The Council aids VIU in continuing to be a leader locally and provincially in providing high-quality learning experiences through a commitment to student success, community engagement and associated reflective scholarly activities.

It is critical that faculty members take the lead on moving us in these directions. Individual faculty members do this now through their own teaching and their activities within departments and Faculties; the Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence provides an innovative way for faculty to work with teaching colleagues beyond their own Faculty, to advance teaching practice and support for student academic success across the University.