ITL Past Events

Just in Time: Recharge your Syllabus for Student Engagement

Check out the recording of this workshop which discussed strategies for building activities into your course structure to enhance student engagement. 

Campus Conversations on Flexibility

The Institute for Teaching and Learning recently hosted a series of “Campus Conversations” to discuss flexibility in the time of COVID.  Faculty members from various colleges gathered (virtually) to share their experiences and ideas--and to raise important questions about what it means (and what it takes) to practice flexibility without sacrificing course integrity.   

During these sessions, we reviewed the extension of withdrawal deadlines and ongoing academic policies for incompletes and credit/no credit. Check out the presentation slides to view the resources shared during these sessions.

Moreover, if you’re interested in taking part in similar “Campus Conversations” next semester, please email us at ITL@uakron.edu to let us know what issues or concerns you would like to discuss.  Then keep an eye on this space (and on Email Digest) for further details.

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?

Check out the recording of the 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 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.