Our Story

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation (STLI) is an academic innovation and faculty development center established in 2019 to break through disciplinary silos, explore new technologies, and connect colleagues across the university to advance teaching excellence. Housed on the main floor of Boswell Hall, STLI embodies the institution’s commitment to expanding, enhancing, and improving our students’ educational experiences. As a hub for instructors and co-educators, we serve our teaching community in responsive and strategic ways.

Learning at William & Mary combines teaching excellence with research innovation. As a leader in the evolution of liberal arts & sciences, William & Mary strives to promote learning, generate discovery, and advance innovation in higher education. STLI’s team of educators, designers, researchers, and consultants coordinates initiatives devoted to teaching effectiveness and creating opportunities to foster new ideas. We invite educators at William & Mary and beyond to learn with us as we pursue our mission and exhibit our values. 

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 learning, discovery, and innovation.

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