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TLC Strategic Plan

The Teaching and Learning Center, in collaboration with its advisory board and University leadership, participated in a strategic planning process over the course of two years in order to establish the following mission, vision and goals of the center.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to inspire and promote excellence in teaching throughout Drexel University’s diverse learning environments. As a result of this work, we envision an institutional culture of teaching excellence where effective pedagogies are supported, recognized, and rewarded.

Guiding Principles

The Teaching and Learning Center is guided by five beliefs about teaching:

  1. Effective teaching is integral to advancing the institution’s mission to provide every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education.
  2. Effective teaching is evidence-based. We advance best practices from research on a range of pedagogies and disciplines to help everyone be more effective in Drexel’s diverse learning environments.
  3. Effective teaching is inclusive. We believe learning flourishes from the diversity of our students, as well as the backgrounds, disciplines and pedagogical approaches of all who are responsible for teaching. We believe in the equitable distribution of teaching resources and commit to inclusive programs.
  4. Effective teaching is an iterative process and thrives on reflection, interaction, and innovation. We support the development of one’s knowledge, skills, and style over time and challenge each other to excel, irrespective of where we are in our careers.
  5. Effective teaching is recognizable and should be promoted, incentivized, and rewarded.

3-Year Strategic Goals

  1. Foster a community of institutional leaders, administrators, and instructors who value the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.
  2. Increase participation among all instructors at Drexel University in educational development that is grounded in the art and science of teaching.
  3. Implement strategies that ensure the Center’s sustainability and growth.

Our aspirational goal is to mobilize Drexel University to become a leader in advancing the pedagogy of experiential learning.


2020-2023 Strategic Plan [PDF]

2020 Strategic Plan Addendum [PDF]