TMCC is offering in-person classes and services, masks are required for all individuals. Students who plan to enroll in the Spring 2022 Semester must be fully vaccinated. For more information, visit


Packback Discussion Pilot Faculty

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible academic and administrative faculty that a need exists for 10 Packback Discussion Pilot Faculty.

Posting Date

February 1, 2021


There are up to 10 positions available for piloting the Packback AI Discussion technology in spring 2021 courses.  Awardees will use the technology in their course(s) and provide a summary report on their experience and the impact on student discussions and performance and faculty satisfaction.

Scope of Work

The implementation of Packback into courses will take place early Spring 2021. Generation of an evaluation of Packback impact on student and faculty satisfaction and success in conjunction with a Packback research team led by Laura Briggs.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

•    Incorporate Packback into at least one spring 2021 course, student licenses covered by grants.
•    Give students the necessary guidance to use the technology and incentive through course assignment or other graded activity.
•    Write and submit a brief summary report (1 page max) as a post reflection on the faculty experience of using Packback and on impacts to students in regard to discussion quality and overall course performance.
•    Work with the Packback research team and the TMCC Packback evaluation team to implement possible student surveys, evaluate student success parameters, and compare TMCC data with national averages.


TMCC faculty teaching spring 2021 semester and incorporating Packback into their course curriculum. Packback licenses are limited. 


Each award is a $300 stipend for the Spring 2021 semester per position, paid by grant.

Reports To

Julie Ellsworth, Dean of Life Sciences, Allied Health & Public Safety

Application Process

Interested full-time and part-time faculty will submit a statement of interest to the Dean of Life Sciences, Allied Health, and Public Safety, Julie Ellsworth no later than February 16, 2021.

Selection Process

The Dean will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before February 17, 2021.