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Teaching and Learning Commons

The Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Education (OAP-GE), Information Technology and Communication Services (ITACS), and the Dudley Knox Library partner to function as an integrated team and community of practice enhancing the quality of NPS teaching and learning (T&L) for residential and distance-learning programs through collaborations that create distinctive and effective learning experiences. Learn more about the TLC, its vision and mission.

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Learn about initiatives that support quality, forward thinking, and innovation in teaching and learning.
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Find practical resources, tools, and support for NPS faculty, students, and staff.
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Discover knowledge sharing among members of the NPS teaching and learning community.
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Learn more about the TLC's vision, mission, and activities for NPS.
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COVID-19 Updates for NPS Faculty, Students and Staff

The latest news and information to ensure the NPS campus community is prepared for COVID-19.
View Covid 19 Updates

TLC Education Grants - FY21

TLC Education Grants, funded via the TLC’s Data Analytics informing Teaching and Hybrid Learning (DAITA HL) Initiative, are designed to support instructional improvement efforts by NPS faculty. 

To learn more about these grant opportunities and this year's awardees, please visit the website  


TLC Year in Review: Success in the Time of Covid-19 (view PDF)
TLC's 2020 Newsletter has just been published. Thanks to all who contributed. 

Events and Trainings

Academic Skills Workshops

  • July 8–30 via Zoom, time varies
  • Please take advantage of the Graduate Writing Center/Dudley Knox Library workshops, offered July 8–30 via Zoom. These workshops will help you get up to speed on academic writing, research, and other graduate school survival skills, especially if you are rusty.

Zoom Parent Support Group
Wednesdays, 1730-1830, starting 24 Feb 2021

GWC Write-ins via Zoom, Fridays
Uninterrupted writing time or immediate help and guidance--you choose!
Write-ins are dedicated blocks of time each Friday 1000–1430 when you can concentrate, write, and make progress on a paper or thesis.

On-Demand Trainings for Transitioning your Course to DL

Camtasia Training
More On Demand Training

Teaching and Learning Support

Request your Sakai site or Zoom account from or use DL help extension x2020.
Request a Microsoft Team for your class at
For Teams requests that are not for a class, please contact

Contact Us

How Can We Help?

Please contact us and let us know how we can better support the Teaching and Learning (T&L) community at NPS.