Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)

Responsibilities of Faculty on Teaching and Learning Committee Because our institutional mission centers on teaching and learning, faculty (and administrators) on Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) support good teaching and strive to keep teaching and learning at the center of the College’s collective thinking. As
such, members of TLC will endeavor to do the following:

  1. Monitor the Shared Passages Seminars, advise the Educational Policies Committee and Provost’s Office on needs of this program, and provide development
    opportunities for program faculty.
  2. Examine curricular and course structures – in light of teaching and learning issues – and create pedagogical and course design initiatives to enhance teaching
    development and student learning.
  3. Act as the planning committee for the fall Teaching and Learning Symposium, the purpose of which is to launch each academic year with a half-day devoted to
    dimensions of teaching and learning informed by recent scholarship and practice.
  4. Supervise the Teaching and Learning website of the College, acting as the clearing committee for new content.
  5. Encourage the College to support, acknowledge, and value the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Faculty Development proposals, in retention, tenure, and promotion files, and in leave proposals.
  6. Survey the faculty to ascertain teaching needs, interests, and concerns.
  7. Support faculty development in learning-centered teaching in the following ways:
    • Provide grants to enable faculty to take advantage of off-campus opportunities to enhance teaching;
    • Sponsor visiting speakers who bring expertise in some area of teaching and learning;
    • Collaborate with other campus groups on projects related to teaching and learning;
    • Develop and promote new programs designed to enhance learning-centered teaching.

Composition of the Teaching and Learning Committee

Four (4) faculty will be appointed for service on TLC by FEC. In addition, FEC recommends that the Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment as well as the Dean of the First-Year Experience serve (ex officio) on the TLC. FEC also recommends that the Director of the Academic Resource Center serve as a consultant to the committee on an ad-hoc basis.