Teaching and Learning Center

Supporting our instructors

A Teaching Vision

The Teaching and Learning Center (previously known as the Teaching Innovation Center) empowers and engages the instructional community in the School of Life Sciences, working hand in hand to design outstanding student-centered learning through inclusive pedagogy, evidence-based practices, data-driven decisions and digital innovation.

The Teaching and Learning Center is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through who we are, what we value, and everything we do. To that end, we offer a wide range of events, services, and consultations to cultivate a cycle of dialogue, reflection and transformative learning-experience redesign across ASU and the School of Life Sciences.


Whether you are designing a course from the ground up, or exploring the latest digital learning tools, we can help! Our experienced staff will work with you to employ new strategies and techniques, evaluate curriculum design, and develop custom solutions for your course needs.

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Teaching Innovation Center


Customize and redesign both new and existing courses with a focus on quality and inclusion.

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Access training and resources to foster ongoing development for instructors and TAs.

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Incorporate new digital technologies and learning activities to enhance your courses.

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Evaluate and align program-level curriculum using proven data and evidence-based practices.

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Learning Experiences

A list of learning experiences offered by the Teaching Innovation Center. These learning experiences are self-paced and asynchronous. The list of learning experiences will rotate. If you cannot find a learning experience you are interested in, please reach out to TIC@asu.edu

Self-enroll into Canvas TIC professional learning community and go to our Learning Experiences tab section.

Latest Learning Experiences

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Chapter Chat Professional Development

Join us as we dive into current literature on innovative and best teaching practices. You can join us synchronously via Zoom or you can engage asynchronously with links provides on our Canvas page in the Chapter tab section.

Fall 2022: Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 p.m. (Zoom meeting)

  • Sept. 13 - building community in online classes
  • Oct. 18 - providing effective and efficient feedback in online classes
  • Nov. 8 - fostering student persistence and success in online classes

Details on our Canvas page (need to self-enroll to view page) in the Learning Experiences tab section. 

Chapter Chat Sessions

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Welcome to the Research, Reflect, RISE series for Fall 2022!

This collaboration between the RISE (Research for Inclusive STEM Education) Center and TIC (Teaching Innovation Center) will disseminate Biology Education Research facilitated by RISE scientists, while applying effective teaching/ learning strategies during the event, and subsequently will provide a digestible summary of tools and resources for future reference.

All events will be available in person, on Zoom, or by recording for those unable to attend.

Thursdays, Sept 8, Oct 13 and Nov 3
Noon-1 p.m.

  • Sept. 8 – How can we make undergraduate science exams more equitable? Led by Sara Brownell

  • Oct. 13 – How can we make undergraduate science spaces more inclusive for students with disabilities? Led by Emma Goodwin

  • Nov. 3 – How to help foster community, confidence, and growth mindset in teaching assistants. Led by Megan Barker

Details on our Canvas page (need to self-enroll to view page) in the Research-Reflect-RISE tab section.



We want to connect with you! We are located in the basement level of the LSC building (L1-54) on the ASU Tempe campus. Email us at tic@asu.edu

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