The mission of the LT&ITC is to: create a community of faculty who develop, improve and integrate creative and effective use of appropriate pedagogy and technologies to enhance student learning.
Established in 2004, the Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center (LT&ITC) began its work as an agent for excellence in teaching and learning at Middle Tennessee State University. Spearheaded by Barbara Draude, Assistant Vice President for Academic and Instructional Technology Services in the Information Technology Division, and Faye Johnson, Assistant to the Provost for Special Initiatives in the Academic Affairs Division, the Center unites the resources of academe with those of technology, in effect, modeling the latest advances in teaching and learning methods in the 21st century.
Who We Are
The Center keeps faculty members informed and included in the teaching and learning community by offering workshops, professional development resources, and events. The Center brings faculty together, helping to establish relationships that can develop skills and understanding of teaching and learning issues. View our executive board.
Who We Serve
Our programs, services and resources are available to all MTSU faculty members.
What We Do
We assist in the following:
- Faculty Development Planning and Consultation:
Private, confidential consulting for faculty interesting in working on a formal development plan for teaching, research, and service activities; also consulting on how to best balance your teaching, research, and service activities.
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
Do you have a teaching project where you can collect effectiveness or student evaluation data? Why not turn this into a manuscript and submit to a teaching or research journal in your field. We can help you with this process!
- Individual Teaching Practices Consulting:
We are happy to meet with you to discuss ideas for changing your face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses.
- Course Redesign Primer:
Review learning outcomes for your course and examine your teaching methods, projects, and activities with the goal of facilitating student engagement and content mastery.
- Syllabus Makeover:
How to use your syllabus as a course and classroom management tool. Determine what information should be included to boost your students' understanding of course learning outcomes.
The Center is located on the third floor of the James E. Walker Library, Room 348. Come by during regular office hours (8:00 - 4:30 M-F) to speak with a staff member, explore our Teaching Library, or make use of our space. To learn more about the LT&ITC, call us at (615) 494-7671 or contact us via email at LTandITC@mtsu.edu.
The Center regularly hosts workshops, FLCs, writing groups and other faculty meetings and events. We have a master classroom-style format with lecture capture capabilities. This includes four long, rectangular conference tables and cluster of chairs conducive for less formal discussions. Click here to see our facilities. Contact us to reserve the space for your next meeting or event!