Welcome to the Teaching, Learning and Reflection Center

An Initiative of the Office of Professional and Instructional Development

Mission Statement

The Teaching, Learning and Reflection Center has been established at Middlesex Community College in order to:

  • Extend the network of faculty and staff committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning by serving as a focal point for exploration, information discussion, and collegial collaboration around new modes of teaching, learning, and assessment.
  • Support and advance effective and innovative teaching in all areas of instruction to enhance and expand student learning and success.
  • Provide an informal setting for faculty and staff to come to participate in ongoing discussions around teaching and learning, and receive help solving teaching issues.
  • Examine ways of assessing effective teaching.

With these goals in mind, the Center will:

  • Facilitate workshops on effective instructional strategies to improve student learning.
  • Provide personalized pedagogical, course design, and technology assistance to full- and part-time faculty.
  • Facilitate roundtable discussions on topics of teaching and learning.
  • Establish a mentoring program of new faculty.
  • Encourage innovation, experimentation and use of technology and other resources to enhance teaching.
  • Provide assistance with assessment initiatives.
  • Assess its effectiveness on an ongoing basis.

Programming Suggestions:

We welcome suggestions for workshops or discussions that you would like to offer at the Center, as well as requests for activities in which you would be interested in taking part. Please contact Phyllis Gleason, ext. 3729.

Faculty Fellow Information

Faculty Fellow Information Link

TLRC Faculty Fellows:

  • Linda Dart-Kathios, 2011-2012, x3193
  • Cathleen McCarron, 2010-2011, x3926
  • Don Margulis, 2009-2010
  • Denise Marchionda 2008/09, x3801
  • Lucy Ogburn 2007/08, x3910
  • Leah MacPherson 2006/07, x3058
  • Bob Fera 2005/06, x3408

Bedford Teaching Learning and Reflection Center

Advisory Board Roster

Key Initiatives

  • Part-time Faculty Series and New Full-time Faculty Series
  • Assistance with Course Design and Pedagogy
  • Collegial Conversations
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Institute for Appreciating and Discovering Creative Energy (ADCE)
  • Institute for Learning-Centered Teaching (ILCT)
  • Reference Materials on Teaching and Learning
  • Reflective Symposia

Contact and Location

The Bedford and Lowell Teaching, Learning and Reflection Centers (TLRC)are available for use during regular library hours.

Bedford Campus-AR#1
Library, Room 5, ext. 3772

Lowell-Federal Bldg.
Library, Rm. 002, ext 3274

Last Modified: 8/5/12