Dr. Becky Hoover
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.
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.
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.
Supporting Student Success Series:Reducing Suicidal Risks: Supporting Our Veteran StudentsFriday, September 12th ~ 12:00pm to 1:00pm ~ Leigh 414******Documenting Student Learning Series:Developing Assessment ReportsTuesday, September 9th ~ 1:10pm to 2:00pm ~ Leigh 414Wednesday, September 10th ~ 3:20 to 4:10pm ~ Leigh 414Thursday, September 11th ~ 8:50am to 9:40am ~ Leigh 414Tuesday, September 16th ~ 9:55am to 10:45am ~ Leigh 414Wednesday, September 17th ~ 11:00am to 11:50am ~ Leigh 414Thursday, 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 FeminismHuey-li Li, Educational PhilosophyWednesday, September 24th ~ 2:15pm to 3:05pm ~ Leigh 414
The Virtual Mentors and topics may be used for your faculty development.
The Virtual Guest Speakers and topics may be used in the classroom.