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UT System Teaching & Learning Support

Connection & Collaboration

In the Fall of 2021, leaders from each University of Tennessee system member institution realized that we were all facing similar challenges and could provide additional high-quality professional development experiences for our faculty members and graduate student instructors. Since that time, we have developed a Teaching & Learning Leadership Collaboration group that meets regularly to share experiences and ultimately collaborate on expertise and solutions. Every UT system member campus is represented, and our group’s purpose is listed below.

Purpose: The purpose of this group is to identify ways that we can support and collaborate with the units and centers leading teaching and learning efforts, as well as faculty development and graduate student instructor professional development opportunities, at each UT System member campus.

Institutional Representatives:

  • UT Knoxville
    • Ferlin McGaskey, Director of Professional Development
  • UT Chattanooga – The Walker Center for Teaching & Learning
    • Victoria Bryant, Director of the Walker Center for Teaching & Learning
  • UT Health Science Center – The Teaching & Learning Center
  • UT Martin
    • Stephanie Kolitsch, Professor of Mathematics & SACSCOC Liaison and Director of Accreditation
  • UT Southern
    • Melissa Ryckman, Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence