Our Mission

The mission of the Grayson H. Walker Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is to support UTC's strategic plan and academic initiatives to facilitate excellence in university instruction by providing assistance, information, learning sessions, and consultations in the areas of teaching, learning and technology integration.

Our Services

Faculty Development: 

We offer faculty training and support for best practices in teaching and learning. Seminars, workshops, webinars, book clubs and one-on-one consultations are offered each semester on pedagogy and experiential learning.  Our annual Instructional Excellence Conference is an example of our ongoing commitment to faculty development.

Technology Integration:

We provide instructor support for UTC Learn and other types of technology such as video development and captioning. 


We offer orientations for new faculty and adjunct faculty. We also provide new student orientation sessions on experiential learning.

Teaching and Assessment:

We provide assistance on course design based on Quality Matters standards. We also offer classroom observations and small-group instructional diagnosis.

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Teaching and Learning Institute

A semester-long course designated for new and existing faculty focuses on instructional design and delivery best practices.

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Your crash course in all things UTC. Before you step foot in a classroom, you'll learn everything you need to know and get acquainted with campus.

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Course Redesign

Want to uplift your course? Send it through this bootcamp.

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The Course Redesign Program helps with:

  • Redesigned course syllabus and schedule.
  • Course content, activities and assessments that align with online or hybrid classes.
  • Training plan for all faculty teaching the course.
  • Assessment of redesign that measures course efficacy and student completion rates.


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UTC's experiential learning platform.

ThinkAchieve promotes a hands-on experience that builds competence in creative and critical thinking for students beyond the classroom. See how your course can receive an official Beyond the Classroom course designation or apply for a High Impact Practices Development Grant to enrich learning experiences for your students.

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