TSU SMART Innovation Technology Center

About Tennessee State University SMART Innovation Technology Center

The Tennessee State University Smart Innovation Technology Center (TSU SMART Center) is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to promoting digital literacies, inspiring SMART connected innovations, and providing education technology skills across the spectrum of education (Kindergarden -Life Long Learning) and all disciplines, in preparation for the digital workforce and communities.

The TSU SMART Center offers a variety of programs and services to support the educational, professional, and personal development of students, faculty, staff, and community members. These programs and services include:

•    Interactive video courses: Live instruction delivered to enrolled students on-ground and at remote sites, in addition to individual desktops via Voice-Over-IP (VOIP).
•    Online courses: A variety of courses offered on the undergrad, graduate, and doctoral levels that can be completed at the student’s own pace.
•    Distance learning programs: A variety of programs that allow students to earn a degree without having to attend classes on campus.
•    Technology training: A variety of courses and workshops on the use of technology for teaching, learning, and research.
•    Coworking space: A shared workspace for students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on projects using state of the art equipment.

The TSU SMART Center is a valuable resource for the Tennessee State University community and beyond. It is a place where people can learn about new technologies, collaborate on projects, and create innovative solutions.

The TSU SMART Center is committed to providing high-quality educational experiences that prepare students for success in the digital age. The Center is also committed to serving the needs of the community by providing access to technology and educational resources.

Vision Statement

The Tennessee State University Smart Innovation Technology Center (TSU SMART Center) aspires to be a leading global hub for digital literacy and innovative educational technology. In alignment with the University's vision, we aim to achieve prominence by leveraging innovation in instruction, fostering creativity, and championing the dissemination of digital knowledge and information. We envision a future where technology enhances learning experiences across all disciplines and demographics, making high-quality, technology-driven education accessible and affordable for everyone, everywhere.

Mission Statement

In line with Tennessee State University's mission, the TSU SMART Center is committed to transforming lives and preparing a diverse population of digital leaders. As an integral part of an HBCU and land grant institution, we contribute to economic and community development by providing affordable and accessible digital education programs at various degree levels. We foster academic excellence through scholarly inquiry, innovative teaching, research, lifelong learning, and public service. Our aim is to empower our community with the digital knowledge, skills, and resources necessary for success in our ever-evolving digital world.

Core Values

Reflecting the core values of Tennessee State University, the TSU SMART Center pledges to:

  1. Learn Everyday: We believe in continuous learning and strive to stay at the forefront of digital literacy and education technology.
  2. Make Excellence a Habit: We strive for excellence in all we do, from the delivery of our programs to the services we offer.
  3. Think Beyond the Obvious: We encourage creativity, innovation, and critical thinking, pushing the boundaries of conventional education.
  4. Work Relentlessly: We tirelessly work to improve our programs, services, and the overall experience of our students and staff.
  5. Serve Everyone we Encounter: We are committed to serving the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and the broader community, ensuring access to the latest digital tools and educational resources.