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Skilled graduate and undergraduate mentors reinforce the productive and welcoming atmosphere that defines UNC Greensboro. An open connection between faculty and students also fuels student accomplishments in research, and propels the academic programs to new heights. Quality mentorship is present throughout the campus in all schools and fields of study. Two mentors were recognized this year by the provost and chancellor for their dedication to UNCG graduate and undergraduate research.

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The Office of the Provost is soliciting proposals for a course design or redesign using innovative teaching strategies tied to adaptive learning. Courses may be online, hybrid, or face-to-face in mode of delivery.

Courses (undergraduate or graduate) should employ innovative practices and strategies that emphasize student mastery of content. This project should amplify the impact of personalized learning approaches through the use of adaptive learning systems. These systems use data-driven approaches to student learning by adjusting students’ learning paths through content based on their understanding and mastery of content. The course design or redesign should connect data-driven teaching approaches derived from the diagnostic capabilities of the adaptive learning system to course delivery and content. Particular attention should be given to the scaffolding of course content utilizing the adaptive learning system to reinforce foundations of course topics. This approach has the potential to transform student learning, our campus, and the community. For more on adaptive learning, read the included Educause Learning Initiative article.

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With support from the Office from Provost, the University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) welcomes Dr. Karen Vignare to UNCG on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Dr. Vignare will give an open talk on the foundations of adaptive learning, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, in SOEB, room 204. To sign up for the event, please click here. For additional information about this event, please contact Dr. Laura Pipe (lmpipe@uncg.edu), Associate Director in the UTLC.

As Executive Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Dr. Vignare manages a network of universities committed to student success through personalization. She also oversees APLU’s Adaptive Courseware Grant, program providing leadership and support to eight pioneering universities that are scaling adaptive courseware in introductory-level courses.

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