The Council advises the Provost on policies and matters that enhance the quality of instruction and promote student learning. It serves as an advisory committee to the Center for Teaching Excellence ( to support teaching innovation and other teaching-related initiatives. The Council also oversees the Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Grants, Teaching Advising and Mentoring Expense Grants, and the Teaching Retreat.

Each professional school is represented on the Council by one faculty member, with three faculty members representing each of the divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural science /math) of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty are appointed by the Provost on the recommendation of the deans for three-year terms.

Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 

Kathleen Bailey

Professor of Practice - UCT Committee Chairperson
Political Science Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Joanne Nesdekidis

Internal Grants Manager
Center for Centers

Jessica Black

Associate Professor
School of Social Work 

Joni Beshansky

Associate Clinical Professor
Connell School of Nursing and Program Director, MHA, Woods College of Advancing Studies

Robert Bloom

Law School

Sarah Castricum

Assistant Director, Faculty Programs
Center for Teaching Excellence

Daniel Daly

Associate Professor
School of Theology & Ministry

Stacy Grooters

Executive Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Kristin Heyer

Theology Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Avneet Hira

Assistant Professor
Engineering Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Anna Karpovsky

Assistant Professor of the Practice
Information Systems Department
Carroll School of Management

Jacqueline Lerner

Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department
Lynch School of Education

Sylvia Sellers-Garcia

Associate Professor
History Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Billy Soo

Vice Provost for Faculty
Office of Provost and Dean of Faculties

Patricia Tabloski

Associate Professor
Connell School of Nursing

Julia Whitcavitch Devoy

Associate Dean
Lynch School of Education

Past TAM Grants

Past TAME Grants

Tony Lin

Attending a Teaching-Oriented Conference

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

TAME General Deadline: April 14, 2022
TAME Deadline for Chairs: April 22, 2022
TAME Deadline for Deans: April 29, 2022

Funding for applications will be awarded June 1, 2022. Faculty will be notified of award decisions in May 2022.






The University Council on Teaching Committee is eager to hear your comments and concerns. Please feel free to email any of the committee members or use this form to submit suggestions.

Meeting Summaries