Welcome to the Air University Teaching and Learning Center

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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

  • Promote, support and host collaborative events to enhance learning, partnering and outreach
  • Events include workshops, presentations, forums and symposia for all AU faculty, students and partners
  • Events held at TLC or other venues with some external to the AU campus
  • TLC SME Talks – Presentations on topics of interest to AU faculty and staff – Every Thursday at 2pm in the TLC

  • 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
  • CafĂ© – Social meeting space with tables and kitchen facilities
  • Study spaces for individuals, small groups and tutoring

TLC Logo
600 Chennault Circle
Building 1405, 2nd Floor, AU Library
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112


Tuesday's at 10am
7 Jul - Best Practices for Designing and Teaching Online (Part 2),
Dr. Kelly Jewell-Glasscock & Ms. Lillist Watson
14 Jul - Teaching Strategies Overview,
Drs. Ruth Busby & Susan Slear
21 Jul - Best Practices for Designing and Teaching Online (Part 3),
Dr. Kelly Jewell-Glasscock & Ms. Lillist Watson
28 Jul - The Design Process,
Drs. Susan Slear & Ruth Busby
Thursday's at 2pm
9 Jul - SOS Advanced Principles of Instructional Design (APID): Resident to Virtual In-Resident Course Design,
Ms. Toni Hawkins-Scribner & Mr. Brad Aldridge
16 Jul – No AFKO
23 Jul – Shared Academic Governance and the AU Faculty Senate,
Drs. Susan Steen & Angelle Kachadoorian
30 July - What AU Needs to Know About Section 508,
Dr. Stephanie Rollins & Mrs. Megan Hoehn
Thursday, 2pm, TLC Auditorium
There are no scheduled SME Talks until further notice
Visit our SME Talk Video Library to watch previously recorded videos
Learn Tech Tours
Tuesday, 3pm, TLC auditorium
There are no scheduled LLTs during the summer months
(May - July)
Canvas Workshops
Individual Workshops/Visits for your center or group may be scheduled by calling 953-5231.
Community of Interest Meeting
Call 334-953-5454 for meeting information.