PSU

Teaching & Learning Center

Prince Sultan University is well known for the quality of its students' education and the creativity and commitment of our staff. The Teaching and Learning Center works with faculty members, administrative staff, and students alike to enrich their educational experience. The Center encourages innovation and the exchange of ideas and methods. The Center supports the mission of the University, by providing PSU stakeholders professional development opportunities aimed at facilitating, promoting and recognising excellence in higher education that supports both the teaching and the learning of PSU’s students.

Vision

The TLC at Prince Sultan University aims to be the finest center of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning throughout the Middle East.

Mission

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) initiates best practices in teaching and assessment at all levels where the ultimate purpose is to ensure a professional commitment and to promote the enthusiasm of all teachers in order to implement an optimum teaching and learning environment for students at PSU. In fostering effective and innovative teaching pedagogy and practices, we focus on demonstrable outcome-based and problem-based student-centered approaches where the learner and the outcomes are the core and the goal of the teaching process. In so doing, the TLC offers institutional support, training and guidance in the form of workshops, seminars, and consultations for both teachers and students, and fosters all manner of faculty/student interchange and responsiveness.

Director’s Words

The Teaching and Learning Center has been established to encourage the best teaching practices here at PSU to support faculty development and student learning. When students believe that success is possible, they will try. The process of learning is about making sense of our individual experiences which we have. That is why it is a part of the faculty members’ responsibilities to encourage them to be successful, to promote positive thinking, and help our students grow academically in their specific fields. So, our first priority in our class is to help our students believe in themselves and their ability to learn. I would like to encourage the students to take ownership of their learning and develop the skills they need to be leaders in their areas of specializations. I would like to encourage all faculty members to foster innovative teaching strategies in the classroom and share those ideas with others. The TLC looks forward to hearing about these innovative teaching strategies. For example the use of mental imagery in the classroom no matter what the subject is.

Dr. Alia Mitchell

Director, Teaching And Learning Center

What Does The TLC Do?

We offer a collection of lectures, workshops, and courses on the different aspects of teaching, learning, and academic contributions. The TLC coordinates the University’s Rector’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The TLC also provides a strategic focus for educational enhancement, engaging with relevant higher education research in order to improve practice and influence the development of policy, within the University and beyond. If you'd like to get in touch with us about anything, please email: TLC@psu.edu.sa