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Faculty Resources

Henneke Center Faculty Library

The Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment hosts a number of resources related to teaching and learning, advising and mentoring, and writing and publishing. Books, dvds, and other resources are located in the Henneke Center and the Faculty Garret on the 5th floor of McFarlin library. You can search our holdings on teaching and learning here, and on academic writing, here.

Additional resources are available online in Harvey. To access them, simply log into Harvey, find the “My Organizations” box, and click on the link to the “Henneke Center Faculty Library”.

The Henneke Center also provides TU professors with a subscription to The Teaching Professor and the 20 Minute Mentor Commons. You can access it through the Henneke Center Faculty Library in Harvey, or you call or email Henneke-center@utulsa.edu for your subscription code.

If we can be of help locating or reviewing reference materials about a particular teaching technique, advising strategy or other issue related to your work as an educator and scholar, please let us know.

Faculty Forums and Conversations about Teaching

The Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment hosts forums for educators to share their insights and expertise about how they pursue excellence in their teaching and how they advance their own, as well as their students’, scholarly inquiry. By creating opportunities for collegial conversations and cross-disciplinary exchanges, the Henneke Center strives to support faculty in their intellectual endeavors and professional aspirations, and to recognize and honor their many accomplished successes.

Annual programs include the First Friday Forum (held the first Friday of the Fall semester) and the All Faculty Meeting (held the Wednesday before the Spring semester begins). Informal conversations about teaching continue through the monthly First Friday lunch forums, as well as classroom observations, individual consultations and working groups. The Henneke Center also facilitates the University Seminar, a year-long conversation where ten TU professors and administrators think together about trends in higher education and their implications for the life of the mind here at TU.

Faculty Writing Program

The TU Henneke Faculty Writing Program (FWP) offers support for all aspects of faculty writing, especially

  • choosing topics,
  • making time and space to write,
  • staying organized,
  • writing steadily,
  • revising effectively,
  • identifying publishing outlets, and
  • working with editors.

Dr. Joli Jensen, Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication, serves as the Henneke Writing Fellow. She develops and hosts faculty writing workshops, and offers one-on-one writing support to colleagues. Joli is especially eager to help colleagues identify new projects; revive or redirect stalled projects; and write for general audiences.

In the Faculty Garret (McFarlin Library, Room 5100 adjacent to the Henneke Center) you will find a quiet, supportive space for writing projects. It includes a collection of reference books on all aspects of the academic writing process, as well as coffee, tea and desk space. It can also serve as a meeting space for individual and group discussion.

Please visit the Henneke Center on the TU Portal for dates and other details about upcoming academic writing workshops.

For more information about writing support or to join a writing group, please contact Joli Jensen.

A Life of Inquiry

Your contribution is invited for the next edition of this innovative collection of TU faculty-written essays, anecdotes and ideas. John Henshaw devised and edited this collaborative writing project that invites readers into academic life in different disciplines. The inaugural edition has 31 invitations, and is being read by prospective students as well as alumni.