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.

Dean Eric Wilcots teaching in a classroom

Highlights from TLA

Recent Communications

Recent communications from L&S Teaching and Learning Administration can be accessed at the linked KB page.


Attend the Fall 2022 Virtual Workshops for L&S TAs! Details available in the link above.

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.

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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.

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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.

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