The University of Guelph Teaching and Learning Network

The Teaching and Learning Network (TLN) focuses on coordinating the exchange of ideas and resources, knowledge mobilization and dissemination, and gathering information about faculty and instructor needs around teaching and learning at the University of Guelph. A key goal of the TLN is to increase efficiency and access and decrease duplication of similar efforts across Colleges and other units at UofG.  

This initiative from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) furthers the goals of the 2019 University of Guelph Teaching and Learning Plan (Goal 2: Advance and Further Develop Our Leadership in Teaching and Learning) and responds to recommendations from the 2021 Provost’s Task Force on Pedagogical Innovation to create infrastructures that promote cross-college and cross-campus communications and collaborations about teaching.  

The goals of the Teaching and Learning Network are to:  

  • Exchange ideas and resources around evidence-based, innovative, and promising teaching and learning practices.  
  • Coordinate communication and marketing of teaching and learning events and resources.  
  • Collaborate on cross-college and institutional teaching and learning projects involving knowledge creation and mobilization. The Network also initiates and plans strategic projects each year, depending on the goals of the institution and members.  
  • Gather information about faculty and instructor needs related to teaching and learning to inform the creation of programming/resources and institutional planning.  
  • Build educational leadership capacity across and within Colleges.  

Note: This Network will focus on teaching and learning initiatives outside of curriculum or program-level conversations.  

2023-2025 Core Members 

The network includes representatives from the following U of G colleges, campuses, units, as well as a graduate student and an undergraduate student representative:  

  • Janet Beeler-Marfisi (OVC)
  • Ruben Burga (Lang)
  • Michelle Fach (OpenEd)
  • Mason Friebe (Undergraduate student/CSA VP Academic)
  • Matthew LaGrone (Guelph-Humber)
  • Steve Loewen (Ridgetown)
  • Mavis Morton (CSAHS)
  • Melanie Parlette-Stewart (McLaughlin Library)
  • Sandra Parmegiani (COA)
  • Nabhan Refaie (Graduate student/GSA VP Internal)
  • Kerry Ritchie (CBS)
  • Andy Robinson (OAC)
  • Christie Stewart (Network Coordinator/Office of Teaching and Learning)
  • Julie Vale (CEPS)
  • Martin Williams (TLN Chair/Office of Teaching and Learning)  

For more information please visit Teaching and Learning Network website

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