Teaching & Learning Innovation's September 2022 Newsletter
Teaching & Learning Innovation's September 2022 Newsletter
Teaching & Learning Innovation
Faculty VOLume Newsletter

September 2022

Faculty Spotlight is Back!

September 2022 Faculty Spotlight: Bernie Issa
Dr. Bernie Issa, Assistant Professor of Spanish, and Co-Chair of the Faculty Senate's Teaching & Learning Council, shares his thoughts with us about his personal teaching journey, his own teaching philosophy, and his most memorable teaching moments with students.

Read More about Dr. Issa
News & Udates

NEW! Curriculum Refresh Collaborative

TLI is excited to announce a new program, the Curriculum Refresh Collaborative (CRC)! Taking place during the 2023 Winter Mini-term (January), the CRC brings together teams of 3-5 faculty to revise or “refresh” an aspect of an individual course or a two-course series. Upon completion, each team will receive $3,500.00 divided among the team members. Applications are now open and will close on Monday, October 17th at 11:59PM. Click the link below to learn more, and to apply! 
Learn More & Apply

NEW! Part-Time Opportunities in TLI

Currently, TLI has 2 part-time positions available for a graduate student and a faculty member. The Faculty Leader for Inclusive Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Graduate Student Worker are key roles that will make a viable and important impact and contribution to our work. Reviewing applications will begin on Friday, September 23rd, so applications should be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 22nd, for first consideration. However, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so additional applications are still welcome after that time.
Learn More & Apply

Faculty Spotlight Program 

Each month, we feature a faculty spotlight, highlighting the achievements of a UT faculty member. Use the form below to nominate a faculty member to be featured in October. Anyone in the university community can submit a nomination. 

Nominate a Faculty Member

Graduate Student Spotlight Program

Each month, we also feature a graduate student spotlight, highlighting the achievements of a UT graduate student. Use the form below to nominate a graduate student to be featured in October. Anyone in the university community can submit a nomination. 
Nominate a Graduate Student

Coffee Break with the Colleges

TLI has started a new opportunity that we're calling "Coffee Break with the Colleges". For this opportunity, members of TLI will be available in a selected college each month to work with individual faculty members, graduate student instructors, and others to answer their questions and have conversations about any of their teaching and learning needs. 
Our next event is tomorrow, Thursday, September 22nd from 2:20pm - 3:50pm in McClung Tower Conference Room 1210/1212.
The first 20 attendees at each event will receive a FREE "TLI Appreciates Faculty" travel tumbler. For more information about our Sept. 22 event, and to express your interest in attending, click the button below.
Coffee Break With the Colleges
News & Udates
TLI is offering four workshop series this semester! In the section below, you can click the links for each workshop to register. For more information, visit our Fall 2022 Workshops & Programs webpage.

Fostering Courageous Conversations in the Classroom

The goal of this series is to provide participants with strategies and practices that will enable them to better support their students as they engage in courageous conversations in the classroom. Information about the next workshop in this series is below.
  • A Discussion About View Point Diversity
  • Tuesday, Sept 27th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  • Student Union, Room 362A

    Join us for this 1st installment as we facilitate a panel discussion that will include information about divisive concepts, and how to consider and navigate this topic in your classes. 

Campus Partner Series

The goal of this series is to provide a forum for selected campus partners to engage faculty in topics of importance for teaching and learning at UTK. Information about the next workshop in this series is listed below. 
  • Support Students with Unique Challenges (with BERT, Distressed Student Protocols, and the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards)
  • Tuesday, October 4th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  • Student Union, Room 377A

Innovative Course Design Series

The goal of this series is to allow participants to reflect upon their current approach to course design and to consider new and innovative practices that will enable them to achieve their desired goals. Information about the next workshop in this series is below.

CIRTL F.U.E.L. (Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning)

Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in learning more about how to enhance your teaching? Join us for Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning (FUEL) professional development seminar in Fall 2022. This 6-module professional development seminar introduces participants to evidence-based teaching and learning practices. The deadline to register is Friday, October 14th at 11:59pm. Click here to learn more and to register.

Volunteer Experience Faculty Fellows - Apply Now!

The Office of the Provost at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the Volunteer Experience Faculty Fellows program within the Division of Student Success. The faculty fellows will play a pivotal role in the implementation of the Volunteer Experience in academic departments. 
Learn More & Apply

Service-Learning (S), Research (R), and Internship (N) Designated Courses 

Are you interested in offered a course with an S, R, or N designation? The deadline to submit your course to be reviewed and considerd for the 2023-2024 academic year is October 15th, 2022.
Learn More

Don't Forget...TLI is Here to Help!

TLI's Service Request Program (formerly TLI's Consultation Program) is here to help you meet your teaching and learning needs. We offer several services for both individual instructors, as well as departments and colleges.
Examples of the support that we provide includes:
  • Classroom Observations
  • Course Design
  • Document & Material Review
  • Mid-Course Feedback
  • End of Course Evaluation
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Support
Learn More

SEC Teaching & Learning Support

In the spring of 2021, leaders from each Southeastern Conference (SEC) member institution realized that with stronger relationships between our universities in the areas of faculty development and teaching and learning support, we could do more to meet the needs of our stakeholders (faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff that teach). Knowing this, we made a shared decision to create a Teaching & Learning and Faculty Development Collaboration group that meets 2-3 times each semester to share experiences and expertise.
Learn More
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815 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Email: tli@utk.edu
Website: teaching.utk.edu

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