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.

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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.





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. 




ITL Administrative Staff

Dr. Theresa S. Beyerle
Associate Director, ITL
Service Learning
ITL Support Staff
Stefanie Shatrich
Administrative Assistant Senior
Mary Elizabeth Clemons
Graduate Research Assistant
Service Learning

What's Next in ITL?

Documenting Student Learning:  
What Are Curricular Maps And Why Do Our Programs Need Them? 
Thurs, Oct 2, 2014 ~ 9:55am to 10:45am ~ Leigh Hall 414
Quality Matters in Online Course Design - Delivered Online
Starting Mon, Oct 6, 2014 for 4 weeks
The Faculty Career:  The Good Beginnings Series -
Instructional Strategies  
Tues, Oct 7, 2014 ~ 9:55am to 10:45am ~ Leigh Hall 414
Tech Talk Tuesday:  WebEx
Tues, Oct 7, 2014 ~ 12:00pm to 1:00pm ~ Leigh Hall 414
RTP Brown Bag
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 ~ 3:20pm to 4:10pm ~ Leigh Hall 416
WebEx Training for Faculty
Thurs, Oct 9, 2014 ~ 12:00pm to 2:00pm ~ Leigh Hall 207
Documenting Student Learning:  Assessments for General Education Courses
Thurs, October 9, 9:55am to 10:45am is POSTPONED to a later date.

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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