The TLC promotes the value and practice of excellent teaching, teaching that facilitates student learning and growth. The TLC provides programs and resources designed to promote teaching methods that are consistent with the research on how people learn. The TLC provides opportunities for faculty and TAs to reflect on their work, and to share, and learn, from the experience and expertise of their colleagues. The TLC also aims to promote this reflection in the form of assessment and scholarly research into teaching and learning. By supporting faculty in their work as teachers, our ultimate aim is to support the success of Temple’s richly diverse student body and the development of our students as scholars and citizens.
We mainly serve Temple University Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants through both campus-wide events and department-specific workshops.
Throughout the year, the TLC hosts events and programs for all Temple University faculty. In 2008-2009, TLC initiated more opportunities to join semester-long teaching circles and book groups that build teaching community and allow for participants to fully develop ideas and strategies for facilitating student learning. To learn more about this year's offerings, visit our events page.
The Winter Faculty conference is always a popular and beneficial event. In January 2009, our keynote speaker was Stephen Brookfield, author of Becoming a Critcally Reflective Teaching and Discussion as a Way of Teaching.
Designed specifically for future professors, TLC TA programs will prepare you to engage your students, set expectations, and achieve rewarding results.
Every year in August, the TLC starts off the new school year with an essential Teaching Assistant orientation program. Required for new TAs (0-1 semesters at Temple), we guide you through the basics, from effectively dealing with first-day strategies to using Blackboard®. You will be introduced to Temple University policies and procedures, and experienced TAs will be on-hand to field your questions and give you advice. In addition, workshops are held on a host of teaching topics, such as course and assignment design, classroom management, discussion leading, and fair grading.
While TLC campus-wide events address issues common to all disciplines, we understand your department faces unique challenges. We will tailor seminars for your needs upon request. email: firstname.lastname@example.org