Woman holding iPad that is logged in to MyUI and ICON.

New Year, New ICON, New Options

With the University of Iowa’s adoption of Canvas, we wanted to share some of the advantages the new ICON learning management system (LMS) brings to the University, as well as a few pointers for instructors.

At the start of each new semester, the most common question students ask the ITS...Read more

CFT Fall Workshops Poster Released

Have you wondered how Open Education Resources are being used by college instructors? Want to guide students through discussions about topics that challenge assumptions and stereotypes? Or create more effective strategies for assessing student writing?

Fall 2016 Center for Teaching...Read more

Image of students working on the dancing robots project.

ITTA Proposals Wanted

The Academic Technologies Advisory Council is seeking proposals from instructors for the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards (ITTA) . This program aims to raise the level of teaching and learning at the University of Iowa by funding significant and innovative instructional technology...Read more

Clicker change

Changes coming to clickers

Starting this fall, UI students will have a more convenient way to provide instant response to professors’ polls and questions during class. Instead of bringing separate clicker devices to class as they have in the past, they’ll be able to use other wireless-enabled personal devices—like laptops...Read more

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

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

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 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

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