Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Learning Villages" Expanding At Tech

At Tennessee Tech University, faculty heads will soon be chosen to lead the two so-called Learning Villages established this year. One village will focus on Service and Leadership, while the other will concentrate on the Environment. Those selected will replace the Faculty heads currently in those roles, who will be moving to the two new Villages, focused on engineering and women, for Fall 2011. Tech officials say the Faculty head has broad responsibility for fostering the personal, social, and intellectual growth of students and for creating a strong sense of community. Preparation for relevant duties will begin this spring. The position is open to anyone who will be a tenured, full-time TTU faculty member at the time of appointment. Compensation and support include an academic-year stipend of $5,000 and 50 percent release from the normal teaching load.