Teaching Learning Institute
The Teaching/Learning Institute is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for faculty (full-time and adjunct) to explore, develop, implement, and share ideas and experiences for the advancement of student-centered learning. We are committed to offering quality educational programs that promote best practices, facilitate innovation, present technology updates, and enhance a variety of teaching and learning styles and techniques.
The Professional Development Center offers a place to work individually or with colleagues to design materials for the improvement of student learning at CF. Our facilities include the following resources:
- An instructional technology computer lab with 16 computer stations for workshops and assistance in the development and use of presentation tools.
- A 4 station mini-lab with plasma screen to work on individual projects, desktop publishing, graphics packages, creation of web pages, and a separate video capture station.
- A large conference room with teleconferencing equipment, providing a spacious and welcoming setting for committee meetings, workshops, and other functions; and two smaller breakout conference areas equipped with plasma screens and laptop stations.
We have many resources in the T/LI Library which will help you enhance your teaching skills. We also publish Directions, our very own faculty journal, dedicated to best practices in teaching and learning. In addition, professional development funds are available through the T/LI for attendance at workshops/conferences, Super Saturday and Summer Fantasy workshops, and mini-grants.
The T/LI has a great team.Carolyn Warnell, our Professional Development Center Staff Assistant, (x1708) can answer any questions you may have about our programs and services. Our technical expert, Steve Hill, is available throughout the week for your assistance.
You are welcome to stop by our office anytime to learn more about the resources and professional development opportunities that are available. We are here to help you accomplish your goals for continually improving the teaching and learning environment at CF.