Interior shot of Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa.

Getting in Tune

When the new Voxman Music Building opens downtown in Fall 2016, it will be both the culmination of a project eight years in the making and the beginning of a new chapter in the rich arts and cultural history of The University of Iowa. For students, faculty, and Iowa City community members alike...Read more


ICON to be powered by Canvas

Published in Iowa Now BY: NICOLE DAHYA | 2016.03.22 | 09:24 AM

Iowa Courses Online (ICON)—the system used to share course content, submit assignments, take quizzes, grade, and hold online discussions—will incorporate a host of promising new digital learning opportunities as the UI...Read more

Pedestrian view of the Iowa High Trestle Bridge.

Stay Connected to Digital Bridges

Digital Bridges , a collaboration between Grinnell College and The University of Iowa funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is sponsoring a number of upcoming exciting opportunities such as a workshop and luncheon for Ph.D students interested in exploring alternative careers and luncheon...Read more

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The Grand Vision: Unizin One Year On

In December 2014 the University of Iowa became one of ten founding member universities of Unizin , a “consortium of like-minded institutions facilitating the transition toward collaborative digital education” whose mission is to “improve the learning experience by providing an environment built...Read more

Image of students working on the dancing robots project.

Award Sparks Innovation

Since 2002 the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards (ITTA) have provided more than $1.5 million to 83 Iowa instructors and staff to explore how emerging technologies can support and enhance student learning.

In response to faculty requests for support to develop more innovative...Read more

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Course Design Institute Launched

Applications are now available for the inaugural Course Design Institute for Early-Career Faculty. UI academic administrators, including Associate Provost for Faculty and Professor of Human Physiology Kevin Kregel, have welcomed the new effort. “The Institute will be designed to assist...Read more

Chemistry students analyzing samples under green light.

In Their Own Words: Students Tell their UI Instructors “Thanks!”

Instructors use an array of assessment strategies to gain feedback from their students, including one-minute papers, CLASSIs, class representatives, mid-semester questionnaires, and end-of-the-semester ACE forms.

And then there’s the surprise feedback that comes as a note of thanks....Read more

Students gather in the common area at the Engineering building.

Dynamic Duo Helps Students Succeed

With more than 30,000 students enrolled at The University of Iowa, some face serious academic and personal challenges that can impede their academic success. And as UI instructors seek to support their students, they can find themselves unsure where to direct students who appear to need...Read more

Image of archaeology students moving an artifact.

Liberal Education: It's a Value Proposition

The value of a liberal arts and science education has been much in the public discourse these last few years. Political and economic forces—some might say agendas—have shaped that discourse, as they have for at least the last century, particularly in the United States. But before assuming a...Read more

Professor Art Bettis giving a lecture.

Developing Critical Thinking through Peer Review

Peer review is a critical component of the life of the mind and an effective teaching strategy for nurturing students’ critical thinking skills. In our newest video for The Extraordinary Teaching Project, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Art Bettis describes how he uses peer review...Read more


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