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Welcome to the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center!  Our primary mission is to support the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Whether you’re an advisor looking for professional development workshops, a faculty member interested in talking about your teaching or considering how to implement service learning in your course, or a graduate student looking for resources and ways to improve your teaching, we can help!

Please click on the session title to see a description and to register for the event.

  1. Nov
    28
    Mon

    Building the House of Wellness – (November 28, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 15

    In this 50-minute session, participants will learn about Te Whare Tapa Whā, a Māori framework for understanding health and well-being, and explore strategies for fostering their own wellness as well as the wellness of their students. Participants will practice identifying unmet needs and facilitating processes to repair harm.

  2. Nov
    29
    Tue

    Tea & Teaching – (November 29, 2022 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

    Location:
    Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center map
    2802 18th Street
    University Library North Wing
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC Lobby

    Available Seats: 20

    The Teaching Academy and TLPDC are partnering to provide a place for all faculty to connect with others and discuss their teaching. This will be a casual time to talk openly about teaching and the discussion time will be facilitated by members of the Teaching Academy. Hot tea and snacks will be provided in the TLPDC lobby area.

  3. Nov
    29
    Tue

    Remembering Your Why: A Moment to Reflect – (November 29, 2022 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 25

    As 2022 comes to a close, we want to set aside time to reflect on your passions and motivations related to service learning. This informal meeting is intended to acknowledge the emotional considerations related to participating in community engaged scholarship. Lunch will be provided.

  4. Nov
    30
    Wed

    Teaching Academy Info Session: Tips for improving your application for the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award – (November 30, 2022 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 24

    Join the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee Chair, Jeffrey Harper, for this virtual informational session about preparing an application for your department. He will offer insight on the committee's selection process, give advice based on past applications, and answer any questions you might have about building a strong application. For more information about this award, please visit the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award webpage.

  5. Dec
    6
    Tue

    Service Learning Beyond This Community: How Engaged Learning Makes a Real Impact – (December 6, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 19

    "Does the work I do matter?" Have you ever wondered how your hard work to create meaningful learning experiences affects the students and community you serve? This session will highlight the benefits of service learning pedagogy and discuss how service learning has impacted the Lubbock community.

  6. Dec
    13
    Tue

    Professional Development for PADR Instructors – (December 13, 2022 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 152
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 152

    Available Seats: 8

    Professional Development including new information for PADR Instructors teaching hybrid PADR sections in Spring 2023.

  7. Dec
    14
    Wed

    Professional Development for PADR Instructors – (December 14, 2022 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 152
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 152

    Available Seats: 11

    Professional Development including new information for PADR Instructors teaching PADR sections in Spring 2023.

  8. Jan
    18
    Wed

    Building the House of Wellness – (January 18, 2023 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 30

    In this 50-minute session, participants will learn about Te Whare Tapa Whā, a Māori framework for understanding health and well-being, and explore strategies for fostering their own wellness as well as the wellness of their students. Participants will practice identifying unmet needs and facilitating processes to repair harm.

  9. Mar
    6
    Mon

    Autism 101: Myths and Lived Experiences – (March 6, 2023 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 50

    In this session, participants will review experiences and case studies from students that have identified in being Autistic or neurodivergent. Attendees will also engage in a discussion surrounding perceptions about neurodiverse students, through the lens of serving young adults in a higher education setting.

  10. Mar
    6
    Mon

    Autism Goes to College, Part I – (March 6, 2023 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 50

    In this session, participants will watch an educational screening of the film Autism Goes to College (Part 1). Attendees will have a chance to engage in discussion of the film, immediately following the initial screening. This film highlights perspectives of students with Autism and their lived experiences as they have navigated college. The film also reviews the perspectives of staff and faculty who have taught and advised students on the Autism spectrum.

  11. Mar
    27
    Mon

    Autism Goes to College, Part II – (March 27, 2023 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 151
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 151

    Available Seats: 50

    In this session, participants will watch the second half of the film Autism Goes to College (Part 2). Attendees will have a chance to engage in discussion of the film, immediately following the screening. This film highlights perspectives of students with Autism and their lived experiences as they have navigated college. The film also reviews the perspectives of staff and faculty who have taught and advised students on the Autism spectrum.

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