- Provide a structure for exploring teaching topics featuring current evidence-based practices and expertise from L&S.
- Serve as a catalyst for conversations about teaching among communities of L&S instructors.
- Support instructors in intentionally integrating teaching practices.
- Inclusively co-create a responsive and evolving resource that reflects L&S ideas and values.
We recognize that our community already has a wealth of expertise and experience to share and from which we can all learn. As such, the L&S Exchange Teaching Network aims to support learning via discussion among new and existing communities of instructors and reflection by individual instructors.
To support learning through conversation, it is important to begin from a basic shared understanding. The Teaching Network presents background information on inclusive teaching to help form a shared understanding, but we acknowledge that this information is not comprehensive. Rather, we hope that our L&S community will contribute to and build from this foundational content. We also aim to expand on this content over time.
A note from the curators, Molly Harris and Laura Schmidli:
Curating and editing the L&S Exchange Teaching Network is by turns fun, challenging, enlightening, and inspiring. We have been enjoying discovering new ideas and sharing them with a wider audience, and we’ve also found the process to be one of learning and growth for ourselves as educators, collaborators, and people. We are complex individuals, each with some aspects of our identities that are privileged and others that are marginalized. Our identities and perspectives are likely present in this work; however, as curators we strive to explore a diversity of perspectives beyond our own and to amplify voices from across the college and campus communities. We hope that this spirit of collaboration and your continued contributions will keep the Teaching Network alive, relevant, and inclusive.