Programming Overview

Programming Overview

Teaching & Learning Talks

Teaching & Learning Talks (TLTs) are structured as a three-part series designed to explore new teaching & learning methods and practices. Intended to appeal to a broad audience at W&M, the three sessions are bound by a unifying framework. The goal of each session is to explore and expand our teaching and learning practices. TLTs serve as a gateway for “deeper dives” into these practices as needed and showcase W&M’s faculty work.


When participants come to workshops they can expect to discuss various teaching and learning topics, share instructional problems of practice, offer suggestions to others, and gain strategies to implement in their own courses. Workshops are led by STLI facilitators and campus partners.

Community Conversations

Community Conversations serve as an opportunity to share your ideas about broader topics within the William & Mary community at large. These conversations will help instructional faculty, co-educators, and students alike understand the complex landscapes and ecosystems of teaching and learning at William & Mary. These conversations, intended to stimulate innovative ideas and understand difficult problems, are led by STLI certified facilitators.

Learning Labs

Learning Labs are an opportunity for people throughout the William & Mary community to acquire a new skill or create a new product. Whether you’re interested in video editing or podcasting or learning how to collaborate with your students and colleagues, Learning Labs offer in-depth lessons taught by experts.

Major Events

Teaching & Learning Symposium

The Teaching & Learning Symposium celebrates learning across the university and promotes new ideas and connections. This campus-wide event will highlight sessions, discussions, and presentations about unique or effective teaching techniques, concepts, and approaches.

View 2022 Teaching & Learning Symposium Program

Digital Humanities Symposium

The Digital Humanities Symposium brings together faculty and co-educators from across William & Mary to share research and course development practices in a variety of venues, from lectures to round table discussions to poster presentations to in-depth workshops.

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STLI Teaching Retreat

The STLI Teaching Retreat: Ramping up for Spring 2022 builds connections and community with opportunities for consultation with STLI team members, student partners, and colleagues. The STLI Teaching Retreat is a companion event to the bi-annual W&M Libraries Writers’ Retreat.

View January 2022 Teaching Retreat Program

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New Faculty Course Design Institute

The New Faculty Course Design Institute (CDI) is a teaching and learning seminar held in August. The seminar consists of asynchronous and synchronous activities for new William & Mary instructors (TE, NTE, and other faculty in a teaching role). This event provides an opportunity to build or enhance higher education course design skills and create multiple products in preparation for the fall semester.

View the August 2021 New Faculty CDI Program