Teaching and Learning Centres and their Institutional Identity

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
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Dunwoody B
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Teaching and Learning Centres have evolved from their original focus on instructional skills to a more fulsome institutional identity as agents of change managing initiatives around issues of teaching and learning. The power of the TLCs comes from the knowledge and skills of the professional staff and the neutral positioning of TLCs outside of Administration and Faculties. They are not simply the support for the professoriate nor solely the mouthpiece for the Senior Administration's agenda. This intersection is where TLCs find themselves situated as we take on the broader mission of teaching and learning.


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