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The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Our Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Southwest Tennessee Community College is committed: to provide engaging faculty development, to enhance instructional design technology, to extend faculty outreach and support, and to develop and support distance education. The CTLE promotes professional learning and high-impact instructional practices to ensure academic success of all Southwest students.

Guiding Principals:

  • Faculty, staff, and administrators are student-ready, which means our institutional structures and culture are all developed with the student in mind. This means our classes are sensitive to the many diverse student backgrounds and experiences.
  • Classroom expectations, resources for student support, and access to that support are all transparently available to students and clearly communicated by faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • All students have a safe place in the classroom and across our campuses and instructional sites to learn and succeed regardless of academic and socioeconomic preparation.
  • The faculty is familiar with the social and cultural developments that shape the lived experience of the students of Southwest. 

Check out  our SharePoint page below for the latest news and updates at the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence: 


Dr. Maysa Safi
Mr. Matthew Lexow

Associate Dean of CTLE
Phone: 333-4025
Email: mlexow@


Dr. Maysa Safi
Dr. Maysa Safi
Course & Curriculum Design Support Coordinator
Phone: 333-4378
Email: msafi@

Dr. Maysa Safi
Ms. Raquel Adams

CTLE Fellow
Phone: 333-4077
Email: radams@



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