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.

Whatcom Smart Trips

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 in Haggard Hall Room 222:   

Times: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-12:50 p.m.

Dates and questions are listed below:

  • Apr 10 & 11:  Is obtaining an education a political act? *This question was originally scheduled during winter quarter and was cancelled during that time due to inclement weather. 
  • Apr 24 & 25: How can universities foster an equitable environment that supports people of all abilities—physical, mental, and emotional? *This question is affiliated with the 2018-2019 Western Reads, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, chapter “Little Brown Mouse.”
  • May 8 & 9: How has colonial capitalism impacted your experience at WWU and in the community? *This question is affiliated with the 2018-2019 Western Reads, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, chapter “The River.” 
  • May 22 & 23: As participants in a system of higher education, what is our responsibility to serve our local and global communities? *This question is affiliated with the 2018-2019 Western Reads, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, chapter “Black Angel.”

 

Text-based image with the words: "Spring 2019 Off-Campus Dialogue: What is our role in creating a just and equitable workforce? Join us at the Ragfinery 1421 N. Forest May 2 at 4pm.Off-Campus TLA: The TLA is partnering with the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, Western’s Center for Community Learning, and the ReUse-Works Ragfinery, to host the spring quarter off-campus dialogue.  

This quarter's dialogue will be held at Ragfinery (1421 N. Forest St.) on Thursday, May 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30, and the question is: What is our role in creating a just and equitable workforce? The beginning of the session will feature ReUse-Works Ragfinery and other local non-profits, and will be followed by small breakout groups facilitated by TLA students.