Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center (TALE)

The TALE Center facilitates dialogue among faculty on the art and science of university teaching and provides support of teaching through center resources and programs. Programs and services are designed to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas, disseminate information, develop projects and conduct inquiries that enhance knowledge and practice of university instruction, stimulate and enable the development of effective strategies and technologies, provide new faculty with information and support, respond to faculty needs and promote a commitment to teaching excellence. In fulfilling our mission we promote student learning.

How can you contribute to the TALE Mission?

Participate in TALE events. Contribute to the dialogue about teaching with colleagues while attending a TALE Event. Share with your colleagues ideas that you pick up while attending seminars, book clubs, etc.

Become a resource person who shares his/her expertise. For example, are you particularly adept at managing large classes? Do you have experience on using particular software, e.g. student response systems? Can you share your expertise with teaching on-line? Would you be willing to observe faculty teaching to help them address a challenge?

Make recommendations to TALE. Do you have a book or article to recommend for a TALE discussion? Do you know of a useful website that should be in TALE's Teaching Resources web page?

Present at TALE. When the call goes out for seminar, submit a proposal and share your expertise in teaching. Bloomsburg University faculty have a wealth of experience to share: using PowerPoint creatively; engaging discussion methods; meaningful lecture techniques; practical ideas about teaching under-prepared students; active learning strategies; writing effective exam question; making group work effective; and the list goes on. Don't worry if "it's been done before," because we all need refreshers and the audience, your colleagues, change and their interests evolve.

Serve as TALE Ambassador. Represent your department as TALE Ambassador which includes not only brainstorming with other faculty about the needs of our community, but also sharing what you learn at TALE with your department.

Serve on a TALE Committee. If a TALE Committee gets formed, would you be willing to serve?


Center / Office
Location and Hours:

Andruss Library, 4th Floor, 419-420
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TALE Office

TALE Director TBD

Sharon R. Coombe
Administrative Assistant
570-389-5247 | scoombe@bloomu.edu

Advisory Board

Mark Tapsak, Graduate Studies and Research
Sadie Hauck, Research and Sponsored Programs
Chris Donahue, COLA
Kenneth Hall, ZCOB
Kai Kuang, COLA
Paul Loomis COST
Erin Brummett COLA
Dennis Frohlich, COLA