History of the Teaching and Learning Institute
“Are we teaching?”
“Are they learning?”
“How can we improve both activities?”
These questions are at the heart of the academic enterprise. At the request of the ACA Deans’ Council, the Teaching & Learning Institute (TLI) began in the summer of 2003 at Montreat College to provide professional development for faculty on pedagogical techniques. Each year the Institute has benefited from and built on the experiences of the previous participants.
Today, TLI serves all qualified faculty, staff, and administrators of ACA member institutions in a comprehensive, week-long workshop on engaged pedagogy delivered by national experts and ACA
master-teachers. The Institute reviews integrated learning, student centered learning theories, techniques and best practices as they relate to college teaching and learning.
This workshop may change the way you think about college-level instructional techniques while increasing student learning in your courses!