The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has created a Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and a fundraising initiative to help its 37 member Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) develop more robust faculty training.
TLC senior director Dr. Shawna Acker-Bell said TLC will “ensure the faculty, staff and administrators at our institutions have the resources and development opportunities they need to be successful.”
The TLC curriculum will help HBCU faculty fellows connect their curriculum and fields to opportunities in business and industry. This will help to give their students an advantage when they leave school and enter the workforce. TLC will also connect HBCU development professionals with best practices in philanthropy and support that help build sustainable resources.
Acker-Bell sad she looks forward to working with UNCF member schools and other HBCUs “to establish the training, resources, and support necessary to enhance capacity, growth, and development across all operations.”