Academy for Teaching Excellence

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulsa Community College’s Academy for Teaching Excellence is to improve and enhance the professional growth of faculty through collegially planned learning opportunities that support the institution’s mission and core values.  The Academy for Teaching Excellence helps faculty achieve individual professional goals, promotes greater understanding of the learning process and best practices, and fosters the scholarship of teaching and learning.

ATE – First Year

The Academy for Teaching Excellence (ATE) provides an orientation for new, probationary faculty designed to facilitate a successful transition into the TCC learning community.  All new full-time faculty members are required to participate in the ATE during the first three years of their employment.  As part of the Academy experience, they will work with their Deans/Associate Deans, and ATE committee members to design individualized professional development plans.  The ATE will provide experiences that support successful performance in the full scope of responsibilities as outlined in the Assistant Professor job description.

For more information, please contact:

Dewayne Dickens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Developmental Studies
ATE Co-Coordinator
African American Student Association Member
African American Male Student Success Team
(918) 595-7046
dewayne.dickens@tulsacc.edu

Debbie Batson, RDH, MS, NBCT
TCC Dental Hygiene Program Director
ATE Co-Coordinator
(918) 595-7019
debbie.batson@tulsacc.edu