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The Air University Library

The Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center is a rich resource for research. They offer guides to writing and citation, links to books on writing and citation, to citation generators, and downloads for those program. reviews. The connection the library provides to online databases is world class and should be consulted for any and all research projects. Starting with Google or Yahoo is a just that, a start--every research project must go beyond that and our library fills that gap. In addition, the library creates guides for research on specific subjects, such as Space Debris. Students and faculty can work with our AWC librarian to create library guides for topics they will be researching.

The Air University Teaching and Learning Center

The Air University (AU) Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is the focal point for activities related to the enhancement of teaching and learning at AU. Our mission includes resources, expertise, guidance and facilities to increase the ability of faculty to teach and students to learn. The TLC advances the AF Continuum of Learning and promotes an environment that encourages active learning across all of AU. The scope of the TLC includes all AU faculty and students in any resident, distance-learning or blended-learning courses or programs along with any airmen who may take advantage of our online resources to enhance their lifelong learning. The TLC is located on the 2nd floor of the Fairchild Research & Information Center at Air University, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery AL. Check their web site for lists of events and training: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/TLC/.

 Faculty Support

  • Lessons and presentations promoting faculty expertise and teaching skills
  • Indexed archive of online materials (articles, videos, examples, templates, and other) enhancing faculty development
  • Research, assess and provide books, articles, media and services targeted at faculty and curriculum development
  • Identify and conduct events as described below with specific focus on faculty development
  • Upon request provide informal assessments of AU faculty teaching effectiveness

 Student Learning

  • Identify, create and publish lessons, articles, applications and presentations to enhance students’ study and learning skills
  • Provide lessons or methods to improve reading, memorizing, test taking, writing, researching and communicating
  • Offer general tutoring and scaffolding to enhance students’ learning skills

Writing Commons

  • Operate a Writing Commons that provides academic writing support for all of AU
  • Maintain a Writing Lab with lessons and tutoring for resident students
  • Publish an Online Writing Lab with resources and services for non-resident students
  • Deliver presentations and workshops designed to enhance student writing skills and faculty expertise with regard to writing

Technology Training

  • Provide training classes, events and resources for learning technology products appropriate to AU
  • Conduct multimedia (video, audio, & graphics) training for using technology in AU curriculum and classrooms
  • Maintain digital products and multimedia equipment to support learning technology training and research
  • Publish online learning technology training resources enhance faculty skills and curriculum development methods

Technology Research

  • Identify, promote and aid implementation of new educational technologies appropriate for AU
  • Provide opportunities for AU faculty to use and experience new learning technology products and techniques
  • Collaborate with organizations and universities outside AU to discover best practices and policies for enabling learning technology

Facilities

  • Classroom – seating for 20-25 students, updated AV
  • Small Auditorium – presentation space, seating for 60, updated audio visual
  • Idea Lab – Reconfigurable classroom for projects and collaboration (Surface Hub)
  • Media Lab – Equipped to support training and research of learning technology applicable to AU
  • Café – Social meeting space with tables and kitchen facilities
  • Study spaces for individuals, small groups and tutoring