Teaching & Learning Center


Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) is dedicated to promoting and supporting teaching excellence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The TLC draws from research-based pedagogical approaches combined with information and data gleaned from our own student resources to drive an innovative and collaborative environment integrating student need with faculty development.

Resources for Students

In the Teaching and Learning Center students can get help and coaching in test taking, time management, writing papers, accessibility resources, resume review, developing your LinkedIn, and connecting your art with opportunities in the Winston-Salem community.

Faculty Support
Supporting teaching excellence
Janna Levin

The Teaching and Learning Center offers support for the faculty no matter what teaching looks like.

Faculty Support at UNCSA is a resource portal promoting instructional development in curriculum and instruction, and help in leveraging instructional technologies. These resources provide a starting point and continual learning to enhance teaching practices. Staff are available by appointment whether you wish to explore new concepts or a deeper application of familiar practices. 

Curriculum & Instruction
Improving your teaching practice
Students in a classroom

Services include consultations, student feedback collection, and classroom observations.

Want to talk through a classroom issue or work on improving a particular teaching practice? Consultations are private, voluntary and formative. Review the list of services.

Also, faculty can find online resources for on demand workshops, and recorded lunch and learn archives and teaching tools.

Training in tools
Quick access to leveraging instructional technology
Drama professor teaching hybrid class

Drama professor Jason Bohon teaches a movement class using a hybrid of in-person and Zoom carts to see students in other places.

Learn to leverage Canvas, our learning management system. From creating your Canvas homepage, to enabling Zoom meetings, discussions, assignments and grading, this is your students' and your once source to house academic information.

Learn Zoom's features and how to set up your UNCSA Zoom account. Master how to engage students in online learning, to managing breakout rooms to scheduling meetings.

Take your PowerPoint skills to the next level with recording a slide show, inserting and embedding media, and ensure your files are accessible to all.

Faculty Awards & Funding
Recognition and the means to grow in your teaching
Lauren Vilchik

Lauren Vilchik, professor and assistant dean of graduate studies in the School of Filmmaking is the recipient of a UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021.

Each year UNCSA presents the Excellence in Teaching Award to outstanding faculty members who are making an exceptional impact on teaching. A recipient from the Excellence in Teaching awards is selected for the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Faculty can apply for Faculty Development Grants and/or sabbaticals. Faculty Enrichment Grants subsidizes attending off-campus performances, exhibits and screenings.

Faculty Resources
Resources for a career in teaching
Dale Pollock

Dale Pollock teaching a class in the School of Filmmaking.

Faculty Resources web section includes advising for faculty, faculty forms , Faculty Manual (PDF), and the faculty calendar.

The Office of Faculty Affairs is the central clearinghouse for all faculty-related programs, policies and procedures. The Office is responsible for assisting faculty as they move through the University from appointment to retirement.

The Faculty Council serves as the executive committee of the faculty, and advises the Chancellor on matters pertaining to the institution that are of interest and concern to the members of the faculty.

New Faculty Orientation & Faculty Enrichment Day in 2022
People walking through Daniels Plaza

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) helps get new faculty acclimated, connected and setup for a successful year. The next NFO will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Faculty Enrichment Day will showcase some of UNCSA’s dedicated faculty as they share their ideas to get students thinking, discussing, reflecting, exploring, creating, performing, and critiquing. A reception for faculty will follow the afternoon’s activities.

Explore faculty events