Welcome to the Teaching Commons: Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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The Teaching Commons is a service for faculty/instructors that is committed to developing and supporting innovative and research-based approaches to teaching, learning, curriculum development, and educational technology practices.

We cultivate teaching and research excellence, quality leadership, sound pedagogical resources, and diversity, equity, and access within and across Lakehead University’s diverse disciplinary and cultural contexts.

Intended to be “a space to dream big about teaching,” the Teaching Commons works with faculty, instructors, and graduate students to cultivate excellence in teaching. 

We support

Instructional Development Centre (IDC) and the Teaching Commons

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NEW! The Instructional Development Centre (IDC) services have now been rolled into our new Teaching Commons. All IDC web pages should redirect readers to the Teaching Commons site. 

  • Search for previous IDC content or topics (or new Teaching Commons content) using the search box (bottom left).
  • Browse our ever-growing list of instructor-related resources under the tabs above -- or through the drop-downs that accompany them.

Welcome to the new, centralized site of resources for instructors: Lakehead’s own Teaching Commons!