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Teaching & Learning Center: Overview

A Place to Plug In

What is the TLC? 

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at Volunteer State Community College is a faculty-driven initiative that was created to support the community of educators at all of our VSCC campuses. The TLC will support existing initiatives on our main and satellite 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. Currently, the TLC consists of a group of faculty and administrators that are passionate in serving the larger faculty community in a variety of ways.

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

This TLC Libguide is under construction; contact Kelly Ormsby (kelly.ormsby@volstate.edu) or Livy Simpson (livy.simpson@volstate.edu) for more information. 

Background

The TLC is a work in progress at least a few years in the making that 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.