Staff Applications for TLI Learning Partnerships, Computing and Other Classes Due Nov. 25

Posted November 19th, 2009 at 12:12 pm.

The Teaching and Learning Initiative (TLI) is accepting applications from staff members for its spring-semester programs. Staff members receive paid release time to participate in TLI programs. The goal of the TLI is to build community through fostering faculty, staff, and student collaborations in various experiences of and dialogues about teaching and learning. TLI programs include the following:

  • Reading, Writing, and Communication Program: Work in a one-to-one relationship with a student, staff, or faculty mentor to develop your literacy learning and meet learning goals. Two hours per week; one to two semesters.
  • Continuing Education Partnership (CEP): Work in a reciprocal relationship with a student mentor to plan and pursue educational options towards completing a first degree (G.E.D., associate’s, or bachelor’s) and teach the student something out of your specific area of expertise, experience or interest. Two hours per week; one to two semesters.
  • Computing II: An introduction to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and blogging. Participants will meet for one hour a week in scheduled class time plus a second hour each week with  individual student mentors.
  • Computing III: Follows computing II by continuing with PowerPoint, introduction to iMovie, iTunes, Google earth, Web design, and more. Two hours per week, one in class and one with a student mentor; one semester.
  • Empowering Learners Partnership (ELP) Teaching and Learning Partner: Work in a unique reciprocal relationship with a student or faculty member (or occasionally in a small group) in which each of you teaches the other something out of your specific areas of expertise, experience, or interest. Two hours per week; four to 14 weeks.

If you are interested in participating in any of the TLI programs during the spring semester, download this application and submit it to Staff Education Coordinator Jessica Hollinger ( or through campus mail to Canaday Library by Wednesday, Nov. 25. For more information about the TLI, see the TLI Web site at

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