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 winter quarter for the following dialogue sessions:   

  • Times: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-12:50 p.m.
  • Dialogue Topics
    • Jan 16 & 17: How does safety influence our educational experiences?
    • Jan 30 & 31: How does resistance to change and fear of the unknown influence academia and impact your own life?
    • Feb 13 & 14: Is obtaining an education a political act?
    • Feb 27 & 28: In what ways do we as an institution, community, and individuals both uphold and combat systems of racial inequality and "token"ization?
    • Mar 13 & 14: What takes priority, a learner's creativity or the institution's expectations?


NEW LOCATION: Haggard Hall 222

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