Overall Process

  • Each year the TLA participants talk together in bi-weekly dialogue groups to develop a BIG question on teaching and learning to study for the year.
  • Typically, Fall Quarter is entirely devoted to developing the BIG question.
  • Next, often beginning in Winter quarter, we survey ourselves to see what we think, and mine our collective knowledge on the BIG question.
  • Then, we invite others into the study.
  • Next, we collectively analyze the results of our study and then Spring quarter is typically devoted to developing and enacting action projects based on our new understandings.
  • Dialogue Groups meet for 80 minutes
  • You can sign up one of the four Dialogue Group options
  • All TLA sessions meet in Learning Commons, Wilson Library 270

    Conversational Agreements

    These Conversational Agreements were developed by Carmen Werder's Fall 2009 Comm 322 Civil Discourse students with contributions by TLA participants; these agreements serve as guidelines for the TLA dialogue.