Strategic Priority 1

Elevate the value of teaching and learning as a scholarly practice and a core pillar of the institution by defining, fostering and recognizing teaching excellence and educational leadership.


  Explore teaching and learning topics and learn from others through communities of practice (CoP).   0%
  Incorporate academic leadership in the planning of the annual teaching and learning conference.   100%

Focus faculty development opportunities on teaching effectiveness, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and educational leadership (phase 1).


Define the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), teaching excellence and educational leadership for the Memorial community. 


Revise the criteria of teaching and learning awards to foster recognition of teaching and learning as a scholarly practice. 


Effectively promote innovative learning technologies and teaching methods to the Memorial community.


1 not started, 4 in progress, 1 completed.  56% complete for this priority.


Other related work:

Our Instructor Series is a semester of webinars for instructors who are looking for ways to enhance their teaching practice. In preparation for the the fall 2022 semester, we made adjustments to the Series by having sessions hosted by instructors, instead of CITL staff. This created opportunities for instructors to share their research and other work with peers to help advance teaching and learning practices across the university. View our series playlist.

Each year, CITL administers the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Post-Graduate Supervision. In an effort to create more visibility of our institution's award winners, we have been working to incorporate recipients into both the governance and programming of Memorial's annual Teaching and Learning Conference. In planning for the 2022 conference, we introduced a new faculty co-chair role that, going forward, will co-lead the event with a CITL co-chair. A faculty co-chair will be selected each year from the pool of Memorial's award-winning faculty members.

Early in 2022 we developed and hired a new events and awards coordinator position to assist with nomination and support for external teaching awards. The position helps identify recipients of internal teaching awards and other potential candidates, and provides support to those individuals on the nomination process for external teaching awards, including Association for Atlantic Universities (AAU) awards and 3M National Teaching Fellows. For more information, please write to