The Teaching and Faculty Support Center is an interactive resource for faculty who strive to enhance teaching and learning.
We invest in faculty excellence, promote innovation in teaching and learning, and support programs to advance student success. We provide educational opportunities such as lunch and learn programs, teaching symposiums, dead day events, new faculty orientations, and teaching camps. In addition, we offer competitive teaching and learning grants for faculty. We also provide informational support connecting faculty to the information and resources that they need to enhance their teaching.
We are committed to developing and enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in teaching campus-wide through informed teaching strategies that lead to critical thinking and civil intellectual engagement. We are committed to helping faculty identify best practices for achieving equity, diversity, and inclusivity in both the classroom and the campus community at-large.
We are directed by three faculty co-directors who are active UA faculty. Each co-director serves a three-year term. Each year, a new co-director joins the team and a seasoned co-director rotates off. This model assures that we have a constant influx of new ideas.
Serving TFSC 2018-2022
Serving TFSC 2020-2023
Serving TFSC 2021-2024
Special Events Manager
We are so thankful for the vision and leadership of our founders. We have awards and honors named after each of our co-founders, for more information on the Wally Cordes Chair, the Ro DiBrezzo Award or Service and the Paul Cronan Technology Teaching Excellence Award, check out our awards page.
Serving TFSC (1992-1995, *2000-2001)
Serving TFSC (1992-1997)
Serving TFSC (1992-1994, 2011-2014)
- Lori Holyfield (2017-2020)
- Julie Trivitt (2019-2020)
- Jack Kern (2016-2019, 2020-2021)
- Mary Savin (2015-2018)
- Lorraine Brewer (2016-2017)
- John Pijanowski (2013-2016)
- Linda Myers (2015-2016)
- Mark Boyer (2014-2015)
- Jeannie Whayne (2012-2015)
- Inza Fort( 2012-2013**, 2003-2006)
- Norm Dennis (2010-2012**)
- Marianne Neighbors (2009-2012)
- Janine Parry (2008-2011)
- Charles Rosenkrans (2007-2010)
- Cheryl Murphy (2006-2009)
- Neil Allison (2005-2008)
- 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)
To create and enhance a community committed to promoting the best practices of teaching and learning.
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.
We work closely with many other groups on campus to support teaching. We each do slightly different things, but we all come together to support teaching and learning. Here is an overview of some of the ways we work together.
Office of Faculty Affairs
TIPS: Teaching Innovation and Pedagogical Support
For more on TIPS