Teaching Center Director and Professor of Mathematics Mike Pinter recently presented a lecture entitled “Forming Partnerships on Campus to Increase Teaching Center Effectiveness” at the annual Southern Regional Faculty Instructional Development Consortium Conference in Collegedale, Tennessee.
The theme of the conference was “Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Teaching Center.” Pinter’s presentation focused on partnerships between the teaching center and a wide variety of other Belmont entities. Some of the partnerships described included the Office of General Education, Student Support and Disability Services, Residence Life, Study Abroad, Service Learning, Growth and Purpose for Students and the Office of Career and Professional Development. Additional identified relationships included the Teaching Center working with the MLK Committee, Library Faculty, University Ministries, the Diverse Faculty group and individual academic units.
The presentation provided information about specific activities and events corresponding to the various partnerships, including lunch discussions, faculty retreats, small faculty cohort groups and shared communications. Session participants had an opportunity, individually and in small group conversations, to generate ideas for forming partnerships on their campus.