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About the TLC

        TLC Mission:  Support and enhance teaching and learning across all of Air University

        The TLC carries out the following Roles, Functions and Capabilities:

Advance AU Faculty Development

  • Develop lessons and presentations designed to promote faculty development

  • Provide extensive, indexed archive of online materials (articles, videos, examples, templates, and other) that enhance faculty development

  • Research, assess and provide books, articles, media and services designed to enhance faculty development   

  • Identify and conduct events as described below with specific focus on faculty development

  • Upon request provide informal assessments of AU faculty teaching effectiveness 

Support and improve AU Students Learning skills

  • Provide general tutoring to students who need guidance with their learning skills

  • Provide lessons on how to study, research and write in addition to writing lab activities

  • Provide lessons and online resources that explain and promote the most effective techniques for students to study, research, speak, listen and learn 

Writing Commons providing support of academic writing for all AU

  • Lessons on writing

  • Online writing resources and services

  • Tutoring for writing

  • Writing workshops 

Promote, support and host collaborative events to enhance learning, partnering and outreach for AU

  • Events include workshops, presentations, forums and symposia for all AU faculty, students and partners

  • Events may be held at TLC or other venues potentially external to Max/Gunter campus

  • Every effort will be made to digitally record, archive and distribute events online

Idea Lab provides space and resources for creativity, collaboration and innovation

  • Located at AUTLC

  • Reconfigurable furniture to support a variety of presentations, exercises, and projects

  • Microsoft Hub to increase modes of idea exchange and development with technology

  • Numerous glass whiteboards for displaying and developing ideas

  • Software and devices for surveys, presentation and data collection

  • Easels, signs and other products designed to promote idea presentation and exchange

  • Availability of innovative software, mobile apps, and polling devices and apps 

Learning Technology Training and Research Lab to help exploit technology and innovations beneficial to learning

  • Provide training resources, sessions and events for technology products in use at AU

  • Computer workstations to research, test and demonstrate software(s) that promote learning

  • Identify, promote and aid implementation of new educational technologies appropriate for AU  

  • Conduct Multimedia Training to teach and research how technology such as graphics, video and audio can promote learning

    • Training studio to demonstrate graphical, video and audio techniques

    • Cameras, backgrounds, lights and microphones

    • Computers and software to collect, edit and archive media for learning  

Maintain TLC Facilities to support both TLC functions and other AU learning activities

  • Classroom

  • Auditorium

  • Idea Lab

  • Computer workstations

  • Café 

Serves as Focal Point for AU teaching and learning

  • Collaborate with and support educators internal to AU including on-going communication and networking with faculty, academic program leaders, integration activities and AU leadership

  • Provide source of new ideas and innovation for AU teaching and learning through publications,  conference attendance and collaboration with educators external to AU

 

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