A Community of Peers
The Collaborative for Learning and Teaching is a support center on campus for Trinity faculty and teaching staff to find resources and learn more about teaching in higher education.
We offer talks, workshops, and consultations on a wide range of topics in teaching and learning. We bring in outside speakers and pedagogy experts to support the work of our faculty. We also host events to highlight the amazing and innovative teaching happening across campus.
Get in touch for help with academic software, or to brainstorm ideas for using academic tech in your course.
The Collaborative offers grant opportunities to faculty and teaching staff interested in pedagogical innovation.
So what do we do?
- Support the development and exchange of ideas and practices for effective teaching
- Engage students to share their perspectives on learning
- Host presentations, discussions, workshops, and scholarly communication activities
- Provide instructional and curricular support
- Offer incentives for pedagogical experimentation and scholarship through grants
- Work with other Trinity offices and programs to support faculty
The Collaborative produces a diverse, regularly evolving calendar of events for faculty and staff to acquire and share information, resources, and ideas for creative and effective teaching.
Book clubs provide an opportunity each semester for both faculty and staff to come together and discuss a common reading.
Early Career Faculty Events
The Collaborative supports early career faculty through events tailored specifically to their unique needs.
Pedagogy Workshop Series
Instructional workshops hosted by Collaborative staff focused on teaching, student engagement, and academic technology.
Collaborative programs are intended to provide more extensive, in-depth, and personalized support than our regular events. Many of these programs encourage a deeper level of transdisciplinary collaboration and conversation amongst faculty of differing ranks and actively solicit student perspectives as a tool for faculty development and appreciation.
A series of seminar-style workshops and online modules that help faculty and teaching staff explore pedagogical approaches or methods.
Communities of practice where participants come together to share knowledge and experiences, seek feedback, and ask questions.
Tigers As Partners (TaP)
One-on-one student and faculty partnerships in which students provide reflective feedback on student engagement in a faculty’s course
Grants and Funds
The Collaborative is proud to champion continual professional development for Trinity faculty in the areas of learning and teaching. Funds are currently available to support the following activities:
- The Mellon Initiative invites you to apply for CUREs (Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience), Humanities/Arts Lab, or Regional Research Project Development Grants.
- Core Capacities Grants for the development of WC, OVC, and DL core capacities courses.
- Course Redesign Grants for the development of courses that integrate innovative pedagogical practice
- Natural Sciences Approach Grants for courses that serve in the Pathways curriculum and appeal to students outside of STEM majors.
- QEP Course Revision Grants for courses serving the Starting Strong QEP plan.
Services and Resources
The Collaborative provides a number of individualized services that allow faculty members, teams, programs, and departments to receive assistance related to pedagogical needs and inquiries.
One-on-one feedback on instructional design, student engagement, and more.
Informed feedback to help you reflect on your teaching practices.
Resources in the field of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Opportunities to learn about uses of technology in the classroom.
Reserve Collaborative space for pedagogical events.
Want to take advantage?
Learn about even more services and resources offered virtually or in our Coates Library space.