Institute for Teaching and Learning

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About ITL

Dr. Becky Hoover
Associate Provost
Talent Development

Our powerful work at The University of Akron 
depends on the talents of our people.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning develops those talents.

Engaged participation in ITL programs - both as presenters and a students - demonstrates our University community's collective commitment to excellence and to 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. 

Email address: 

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)


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.


Online Sessions



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.


Online Sessions


View and RSVP to upcoming sessions:

ITL Administrative Staff

Dr. Theresa S. Beyerle
Associate Director, ITL
Service Learning
Phone: 330-972-2154
Fax: 330-972-5728
ITL Support Staff
Stefanie Shatrich
Administrative Assistant Senior
Mary Beth Clemons
Graduate Research Assistant
Service Learning