Our Philosophy

The Teaching & Learning Initiative serves as a resource for faculty throughout their career at MHC, supporting teaching across a wide range of disciplines, styles, and methods. In all our work, we are committed to rigorous intellectual engagement, creative collaboration, and the cultivation of an inclusive, 21st century student and faculty community.

Our pedagogical approach begins with a focus on the students and the unique and diverse set of experiences they bring to the classroom. The office supports active learning of all sorts, with particular support for innovative, collaborative, problem- and project-based, and experiential learning strategies. While encouraging creativity, we are grounded in an evidence-based culture of teaching and learning—adopting practices demonstrated to lead to student and faculty success, as well as making our own contributions to the literature on teaching and learning in higher education.