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Established in 2009 in honor of former TU President Ben Graf Henneke, the Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment serves to recognize and support TU’s educators in their accomplished teaching, dedicated advising, and professional leadership.

Henneke coined the center’s dedication to “academic fulfillment,” envisioning this resource center as a place where professors might nourish their own “appetite for lifelong learning,” as faculty seek to cultivate the desire to learn in their students and to equip students with the skills to pursue it. The center is founded on four pillars of faculty academic fulfillment:

  • Teaching: in all its forms and variations
  • Scholarship: in the myriad ways that this is expressed across all disciplines
  • Service: including service to the university, scholarly community, and the wider public
  • Professional Development: to support faculty in their career development

To fulfill its mission of faculty support, the Henneke Center runs programming related to the four pillars of teaching, scholarship, service, and professional development including workshops, writing groups, teaching support, and junior faculty mentoring. In addition to traditional workshops led by experts, the Henneke Center runs programming based on models of mutual aid to foster collaboration and community across campus.

The Henneke Center is located in the Faculty Garret (room 5100) on the fifth floor of McFarlin Library, next to the space where Henneke officed from the 1930s until 2009. Here you will find the Henneke Center Faculty Library, which houses a collection of books related to faculty teaching, scholarship, and professional development.

Faculty Teaching Innovation Grants

The Provost’s Office invites full-time faculty to apply for the Faculty Teaching Innovation Grant, a $1,000 award administered by the Henneke Center. This grant supports faculty in redesigning or creating courses with active learning strategies such as think-pair-share, case studies, and peer review. Successful applicants must demonstrate the need for active learning in their classes and outline the benefits for students. Recipients are expected to integrate active learning methods, submit a short report on their implementation, and lead a Henneke Center workshop sharing their experiences. Workshop development support is available. Learn more here. 

Application Deadline: Friday, Dec. 1
To Apply: please complete the application form here


  • Faculty Writing Program
  • TU Junior Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Faculty Resources
    • The Henneke Center’s Faculty Writing Program supports TU faculty in scholarly writing through resources, workshops, and faculty writing groups. These groups, meeting in person or online, provide a collaborative space to address the isolating nature of writing and balance scholarly efforts with teaching and service commitments. In interdisciplinary groups, faculty set writing goals, discuss challenges, and celebrate successes. The Henneke Center Faculty Garret room in McFarlin Library, housing writing group notebooks, is available for meetings.


    • The TU Junior Faculty Mentoring Program is designed to help support junior faculty colleagues when they start at TU and throughout their first year (and beyond). Within their first year, junior faculty are tasked with navigating a new institution, teaching new courses, and developing research programs. To help support new colleagues and provide broader community support on campus, the TU Junior Faculty Mentoring Program pairs junior faculty with mentors from across campus, incorporating multiple mentoring relationships with a Departmental Mentor, College Mentor, and Cohort Group.


    • The Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment hosts resources related to teaching, advising, mentoring, professional development, writing, and publishing. Books and other resources are located in the Henneke Center Faculty Garret on the 5th floor of McFarlin library (room 5100). You can search the holdings of the Henneke Center Faculty Library. Books may be browsed in the Faculty Garret or borrowed for short periods (3 days).