The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is a resource center for Wake Forest faculty at all stages of their careers. The center hosts events designed to bring together faculty and other professionals to share expertise, explore innovations and discuss the challenges of teaching in and across disciplines.
Teaching Resources for Faculty from TLC
The mission of the Professional Development Center is to provide faculty, staff and the broader Winston-Salem community with professional, personal and civic enrichment opportunities through education focused on management training, interpersonal skills, academic and administrative software, general technical skills and a myriad of special interest topics.
The PDC serves as the centralized location for professional development both in and out of the classroom, allowing faculty and staff to promote and organize their events and classes through the center. Additionally, the PDC offers classes throughout the year on Sakai, GoogleDocs, among other resources that aid faculty in the classroom.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, recipient of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, provides outlets for faculty to enhance their teaching experiences. The ZSR provides faculty with the ability to manage their required reading through course reserves, access materials throughout the nation through interlibrary loan, reserve unique meeting places for class, and host technology specialists and subject specialists in the classroom.
Faculty-Student Engagement Resources
The Faculty-Student Engagement Fund
The Faculty/Student Engagement Fund reimburses faculty members who host students outside of the classroom. All members of the undergraduate faculties may be reimbursed for up to $125 per class or $8 per student, whichever is less. Lower division advisers may also use this program to treat their advisees once a semester. To access the Faculty/Student Engagement Fund, simply submit a completed Expenditure Voucher listing the date of the event, the amount of reimbursement desired and the number of students involved, along with original receipts to Barbara Meredith, Financial Assistant (336.758.3142).
The Provost’s Faculty-Student Lunch Program
Faculty eating lunch with undergraduate students on the meal plan may dine for free in the Fresh Food Company and the Magnolia Room. In order to participate, faculty should present a completed Lunch Program Coupon to the dining venue cashier. Questions about the program should be directed to Samantha Perrotta, Wake Forest Fellow, Office of the Provost (336.758.4059).
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center provides avenues for undergraduate students and faculty to collaborate on research through various mentored scholarships. The URECA Center sponsors various funding opportunities and fellowships through research fellowships, the Richter scholarship, STARR, and ACCIAC. Questions about the URECA Center may be addressed to Rebecca Alexander.