Research Academy for University Learning

What We're All About

We encourage, facilitate, and contribute to a faculty conversation about how university students learn, how we can best foster that learning, and how we and our students can best understand its nature and progress.


What's New and What's Coming for Fall 2015...

  • Provost's Series on University Teaching and Learning Guest Speaker Series (confirmed speakers coming soon...)
  • Faculty Book Discussion Group - Fall and Spring
  • New! e-Dialogues (formerly Teaching Circles):
  • Faculty workshops on Contemplative Pedagogy, Assignments and Reading Strategies, and more!


Past Events:

  • Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis, Goucher CollegeThe 6th Annual University Teaching and Learning Showcase announces two special guest speakers! Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis, Assistant Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Goucher College, and Keynote Dr. Patrick Blessinger, Executive Director & Chief Research Scientist, International HETL Association, St. John's University. Learn more about their talks and workshops here:

  • Faculty Teaching Circle dates are now posted. Please visit our page to learn more:

  • Spring 2015 faculty development workshops are now being confirmed. Topics will include Mindfulness Teaching and Learning, Using Study Guides to Engage and Improve Student Reading Strategies, and more...

  • The 2014 University Teaching and Learning Showcase Materials and Resources are available here. Click here to access handouts, Powerpoint presentations.
  • To suggest your own event or program, and to provide feedback on programs and events you would like to see offered through the Research Academy, please click here to take our very brief (5 minutes) Needs Assessment Survey:


Past Events

Fall 2014

  • September 22, 2014 - Annual Day of Mindfulness.
  • The Research Academy will host a series of informal discussion group meetings, called Teaching Circles, as part of our efforts to provide all faculty with a comfortable environment in which they can network with their peers, share experiences and practices as part of a mutual enrichment of teaching and learning practice, and ask questions or raise issues of concern they have experienced in their own teaching. Please check back for a list of dates for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Ongoing Programs


Contemplative Pedagogy

To access research, classroom activities and ongoing programs about the emerging practices of contemplative pedagogy, please visit...

The Teaching Times

The Research Academy publishes a bi-annual newsletter with original articles, events, and resources all directly related to engaging the higher education community on issues in teaching and learning.

Read the latest issue...