TLTC Liaison Networks

Background

The TLTC Departmental Liaison Network provides a campus-wide structure for departments and other academic units to i) communicate their teaching and learning needs to the TLTC, and ii) to provide input and feedback toward the ongoing strategic development of the center’s professional development support for faculty and graduate students. The network also allows departments to stay apprised of TLTC events, programs, and services, and initiate collaborations with other units to address common areas of interest or challenges in teaching and learning.
 

Faculty Liaisons (FLs)

Departments can nominate up to two Faculty Liaisons (one tenured/tenure track faculty one professional track faculty) for two-year terms (with possible option to renew). Several academic units with similar needs and interests may choose to nominate a Faculty Liaison to represent their collective interests. FLs have the opportunity to provide input on behalf of their department(s) toward the TLTC’s activities, and suggest requests for unmet needs. FLs are consulted for feedback toward new TLTC initiatives to benefit the particular interests of their department.
 

Graduate Student Liaisons (GSLs)

Departments can nominate up to two Graduate Student Liaisons (preferably at different stages of their career) for two-year terms (with possible option to renew for one year). Several academic units with similar needs and interests may choose to nominate a Graduate Student Liaison to represent their collective interests. GSLs have the opportunity to communicate departmental graduate student needs and interests in TA training, and teaching and learning professional development to the TLTC. GSLs benefit from engaging with a broader community of peers, while developing leadership and collaboration skills. Directors of Graduate Studies are also encouraged to learn about the activities of the GSL network.

 

FL/GSL Convenings

The TLTC FL and GSL meetings (separately) two times each semester to discuss key topics of current interest as an entire network, and facilitate sharing of ideas, best practices, and challenges across departments. Network meetings also provide an opportunity to gather input toward new TLTC programs or initiatives, and strengthen interactions across the teaching and learning community.