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Focus Areas

Staying at the forefront of emerging trends in learning and teaching, we have identified seven interconnected areas of focus as top priorities. We center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in all our work.

Choose a Focus Area to Explore

We organize our work at the Searle Center through seven interconnected focus areas. These areas highlight Searle’s priorities when supporting instructors at all stages of their careers, as well as our commitment to being at the forefront of emerging trends in learning and teaching. We place Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at the center of our work, which is why all the other focus areas overlap with it in the image on the right.

Each focus area page includes an overview and a curated list of books, resources, guides, and programming suggestions relevant to the focus area.

In addition to the main focus area pages, you can identify which focus areas you are interested in when searching for programs, Learning & Teaching guides, and more.

Venn diagram visualizing the connectedness of our seven focus areas. 6 circles labeled Course Design & Delivery, Community & Solidarity, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Pedagogy, Assessment & Curriculum Mapping, and High-Impact Practices surround and overlap a central circle labeled Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice.