Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)

The Teaching and Learning Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is dedicated to recognizing excellence in teaching and learning, to supporting social justice and equity in public urban higher education, and to providing mentoring, resources, and opportunities that enable faculty, staff, and students to engage with and enhance teaching and learning.
We unequivocally speak out against the violence that has cost and is costing the lives of Black Americans. These continuous assaults are clearly embedded in systemic racism and supported by those who intentionally and unintentionally perpetuate hate and racial injustice. As your Teaching and Learning Center, we advocate through action, reflection, and the sharing of resources to support our entire college community in creating justice for all and finding healing and restoration for those who have been the target of oppression.
Please visit our Teaching Resources page for teaching and learning resources to address these essential issues, and please consider joining our conversations and programs focused on these needs. Our students and we ourselves are at risk until we transform how we teach and learn together.
Gina Rae Foster, Director, John Jay Teaching and Learning Center
Statements on Racial Justice and the Death of George Floyd:
We encourage you to read these statements from our John Jay, union, and CUNY leaders:


Additional Statements Submitted by Departments and Programs:


During the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, the TLC office will be available remotely. Our staff will be working regular hours. 

Please email: tlc@jjay.cuny.edu

*Please note that although the TLC phones have been forwarded to our email account, voice messages are not always received in a timely manner. We advise contacting us through the TLC email address above. We do not have access to fax communications at this time.

Summer 2020 TLC Open Conversations:
(the conversations will not be recorded)
Please review these conversation guidelines before participating:

Resources for Cross-Racial/Multiracial Conversations

  • Tuesday, August 18: Racial Justice and Our Students: How Do I Increase My Openness to Learning about Racial Justice from My Students?

Registration information coming soon

Summer Events
Design, Refine, & Shine Workshops
Faculty Resilience Week
Effective Practices in Online Teaching Workshops




Distinguished Teaching Prize Winners 2020
Dr. Giazú Enciso Dominguez
Adjunct Assistant Professor 
Interdisciplinary Studies
Click here for Podcast 

Dr. Jennifer Rosati 

Assistant Professor 
Forensic Entomology
Click here for Podcast 
Dr. Timothy McCormack
Associate Professor of  English
Click here for Podcast 











Fall 2020 Faculty Development Day

This fall, Faculty Development Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020. We anticipate that the event will be fully online, with sessions delivered through Zoom. At the same time, we hold out hopes for a face-to-face FDD, which will depend on college and university guidelines in effect at that time.

    Click here to RSVP!

Design, Refine, and Shine

 In our 4th year of Design, Refine, and Shine workshops, we are fully online and ready to offer examples and advice to help you prepare to teach this fall. With a range of topics from equity in assessment to inclusive syllabi to online culturally responsive communications, our series offers multiple opportunities to learn and share with your peers.
Please register at https://tinyurl.com/FA20Design