The formal study of pedagogy is an integral part of the Teaching Center's mission to foster excellence in teaching and learning. The Teaching Center develops scholarly projects that are designed to improve teaching and learning at Washington University. These projects are developed in collaboration with faculty and with other University centers, such as Cornerstone and the Institute for School Partnership. Many of these projects are supported in part by external funding.
Gina Frey (Executive Director) works with Beth Fisher (Director), Carolyn Dufault (Assistant Director), and Bryn Lutes (Asssistant Director) to develop and disseminate The Teaching Center's scholarship on specific pedagogical methods and approaches. This aspect of The Teaching Center's mission includes working with faculty to design, implement, and study new teaching methods that are informed by recent research on teaching and learning.
The Teaching Center also provides consultation services to help faculty who are designing and conducting pedagogical research. The Teaching Center also supports scholarship of teaching and learning through faculty discussion groups, such as the STEM Education Research Group (ERG).