The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning works to continuously improve teaching and learning at all instructional levels at Michigan Tech, advancing the vision of "One University Focused on Learning." We focus on training, support and consultation for instructional techniques and education technologies and highlight and recognize outstanding instructional contributions.
William G. Jackson Dedicates the Center
Michigan Tech's new William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning was officially dedicated Monday, July 7, and the man who made it possible was on hand for the occasion.
Jackson, the president of CableAmerica, graduated from Michigan Tech in 1958 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. But his family ties to the region go back another generation. “My father was the first radio engineer in the UP,” back in 1927-28, he said. The elder Jackson worked for area station WHDF, fondly known as “Where Hope Dies Fast.” Son William later went to Michigan Tech, where he got to know such legendary electrical engineering faculty members as Walter Anderson and Jim Oswald.
The center, which Jackson supported with a $1 million gift, brings together a suite of technological tools to enhance teaching, learning, learning assessment and student evaluations.