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The work of the LTC is focused on improving the learning skills of students, faculty and staff. As a major part of the Learning Village, the LTC shares a mission of initiating, enabling and sustaining innovations that enhance academic excellence at UD.
Here are the key initiatives of the LTC that foster learning:
1) Learning Services for Students
- Supporting the development of student learning skills including: learner enrichment; reading; writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communication; and specialized support for designated student populations.
2) Learning Development for Faculty and Staff
- Providing learning development for faculty and staff by offering professional development opportunities including: teaching and learning skills development; e-learning and e-media support; computer software training; Writing-Across-the-Curriculum; service learning support; leadership development; and general and graduation competencies support.
3) Developing and Supporting Innovations in Learning Infrastructure
- Supporting the creation and use of new learning infrastructure including: the student notebook computer initiative; deployment of wireless networks across the campus; grant support for learning and teaching initiatives; support of the scholarship of teaching; supporting the creation of new learning spaces that enable active learning approaches; and pioneering efforts in combining learning with residential living to promote student community-building and to deepen learning.
The LTC acts as an incubator for innovative teaching and learning that impacts the entire campus. These initiatives continue to embrace the key characteristics that distinguish UD as a Catholic Marianist school and a leader in higher education.