Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence

  • Accessible Education Workshop Series

    AEC Brown Bag Discussion

    Accommodations and Course Accessibility can sometimes seem mysterious.  Join us in October for a series of talks designed to inform, empower, and reduce the fear factor around course access and accommodations.  This series is being offered virtually this year on TEAMS.  Feel free to bring your coffee, your lunch, and your questions and we’ll see you in October.  

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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. Colleen Mestayer and Dr. Indranil Bhattacharya are the recipients of the 2022-2023 Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching

Dr. Lauren Michel  and Mr. Doug Hensley  are the recipients of the 2022-2023 General Education Award for Outstanding Teaching

Dr. Alma Núñez and Dr. Jeremy Blair are the recipient of the 2022-2023 Excellence in Course Design Award

Dr. Samantha Hutson  is the recipient of the 2022-2023 Faculty Excellence in Online Teaching Award 

Recognize Faculty Excellence Today! 

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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