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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

The Digital RTP Process

The move to an online RTP process may have left those that will be reviewing the dossiers with a few questions about how it works and what they need to do. Department chairs, school directors, college-wide RTP committee chairs and members should sign up here for one of the following workshops on managing the RTP process through Microsoft Teams. You will want to sign up for this workshop even if you are familiar with Teams as we will discuss how the candidate files will move through the process and your responsibilities at each stage.  

  • Monday, 10/5 1 - 2 pm
  • Tuesday, 10/13 9:30 - 10:30 am

Written instructions for getting started with MS Teams

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

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

Academic Program Assessment 2020: What Should We Do?

If your program, department, or school is wrestling with its annual academic program assessment report(s), or if you’re teetering between the traditional and alternate report forms available this year, plan to attend one of the following sessions, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your options and determine the best course of action for your program(s).  Jenny Hebert, the director of academic program assessment, will review the assessment process (and reports), answer questions, and help you move forward with your 2020 submission(s).  Assessment coordinators and department chairs/school directors are encouraged to attend.

Steal My Idea: Engaging Students in Online Learning

Engaging students in the learning process can be challenging in the best of times. In the age of COVID, it takes on another dimension all together. What techniques have you adopted to keep students actively involved in your online (synchronous or asynchronous) classes? How are you using technology to keep students engaged in course materials and discussions? What classroom practices have served you—and your students—especially well during this period of mixed (and remote) delivery? Sign up here to attend this upcoming ITL/DDS “Steal My Idea” faculty workshop and vote for your colleagues’ presentations of the most “stealable” way of engaging students in online learning. The workshop will be held via MS Teams and will be recorded and made available to faculty who are not able to attend.

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