Teaching and Learning Center
What We Do…
The Teaching and Learning Center at Central Ohio Technical College was created to support excellence in teaching and learning through a variety of professional development initiatives. The TLC seeks to support faculty and staff professional development through strategic programming, coaching, mentorship, and by leveraging peer-to-peer communities of learning.
The Teaching and Learning Center provides a place for faculty to explore their most innovative and courageous educational pursuits… Whether it’s exploring high-impact pedagogical practices or implementing transformational educational technologies, TLC staff are ready and willing to support you however we can!
Faculty and Staff Achievements
Melanie Garrabrant, MA, was appointed dean of arts and sciences in January 2023. As the former director of admissions, she has been with COTC since 2018.
Degrees, Certifications and Training
Maey Gharbiah, associate professor of biological and physical sciences, completed the ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction.
Join our Teaching Team
Whether you are a seasoned educator or a working professional with limited or no previous teaching background interested in giving back to your community by sharing your experience and knowledge to help shape our future workforce, COTC recruits, interviews and hires instructors all throughout the year on an as-needed basis.
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st
Century Act (Perkins V) was
signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018. This
bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and
Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) and continued
Congress’ commitment in providing nearly $1.3 billion annually
for quality career and technical education (CTE) programs for
individuals seeking to succeed in a knowledge- and skills-based
Perkins V represents an important opportunity to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose and follow career and technical education programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value.