The Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons has a threefold mission and three levels of common spaces to further investigations into the theory and practice of teaching and learning at Lehman College. Our mission includes support of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), of teaching and learning services, and of the teaching and learning community. All Lehman faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to participate in the ongoing conversations and programming sponsored by the Commons as well as other Lehman departments and programs.
The Commons (or LTLC) will have centralized physical and online locations in addition to the network of projects and participants who will comprise the Commons community. By Fall 2013, the Old Pool area of the Old Gym Building will be renovated to provide small group and workshop space, as well as an informal café and charging centers for portable electronics. The LTLC will maintain an online presence with a calendar of events and registration access, as well as links to ongoing projects and resources, connections to working groups, and news of LTLC events and activities. Across campus and online, the LTLC will be present in online and hybrid education, formal and informal discussions of teaching and learning, and collaborative projects engaging technology and academic inquiry.
At present, the LTLC is supporting projects in the following areas:
- New Faculty Seminars
- Pedagogical and Best Instructional Practices Workshops
- Faculty Mentoring and Professional Review Preparation
- Faculty Coffee Hours
- Collaborative Workshops in Faculty Resources and Processes
- The STAR Mentoring & Coaching Program
- The Transfer Coaching Program
When the physical space is ready, the LTLC will operate as a resource and referral center for Lehman faculty, students, and staff. During our initial years, we will continue to support the above projects with facilitation, resources, consultation, referrals, and planning assistance.
Last modified: Jan 16, 2013