The Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) provides forums for exploration of classroom practice, including:
- The Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT) program: one-on-one, semester-long partnerships between a faculty member and an undergraduate student who is not currently enrolled in the faculty member’s course; can be linked to Faculty Pedagogy Seminars or be free standing.
- Faculty Pedagogy Seminars: semester-long seminars offered as an option to all incoming faculty members in exchange for a reduced teaching load in the first year.
- Pedagogy Circles for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Weekly, student-led, semi-structured conversations designed to support cross-constituency dialogue around developing inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist approaches to teaching and learning across campus contexts (within and beyond classrooms).
- Pedagogy Workshops for Graduate Students: weekly two-hour sessions for all graduate students; sessions work as stand-alone workshops or can be taken as a course for credit.
Funded originally by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and now supported jointly by Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, the TLI embraces a partnership model of faculty and student academic development.
Partnership is "…a collaborative, reciprocal process through which all participants have the opportunity to contribute equally, although not necessarily in the same ways, to curricular or pedagogical conceptualization, decision making, implementation, investigation, or analysis." —Cook-Sather, Bovill, & Felten (2014) Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching, pp. 6-7