Wellesley College's Learning and Teaching Center (LTC) has
received a tremendous boost in the form of a $5 million commitment.
The gift, from The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation of
New York, will fully fund the innovative center. The center's
mission is to support students and provide professional development
for faculty members.
wonderful gift from the Pforzheimer Foundation acknowledges
our work over the years to make the LTC a major contributor
to the intellectual lives of students and faculty," said President
Diana Chapman Walsh in announcing the gift. At an event this
evening, the LTC was renamed the Pforzheimer
Learning and Teaching Center.
of the hallmarks of a Wellesley education is the two-way learning
that takes place between students and faculty," said Betty
Pforzheimer '59, a member of the Foundation's board and a
Wellesley College trustee. "Wellesley understands and, through
the LTC, supports the powerful learning that can occur between
peers -- be they students or faculty members."
was established in 1992 with a dual mission of helping students
realize their full academic potential and providing opportunities
for faculty to explore different methods of teaching and assessment.
Peer tutors are at the heart of the Center's academic services
for students. More than 160 specially trained tutors provide
individual and group support, such as workshops in study skills
and public speaking, to more than 1,500 of their fellow students.
year, more than 270 faculty members attended LTC-sponsored
presentations and workshops, whose topics included "Promoting
Critical Thinking in Classroom Discussions: Asking the Right
Kinds of Questions" and "How Can Technology Help Your Teaching?"
in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in liberal arts
and the education of women for 125 years. The College's 500-acre
campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students.