It is my pleasure to introduce to you the Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL), its components who are housed here. The UCTL supports students, faculty, and staff through Professional Advisement, Tutoring Services, and other learning resources, as well as aids faculty to achieve excellence in teaching and advising. Allow me to introduce to you the cast of the UCTL program.
Professional Advisor: Freshmen are introduced to the academic rigor of Brescia University, the richness of its extracurricular offerings, and the campus life through the BU101 First Year Experience. In addition, students are supported in their development of skills essential to successful academic, personal, and professional well-being by the Professional Advisor. Tom also offers a multitude of resources aiding students in their path to choosing majors, exploring careers, and growing personally and professionally. He serves as Academic Coach to student-athletes and students who have not declared their major yet. He offers training in advisement and academic coaching to faculty as well.
Mr. Tom Pope, Professional Advisor
The Learning Center: Just in case students may be struggling with math or English, or other courses they are tackling, the UCTL is here to help support them with student and staff tutors, trained to assist in their specific subject areas. In addition, The Learning Center offers materials and strategies for successfully dealing with and completing the coursework throughout their academic careers.
Ms. Icces Crocker, Director of Student Success
And there is me, the Director of the Ursuline Center for Teaching and Learning. Aside from coordinating the components mentioned above, my job focuses on identifying and providing professional development resources for Brescia faculty and staff. I also offer individual support to faculty in the development of pedagogical excellence, programming in teaching and learning, teaching observations and consultations. With the spirit of life-long learning, the UCTL also leads Workforce Development Initiative, working with business partners in the community and beyond on developing their employees in the framework in liberal arts mindset.
Thank you for letting me introduce the UCTL cast and the amazing people who support Brescia University faculty, staff, and students. If there is anything we can do, if you ever have any questions, concerns, observations, or ideas, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help! We hope to hear from you soon!
The Brescia Difference: Respect for the Sacred; Devotion to Learning; Commitment to Growth in Virtue; Promotion of Servant Leadership.