The Bay View Alliance (BVA) aims to identify and evaluate more effective ways to foster enhancements of teaching and learning and lead applied research on cultural change for increasing the adoption of improved teaching methods at universities.
- Much is known about teaching approaches that support better student learning. The next challenge is finding ways to leverage that knowledge, to implement what is known more widely and effectively.
- Significant improvements in teaching and learning require a change in academic culture not simply changes in individual behaviour. Strategic interventions by leaders at all levels are critical to changing academic culture in support of more effective teaching and enhanced student learning.
- The academic department or program is a key unit for implementing and evaluating interventions to improve the culture of teaching and learning.
- Working in a network of similar institutions, sharing ideas and evidence, increases the opportunity for good ideas to emerge and spread.