Purpose and Specific Aims

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has been in existence since 1981. It was founded by a group of faculty development professionals from the universities of Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and Western who had met informally for a number of years to discuss teaching and leanring issues.

The purpose of the Society shall be to bring together and support those academics who are interested in the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education.

The specific aims of the Society shall be:

i    to increase the emphasis on teaching in post­secondary education;

ii   to encourage and facilitate the improvement of teaching and learning and the scholarship of teaching in post-secondary education;

iii  to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on post-secondary teaching and learning;

iv  to contribute to the professional development of members;

v   to disseminate scholarship on teaching, learning, instructional develpment and policy in post-secondary education;

vi  to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to teaching excellence and educational leadership in post-secondary education;

vii to encourage cooperation between STLHE and other societies in Canada and abroad that have complementary interests.