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Vol State Teaching & Learning Center

Teaching & Learning Center: Overview

The Teaching and Learning Center provides Vol State faculty with resources to help them professionally.

What is the TLC?

 Vol State  The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at Volunteer State Community College (VSCC) is a faculty-driven initiative to support the community of educators at all of our VSCC campuses. The TLC will support existing initiatives on our campuses in order for our faculty to continue the valuable work they are currently pursuing. While supporting those efforts, the TLC aims to create more opportunities for our faculty to collaborate and learn from each other, all while showcasing the hard work and dedication our faculty have for their craft.

The TLC will provide:

  • Resources faculty want and need, allowing them to be successful in and out of the classroom.
  • Support to faculty while serving at VSCC.
  • Physical space for instructors/professors to share, learn, and relax.
  • Professional Development that is consistently tied to faculty development.

How can I get involved?

Contact the TLC faculty coordinator, Erin Bloom (erin.bloom@volstate.edu), to be added to the email group for updates and meeting schedules. 

Help with the TLC guides. Contact Kelly Ormsby (kelly.ormsby@volstate.edu) or Livy Simpson (livy.simpson@volstate.edu) for information about this or any of the TLC guides. Let us know of resources to include. Suggest another guide.

TLC Background

The TLC resulted from Vol State faculty expressing the desire for a faculty-led program with its own designated space(s) to support professional development and build community with other teaching colleagues. All faculty were invited to an initial meeting in the spring of 2019, followed by several additional brainstorming sessions and the creation of a faculty-wide survey sent out in the fall of 2019. Based on the input of meeting attendees and survey participants, a proposal for the TLC was submitted to Academic Affairs in January 2020 and approved in early March 2020. The TLC continues to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of the faculty.

TLC Guides

The Teaching and Learning Center has a collection of guides to assist faculty.

Finding Information at Vol State

Have trouble finding that Vol State information or resource you need?

The reason is that much information is not available on the Vol State website (volstate.edu). This means that the website's Google search or A-Z index does not find the desired information. This guide is an example as the content on this guide is not discoverable through the College website.

Start your search at the Employees page on the Vol State website as this page links you to information, applications, and resources relevant for faculty needs.

Here are a few links that faculty may need.

  • ClassLink (apps)  takes you to the Apps page where you find links to Dynamic forms, Banner, service requests, and more
  • Knowledge Base is a collection of articles that assist the Vol State community with using programs and other technology.
  • Organizing a Vol State Event is a Knowledge Base article that provides the recommended steps for an event