Our Story

Welcome to the Studio

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation was established in 2019 to break through disciplinary silos, adopt appropriate new technologies, and more strongly connect with and lead colleagues across the university to advance teaching excellence. Our desire to connect, collaborate, and serve as a hub for instructors, co-educators, and students alike pushes us daily to serve our community in responsive and strategic ways.

Housed on the ground floor of Swem Library, STLI embodies the institution’s commitment to expanding, enhancing, and improving our students’ educational experiences.  William & Mary combines teaching excellence with research innovation. As we continue striving to become the preeminent Liberal Arts & Sciences university of the 21st Century, we must further strengthen our abilities to promote learning, generate discovery, and advance innovation. The establishment of an integrated Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation serves to coordinate existing initiatives devoted to teaching effectiveness while creating new opportunities to ignite and incubate innovative ideas and approaches, and to showcase these at our institution and beyond.

Our Mission

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation inspires and advances teaching and learning across William & Mary.
We catalyze community and collaboration at the intersection of innovation, learning and discovery.

Our Values

Engage – Collaborate with educators at all career stages and appointments

Connect – Foster faculty learning communities to explore new possibilities for teaching and learning together

Teach – Provide learning experiences through programs, consultations, observations, and online resources

Incubate – Nurture innovation efforts that encompass multiple units to further the university’s research and academic mission

Learn – Coordinate initiatives across the university to lead and support teaching and learning 

Empower – Embrace and include students as consultants and collaborators

Explore – Research new pedagogical models, emerging technologies, and digital learning environments

Lead – Provide vision and expertise in 21st century teaching and learning