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Center for Teaching Excellence

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Tidewater Community College’s Center for Teaching Excellence is a community for faculty to connect, engage, and collaborate. 

Our message is simple, we help educate today’s students by investing in our faculty.

We promote teaching excellence for student success in support of Tidewater Community College’s mission, goals, and Innovate 2026 Strategic Plan. Our purpose supports the Teaching and Learning Excellence & Innovation Core Values.


The Tidewater Community College Center for Teaching Excellence is an educational ecosystem of faculty development, community support, and access to resources.


To foster an environment that supports all faculty at TCC in their pursuit of innovative and inclusive teaching practices, scholarly growth, and collaboration by curating resources, facilitating internal and external connections, and providing professional development opportunities

Center for Teaching Excellence Core Focus Areas

  • Connect Faculty to the College
  • Engage Faculty with Learning
  • Inspire Faculty through Collaboration

Center for Teaching Excellence Guiding Principles

  • Building Community
  • Fostering Inquiry
  • Enhancing Learning
  • Cultivating Innovation
  • Connecting with Resources
  • Inspiring Excellence

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” 


Meet the Team

  • Dr. Jenefer D. Snyder, AVP for Sponsored Programs and Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr. Heather Brown, Instructional Designer
  • Amanda Wilson, Administrative and Office Specialist III
  • Dr. Kelly Gillerlain, Faculty Fellow 2022-2023
  • Debbie Porter, Faculty Fellow 2022-2023

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