Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council

Reports to the Office of the Provost

Purpose: Support the mission of the FCTL by providing:

  • Insight into faculty teaching and learning development needs.
  • Feedback on FCTL conferences and events.
  • Peer review services for competitive faculty programs such as the FCTL Teaching Excellence Awards, Teaching and Learning Grants, and Showcase on Teaching and Learning proposals.

Advisory Council members serve as faculty liaisons between their respective colleges and the FCTL by seeking input from colleagues and providing updates to their college.

Membership:  The FCTL Advisory Council includes a dean-appointed faculty representative from each college. Faculty appointments are for two-year terms. To promote diversity in representation, colleges are encouraged to rotate the appointment among different ranks with each new term. Deans, Associate Deans, School Directors, and Provost Fellows are not eligible to serve.

FCTL Advisory Council Members:
John R. Turner, English, Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Nicole West, School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies, College of Education
Jianjie Wang, Biomedical Sciences, McQueary College of Health and Human Services 
Brett Garland, Criminology, Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Jason Speer, Information Tech and Cybersecurity, College of Business
Avery Russell, Biology, College of Natural and Applied Sciences
Shianne Walther, Darr College of Agriculture 

FCTL Advisory Council Co-Chairs:
Leslie Echols, Psychology, McQueary College of Health and Human Services 
Nancy Gordon, Director, FCTL

Updated September 25, 2023

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