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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

Check out the Keep Teaching page and the Brightspace Keep Teaching Community for information, guidance, and resources as you move your classes to remote instruction.

Workshops and Events

The Digital Reappointment and Promotion Process

In order to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus, the reappointment and promotion process for NTT faculty will be completed electronically. Faculty will submit their files via MS Teams and committee deliberations will be held virtually.  This decision was made in consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and the AAUP. ITL and ITS are providing support to the candidates as they digitize their files and to committee members as they navigate the digital review process.

Open hours for individual questions are available:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Registration for open hours is required.

Below are some resources that will be helpful in setting up your MS Team, adding content and submitting your dossier. 

Faculty may reach out to Katie Cerrone (kc24@uakron.edu) or Janet Bean (jbean@uakron.edu) in ITL or Dean Shultz in (rds@uakron.edu) in ITS for additional information.


Committee chairs: Additional resources about accessing the dossiers and holding meetings on MS Teams can be found on the RTP Committee Chair Resources MS Team

 

Effective Teaching in Trying Times: Six Steps to a Better Course

The Institute for Teaching and Learning invites part-time faculty to join a course improvement initiative designed to help instructors adapt to the challenges of pandemic teaching. Participants will learn six simple strategies to improve course delivery and receive training as peer reviewers. This initiative gives part-time faculty an opportunity to improve their teaching, work with colleagues and contribute to the UA community. 

Titled “Effective Teaching in Trying Times: Six Steps to a Better Course,” this workshop focuses on small steps that have a big impact on student learning. It is designed for faculty who have struggled with instructional technology, student engagement and the organizational challenges of online teaching during the pandemic. 

Completion of this four-hour workshop qualifies part-time faculty to be peer reviewers. Those who complete three peer reviews and attend a follow-up session in mid-February will receive a stipend of $200.

General Education Course Renewal Workshops 

Is your domestic diversity, global diversity or complex issues facing society course up for renewal? Bring your course’s Gen Ed assessment assignment and join us for a virtual, hands-on workshop that will give you an opportunity to ask questions and make real progress on completing your renewal form. 

  • Wednesday (2/3) from 2 - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday (2/4) from 2 - 3:30 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.

Check out information and recording of some of our previous workshops.

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