TLC Mission & CTA's
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. To review more about EVC, strategic plan go to www.evc.edu link to “About EVC” (see the drop down menu and click on Strategic Initiatives).
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:
- Organizational Transformation
- Collaborate with Staff Development Chair/committee for employee recognition
- Coordinate Global workshops for faculty and staff
- Offer Friday Academies for new faculty
- Coordinate New adjunct faculty orientations every semester
- Support use of technology in the classroom and collaborate opportunity offerings with the Technology resource Center
- Research professional and organizational development activities then share ideas with the EVC faculty and staff
- Assist individuals, programs, and departments in the development and assessment of pedagogical strategies
- Provide information for conferences on teaching and learning
- Student Centered
- Maintain TLC library to assist faculty with their students in the classroom
- Coordinate workshops to include student services
- Support teaching diverse student populations in terms of course content and teaching/learning styles
- Assist faculty with obtaining instructional feedback from students
- Organize opportunities to support Student Learning Outcomes
- Community Engagement
- Increase visibility by updating the TLC homepage
- Maintain the TLC link page with new website addresses
- 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
- Serve as a clearing house for information about resources and events related to the enhancement of teaching and leaning
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. The Resource Handbook is periodically updated to include new and revised information necessary for all new faculty members.
The Teaching and Learning Resource Center is located in the new library building, Library and Educational Technology Center, LE 222.
Elaine Ortiz-Kristich, Teaching and Learning Center Coordinator