King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) believes that every individual at KFUPM has a right to experience personal growth and development through enriched academic development opportunities. The purpose for establishing the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) in the year 2003, as one of the centers of the Deanship of Academic Development, is to provide such experience by promoting excellence in teaching at all ranks and excellence in student learning inside and outside the classroom. The TLC activities include workshops, mini-courses, seminars, consulting services and resources to the faculty and graduate teaching assistants to enhance teaching and learning. The TLC also administers several special programs including academic development grants.