Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence
Research & Scholarly Activities
Value creation is a core principle outlined in the university’s strategic plan “Tech Tomorrow.” At Tennessee Tech, we provide a high return on investment from our state, tuition and donor resources, and foster productive, responsible and caring contributors to society. We appreciate and encourage faculty participation in all research endeavors and scholarly activities since they all enrich the student experience here at Tech, where even our undergraduates get the opportunity for hands-on research experience. Resources directed to this effort include:
Tech Tomorrow: Innovation in All We Do
The new members of the Tech Tomorrow Strategic Planning Team have been selected and Holly Anthony, professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, has been named the faculty leader for the Tech Tomorrow Innovation in All We Do goal.
“Strategic planning is key to moving an institution towards a future that is imagined but not yet fulfilled,” Anthony said. “I am excited to be invited to play a role in that movement. I have seen a number of really good ideas come to fruition in my tenure at Tech and I have seen other really good ideas get lost in the daily grind. It is my hope to bring life to ideas that will put Tech at the forefront of innovation in academia.
“Tech Tomorrow is a dynamic strategic plan that is powered by the people for whom it is most impactful: students, faculty, staff, and the university. It will be a privilege to meet with faculty and students, hear their ideas for innovation in all we do, and work to develop those ideas into initiatives and programs that guide us towards excellence.”
The previous leader for this goal was Jason Beach, associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education.
Faculty Excellence in Research & Scholarly Activity
Dr. Holly Anthony is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Caplenor Faculty Research Award
Dr. Joe Biernacki and Dr. Mary Matthews are the recipients of the 2021-2022 Scholastic Research Award
Dr. Wilson Gichuhi and Dr. Lauren Michel received the 2021-2022 Award for Excellence in Creative Inquiry Mentoring
Dr. Betsy DeSimone and Dr. Mari Ramler received the 2021-2022 Award for Excellence in Creative Inquiry Instruction
Dr. Pedro Arce received the 2021-2022 Centennial Scholar-Mentor Award
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 research and scholarly activity.
- Data Visualization: Storytelling
- Learning Infographic Design
- UX Foundations: Research
- Managing Innovation
- R Essential Training: Wrangling and Visualizing Data
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
The scholarship of teaching and learning is a synthesis of teaching, learning, and research in higher education that aims to bring a scholarly approach to what happens in the classroom.