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

Open Office Hours for Fall Assessment Reports

Annual program assessment reports will be due Oct. 8, 2018. University Assessment Director, Michelle Byrne, will be hosting office hours during finals devoted to answering questions and helping faculty with program assessment plans and reports. Frequently asked questions include topics such as:

  • Revising a plan
  • Creating a curriculum map
  • Creating a sustainable schedule
  • Analyzing data
  • Assessing certificates
  • Writing the annual report due in the fall

Office hours will be during finals week at the following times and places:

ITL Conference Room (LH 413)

  • Tues. May 8th, 9-Noon
  • Wed, May 9th, 1-4 PM

Bierce Library Learning Studio (Bierce 154)

  • Thurs, May 10th 2-5 PM

If these times are not convenient, please contact Michelle Byrne for an alternative time.  Drop-ins welcome.  


Friday Faculty Workspace

Are you trying to complete a project but just can’t find time? Do you find yourself distracted and pulled in too many directions? ITL invites you to join our Friday Faculty Workspace, which will be held in the ITL Library, LH 416, on Friday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 for the last six weeks of the semester (April 6-May 11). The Workspace is designed to support faculty in completing professional goals:

  • Faculty are welcome any time during the three-hour block.
  • Upon arrival, faculty set a goal for the day (editing an article, writing a certain number of words, grading a set amount of student work).
  • The ITL library will provide a quiet work place for uninterrupted work.
  • Light refreshments will be available.
  • As faculty leave, they report on their progress.
  • After each session, ITL will send an email to faculty who met their goals.

We ask that participants commit to spending at least 90 minutes each week and to attend at least four of the six sessions, although walk-ins are welcome. For more information, email   


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:

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

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