In her role as Director of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center, Chrysanthe (Chrys) Demetry provides individual consultations with faculty and graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs), organizes the Food for Thought teaching and learning workshop and seminar series, coordinates TA training and aspects of new faculty orientation, manages the new faculty mentoring program, and provides oversight for several internal grants programs that support innovative teaching and curriculum initiatives and professional development in teaching.
Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Learning at WPI
Teaching in WPI’s innovative project-based curriculum and within our distinctive calendar is both deeply rewarding and challenging, through all stages of career development. The Morgan Teaching and Learning Center is a faculty-led unit that maintains and strengthens instructional effectiveness and student learning by offering programs, services, and resources in the areas of training, development and funding to new and existing faculty and graduate students, including student teaching assistants. The Center also supports innovation in the curriculum and in teaching practice, and fosters campus-wide dialogue on teaching and student learning.
The Center promotes reflective thought and dialogue on the art, science, and practice of college teaching. Its principal objectives are to:
- build the teaching knowledge and skills of all instructors in order to promote continual individual growth in teaching effectiveness and enhancement of student learning;
- support teaching and learning innovations in areas aligned with WPI's goals;
- continue developing a culture of student learning assessment to guide improvements in teaching practice and curricular change; and
- recognize teaching achievements.