The LUMS Learning Institute (LLI) supports and champions teaching and learning excellence. LLI engages students, individual faculty, and departments in conversations about teaching and learning through four interconnected programmes. Our programs are co-lead by LUMS faculty and student partners to reflect both the current needs and the future development and aspirations of the LUMS teaching and learning community.
LLI’s core mandate is to strengthen teaching and learning communities, cultures, and practices at LUMS university.
LUMSx is a university-wide initiative to enable faculty to create online and blended learning experiences which will transform teaching and learning at the LUMS, and beyond. This programme offers instructional design, pedagogical and technological support to faculty in order to assist them in their technology-driven learning initiatives. Additionally, LUMSx aims at improving teaching and learning via online platforms by enabling faculty to conduct research through experimental design and longitudinal studies on online pedagogies and students’ learning behavior in online settings.
The faculty development program consists of a series of both stand-alone and interdependent initiatives that aim to help faculty improve their teaching and learning practices. Ongoing programs like the Facilitator Training Program, IST, Blended Teaching Experimentation Course, and Course Design Seminars are augmented with just in time interventions like (OPST) Online Pedagogical Skills Training Course and the (OTAT) Online TA Training Program.
The student-faculty pedagogical partnership program aims to introduce new opportunities for students and faculty to work in partnership on pedagogical initiatives, while also supporting existing partnerships across LUMS. The goal is to support teaching, learning, and research excellence with students as collaborators and active contributors. The programme provides compensation for students to work as full members of project teams with faculty and/or staff.