The Teaching Resource Center
The Teaching Resource Center enhances students’ academic experiences by helping U.Va. teachers create life-changing learning experiences. For more than two decades, faculty members and graduate students have benefitted from the center’s many programs and services that promote teaching effectiveness and overall professional excellence. This pan-University center stimulates intellectual connections across the Grounds and contributes to national and international conversations on learning, teaching, and professional development.
Teaching Innovation and Program Endowment
Naming Opportunities (minimum levels)
Center for Teaching and Learning
A gift to name the Center for Teaching and Learning supports effective teaching and helps the University maintain a focus on the teaching of undergraduates—at the core of the University’s mission. Private support honors inspiring professors and sustains programs for graduate student teachers.
University Academy of Teaching
Support the work of exemplary, award-winning professors who generously, collaboratively share their teaching know-how with colleagues. A gift to name the Academy helps members further raise the level of pedagogy at the University of Virginia and thus enhance students’ learning.
Teaching Fellows Program
The Teaching Fellows Program seeks to help promising junior faculty members develop into first-rate teachers as they pursue strong research agendas. Gifts to the program enrich the undergraduate learning experience by supporting energetic beginning teachers.
Support for faculty fellowships expands the tradition of excellent undergraduate teaching by funding Academy of Distinguished Teachers members’ innovative teaching-and-learning projects. Fellowships enable faculty members to examine how teaching affects students’ learning and then to share teaching expertise with colleagues.
Library, Facilities, and Technology
The center seeks a gift to name the center’s library, housed in the historic East Range Hotel D on the Grounds. Naming the library will benefit scholarly teaching by expanding resources such as collections and online subscriptions for the center’s library. Funding will keep the center technology up-to-date to support classroom, online, and hybrid learning for faculty and students.
Graduate Student Pedagogy Courses
Grants to improve and mentor graduate student teaching enable departments to create pedagogy courses and teaching assistant training programs that better prepare graduate students to work with undergraduates and to support large courses. These grants also help ensure that graduate alums are well-placed in academia or industry, which enhances the University’s reputation across the nation and around the globe.
Internships support undergraduate and graduate students who add a student perspective to the center’s efforts to improve teaching. A student intern serves as a liaison between the center and the student council or graduate student council, facilitates faculty-led undergraduate focus groups, disperses student ideas to faculty across the Grounds, opens lines of communication between faculty and students, and works with the center faculty on special projects related to a range of student learning topics.