Graphic of historic graduation outfits

Dressing the Part

As graduation events take place at the end of each semester, students and parents often ask about the significance of graduation regalia. The style, colors, and meaning of academic dress have a venerable history —one that arose in Europe and now is generally shared across most institutions of...Read more

Graphic of a prize ribbon and the words thank you

Graduating Seniors Say Thanks

The UI Senior Exit Survey underscores the fact that students appreciate the great work being done by faculty and staff at UI. Administered at the time students file to graduate, the survey includes an opportunity for graduating seniors to identify faculty and staff members who have made a...Read more

Lending Library at the Center for Teaching in 2080 University Capitol Centre

Summer Read-a-Thon: Staff Picks

The Center for Teaching lending library has a wide variety of books, teaching & learning journals, and DVDs on various teaching topics.

The Center for Teaching staff members have put together a list of recommended books available for checkout in the Center's lending library. Stock up...Read more

Students in a large lecture classroom

Space Science: Data Helps Find the Best Fit Classroom

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how we did anything before computers. Ordering airline tickets. Designing automobiles. Tracking government payrolls. Wayfinding.

Or in the case of the UI Office of the Registrar, juggling thousands of requests for 245 general assignment classrooms, across...Read more

Students working on laptops in groups in a TILE classroom

TILE: Beyond the Lecture

The University of Iowa TILE (Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage) Program is a nationally-recognized initiative to increase student retention, enrollment, and overall academic success by transforming courses and making the most effective use of learning spaces.

TILE has always offered...Read more

Students from the Xicotepec service-learning project in Mexico.

Tale of a 10-Year Journey

In 2006, 15 faculty members participated in the second Center for Teaching Faculty Institute, which focused on the theory and practice of community-based service-learning. During first-day introductions, Craig Just—now an Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering—described his...Read more

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

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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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