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Institute for Teaching and Learning

Supporting faculty…Improving teaching…Enhancing student learning

The Institute for Teaching and Learning supports faculty by focusing on improving teaching and enhancing student learning. We offer workshops, information sessions, and training related to professional development, general education, student learning assessment, course design and development, and implementation of technology to enhance teaching.

Spring Sessions

ITL Assessment Sessions

Assessment Reset series now accepting registrations

[All sessions are on Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 in Leigh Hall 414.]

  • Feb. 27: Closing the Loop: Using Data to Inform Change

  • Mar. 20: Assessing Student Writing: Assignments and Rubrics

  • Apr. 17: Using Brightspace To Streamline Assessment

See session descriptions

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ITL Professional Development Sessions

  • Thursday, March 8: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders on our College Campus

  • Wednesday, March 14: How to Apply for ITL Summer Mini-Grant

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New! Summer Mini-Grants for Information Literacy

ITL, in an effort to facilitate the connection between faculty and the library with the goal of student success, is offering summer grants of up to $500 to improve the teaching of information literacy. All faculty (full-time and adjunct) are encouraged to apply. You can find the full guidelines here: ITL Summer Mini-Grants for Information Literacy

Faculty who are interested in applying for the mini-grant are encouraged to attend a session on March 14th from 3:00-4:00 PM in Leigh Hall 416 (ITL Library). This workshop is aimed at helping participants fill out the application for our grant focused on improving information literacy in our academic programs. Information literacy is identified as a General Education outcome, and most programs also include it as one of their student learning outcomes. By partnering with the library, instructors can use this grant (up to $500) to develop course materials, new assignments, or other resources that will support students in your programs. This session will focus on outlining the guidelines for the grant and for answering questions. Full and part time faculty are encouraged to apply.

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Gather @ the Library

Gather @ the Library is a series of events curated by the University Libraries. Join fellow members of campus who are sharing strategies, progress, and companionship all in a low-stress environment. For more information and full descriptions, check out the events page online: http://uakron.edu/libraries/about/events/


Designing and Developing an Online Course, Part 2

This is the second half of the 10-week Designing and Developing Your Online Course workshop.

This workshop is designed to teach faculty how to create a fully online or hybrid course. This workshop will give you hands-on experience going through all the steps in designing and developing your course. Design and Development Services (DDS) staff will lead hands-on instructional sessions on how to complete each of the tasks and then you will have time to work in small groups with a designer to practice and implement these new skills.

If you were familiar with the previous incarnation of the “DDS 40 Hour Workshop”, you will be excited to know we’ve made some updates. We will be teaching you how to use all the newest features of Brightspace and changing the order a bit to better reflect the course development process. We have also reduced the overall time by 10 hours to make attendance a little more manageable with your other responsibilities. The most exciting update is that we have added the official QM training to this workshop so you will graduate with a QM Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) certificate.

Pre-reqs: You should be comfortable using the basic features of Brightspace. Please plan on having a course in mind to work on during the workshop and come prepared with your existing syllabus.

  • Meets: Monday & Wednesday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM  
  • Starts: Monday, February 19th 
  • Ends: Wednesday, March 21st 
  • Location: Bierce 154 

This is a 2-part series. The second half will begin on February 19th. Check out the ITL schedule for more details.

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Office location, hours and contact information

The new ITL is located in Leigh Hall 412 and will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The email address is ITL@uakron.edu

Leadership Team:

  • Janet Bean, General Education: ext. 6462
  • Michelle Byrne, Assessment: ext. 6062
  • Aimée deChambeau, University Libraries: ext. 7488
  • Wendy Lampner, Design and Development: ext. 2149