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.

For travel information to our campus and latest transportation news, please visit the webpage for Sustainable Transportation.

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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 studying the intersections between teaching and learning, TLA members include students, faculty, and staff from across the University, as well as several alumni and community members.

Please join us spring quarter for the following dialogue sessions:   

  • Times: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-12:50 p.m.
  • Dialogue Topics
    • Oct 3 & 4: What does a liberal arts education mean? Is academia too career-oriented?
    • Oct 17 & 18: Does the grading system and standardized testing help or hurt student learning and progress?
    • Oct 31 & Nov 1: “We must create a system of inequality for the sake of the equity.” Do you agree? Can equity be achieved without sacrificing equality?
    • Nov 14 & 15: Is political correctness a form of censorship or an ideal for creating fairness?
    • Nov 28 & 29: How do we create a trusting learning environment?


NEW LOCATION: Haggard Hall 222

2012 TLA dialogue sub-group generating ideas for the BIG Question