The Center for Teaching offers a variety of services to meet the needs of instructors at every stage of their teaching career. 

Professional Development for Faculty

A faculty learning community is a cross-disciplinary faculty group of 5 or more members engaging in an active, collaborative, year long program with a curriculum focus on specific topics about pedagogy in higher education.

Multi-day intensive workshops that explore teaching practices around a specific topic.

The Center for Teaching offers teaching consultations on a variety of topics from presentation skills, student engagement, and incorporating technology into coursework. This includes individual consultation, SITA consultation, and departmental consultation and workshop requests.

Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITAs) work one-on-one with instructors on projects that enhance instruction with technology.

SITAs guide instructors through the project planning process, provide consulting on technology and instructional design issues, offer production assistance, and introduce other Instructional Services resources as needed. SITAs also offer departmental training sessions on instructional software.

Teaching Innovation

The Extraordinary Teaching Project showcases the rich array of pedagogies and teaching philosophies University of Iowa instructors incorporate into their teaching. This project highlights specific, effective teaching strategies and inspires innovative teaching.

The goal of this program is to raise the level of teaching and learning at the UI by supporting significant and innovative instructional technology projects that have the potential to directly impact student success and retention.

Popular Instructional Technology Tools

ICON (Iowa Courses Online) is the University's adopted learning management system that allows content sharing and discussions tools.

Assessing the Classroom Environment (ACE) is an online evaluation system that collects student opinions about a course/instructor and provide a standard set of summary results.