Teaching & Learning Center (TLC)

Teaching & Learning Center mission 


Our mission is to support faculty and staff in offering the highest quality teaching and learning at Evergreen Valley Community College. The core and direction for TLC functions include the following initiatives:

Organiz​ational Transformation

  • Collaborate with Staff Development Chair
  • Coordinate  workshops for faculty and staff
  • Offer Friday Academies for new faculty
  • Coordinate New adjunct faculty orientations
  • Support use of technology in the classroom
  • Collaborate workshops with the Technology Resource Center
  • Research organizational development activities
  • Provide pedagogical information to departments
  • Provide teachng and learnng conference information

Student Ce​​ntered

  • Maintain TLC library
  • Coordinate workshops to include student services
  • Support teaching diverse student populations in terms of course content and teaching/learning styles
  • Organize opportunities to support Student Learning Outcomes

Co​​​​​​mmunity Enga​gement

  • Increase visibility by updating the TLC homepage
  • Develop questionnaires and solicit topic/workshop interest from faculty
  • Support faculty research to enhance teaching pedagogical strategies
  • Work with Coordinators of innovative pedagogies to ensure support for their program development
  • Work with shared governance groups related to Program Review and Accreditation for the campus community
  • Respond to campus accreditation recommendations, strategic planning, and program improvement documents related to the enhancement of teaching and leaning
  • Provide information about resources and events related to the enhancement of teaching and learning


The Teaching and Learning Center was launched in January 2000, to provide support, services, and resources for faculty. The Resource Handbook for New Faculty evolved in response to a need to assist new faculty in becoming acquainted with campus and district services.

In spring 2003, Evergreen Valley College began a college-wide strategic planning process. This collaborative planning process set the College’s direction. Members of the faculty, staff, and administration contributed to this effort. Everyone developed individual-level plans, submitted them to the area dean, and discussed them in a college-wide planning session.

Contact Information

Teaching & Learning  Center - LE 222    Library & Educational Technology Center

Teaching & Learning Center Coordinator​

Elaine Ortiz-Kristich

EVC Supporting Page
Evergreen Valley College