MXCC’s Center for Teaching

Who Are We?

The Center for Teaching (CFT) was established in 1987 as a vehicle to promote teaching excellence through the sharing of ideas, the interaction of faculty members on each campus, and the creation of coordinated professional development opportunities for the Connecticut Community College system.

What is the CFT Committee?

The CFT Steering Committee includes three Presidents, three Academic Deans, and twelve college representatives, who also serve as their campus Teaching and Learning Consultant (TLC). The Committee identifies and responds to the needs of faculty and the community colleges system-wide. The CFT offers annual conferences, coordinated local programs addressing common themes, and intensive teaching workshops. All of these programs reflect a desire for inter-college collaboration and a need for shared resources, both creative and financial. For more information on the Steering Committee, contact CFT Chair Rebecca Loew at Center for Teaching Committee on each campus responds to the needs and concerns of teachers. The local committee is aware of the unique culture of its campus, creating informal and formal opportunities for faculty to discuss issues of teaching and learning. These opportunities especially allow faculty to interact across disciplines and programs. For more information on your local committee, contact your TLC.

Meet MxCC’s Steering Committee

Rebecca Loew, Leonel Carmona, Wei CenJennifer Hernandez, James P Quinlan, Ashley Raithel, Eva Jones, Steve MinklerYi Guan-Raczkowski

If you have ideas for the Center for Teaching @MxCC, or you would like to join the steering committee, feel free to contact any of the members or the CFT @MxCC Chair Rebecca Loew.

What is a TLC?

A Teaching and Learning Representative (TLC) works in conjunction with individual college CFT committees and creates activities, programs, and projects to address the colleges identified professional development needs during the year. The TLCs from across the system meet regularly to share ideas and strategies.The TLC at Middlesex Community College is Rebecca Loew, Professor of Behavioral Sciences. Click here for bio and contact information.

Talking Teaching Discussion Series

Talking Teaching @MxCC is a series of roundtable conversations to reflect on our teaching and on our students’ learning experiences. For each conversation, five to six lead discussants from among our colleagues will share their experiences, innovations or questions to facilitate the collective exchange of ideas among attendees. No power point presentations! Just thoughtful discussion (and handouts when helpful). All are welcome; you can attend as a participant or volunteer to serve as a lead discussant. Food will be served!

Future Dates and Topics Forthcoming


  • April 17 from 12- 2
  • May 20, 11- 2 (year-end review and planning for ’20- ’21)


  • Spirit of Teaching: Sept 28th
  • Pathways: October 26th/November 30th/February 22nd

The following programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions:

  • Schwab Leadership Institute:
    • Conference: March 29th
    • Workshop: June 7th
  • Barnes: May  20th – 22nd


Page last updated: 2018-09-19