• A row of books laying in a line across a table with a group of hands on either side touching the books together.
  • Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as together they consider questions related to teaching & learning during this quarter’s Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) dialogue sessions.

    The TLA meets from 12-12:50 p.m. every other Wednesday and Thursday beginning April 10 and 11 in Haggard Hall Room 222. No registration is required, and participants are free to drop in and join the groups even if they cannot stay for the entire session.

    All of the questions were created under the leadership and direction of the TLA facilitators, who are all students at Western. Each session gives participants the opportunity to consider a new topic related to teaching & learning that is both timely and relevant. Three of the dialogue questions this quarter are offered in affiliation with the Western Reads program, and are designed to complement specific selections from the book, "Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements."

    The goals of each dialogue session are to share well-rounded views related to teaching and learning, while encouraging the use of listening to understand and appreciate differences, and promoting open-mindedness and mutual respect for diverse perspectives. 

    The question for 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."

    For more information, see http://library.wwu.edu/tla. To sign up for the TLA listserv, email TLA@wwu.edu. (Students: there is also an opportunity to participate in the TLA for LIBR 340 “Speaking and Listening” practicum credit. For more information, contact: Shevell.Thibou@wwu.edu.)