Mission and Priorities

Develop outstanding health care and research professionals by promoting, empowering and recognizing excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

Vision Statement

The Teaching and Learning Center is recognized as the “go-to place” for:

  • Developing outstanding faculty
  • Creating and supporting a community of practice for outstanding teaching and learning
  • Developing and implementing innovative models of teaching and learning excellence
  • Fostering a culture of teaching and learning excellence and innovation across UTHSC

Initial Priorities and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of academic courses and programs (irrespective of modality: F2F, hybrid, online, distance)
  • Defining required essential competencies/credentials instructors must possess for delivering online/hybrid/distance education
  • Facilitating and guiding educational innovations, such as the expanded use of simulation, as well as other existing and emerging strategies and technologies for improved learning outcomes and engaged learning
  • Coordinating programs and activities that promote instructional excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Supporting the range of testing/evaluation modalities used and evaluating their usefulness given the expected learning outcomes
  • Assisting academic programs in meeting academically-focused requirements and standards of their accreditation agencies

Services:

  • Instructional Design
  • Course Development and Evaluation
  • Faculty Consultations
  • Educational/Academic Resources (general as well as technology-focused)
  • Faculty Development Activities, Initiatives, and Recognition (mentoring, teaching academy)
  • Academic Technology Support & Evaluation (enterprise-wide & program specific)
  • Testing/Evaluation/Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Academic Technology and Learning Analytics and Reports
  • Initiatives relevant to teaching/learning and faculty scholarship that include, but are not limited to, Universal Design for Learning, Accessibility, Copyright, Fair Use, and others

 

Contact us

For questions, concerns or comments?
tlc@uthsc.edu or 901-448-1218

Karen Shader, PhD
Associate Director
Office: 901-448-2947
kshader@uthsc.edu

Zelphia Brown, EdD
Instructional Designer
901-448-1242
zbrown12@uthsc.edu

Dwayne Butcher
Digital Media Specialist
901-448-1102
dwayne.butcher@uthsc.edu

Veronica Thomas
Administrative Specialist III
901-448-1218
vrelifor@uthsc.edu

Academic Technology Support Contacts