Event: Creating Community in Virtual Classes

Each year, graduate teaching fellows design and facilitate a workshop as part of their work with the Center for Teaching. In this Q&A, we feature Austin Holland, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences.

Austin’s workshop, Creating Community in...Read more

Event: Considerations for Gamifying Your Course

Each year, graduate teaching fellows design and facilitate a workshop as part of their work with the Center for Teaching. In this Q&A, we feature Gordon Louie, a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Higher Education & Student Affairs program.

Gordon’s workshop, Serious Learning...Read more

It's Time to Order ICON Direct eTexts for Fall 2021

ICON Direct is the University of Iowa's initiative for ordering digital content from specific publishers and delivering this content to students and faculty using the inclusive access model.

Inclusive access programs can deliver significant savings to your students; however, there are...Read more

Reading Group Reflects on the Art of Gathering

Social distancing has profoundly impacted how we interact with others, making the art of gathering students as a learning community—physically or virtually, synchronously or asynchronously—even more critical.

In fall 2020, instructors from across the University of Iowa participated in a...Read more

New Position to Focus on Improving Outcomes of Gateway Courses

The ITS Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is excited to welcome Jamie Tanas as our new course improvement coordinator. In her role, Jamie will support departments that offer large-enrollment introductory courses—also known as gateway courses—to improve student outcomes and reduce...Read more

Using ICON Groups and Group Assignments

ICON Groups provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively and engage with their peers within a dedicated space of a course site. Using the tool, students can easily work in groups to complete assignments, hold discussions, upload and share files, and make announcements.

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Event: Teach as an Abolitionist

Each year,  graduate teaching fellows  design and facilitate a workshop as part of their work with the OTLT Center for Teaching. In this Q&A, we feature Caroline Cheung, an English PhD candidate and graduate instructor.

Caroline’s workshop, Teach as an Abolitionist , will be held...Read more

teaching

Changes in the Center for Teaching

We’d like to start the new semester by honoring Jean Florman, director of the OTLT Center for Teaching, who will retire on Feb. 9, 2021. Jean is well known for her commitment and dedication to teaching and learning, and the University of Iowa community will miss her collegiality, leadership, and...Read more

UI Writing Center's Institute for Teaching with Writing

Join the UI Writing Center for a series of workshops designed for instructors who want to boost their students' learning and communication skills by building more writing into their courses. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 12, 14, 19, and 21.

All instructors welcome,...Read more

Innovation

Submit Your ITTA Proposal to Receive Funding for a Teaching Project

Have an idea for a novel teaching project that leverages technology to positively impact student learning and potentially improves teaching at Iowa?

The  Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards (ITTA)  just might provide the support you need.

Each year, the  Academic...Read more

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