About TLC

The Florida SouthWestern State College Teaching and Learning Center was created in 2006 to provide programs, services, and resources to fulltime and adjunct teaching faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College. Each campus has designated a physical space for the Teaching and Learning Center, where faculty can meet, share ideas, and consult Florida SouthWestern State College Library teaching and learning resources. However, the TLC is more than just a physical location: it is an intellectual space. The TLC is the sharing of ideas, methods, and content among FSW faculty through casual conversation, an organized discussion group, or a planned event. All faculty members are encouraged to continually improve teaching and learning at Florida SouthWestern State College by sharing their expertise and taking advantage of TLC resources, events, and services.

TLC Goals—Student Learning Goals

  • Increase class participation
  • Improve the transfer of learning
  • Maximize student engagement
  • Inspire potential teachers
  • Recognize “teachers as learners”
  • Recognize enthusiastic and effective professors

TLC Goals—Faculty Learning Goals

  • Interact beyond departmental confines
  • Bridge the gap between fulltime and adjunct faculty
  • Access  print, audiovisual, and electronic teaching and learning resources
  • Collaboration,  reassurance, and camaraderie
  • Discuss teaching and learning issues and how to resolve them
  • Discuss what works and what doesn’t work in the classroom
  • Explore a variety of teaching methods
  • Provide role models for effective teaching
  • Provide a place to go for mentoring and support in a risk-free environment

Organizational Structure

The TLC is administrated by the Office of the Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Professional Development (PD) Committee, a group of full-time and adjunct teaching faculty representing each campus, helps facilitate the Center. The PD Committee is charged with developing and implementing TLC events and programs. However, all members of the Florida SouthWestern State College community are encouraged to actively contribute to the Teaching and Learning Center.