Come celebrate the ‘grand opening’ of the Teaching Matters and Assessment Center (TMAC) with a slice of your favorite New York-style pizza and an opportunity to share your best teaching advice informally with colleagues–a variation on a penny for your thoughts.

Meet TMAC director Bill FitzGerald and assistant Kathleen Lafferty as well as your colleagues during the free hour on Wednesday, February 13 (Faculty Lounge) and Thursday, February 14 (Armitage 124). 

As we begin this dynamic new initiative at Rutgers Camden, the Center looks forward to a vigorous schedule of workshops and wide-ranging conversations on matters of interest to faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

In the weeks ahead, TMAC will sponsor events on academic integrity and citation, reading across the curriculum, knowledge transfer, electronic portfolios, effective assignment design and mentoring undergraduate research. TMAC will also solicit your input through some online surveys and begin working with departments to implement or further develop practical and meaningful assessment plans.

Finally, TMAC looks to grow this website into a comprehensive and responsive set of resources that promote successful teaching and assessment. With initiatives in civic engagement, digital studies and Gen Ed all moving forward on campus, this is an exciting time to explore together how we can sustain a culture of teaching excellence.

Beyond that bite of pizza and bit of advice on teaching, we want to hear from you about your hopes for our Center. Write ( or visit us in 420 Armitage.