About the TFSC

The Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center is an interactive resource for faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants who strive to enhance teaching and learning.

Directed by U of A faculty, TFSC invests in faculty excellence, promotes innovation in teaching and learning, and advances student success. The center, established in 1992, provides programs, symposiums, teaching camps and grants for new and not-so-new faculty and teachers. TFSC also supports faculty scholarship and assists departments in improving learning and teaching.

Three co-directors provide leadership for the center.  Each co-director serves a three-year term, which means new co-director rotates into TFSC each year.


Co-Directors

Mary Savin - Professor of Microbial Ecology

Mary Savin
Professor of Microbial Ecology
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
msavin@uark.edu

Serving TFSC 2015-2018

Jack Kern

Jack Kern
Clinical Professor, Health, Human Performance & Recreation
College of Education and Health Professions
jkern@uark.edu

Serving TFSC 2016-2019

Lori Holyfield

Lori Holyfield
Professor of Sociology
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
lholyfie@uark.edu

Serving TFSC 2017-2020


Event Manager

Lori Libbert

Lori Libbert
Special Events Manager
479-575-3222
libbert@uark.edu

Who was
Wally Cordes?

"He developed a reputation as one of the most outstanding teachers ever that called the U of A his home."

- Chemistry professor Bill Durham, 2014

"He has amazed, interested and excited literally thousands of students."

- Provost Bob Smith, 2002

Read more about Wally Cordes

Wally Cordes
Dr. Wally Cordes


Past Co-Directors

  • David Longer (2004-2007)
  • Daniel Levine (2002-2005)
  • Jim Turpin (2002-2004)
  • Deborah Thomas (2001-2003)
  • David Gay (1999-2002)
  • Richard Lee (1999-2000*)
  • Barbara Shadden (1997-2000)
  • Craig Beyrouty (1996-1999)
  • Tom McKinnon (1994-1998)
  • Ro DiBrezzo (1992-1997)
  • Wally Cordes (1992-1995, *2000-2001)
  • Paul Cronan (1992-1994, 2011-2014)

Mission

To create and enhance a community committed to promoting the best practices of teaching and learning.

Vision

To provide innovative and engaging programs and resources for our faculty that will promote excellence and will enrich academic programs and learning experiences on our campus.


Location

 

Harmon Parking Deck

Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center
HAPF 703
University of Arkansas
146 N. Harmon Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

P 479-575-3222
F 479-575-7086