• Return of the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grants (ATL) The UTLC is excited to announce the return of the ATL Grants. These grants are focused on providing full-time faculty (non-tenure track/AP/tenure) with funding to research, expand, and promote quality teaching across the University. Grants will be offered in six categories ranging from $250-$500. Categories include: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; Innovative Teaching Strategies; Mentoring; SoTL- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research; SoTL- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Travel; and Technology Enhanced Pedagogy. Click here for specifics and the proposal.
  • ***A Don’t Miss Opportunity *** Summer Boot Camp for Online Learning **
    • Week of May 15-19, 9am – 4pm daily.  *Similar to PowerUp, this weeklong jump start for Online Learning features expertise from across campus. The week is flexible to fit your schedule – from tracks for beginners and not-so-beginners, technology “mini-boot camp”, and dedicated work time. Join the Online Learning Faculty Training working group, the UTLC, and ITS. (Sign-up here) This event is open only to faculty/instructors (of any status or rank) and Teaching Assistants. Light Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
    • Friday, July 21, 9am – 4pmDeveloping Online Trainings and Content for University Staff. UNCG staff interested in exploring the benefits of using online teaching strategies are invited to attend a workshop just for you! This day long workshop will feature the basics of putting content online and the strategies for developing online modules (Sign-up here).
  • Summer Course Writing Incubator:
    • Week of June 5-9, 1-5pm, Faculty Center. Are you developing a course this summer or tweaking a current course? Join us for a week of dedicated time and space for course development. Come to the Faculty Center and work – we will have snacks and resources available. Additionally, several teaching strategy workshops will be available in the morning that week – from Teaching Large Courses to Developing Rubrics.
  • ***New DATE*** Institute on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Classroom
    • Friday, August 4, 8:30am-4:30pm in the Faculty Center. Join the UTLC and Sustained Dialogue (http://sustaineddialogue.org/) for a day-long institute regarding Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Classroom. This Institute will provide faculty with opportunities to explore topics related to equity in today’s classroom, from inclusive language to handling difficult conversations. Faculty will work with a skilled educator to develop tools and strategies for discussing topics, creating inclusive conversations, understanding aspects of identity, and “navigating classroom dynamics, advising/mentoring, and conflict.” Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This workshop is open to all faculty (sign-up here). Graduate students wishing to attend should contact Laura Pipe (lmpipe@uncg.edu) to reserve a space.
  • New Faculty Orientation Monday, August 7, 9 am – 5pm. Does your department have new faculty joining UNCG next year? Did you start at UNCG this spring (2017)? Let the UTLC know – and reserve a spot at the 2017 New Faculty Orientation. Join us to learn more about the faculty community at UNCG. (email: lmpipe@uncg.edu) *Faculty attending New Faculty Orientation will receive an honor cord marking their entering Faculty cohort. The honor cords are rotated based on the original Woman’s College jacket colors for class years. A unique way to connect to UNCG’s teaching heritage.** New faculty can sign-up directly by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/afLealwNSqzZf4do2
  • Mentoring Boot Camp Wednesday, August 9, 9am – 4pm in SOEB 102 Spend the day with the UNCG Faculty Mentoring Program preparing for the year ahead. Workshop topics including balancing all the demands of the faculty experience, how to mentor others and more! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This Boot Camp is open to all faculty (sign-up here)
  • Elon’s 14th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference Thursday, August 17, 8am-5pm, Elon’s Campus UNCG faculty are invited to attend Elon University’s 14th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference. This FREE conference is open to faculty throughout the region. This year’s topic focuses on Teaching Choices, Learning Consequences. For more information, visit http://blogs.elon.edu/tlc2017/
Reading Day Event! Join the UTLC for a day with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek **Today in SOEB 202
10:00 – 11:30am, SOEB 202
Fast, Fun, and Easy Ways to Write Learning Outcomes: Strategic Teaching for Better Student Learning   —  For this session we will start with a solid application of Backward Design and then an opportunity to learn quick and easy ways to write outcomes for any class.  The major focus for this session is to help faculty members to better understand why outcomes should be written, easy ways to write them, and then how to use the resulting information to constantly improve teaching and learning.
1:00 – 2:30pm, SOEB 202
Developing Better Outcomes: Common Questions and Evidence-Based Answers – This session is designed to be an informal approach to addressing common challenges with respect to student learning outcomes. Often, individuals mistakenly think that informal means there won’t be a structure.  In this session we will certainly have a structure, but also a significant amount of time to address the specific challenges UNCG faculty are facing with respect to writing student learning outcomes.
Nadja Cech teaches in the classroom

Award-winning professors Omar Ali (HonorsAfrican American and African Diaspora Studies and History) and Nadja Cech (Chemistry and Biochemistry) co-authored an article in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed, where they present “Yes, and,” a concept derived from improvisational theatre, as a teaching-learning methodology that supports engaged experiential learning. Read more…

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Join the UTLC for the last Coffeehouse of the semester on Thursday, April 27, and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate – pick up a snack – and they’ll have “s’more” materials! It’s a great time to meet with colleagues from across campus.

9-10am in the Faculty Center. There is no need to register – drop in as your schedule allows! Read more…

The General Faculty will meet today at 3pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House.

Join The Faculty Senate, Faculty Mentoring, AAUP, & the UTLC for a reception after the General Faculty Meeting, held in the Faculty Center.

Faculty Mentoring will have give-a-ways and opportunities to sign up for upcoming mentoring services and events. Come celebrate a successful year with us!

The EvoLLLution, an online newspaper with over 50,000 monthly visitors, recently interviewed Provost Dana Dunn about student success and what it means for higher education institutions to be “student-centric”. She shared thoughts on what colleges and universities must do to focus on underserved populations and highlighted some of UNCG’s current and future efforts in promoting student success. Read more…