Committee on Teaching and Learning

Charge of the Committee: This committee shall support and promote effective teaching and learning on campus, including building faculty capacity to address diversity and inclusion in teaching and advising. The committee pursues these objectives through participation in the Faculty Commons. The Commons holds workshops, talks, reading groups, works-in-progress groups, and other methods designed to support best pedagogical practices. The Commons also oversees the implementation of Short Term innovation (course design and redesign, as well as practitioner-led courses), the May Conference, support for First-Year Seminar instruction, and new faculty development, as well as the maintenance of online resources for instruction.

Additionally, the members of the Committee on Teaching and Learning have the responsibility to study procedures for the evaluation of teaching and, in consultation with the Committee on Personnel: (1) to compose and, as necessary, to revise the student rating form necessary to implement Article IV, Section 5(b), of the Rules and Procedures Governing Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion; (2) to recommend acquisition of any necessary scoring apparatus and to consult on the computer programs necessary for statistical analysis of completed forms; (3) to assist the Committee on Personnel in carrying out its responsibilities as defined in Article IV, Section 2; (4) to recommend to the Committee on Personnel procedures for the selection of student letter-writers according to the provisions of Article IV, Section 2; (5) to perform on behalf of the Committee on Personnel whatever tasks of selection are necessitated by the provisions of Article IV, Section 2; (6) to recommend and, as necessary, to revise the design and the language of the call letters necessitated by Article IV, Section 2; (7) to recommend procedures for the evaluation of advising as an expected part of the teaching obligation.

Committee Members:

  • Krista Aronson (ex officio)
  • Anita Charles
  • Mike Dacey
  • Brett Huggett (chair)
  • Pamela Johnson