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FRC Resources

The Faculty Resource Center (FRC) began in 2016 in response to a campus-wide task force facilitated by LSC-Montgomery Vice President of Instruction, Dr. James McGee, and comprised of faculty from each division on campus.

The mission of the Faculty Resource Center is to provide resources to inspire, sustain, and enrich the professional growth of all faculty.

The FRC is a part of the Academic Excellence (ACE) Division led by Dean Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm. English Professor Dr. Lori Hughes serves as Faculty Fellow for Professional Development, and Math Professor, Lorraine Lopez, serves as Faculty Fellow for Online Professional Development. 

There are three locations for faculty to access the Faculty Resource Center:

  • Faculty Resource Center | ​​The physical space for the FRC is located on the second floor of Building F in Room 203 of the LSC-Montgomery campus. Faculty can visit for workshops, participate in open labs, discuss books on professional development topics, converse with faculty in roundtable discussions, participate in panels, and take part in other fellowship opportunities. *NOTE* Due to Covid-19, face-to-face professional development support at the LSC-Montgomery campus has been temporarily suspended. Online support and resources are available via the Online Faculty Support Guide.

  • FRC Website The FRC Website offers information about hours of operation, contact information, and a calendar of events.

  • Online FRC Resource Guide | The Resource Guide supports faculty teaching and learning by helping to supplement face to face and online resources. The Guide also includes a searchable repository of resources that supports professional development; provides descriptions and registration links to real-time webinars and on-demand trainings; includes videos created by and for faculty professional development; and houses the Center for Online Professional Excellence (COPE), which provides support for faculty teaching all or partially online classes.     

Faculty have the option to share, inspire, and collaborate in many different ways, all considering the four Faculty Qualities of Excellence: Student Invested, Content Expert, Pedagogically Excellent, and Institutionally Dedicated.

Some of the ways the FRC offers enriching professional growth include:

  • In-person and online workshops that support teaching and learning
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Roundtables
  • Book discussions
  • On-demand professional development learning modules
  • Articles that support in-person and online pedagogy, classroom communication, teaching tips, and more
  • Links to other resources that support professional development

Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellow for Professional Development

Dr. Lori Hughes | Professor of English | 936.273.7005 

Ph.D. Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University. (2009)
Masters of Arts in English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. (2000)
Bachelor of Arts, Sam Houston State University. (1997)

Dr. Lori Hughes is a full-time professor of English and Faculty Fellow for Professional Development at LSC-Montgomery. She has been with LSC-Montgomery since 2004, and teaches courses in Composition and Rhetoric (ENGL 1301, 1302) and Technical Communication (ENGL 2311). She has also taught developmental reading and writing (ENGL 0309) for Montgomery. Since 2007, she has taught at least one online course every semester. She completed the Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQR) course in Fall of 2019. She is a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Academy Cohort, and has been a member of the Academy Steering Committee and Coach for the program as well. She was Assistant Director of the LSC-M Writing Center, The Write Place, for two years, and served several years as Lead Faculty for the English Department.

Faculty Fellow for Online Teaching & Learning

Lorraine Lopez | Associate Professor of Math | 936.273.7243 

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Lorraine Lopez has been an associate professor of mathematics at LSC- Montgomery since Fall 2018, but has been teaching in higher education for over twenty years. She recently became the Online Faculty Fellow and is working with the Faculty Resource Center to support our online faculty. She predominantly teaches Liberal Arts Mathematics and College Algebra where she has been piloting a new software along with a few fellow colleagues. She recently completed the Rising Star cohort.