Teaching and Learning Initiative
the teaching and learning institute (tli) supports faculty in their role as teachers and promotes faculty dialogue on the art and science of college teaching.
the teaching and learning institute supports the professional development of faculty as teachers and promotes faculty dialogue on the art and science of college teaching. it offers faculty funding, workshops, guest speakers, and collaborative programs, all designed to cultivate pedagogical excellence and innovation. by fostering faculty community and encouraging exceptional college teaching, the tli enhances student learning.
the teaching and learning institute began in 2010, thanks to the generous assistance of the andrew w. mellon foundation and the vision and dedication of meredith goldsmith, associate professor of english and creator of the original tli, then the teaching and learning initiative. the teaching and learning institute is now fully supported by ursinus college. its co-directors work closely with the office of academic affairs, library and information technology, an advisory board from across the disciplines, and the tli student consultants.