Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence


Campus and community engagement are two of the most important ways Tennessee Tech makes a difference in the lives of our students and broader community, and we couldn't do it without our dedicated faculty. As explained in the university’s strategic plan “Tech Tomorrow,” we collaborate with community members and organizations to advance positive societal and economic change. Resources directed to this effort include:

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.

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Dr. Amanda Carroll received the 2022-2023 Outstanding Faculty Award for Professional Service 

Mrs. Leigh Ann Ray, Dr. Fred Vondra, and Mr. Cody Bryant received the 2022-2023 Tech Togetherness Awards

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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 engagement. 

Additional Resources 




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