Call for Proposals, Winter Mini-Term Workshops, and more!
Call for Proposals, Winter Mini-Term Workshops, and more!
Teaching & Learning Innovation
Faculty VOLume Newsletter

October 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Amy Biegalski 

Amy Biegalski
Dr. Amy Biegalski, known as “Dr. B,” to her students, learned to love teaching when she was a graduate student. Her time working as a teaching assistant and instructor of record at the Case School of Engineering first fostered her love for curriculum development and hands-on instruction. As she joined the workforce as a consulting engineer, Dr. B continued to seek teaching opportunities, taking time to instruct students at Pellissippi community college. When an opening came at the University of Tennessee, Dr. B decided to embrace her passion for teaching and joined UTK. 

Before returning to teaching, Dr. Biegalski worked for several engineering firms, including URS in Baltimore and SAIC and Jacobs in Oak Ridge. Much of her work in the Northeast involved major bridge design, evaluation, and analysis, including using sensors, load tests, and finite element models to make rehabilitation recommendations. “I really enjoyed the hands-on part of engineering, which further developed my passion,” she says. “To me, being an engineer is exciting when you’re able to climb on a bridge, see it move, and feel it shake when trucks go over it.”  
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News & Udates

Call for Proposals:
2022 Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference


TLI invites proposals for its Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference, which will be held online on March 29, 2022.
Following the official theme: Transforming the World through Innovative Teaching and Learning, TLI encourages submissions that create opportunities for critical and creative thinking about how to deepen and enhance student learning and success.
Click below to learn more and submit a proposal. Submissions are due November 19th. 
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Call for Proposals: 7-Week Online Global Citizenship Courses 

The Office of the Provost, TLI, and the Office of Online Learning and Academic Programs (OLAP), invites instructor proposals for the development of 7-week, online, asynchronous courses to begin in the second half of major semesters (Fall and Spring). These courses will fulfill the Global Citizenship requirement of Volunteer Core, the university’s new General Education curriculum. 
By providing a suite of courses that can be picked up in the second half of a semester, the University intends to better support students who decide to drop a class after the withdrawal period ends. This will potentially enable hundreds of students to recover full-time status and maintain their financial aid standing. 
The review of proposals begins on October 25. Click below to learn more about the initiative and application instructions. 
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TLI Certificate Curriculum

Teaching and Learning Innovation offers six certificate programs that allow faculty to pursue beneficial, in-depth, and in many cases, self-paced learning experiences and professional development. Click below to learn more about all of our certificate options.

Asynchronous Certificate Courses:

Synchronous Certificate Courses
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Winter Mini-Term Workshop Series

The University of Tennessee is now offering a winter mini-term to provide students an additional opportunity to participate in coursework and advance toward their degrees.
To help instructors prepare courses for the coming condensed semester, TLI, OLAP, OIT, and the Registrar are teaming up to offer a six-module workshop series. Attend any of the sessions to learn evidence-based strategies for designing a successful and engaging condensed course. 

Click below to learn more and register.  
Winter Mini-Term Workshop Information
News & Udates
Below are our upcoming workshops. Please visit our Fall 2021 Workshops & Programs for a comprehensive list of our offerings for the semester.

Winter Mini-Term Series Week 3–Experiential-Based Courses: How to Clarify, Collaborate, and Connect the Community to Your Online Classroom
October 26 | 10-11:00 a.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information

Supporting Challenging Students in the Classroom: Student Conduct, Bias Education and Referral, and Distressed Student Services
October 28 | 1- 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

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Faculty Roundtable: Sustaining Momentum for a Research Agenda
November 2 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels
November 2  | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information

Winter Mini-Term Series Week 4– Group Project-Based Online Courses: How to Prep, Plan, and Persist Using Team Based Pedagogies
November 3 | 4 – 5:00 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information

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815 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Email: tli@utk.edu
Website: teaching.utk.edu

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