Institute for Teaching and Learning

Institute for Teaching and Learning

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About ITL

Dr. Becky Hoover

Associate Provost
Talent Development

The Institute for Teaching and Learning at The University of Akron designs and delivers faculty and staff development programs to support individual success and career development and to improve the success of our students both inside and the classroom.  Faculty, staff, and student participation in ITL programming demonstrates our collective commitment to excellence and student success - we hope that you'll join us!

Dr. Becky Hoover is the Associate Provost for Talent Development at The University of Akron.  She provides leadership for the Institute of Teaching and Learning and campus-wide talent/leadership development initiatives.

Teaching Tools

Faculty can attend in-class workshops and presentations, as well as access online modules, to get hands-on assistance and practical guidance on the teaching topics most important to student success. For example, each week of the academic year there are multiple in-class seminars on topics such as Documenting Student Learning (assessment), Supporting Student Success (using experiential learning, mentors, tutors, advisors and others to provide support and increase student engagement), and the effective use of classroom and other technologies.

Career Tools

Faculty, staff, contract professionals, and academic administrators can attend in-class and online sessions to support their own professional development at every stage of life and career. For example, faculty can attend in-class and online sessions about how to build teaching portfolios and research agendas to support their retention, promotion, and tenure. All employees will benefit from in-class workshops and online modules on topics of general interest, such as effective communications, team-building and teamwork, stress management, work-life balance, and retirement readiness. 

What's Next in ITL? 

Supporting Student Success Series:
Reducing Suicidal Risks:  Supporting Our Veteran Students
Friday, September 12th ~ 12:00pm to 1:00pm ~ Leigh 414
Documenting Student Learning Series:
Developing Assessment Reports
Tuesday, September 9th ~ 1:10pm to 2:00pm ~ Leigh 414
Wednesday, September 10th ~ 3:20 to 4:10pm ~ Leigh 414
Thursday, September 11th ~ 8:50am to 9:40am ~ Leigh 414
Tuesday, September 16th ~ 9:55am to 10:45am ~ Leigh 414
Wednesday, September 17th ~ 11:00am to 11:50am ~ Leigh 414
Thursday, September 18th ~ 8:50am to 9:40am ~ Leigh 414
Rethinking Gender Series:
Does Gender Matter?  A Critical Examination of the Convergence of Confucian Ethics and Feminism
 Huey-li Li, Educational Philosophy
Wednesday, September 24th ~ 2:15pm to 3:05pm ~ Leigh 414

RSVP below to attend ITL Series and Programs


Virtual Library

View these sessions in the privacy of your office or home --
on your computer or smartphone.

20-Minute Mentors - via your Springboard

Stop back soon for Virtual Mentors - In progress

The Virtual Mentors and topics may be used for your faculty development.

Stop back soon for Virtual Guest Speakers - In progress

The Virtual Guest Speakers and topics may be used in the classroom.

ITL Support Staff

Stefanie Shatrich

Administrative Assistant Senior

Mary Elizabeth Clemons

Graduate Research Assistant
Service Learning

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Inquiries may be sent to: 
Mailing address:
The University of Akron
Institute for Teaching and Learning
Akron, OH  44325-6236
 Physical location:
412 Leigh Hall (Main Office)
407 Leigh Hall (Dr. Beyerle)


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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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