Current ALC's

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Registration gets you added to the communications for each group you select below. Your participation in meetings and other activities is voluntary and dependent, of course, on your schedule.

  • Learning About Learning

    The Learning About Learning program is an outgrowth of the TBR's Teaching Quality Initiative (TQI). In this program new faculty from across campus are introduced to theoretical and practical aspects of teaching practices that evidence has shown enhance student learning, and are encouraged to implement them in their own classes.

    Goal:

    To expose faculty to theoretical and practical issues in teaching and learning and so encourage them to implement evidence-based teaching strategies in their own classes. This will be good, not only for pre-service teachers, but for all students.

    Participants:

    New tenured/tenure-track faculty plus any others who want to attend.

    Structure:

    General Meetings: All participants will meet several times over the course of the year to consider issues about how people learn and what teaching strategies have been shown to support and enhance learning. These meetings will focus on general issues of relevance to all disciplines.

    Meetings with departmental mentors: Will concentrate more on specific issues and strategies for specific disciplines or areas.

    Planning: Participants may also review existing implementations on campus and carry out and assess small-scale interventions in their own classes. They will plan for possible broader-scale implementation the following year.

    Incentives: (New tenured/tenure-track faculty only)

    Funding to help support related travel (e.g. education conference) or other related purchases for new tenured/tenure-track faculty. Other incentives as budget allows. Each participant will also receive at least two books related to teaching and learning.

    Meeting Times for Fall 2018:

    • September 13 - 3:00pm-4:30pm in Henderson Hall 305
    • October 11 - 3:00pm-4:30pm in Henderson Hall 305
    • November 8 - 3:00pm-4:30pm in Henderson Hall 305

    Facilitator Info:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

    Want to know more about taking your teaching up a notch or even taking it to the world? Join the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academic Learning Community this year. Join us as we take a practical, step-wise approach to creating a SoTL project this year. This workshop-formatted Academic Learning Community will meet the needs of SoTL novices to SoTL experts.

    Goal:

    To expose faculty to theoretical and practical issues in teaching and learning and so encourage them to implement evidence-based teaching strategies in their own classes. This will be good, not only for pre-service teachers, but for all students.

    Participants:

    New tenured/tenure-track faculty plus any others who want to attend.

    Structure:

    General Meetings: All participants will meet several times over the course of the year to consider issues about how people learn and what teaching strategies have been shown to support and enhance learning. These meetings will focus on general issues of relevance to all disciplines.

    Meeting Times and Location:

    • Contact the facilitator

    Facilitator Info:

  • Community of Instructors and Lecturers (COIL)

    Members of this learning community will be lecturers and instructors (tenured/tenure track and non-tenure track) across campus with a primary interest in improvements and innovations related to pedagogy.

    Goal:

    To expose faculty to theoretical and practical issues in teaching and learning and so encourage them to implement evidence-based teaching strategies in their own classes. This will be good, not only for pre-service teachers, but for all students.

    Participants:

    Lecturers and Instructors, tenured/tenure track or non-tenure track

    Structure:

    General Meetings: All participants will meet several times over the course of the year to consider issues about how people learn and what teaching strategies have been shown to support and enhance learning. These meetings will focus on general issues of relevance to all disciplines.

    Meeting Times and Location:

    • Contact the facilitator

    Facilitator Info:

  • Teacher-Scholar Transition

    The purpose of this ALC is to explore issues which surround novice faculty transition for professionals moving from a non-academic/private sector position or new rank appointment, to that of teacher-scholar in the academic setting.

     

    Participants:

    Lecturers and Instructors, tenured/tenure track or non-tenure track

    Structure:

    General Meetings: All participants will meet several times over the course of the year to consider issues about how people learn and what teaching strategies have been shown to support and enhance learning. These meetings will focus on general issues of relevance to all disciplines.

    Meeting Times and Location:

    • Contact the facilitator

    Facilitator Info:

  • Inclusive Intelligence

    The purpose of this ALC is to discuss concepts and issues related to creating inclusive classrooms and institutions by exploring intersectionality in the context of higher education.

    Participants:

    Lecturers and Instructors, tenured/tenure track or non-tenure track

    Structure:

    General Meetings: All participants will meet several times over the course of the year to consider issues about how people learn and what teaching strategies have been shown to support and enhance learning. These meetings will focus on general issues of relevance to all disciplines.

    Meeting Times and Location:

    • TBA

    Facilitator Info:

    • Jacob Kelley
    • Phone: 931-372-6950
    • Office: Volpe Library 117

  • Department Chairs

    The purpose of this ALC is to facilitate communication among Department Chairs and Directors, establishing an environment for the betterment of performance via contextual support and the sharing of successful practices.

     

    Participants:

    Department Chairs

     

    Meeting Times and Location:

    • Contact the facilitator

    Facilitator Info: