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Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence

Teaching & Learning

As noted in the University’s strategic plan “Tech Tomorrow,” Tennessee Tech is committed to academic excellence as one of our core principles. We expect and produce high academic achievement, foster collaboration, exemplify integrity and inspire creativity and realized potential for the entire campus community. This includes promoting a community of lifelong learning that supports faculty inside and outside the classroom. Resources directed to this effort include:

Tech Tomorrow: Education for Life

The new members of the Tech Tomorrow Strategic Planning Team have been selected and Lenly Weathers, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been named the faculty leader for the Tech Tomorrow Education for Life goal.

“As the team leader for Education for Life, I am eager to reach out to students, faculty, staff and administrators to promote the priorities under this facet of Tech Tomorrow by improving current practices or creating new ones,” Weathers said. “This will mean continuing to evolve a Tech-unique general education curriculum to provide the foundation for technologically adept, analytically capable, career-ready graduates. Expanding the diversity of our student population is also a priority of Education for Life, as is the related goal of developing each student’s global awareness in our increasingly interconnected, global society.”

The previous leader for this goal was Ed Lisic, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Excellence in Teaching & Learning 

Dr. Hannah Upole and Dr. Sam Narimetla are the recipients of the 2021-2022 Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching

Dr. Susan Moynihan and Dr. Wendy Cook-Mucci are the recipients of the 2021-2022 General Education Award for Outstanding Teaching

Ms. Jeanne Schmitzer is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Excellence in Course Design Award

Dr. Mazen Hussein is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Faculty Excellence in Online Teaching Award 

Dr. Melissa Geist is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Distinguished Service Learning Award

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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 teaching and learning. 

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