L&S TLA supports L&S instructors, departments, and L&S Administration’s efforts to promote excellence in academic administration and teaching. Our overarching goal is to help L&S provide world-class learning experiences for students.
The Instructional Design Collaborative (IDC)
The IDC collaborates with instructors, staff, and departments in creating modern and effective learning experiences using established course design principles and technical expertise.
A Resource For TAs
We assist TAs with professional development and directing to appropriate resources. Our Team offers a number of programs to support both new and returning TAs, including TA Training, a workshop series, and a peer observation program.
First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)
FIGs are clusters of (usually) three UW classes, linked together to explore a common theme, and offered to incoming freshmen who attend these classes together as a cohort. At the heart of each FIG is a top-notch instructor who develops and leads a class exclusively for students in their FIG. The FIG seminar is capped at 20 students and may include outside-the-classroom experiences, like field trips, to help you explore the topic and get to know their classmates.