Nathan Rein, Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Ursinus College, discusses his experience with the TLI Student Consultant Program.

Books and Reports

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A guide for faculty (Cook-Sather, Bovill, & Felten, 2014)

Engagement Through Partnership (Healey, Flint, & Harrington, 2014)

Conferences and Events

MIIETL Summer Institute on 'Students as Partners'

PCLA Student-Faculty Partnership Conference (upcoming)


Alison Cook-Sather is Professor of Education at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. She talks to us about how students and teachers can work together to improve education and pedagogy.

Journal Articles

Teaching & Learning Together in Higher Education

Bergmark, U., & Westman, S. (2016). Co-creating curriculum in higher education: promoting democratic values and a multidimensional view on learningInternational Journal for Academic Development, 21, 1, 28–40

BovillC. (2014)An investigation of co-created curricula within higher education in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Innovations in Education and Teaching International 51.1: 15–25

Bovill, C., Cook-Sather, A., Felten, P., Millard, L., and Moore-Cherry, N. (2016). Addressing potential challenges in co-creating learning and teaching: Overcoming resistance, navigating institutional norms and ensuring inclusivity in student-staff partnershipsHigher Education. 71, 2, 195-208.

Charkoudian, L., Bitners, C., Bloch, N., and Nawal, S. (2015). Dynamic discussions and informed improvements: Student-led revision of first-semester organic chemistry.  Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, 15.

Cook-Sather, A. (2016). Undergraduate students as partners in new faculty orientation and academic development. International Journal of Academic Development, 21, 2.

Cook-SatherA. (2014)Multiplying perspectives and improving practice: What can happen when undergraduate students collaborate with college faculty to explore teaching and learningInstructional Science 4231–46.

CrawfordK. (2012)Rethinking the student-teacher nexus: Students as consultants on teaching in higher education. In Towards teaching in public: Reshaping the modern university. Edited by M. NearyH. Stevenson, and L.Bell52–67LondonContinuum.

DelpishA.A. HolmesM. Knight-McKenna, et al. (2010)Equalizing voices: Student-faculty partnership in course design. In Engaging student voices in the study of teaching and learning. Edited by C. Werder and M. M. Otis,96–114Sterling, VAStylus.

GärdeboJ., and M. Wiggberg. (2012)Importance of student participation in future academia. In Students, the university’s unspent resource: Revolutionising higher education using active student participation. Edited by J. Gärdebo and M. Wiggberg, 7–14. Pedagogical Development Report 12. Report series from the Division for Development of Teaching and Learning. Uppsala, Sweden: Univ. of Uppsala.

Luker, M., & Morris, B. (2016). Five Things I Learned from Working with the Student-Consultant for Teaching and Learning Program. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, 17