Faculty & Course Development

Various offices in the HCC provide faculty development and support.


Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation

Director: Mary Kayler
HCC 412


Teaching & Learning Technologies

Director: Jim Groom
HCC 410

The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies is a service organization available to any UMW faculty member who wishes to explore how digital technologies can augment and transform teaching, learning, and research at the University. DTLT research informs projects at the University and allows the division to serve as a conduit between faculty and students at UMW and external academic, research, and technical communities which are also engaged in the exploration and innovative use of digital technologies.  Read more.

In the HCC, DTLT also manages and schedules the Incubator Classroom; faculty interested in experimenting in this space, should contact the division.


Writing Center

Director: Gwen Hale
HCC 430


Speaking Center

Director: Anand Rao
HCC 437

The Speaking Center provides useful online handouts for individual and classroom use as well as open workshops on various communication topics. Faculty can request a Speaking Center consultant to come give a presentation specifically catered to the needs of their class.

The Speaking Intensive Program and the Speaking Center also offer faculty development opportunities throughout the year, including workshops on such topics as developing Speaking Intensive courses, evaluating student presentations, best practices for use of visual aids, and making the most of class discussion.

Contact Anand Rao at arao@umw.edu to schedule an in-class presentation or to find out more about Speaking Intensive faculty development opportunities.


QEP/First-Year Seminar Office

Director: Keith Mellinger
HCC 131


IT Support Services

Director: Jerry Slezak
HCC 112

IT Support Services staff is available to demonstrate and train faculty to use classroom AV technologies in the HCC and any UMW classroom.  Appointments can be scheduled at your convenience to meet in the room(s) you are interested in learning about (classroom schedule permitting). Contact the Help Desk if you are interested in this service.

Additionally, ITSS staff manages the HCC 130 Training Lab.  The lab contains 16 student computers and one instructor computer connected to a dual-projection AV system.  The computers are all “dual boot” allowing you to use either the Windows 7 or Apple OSX Mavericks operating systems.  Faculty may reserve the lab for a workshop, training session, or occasional class meeting.  Make your reservation here.  For more information about reserving the HCC Training Lab, please contact Jerry Slezak at jslezak@umw.edu.