G.I.F.T. Center

The mission of The Great Ideas for Teaching (G.I.F.T.) Center is to motivate, sustain, and facilitate innovative teaching and learning practices and to build a culture that values, supports and rewards teaching excellence.

G.I.F.T. Center

The G.I.F.T. Center is a place to:

  • Reflect, share, and connect in ways that energizes our teaching.
  • Foster a culture of inquiry into student learning and its improvement.
  • Explore, implement, evaluate, and share innovations in teaching.
  • Create a unifying "hub" of resources that are centralized, visible, and easily accessible.

GIFT Fellowship Award

In pursuit of the goals of our mission, each semester the GIFT Center seeks to honor extraordinary instructors that have demonstrated excellence in the classroom with the GIFT Fellowship Award for Teaching Excellence.

G.I.F.T. Winners


G.I.F.T. Center Resource Rooms

The Prescott and Verde campuses provide a physical space for both informal and formal faculty interaction. Each resource room includes comfortable seating, computer space, telephone hook-ups for inter-campus conferencing, and a variety of print materials on teaching and learning. Drop in and share lunch with a colleague, arrange a division or committee meeting, practice multi-media techniques, etc.

At the Prescott Campus At the Verde Valley Campus
Thatcher Bohrman Jason Whitesitt
Building 3/room 107D Building M/Room 207
Prescott; 928.776.2352 Verde; 928.649.5463
Location: Building 3/Room 105 Location: Building M/Room 210
Reservations: 928.717.7710 (Facilities) Reservations: 928.634.6555 (Facilities)

G.I.F.T. Center Advisory Committee 2013-2014

Board Members Division
Jason Whitesitt Verde; English & Humanities
Le Anne Lawhead Prescott; Early Childhood Ed
Graser, David Prescott; Math/Science
Lori Riden Prescott; Nursing
Brandelyn Dillaway Prescott; Art History
Chris Heyer Verde; Adj. Faculty Coord.
Paul Ewing Verde; History and Philosophy
Mark Muchna Prescott; Math/Science
Ex-Officio Members Name
Pro-Gro Representative: Jeri Hamilton, Chair
Library Representative: Chris Abbate
TELS Consultants: Thatcher Bohrman/Todd Conaway
Human Resources Support: Kirsten Fanning