The Undergraduate Learning and Teaching Committee gives undergraduates an active role in helping to shape the learning-and-teaching culture at Northwestern.
Over the long term, the Committee seeks to make an impact on the ways in which faculty and students understand and practice learning and teaching.
Committee Member Activities
Members of the Learning and Teaching committee engage in projects focusing on particular teaching-and-learning topics. Projects may be active over more than one academic year, so new members may join ongoing project groups.
In these groups, Committee members research the literature on their areas of focus, conduct their own research (e.g., through surveys or interviews), and develop and execute plans for disseminating information and creating discussion on the topic throughout Northwestern. Dissemination might happen through web-based materials, brownbag discussions, work with existing Northwestern offices, etc.
Committee members are expected to engage in creative collaboration as they develop ideas and carry out projects. To meet this goal, they should:
- Attend all required meetings (2–3 meetings per quarter).
- Be self-directed and motivated in order to move the group’s project forward on schedule.
- Provide positive support to the group and constructive critique of others’ ideas.
- Commit to challenging their own assumptions about learning and teaching.
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