Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
At Tennessee Tech, we are committed to a supportive environment for our faculty, staff, and students. As stated in the university’s strategic plan, “Tech Tomorrow,” we are dedicated to providing a diverse and welcoming community, as well as a campus size and atmosphere that fosters personal attention and fit. This includes diversity. Resources directed to this effort include:
- Diversity Scholarship Initiative
- Diversity Initiative Resources
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
- Multicultural Affairs
- Window on the World
- International Education and Organizations
- Commission on the Status of Blacks
- Commission on the Status of Women
- Accessibility and ADA
- Diversity and Equity Access Council
- Women's Center
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community composed of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities. Tennessee Tech is an institutional member of the NCFDD, allowing our faculty and staff access to the amazing resources provided through the NCFDD.
Tech Tomorrow: Engagement for Impact
The new members of the Tech Tomorrow Strategic Planning Team have been selected and Jeremy Blair, assistant professor of art education in the School of Art, Craft and Design, has been named the faculty leader for the Tech Tomorrow Engagement for Impact goal.
“I am so excited to serve on the Tech Tomorrow Strategic Planning team,” Blair said. “As the new faculty lead for Engagement for Impact, I look forward to fostering innovative partnerships, developing engaging programs, and building bridges across campus that empower our students and university.
“Tech Tomorrow provides a unique opportunity for me to collaborate across disciplines, explore new directions and infrastructures, and dream without boundaries. Speaking with today’s students and faculty inspires me to serve Tech Tomorrow creatively and reimagine the future of Tennessee Tech.”
He served on the previous Innovation in All We Do working group, as well as on the Rural Reimagined Grand Challenge committee.
The previous leader for this goal was Bedelia Russell, associate professor of nursing instruction in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.
Hannah Eitzen is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Alison Peipmeier Outstanding Student Award
LinkedIn Learning Resources
LinkedIn Learning is a service available to all Tennessee Tech faculty, staff, and students. LinkedIn Learning offers a wide variety of professional development resources. Below you will find a list of LinkedIn Learning resources specifically related to diversity.
- Inclusive Instructional Design
- Emotional Intelligence as an Inclusivity Booster
- Supporting the Whole Self at Work, a Diversity and Inclusion Imperative
- How to Be More Inclusive
- Mindfulness, Diversity, and the Quest for Inclusion
- Creating Inclusive Learning Experiences