Walker Center for Teaching & Learning History

In July 1996, the Teacher Resource Center was named Grayson H. Walker Teaching Resource Center to honor the late provost.

The center began with a charge to improve classroom instruction through the development of effective teaching and learning strategies and the use of media and technology in the classroom. Over the years, the center has offered seminars, workshops and consultations with faculty on improved teaching and learning.

In 1998, the center implemented a course management system with a small group of faculty. This pilot gradually led to the University adoption of the Blackboard course management system.

In 2011, the center refined its name once again to the Grayson H. Walker Center for Teaching and Learning. The Center’s mission is to support UTC's strategic planning and academic initiatives by providing information, learning sessions, and consultation in the areas of teaching, learning and technology integration to facilitate excellence in University instruction.