Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

VI.2.D.c. Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

i. The Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment coordinates efforts to improve teaching and learning on campus and mediate between the expectations of accreditation bodies and the norms of faculty. It reports regularly to faculty about what we know about teaching and learning at Brandeis and trends in outcomes over time. The committee also works with different academic units such as the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Committee for the Support of Teaching, the Experiential Learning Committee and the Rabb School’s eLearning Division to communicate and facilitate cross-fertilization.
ii. The Committee is chaired by the Provost or their designee and is composed of seven faculty as well as staff members invited by the Provost. One faculty member will represent each of the four Divisions in Arts & Sciences, Heller, IBS, and the Rabb School. The Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning will serve ex-officio.
iii. This committee will advise the Provost and make recommendations to the Committee on Academic Standards and Policy.
iv. Student representatives, selected by their peers, may serve on the Committee in a non-voting capacity at the discretion of the chair.
v. The first group of faculty selected for this committee will serve two- or three-year terms, decided at random by the chair of the committee. Faculty selected for this committee after the first group will all be selected for three-year terms.

2019-20 Members


  • Lisa Lynch, Provost (chair)
  • Carol Damm, Director of Programs and Assessments, Graduate Professional Studies
  • Kim Godsoe, Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Laura Hibbler, Associate University Librarian for Research & Instruction
  • Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (ex officio)
  • Elaine Wong, Senior Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences


  • Erin Gee, Music (Creative Arts), (2019-2022)
  • Irina Dubinina, German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature (Humanities), (2019-2021)
  • Aparna Baskaran, Physics (Science), (2019-2021)
  • Danielle Igra, Education (Social Sciences), (2019-2022)
  • Joan Dassin, The Heller School, (2019-2021)
  • Brad Morrison, International Business School, (2019-2022)