Welcome to the Unizin Teaching & Learning Advisory Group

You will need to join the T&L Group to access community pages beyond this welcome page. See the FAQs below for information about the group and the link to the T&L Membership request form at the bottom of the page.

On this site, you will find resources, meeting notes, and details regarding the T&L Group's projects and activities. Visit the Subcommittee Pages for details about each group.

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What is Unizin?

Unizin is a consortium of Higher Education Institutions that works together to realize a shared vision for quality learning environments, support for faculty, staff, and students, and affordable access.

The power of Unizin lies in collaboration across the community. View the Unizin relationships diagram.

Unizin Leadership and Staff are passionate about the mission of the consortium. These individuals use their wealth of experience to develop and facilitate consortial goals. Meet the Unizin Leadership team and staff.

What is the Unizin Board?

The Board is composed of executives from IT, Academic Technology, Centers of Teaching and Learning, Provost’s offices, and Libraries representing each of Unizin’s member institutions.

  • The Board meets a minimum of twice annually via Zoom.

  • CEO provides a Unizin Report via email to all the Unizin sub-committee chairs and they distribute it to their Unizin community members. View Unizin Board Reports.

  • These reports are meant to be shared across the member schools and are specifically designed for a variety of audiences (I.e. Instructors and Faculty, Institutional Research, Instructional Technologists, Provosts, Deans, Researchers, etc.)


What is the Teaching & Learning (T&L) Advisory Group?

The Teaching & Learning Advisory Group is the “boots on the ground” component of the Unizin consortium. We share our perspective from the trenches to inform Unizin projects.

  • The full group (or as many as can attend) meets twice yearly.

  • The T&L Advisory Group is made up of sub-committees (see next section), which explore specific topics.

  • Connection and collaboration are the core of the T&L Advisory Group. Very much like a community of practice: we share best practices, lessons learned, frameworks, and foundation work that supports Unizin’s services and projects.

  • All are welcome and encouraged to join this group in order to receive information and announcements about Unizin activities.


T&L Advisory Group Charge (Version 2.0, 2019)

In order to enhance the development of teaching and learning tools and services in Unizin, the Unizin Teaching and Learning (T&L) Advisory Group is charged to:

  • Provide recommendations to the Unizin board for strategic priorities around teaching and learning.

  • Respond to Unizin board requests.

  • Advise the Unizin CEO, CAO, and CTO, or other Unizin staff as appropriate, staff about priorities and innovations to support teaching and learning across member institutions.

  • Collaborate across institutions to share resources and best practices that support teaching and learning.

  • Recommend improvements in services that may be suggested from the advisory group’s review of feedback from faculty, students, and staff.

  • Provide regular updates to the Unizin board on the activities of the advisory group.


What are the T&L Subcommittees?

The best way to participate in the T&L group is to join one of the topic-based subcommittees. Meetings are typically held monthly and are led by chairs or co-chairs. T&L Committee members are welcome to attend the meetings of any subcommittee. However, in order to receive meeting reminders and links, request to join the subcommittee.


  • Accessibility

  • Affordable Content

  • Application Developers

  • Faculty Development

  • Learning Analytics

  • Learning Tools, Strategies, & Operations

  • Libraries

  • Learning Analytics Community of Practice

  • eTexts Community of Practice

  • Coming soon: Student Success/Advisors


What are the Unizin Events?

Unizin Summit

The Unizin Summit is held yearly. This is an opportunity to learn about Unizin projects and ongoing development work as well as to hear how member schools are approaching shared challenges. The Summit also provides space to check in with our vendor partners. Individuals from non-member schools are welcome to attend.

Teaching & Learning Advisory Group Meetings

The full T&L Advisory Group (or as many as can attend) meets twice yearly. This meeting is an opportunity to hear what institutions are doing. The T&L Subcommittees generally use some of this time to discuss their future direction and plan activities and projects. This is a good opportunity to share project status and request feedback from the other groups. Whether the meeting is face-to-face or virtual, there is an opportunity to connect with people across the consortium socially.

  • Next T&L Meeting TBD (Most likely in May)

Teaching & Learning Subcommittee Speed Dating

The T&L Subcommittees hold a "speed dating" event periodically to help new members identify a group or groups they might like to join. This event is an opportunity to ask questions about upcoming projects and activities.

  • Next Subcommittee Speed Dating TBD

An umbrella represents the T&L Advisory Group over Subcommittees and Communities of Practice

Join the T&L Advisory Group

Membership in the T&L Advisory Group is an easy way to learn about Unizin projects and initiatives that may be of interest to you. Benefits include:

  • Access to the subcommittee pages where you can learn about projects and activities which may be of interest to you or your institution.

  • Receive announcements for Unizin and T&L Advisory group events.

  • The opportunity to request a "buddy" to help you get oriented.

  • Information about the next "speed dating" event where you can learn more about the subcommittees and have a chance to ask questions.

  • Please fill out the T&L Membership Request form to join (give us 1 - 2 business days to process).

  • Use the same form to request to join a subcommittee.