Please Extend a Big Orange Welcome to all New Faculty!

guysWelcome to the University of Tennessee Community!  Our faculty is composed of passionate instructors and world-renowned scholars. Faculty and staff work together to help our students succeed and set a high standard of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Each year the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC) at the Provost’s request and sponsorship, provides an intensive 3 day New Faculty Teaching Institute (NFTI) for all incoming full time faculty (both tenure and lecturer tracks). In addition to the focus on instruction, former participants report that an added value is the opportunity to meet new faculty from many of the various disciplines represented on campus.  For further information on this year’s NFTI, follow this link.  See you soon!


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat

Writing-GuyThe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat was held at Fall Creek Falls, July 15th-17th. Participants were: Chonika Coleman-King, Jeffrey Davis, Melissa Hinten, Margaret Keneman, Neelam Poudyal, Rob Spirko, Rob Freeland, Joanne Logan, Joseph Weigel, and Wenjun Zhou. They spent three days working on the research from their own classrooms to improve teaching and, consequently, student retention.

The SoTL writing retreat supports faculty who are interested in taking the next step to publish their work in a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal appropriate for their discipline!   Check back soon for an update of their progress!

 Creative Teaching Grant Recipients for the 2015-2016 Academic Year are:

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning center is pleased to announce recipients of Creative Teaching grants for the 2015/2016 academic year. We received 19 proposals from seven colleges, and are able to provide funding for 10 projects. The Recipients are:

Kristen Block, Jioni Lewis, the team of: Karen Hughes, Michael Gilchrist and Mehment Aydeniz, Michael Gilchrist, Mehment Aydeniz, Malissa Peery, Hilary Herndon, Lisa Fall, Rachel McCord, Elizabeth Strand, Francine Hollis, Wenjun Zhou and Melissa Morris. See the Creative Teaching Grant 2015-2016 Page for descriptions of their projects.  Congratulations!  We look forward to hearing more from these scholars!

Fall Faculty Book Club

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in next year’s fall faculty book club.  The book has not yet been chosen and we are open to suggestions from past or potential participants.   As you wind down a busy Spring semester, take some time to rejuvenate and plan for next year.

Have You Seen our Semi-Annual Report?

2013 Annual ReportTennTLCFNLWe are pleased to offer you this online version of our Annual Report.  Thank you for your support and input as we move forward.