Previous ALCs

2017-2018

  • Graduate Students

    This learning community is a collaborative network of graduate students that provides support, resources, and ideas related to teaching and learning in higher education.

    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:

    Graduate students looking to teach in higher education.

    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.

    Dates: Spring 2018

    Facilitated by:

  • Gameful Learning

    This learning community will look at what makes games, video and otherwise, so appealing and how we as educators can bring some of those traits to the classroom. Members will participate in roundtable discussions, attend the Gameful Learning workshop, and potentially implement a new strategy in their classroom. This ALC is open to any faculty, staff, and graduate students looking to discuss the importance of games in education.

    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.

    Dates: Spring 2018

    Facilitated by:

2016-2017

  • Online Teaching and Learning

    Dates: Fall 2016

    Goal: An ALC focused on supporting instructors who teach (or want to teach) online and hybrid courses.

  • Qualitative Research

    Dates: Fall 2016

    An ALC focused on peer support and professional development for faculty who engage in qualitative research projects.

  • Alchemy

    Dates: Fall 2016

    An ALC focused on interdisciplinary conversations about the boundaries and intersections between the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

  • Creative Inquiry

    Dates: Fall 2016

    An ALC focused on interdisciplinary conversations about inquiry-based teaching and learning (in support ofTennessee Tech's QEP).

  • International Students

     

    Dates: Fall 2016

    An ALC focused on peer support and professional development for faculty and staff who interact with international students. Exploring perceived issues, possible solutions, and additional perspectives. Participants received a free copy of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    Facilitated by: Ashley Watson, Office of International Education, and Jacob Kelley, CTLE.