SaLT Program

The Students as Learners and Teachers (SaLT) Program is the signature program of the Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI). Student partners in the program are often referred to as student consultants, a name they chose for themselves. They partner with individual faculty and departments to create more inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist approaches to teaching and spaces of learning.

The one-on-one, semester-long collaborations developed during the pilot phase of the program became the basic model for all partnerships through SaLT, which is now one of the longest-standing pedagogical partnership programs in the world. Most partnerships are between students and faculty, but other members of the community, such as librarians, have also partnered with students to explore and refine approaches to teaching and learning.

  • For those interested in the specific role of Student Consultants including the qualifications, commitment, and application, click here to find out more.

Watch this interview of Alison Cook-Sather, director of the Teaching and Learning Institute, about the benefits of pedagogical partnerships for students and faculty. Filmed at Uppsala University Sweden.