Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at North Carolina Wesleyan College encourages and advocates teaching excellence.  TLC seeks to accomplish this by aiding faculty in the use of innovative teaching strategies, providing forums that foster the discussion of college teaching best practices, and supporting faculty in research and other scholarship endeavors that involve students. 

 TLC Objectives:

  • Provides instructional workshops and lectures for faculty that feature evidence-based teaching and learning scholarship.
  • Provides a resource center on campus that includes a lending library, technology library, teaching consultation, and instructional technology support.
  • Maintains a resource-based website designed for NCWC faculty.
  • Aids faculty and administration in the use of institutional assessment information to improve teaching.
  • Aids faculty in designing class content consistent with intended student outcomes.

Explore with Google Expeditions!

Use virtual reality (VR) in your teaching!

Google Expeditions has the ability to take students to fantastic and unreachable places using mobile devices. The instructor plays the role of tour guide. Students can participate in VR environments such as Wonders of the World, The Great Barrier Reef, The Kennedy Space Center, the central nervous system, and many more!

The NC Wesleyan Teaching and Learning Center offers an option for receiving an electronic certificate of completion for our professional development events. The certificate is linked to the TLC Participant Evaluation and Feedback Survey.

If you would like the certificate, simply answer “yes” to the first question on the survey. The certificate will be automatically sent to the email address that you enter.

Recommended Reading from the TLC Staff

Recommended Quick Reads for Faculty

Helping Students Make the Right Call on Cell Phones by: Pete Burkholder, PhD


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Heather Louch

TLC Director


Amber Sheeler

TLC Assistant Director

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Ayra Sundbom

Instructional Technologist

Diffusion of Innovations by Everett M. Rogers

Become a Teaching Rockstar: Simple Techniques to Motivate and Engage Students

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction by Karl M. Kapp

NCWC Reading Roundtable Group

Led by Jim Bowers

Schools on Trial by Nikhal Goyal