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About the TLC

The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) of the Naval Postgraduate School unifies specialized services and resources offered by Teaching, Learning, and Technology for faculty, students, and staff in support of the NPS academic mission. Furthermore, the TLC engages with faculty, students and staff to connect experiential learning efforts and traditional classrooms environments in order to support quality, forward-thinking, and innovation in Teaching and Learning:

  • Facilitate access to live and on-demand resources 
  • Promote innovation, communication, and collaboration 
  • Foster experimentation and innovation campus-wide through mini-grants and active learning classrooms
  • Support NPS’s mission and strategic plan.

TLC Vision

Stimulate teaching and learning environments that educate the most capable Force —wherever they are.

TLC Mission

Empowering cross-organizational teams as a community of practice to enhance the quality of NPS education through collaborations that create and support innovative and distinctive learning experiences.

The TLC Approach

  • Listen… Engage with teaching and learning stakeholders during bi-annual department visits, open forums, and surveys     
  • Involve… Partner with faculty and students to foster a culture of sharing and learning     
  • Support… Develop annual initiatives that aim to support quality, forward-thinking, and innovation in teaching and learning

TLC Charter

TLC charter establishing expectations for authority, participation, communication, roles and responsibilities was signed by the Provost on 10 January 2020.
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Dennis Lester, Ph.D
Associate Provost for Graduate Education 

Scott Bischoff
Director, Information Technology and Communication Services (ITACS)

Tom Rosko
University Librarian


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TLC Publications

TLC Year In Review, 2021

Download TLC Newsletter 2021, PDF

TLC Year In Review, 2020

Download TLC Newsletter 2020, PDF

TLC Year In Review, 2019

Download TLC Newsletter 2019, PDF