Teaching & Learning


We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change.  And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.  - Peter Drucker


What is Excellence in Teaching and Learning?

The mission of the Faculty Center (TFC) is to promote the value and practice of teaching excellence to improve student success at Stony Brook through innovation, collaboration and research. We collaborate with faculty and teaching assistants on mapping course design, classroom management, student-centered learning activities and assessment for tradititional, online and blended  courses. Training, consultation and resources are provided through TFC that promote excellence in teaching and learning strategies that engage students in discovery, promote self-directed learning and facilitate successful acquisition of expected student learning outcomes. Learning that extends beyond concept and theory involves the ability to analyze, synthesize and reflect where tudents develop a sense of inquiry that takes them to the next level of learning and discovery.

 How we can assist you:

• Active Learning Course Activities (traditional classroom, blended, and online)  
• Effective, Student-Centered Course Design (traditional, blended, and online)  
• Course and Program Assessment
• College Teaching Seminars for TAs and Postdocs
• Student-Centered Learning Activities with Instructional Technologies
• Designing and Teaching an Online Course 
• Active, Student-Centered Large Lecture Design 
• Classroom Management and Distruptive Student Behaviors
• Interactive Learning Modules and Learning Objects
• Course and Program ePortfolios for Student Learning and Assessment
• Teaching Portfolio Assistance
• Social Media and Interactive Learning Activities
• Teaching and Learning Workshops and Events (New Faculty Orientation, Provost Lectures, and Spring Teaching and Learning Colloquium)
• Innovative Teaching and Learning Grant Opportunities
• Teaching and Learning Community of Practice
• Teaching and Learning Resources

Our team and contact information:

The Faculty Center General Inquiries - 631-632-2780
Patricia Aceves, Director - 631-632-2786
Nancy Wozniak, Learning Architect and ePortfolio Program Manager - 631-632-2781
Catherine Scott, Assessment Specialist - 631-632-2783
Treasa Mathias, Sr. Administration Assistant - 631-632-9049
Lorraine Carroll, Opscan Supervisor and Course Evaluations - 631-632-28032

For a list of more TLT Support Professionals see http://newfaculty.stonybrook.edu/content/teaching-learning-technology