Teaching and Learning Centers

Teaching and learning centers (TLCs) have been established by many (if not most) universities as well as other higher education institutions. Their remit typically includes a focus on the professional development of faculty and others engaged in supporting student learning (e.g., graduate teaching assistants) in the broad areas of teaching methods, curriculum design, and assessment. They often act as a catalyst for educational reform and innovation, and the exchange of ideas and best practice within and across disciplinary boundaries. This entry provides an overview of TLCs, then explores various aspects of TLCs, including learning technologies and instructional design, scholarship and research, professional development, engagement with students, and curricular innovation.


The position of TLCs within any institution and their relationship to other services and academic units varies ...

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