Institute for Teaching and Learning

Check out the new tools in our ITL VIRTUAL LIBRARY!

 Our UA community now has access to 20 Minute Mentor seminars. These fast, online sessions will provide practical help with your day to day teaching challenges. New topics will be added, so keep checking!

To access:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your uanet ID and password to log into Springboard
  3. You will see a tool bar at the top of the screen.
  4. Top left - below the Springboard logo is a tab labeled “Instructor Resources” (suitcase beside it).
  5. Click the drop down arrow and then click on "20 Minute Mentors”


Materials from some of the 2013-14 presentations are listed below.  Some are in the form of Panopto; some in PowerPoint.  

If you need any assistance, please drop an email message to

John Savery, Director, Instructional Services
Sucharita Ghosh, Associate Professor, Economics
Nancy Roadruck, Assistant VP, Student Success and Greg Dieringer, Executive Director, Student Initiatives, Student Success Center
Joelle Elicker, Associate Professor, Psychology
Lee Gill, Associate VP, Inclusion & Equity/CDO
Fedearia Nicholson, Assistant VP, Student Success
Julie Burdick, Associate VP, Office of Academic Affairs
Becky Hoover, Associate Provost, Talent Development
Curtis Clemons, Professor, Mathematics 

Articles of Interest

It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching, Steven J. Corbett and Michelle LaFrance, George Mason University.  Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on September 9, 2013.

Other Resources

Some links may require UAnet access only.

Faculty Development Resources

Atomic Learning - The link provides a 10-minute online introduction to Atomic learning and includes links to tutorials and job aids.  The audience for this presentation is everyone – faculty, staff, and students. 

Springboard - information on viewing class rosters, entering grades, etc.  New faculty may find this helpful as these functions and this page contains short job aids as well as tutorials to assist with the process.

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