Posts By: Mindy McWilliams

Creating Space for Learning: Reflections on TLISI 2022

For the first time in two years, we were able to hold our May Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI) partially in-person as we broke bread (and wine, and ice cream) and enjoyed some glorious weather on the back patio of the Healey Family Student Center. The institute comprised two days of in-person sessions that were live streamed, as well as two days of completely virtual programming. Our theme was Creating Space—an intentionally open, expansive, creative phrase that we hoped would inspire a range of responses to our Call for Session Proposals.

What We’re Reading: Connected Teaching

illustration by Clare Reid Recently a colleague lent me a book called Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education, by Harriet Schwartz (2019), in response to my interest in knowing more about growth and human development in the context of learning. The book introduced me to Relational Cultural Theory (RCT), a human development… Read more »