University Council on Teaching

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:

October 22, 2019

November 19, 2019

December 10, 2019

Kathleen Bailey

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

Jessica Black

Associate Professor
School of Social Work 

Robert Bloom

Law School

Jeffrey Cohen

Accounting Department
Carroll School of Management

Stacy Grooters

Interim Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Jacqueline Lerner

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

Sarah Castricum

Assistant Director, Faculty Programs
Center for Teaching Excellence

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

Danielle Taghian

Associate Professor of the Practice
Biology Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Kristin Heyer

Theology Department
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Julia Whitcavitch Devoy

Associate Dean
Lynch School of Education

Past TAM Grants

Past TAME Grants

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

TAME deadline: September 30, 2019





Links to TAM and TAME Information



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 to submit suggestions below.