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Faculty Hub

The Faculty Hub connects people, places, and ideas through various college resources and departments. These specific resources engage faculty with learning and inspire faculty through collaboration. The Faculty Hub leverages internal talent and collaborative spaces to enhance learning and cultivate innovations. Faculty are encouraged to be involved and share their talents and expertise with one another.

The Freedom to Explore, Innovate, and Collaborate

The Batten Studio at each campus provides a place for faculty to explore and engage in scholarly and educational resources while collaborating with colleagues. The Studios provide a space for faculty from across disciplines, opportunities to collaborate with one another and learn about instructional strategies, different pedagogies, diverse modes of teaching and learning, and new technologies.

Each studio includes a facilitator workstation, computers for small group learning, a collaborative table, instructional resources, printers, scanner, supplies and informal seating.  Faculty Fellows provide approximately 4 hours each week of on-campus assistance and collaboration at their respective campuses, in addition to the instructional designers being on campus monthly. The CFTE Calendar of Events located in the Canvas CFTE Resource Hub and Inside TCC, includes the current schedule of events, professional development opportunities and Batten Studio hours.

 Locations and Phone Numbers

Chesapeake Campus
Academic Building – 4206 E (2nd Floor)
Phone: (757) 822-5032

Portsmouth Campus
Dr. Staci Forgey
Building B – Room B204 (2nd Floor)
Phone: (757) 822-2272

Norfolk Campus
Ms. Judy Gill
Walker Building – Room 3316 (3rd Floor)
Phone: (757) 822-1049

Virginia Beach Campus
Dr. Andrea Palmisano
Princess Anne Building – Room A-111
Phone: (757) 822-7896

The Tidewater Community College Department of Distance Learning provides institutional leadership for online education, ensuring regulatory compliance and strengthening digital competency, course development, and course delivery through training and support. 

Numerous support resources for the Canvas LMS, Zoom, the certification process for online instruction, and full access to the Distance Learning training calendar are hosted on the Distance Learning Resources (DLR) site in Canvas.  To access Canvas, use your myTCC credentials.  If you are accessing DLR content for the first time, you may need to self-enroll

TCC Libraries offer a variety of support to faculty including librarian-led information literacy sessions that align with both general education competencies and specific learning outcomes of course assignments, professional development resources on Open Educational Resources (OER), curated subject-specific guides to support academic research, instructions for integrating library resources in Canvas, and more.

Find library resources here.

The TCC Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) is committed to cultivating an environment where all of our Tidewater Community College family belongs. The Director of DEI works in collaboration with all aspects of TCC to create an environment where everyone is valued irrespective differing of ideas, abilities, perspectives, and experiences within our college community. In collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Dr. ClauDean Kizart, Director of DEI, coordinates as well as facilitates cultural awareness and professional training aligned with the TCC strategic plan to ensure that our college is the FIRST CHOICE for education, opportunity, partnership, and innovation.

In support of Innovate 2026, strategic direction 3: Innovation to Support Teaching and Learning, the CFTE has a goal to increase awareness of available resources and services through strategic communication and advertising. To achieve this goal, the CFTE provides faculty ongoing communication when promoting, hosting, and advertising professional development opportunities through the Calendar of Events, emails, and the Canvas CFTE Resource Hub.

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs (OGSP) assists faculty and staff to locate and secure resources that enhance student learning and success and provide needed infrastructure to meet the College’s mission and strategic plan. OGSP submits all proposals for public and private funding on behalf of the College and the TCC Educational Foundation. OGSP utilizes a team approach to grants development and management, capitalizing on the strengths and collective years of experience in higher education for all involved. Additional resources are available Inside TCC.