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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.

Workshops

Stay tuned for the spring workshop series announcement.

HIT (High Impact Teaching) Wednesdays

The University Council Student Engagement & Success Committee and ITL present High Impact Teaching (HIT) Wednesdays. UA faculty from across campus will demonstrate new assignments, techniques, and applications that have had a positive impact on their teaching. These sessions will be held once a month on Wednesdays, starting in October and running through the remainder of the academic year.

Transitioning from Traditional to Hybrid Teaching
Nov. 14th, 3:30-4:30
Location: Bierce 154

Dr. Eric Brisker (College of Business) will share some of his experiences with designing and developing online learning modules to be used in “Hybrid” courses pertaining to finance and financial analytics. Topics he plans to discuss include:

  1. Transitioning from Traditional to Hybrid Teaching
  2. Lessons learned along the way: What worked versus didn’t work for me!
  3. Organizing a Hybrid Course: Setting student expectations
  4. Using video lectures to present quantitative material
  5. Adding rigor to my Hybrid Course
  6. Student feedback along the way

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Quoting Primary Sources: Building Better Student Papers
Jan. 30th, 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Bierce 154

Dr. Michael Levin (College of Arts & Sciences) will demonstrate a writing assignment designed to help students improve their skills at analyzing primary sources, and effectively using quotations from those sources, to write better essays. The assignment involves several steps, and at each step students critique each other's work in order to improve their own papers. The assignment is designed to teach students to think of quotations from sources as evidence to prove an argument rather than just an arbitrary requirement. The students also learn how to write better thesis statements for their papers, which are more directly tied to the evidence they gather from the primary source.

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Academic Integrity in Testing: Preventing and Responding to Misconduct
Feb. 20th, 3:30 - 5:00
Location: Bierce 154

This 90-minute presentation is for all faculty concerned about testing--whether in their classrooms, online, or when students go to the campus Counseling and Testing Center (CTC). We will look at common threats to test integrity and factors that increase risks to test security. We have several tools for faculty to prevent misconduct in the various testing environments. The UA CTC is a National College Testing Association Certified Test Center and we will cover the security policies we follow at the center. Finally, we will discuss what to do if you suspect misconduct by reviewing the campus policies for detecting, reporting, investigating and resolving your concerns, through UA’s Student Conduct and Community Standards.

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Office location and contact information

ITL is located in Leigh Hall 412.  Email: ITL@uakron.edu 

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