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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.

Keep Teaching! A Guide to Moving your Class Online

Click here for information, guidance, and resources as you move your classes to remote instruction.

Workshops and Events

Digitizing your RTP file

A notice went out on August, 19th noting that “Given the challenges we continue to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our desire to mitigate the spread of the virus, this fall faculty will submit retention, tenure and promotion (RTP) files electronically and committee deliberations will be held virtually. This decision was made in consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the AAUP.”

Faculty will be given two extra weeks to digitize their materials. Below are some guidelines and helpful links on how  to organize your dossier.

All candidates should have received confirmation that your RTP MS Team has been created and your RTP committee chair will be listed as a co-owner. It is your responsibility to upload all of your materials to the MS Team. If you do not have access to your Team then please contact Katie Cerrone at kc24@uakron.edu.

I've provided the links below if you would like to go back and watch the workshop videos. You can also access the PowerPoint used in the Overview here.

Here are some helpful links to get your started:

Written instructions for MS Teams

Helpful links if you are using Adobe

ITS will be holding open hours on using Adobe to compile your dossier and submit it in MS Forms. Sign up here for one of the following dates.

Sept 10th: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Sept 15th: 1 - 3 pm

Sept 18th: 11 am - 1 pm

Faculty may reach out to Dr. Janet Bean at jbean@uakron.edu or Katie Cerrone at kc24@uakron.edu in ITL for additional information. 

RTP Committee Chair, Depart Chairs and School Directors can find resources about accessing the dossiers and holding meetings on MS Teams in the RTP Committee Chair Resources MS Team

ITL Open Hours

If you’d like to try out some of the features of MS Teams or WebEx that you’ve been learning about over the summer, sign up here for some time to play on Wednesday, August 26 from 1 - 2:30 pm.

ITL Phone or Email Consultations

If you can’t make the ITL Open Hours or are unsure about using WebEx, send us an email at itl@uakron.edu to ask a question or request a phone consultation.

New Faculty Orientation

Suggest a Session

To submit your idea for a faculty-focused ITL session, please complete the following survey:

Submit Your Idea

Office location and contact information

ITL is located in Leigh Hall 412  

Janet Bean, Director of ITL, ext. 6462

Email: ITL@uakron.edu