Perhaps we could start this discussion with some introductions by saying a little about ourselves and why we are interested in teaching and learning (T&L) centres.
I work with the Educational Support and Innovation division of the Learning and Instructional Development Centre at SFU, and I've been here for almost 3 years. I'm currently visiting the T&L centres at several universities in the UK. Last week I visited the University of Sussex and will soon be visiting the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde and Glasgow. I hope to learn about each of these centres and the types of work that they do.
In this seminar, I hope you'll share information about your centres/units and learn about centres eslewhere and what they do and how they do it.
Please introduce yourself, and once we've done that I'd like to look at three elements in particular:
1. The phlosophical foundations, or learning theories, that underlying and shape the activities of T&L centres.
2. The sort of faculty development activities in T&L centres.
3. The kinds of programs or projects that are offered in T&L centres.
Please feel free to contribute a brief about your own T&L centre - if you would like to do this, I suggest that you start of new discussion thread - just like Norm did.