Research on Teaching and Learning Community of Practice


The Research on Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (RTL CoP) is an opportunity for those interested in research on teaching and learning (RTL) to meet regularly with like-minded colleagues from across campus to share their ideas, discuss RTL topics of interest, and learn from each other. The membership defines the purpose of the CoP and, since its inception, members have presented their RTL projects, discussed RTL articles, considered different research approaches, and helped to troubleshoot bottlenecks in one another’s projects.

What to expect

Although the activities can vary meeting to meeting, you can expect to meet with a group of colleagues from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in discussing various aspects of RTL.

2022-23 Meetings


The June meeting of the RTL CoP will take the form of a Journal Club and we will discuss the following article:

Kasturi Behari-Leak, Svea Josephy, Mary-Anne Potts, Gift Muresherwa, Jaimie Corbishley, Tammy-Anne Petersen & Borges Gove (2021) Using vulnerability as a decolonial catalyst to re-cast the teacher as human(e), Teaching in Higher Education, 26:4, 557-572,


The July meeting of the RTL CoP will take the form of a Journal Club and we will discuss the following article:

Andrew J. Rohm, Matt Stefl, & Noriko Ward. (2021). Future proof and real-world ready: The role of live project-based learning in students' skill development. Journal of Marketing Education, 43(2), 204-215.


Session Information

Upcoming Online Session

  • No upcoming sessions are scheduled at present.


Typically meets once a month during the academic year.


Instructors, librarians and archivists, and graduate students interested in research on teaching and learning.

How to Join

Register for one of the monthly one hour RTL CoP meetings through the Centre for Teaching and Learning's Western Connect Event Calendar, or contact Ken Meadows.

Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section and select Event Calendar.
  3. Search for and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  4. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  5. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account. 

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our help guide or contact

Applies to following certificate

Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence

2022-2023 Series

  • June 20
  • July 18

2021-2022 Series

  • October 22
  • November 15
  • February 28
  • March 22

2020-2021 Series

  • July 21
  • August 17

2019-2020 Series

  • September 26
  • October 28
  • November 27
  • February 12
  • March 5

2018-2019 Series

  • September 25
  • October 24
  • November 26
  • February 26
  • March 25
  • April 17

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