Zipf Teaching and Learning Center

About Zipf Teaching & Learning Center

The Zipf Teaching and Learning Center (ZTLC) at North Carolina Wesleyan University encourages and advocates teaching excellence.  ZTLC seeks to accomplish this by aiding faculty in the use of innovative teaching strategies, providing forums that foster the discussion of college teaching best practices, and supporting faculty in research and other scholarship endeavors that involve students.

The ZTLC Objectives

  • Coordinates instructional workshops and lectures for faculty that feature evidence-based teaching and learning scholarship.
  • Provides a resource center on campus that includes a lending library, technology library, and instructional technology support.
  • Maintains a resource-based website designed for NCWU faculty.
  • Aids faculty in designing class content consistent with intended student outcomes.

Take the TLC Survey. Get Your Certificate.

The ZTLC offers an option for receiving an electronic certificate of completion for our professional development events. The certificate is linked to the TLC Participant Evaluation and Feedback Survey.

If you would like the certificate, simply answer “yes” to the first question on the survey. The certificate will be automatically sent to the email address that you enter.

ZTLC Staff

Heather Louch, Ph.D.
Director, TLC
Office Location: GSC 112

Doreen Thierauf, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, TLC
Office Location: PCB 173

Ayra Sundbom, MSID
Instructional Technologist
Office Location: PCB 187

The ZTLC Advisory Committee

Mr. Chip Larkin

Dr. Bennie Felts

Dr. Shannon Crowley

Dr. Andrew Stern

Dr. Molly Wyatt