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

October 2022

October Faculty Spotlight 

October 2022 Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Cary Staples
Dr. Cary Staples, Graphic Design Professor and OIT Faculty Fellow, shares her teaching philosophy, and groundbreaking moments in student collaboration and research. 
Read More about Dr. Staples

October Graduate Student Spotlight

October 2022 Graduate Student Spotlight: Jalen Blue
For this 3rd year Ph.D. student in the School of Communications Studies, Jalen Blue strives to create "full-circle" learning moments in the classroom that allow all his students to apply what they are learning in unique ways to their lives. Read more about how our CIRTL F.U.E.L program helped him do just that.  
Read More about Jalen Blue
News & Udates

Submissions Start Soon!

2023 Annual Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference

From November 7th through December 16th, TLI will begin inviting proposals for its fourth annual Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference, which will be held virtually on Thursday, March 23, 2023. 

Proposals may focus on innovative aspects of different teaching modalities (online, blended, face-to-face), pedagogy (team-based learning, engaged scholarship, culturally relevant, etc.), and/or practice (collaborative, active, peer-led, etc.) in the higher education context.

Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, and Post-Doc Student Instructors are all encouraged to submit their proposals via our conference webpage.

All questions related to the conference can be submitted via email to tli@utk.edu.

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 November.  
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 November.
Nominate a Graduate Student
TLI's new Faculty Leader for Inclusive Teaching, Dr. Susan Groenke (left) and TLI's new Marketing and Communications Specialst Gwyneth Doppelt (right)

Welcome, New TLI Team Members! 

TLI is excited to announce and welcome two new team members to their group of dedicated staff.
Serving as TLI's Marketing and Communications Specialist, Gwyneth Doppelt serves as the creator for all of the unit's digital marketing materials, leader for developing the unit's communications strategy, and also provides marketing support to the TLI team. 
Dr. Susan Groenke is serving as Faculty Leader for Inclusive Teaching for the 2022-23 academic year. In this role, she will support the campus community by working with individual instructors, departments, and colleges to develop effective approaches to fostering inclusive learning for all students. She will also lead our Inclusive Teaching Advisory Network. 
You can learn all about Dr. Groenke, Gwyneth, and the rest of our dedicated TLI Team by clicking the button below.
Learn More About Our Team

Coffee Break With the Colleges

TLI has started a new opportunity this semester called "Coffee Break with the Colleges". For this event, members of TLI will be available in a select college each month to work with individual faculty members, graduate student instructors, and others.
Our next event is with Tickle College of Engineering, Thursday, November 10th 12:00-1:30 on the 4th floor atrium of the new Zeanah Engineering Complex.
The first 20 attendees at each event will receive a FREE "TLI Appreciates Faculty" travel tumbler.
Click Here to Learn More
News & Udates
TLI is offering three workshop series this semester! For more information, visit our Fall 2022 Workshops & Programs webpage.
Campus Partner Series:Creating Effective Writing Assignments (Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center)
Tuesday, November 1 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A 
Fostering Courageous Conversations in the Classroom: Making Emotionally Charged Moments in the Classroom Productive Learning Experiences
Tuesday, November 15 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A
Innovative Course Design: Unique Syllabus Design
Tuesday, November 8 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

Don't Miss OLAP's Online Learning Showcase 

All week long, OLAP has been celebrating the success of online teaching and learning on UT's campus through a variety of special events. The last event in the Online Learning Week program is the Online Learning Showcase. Multiple stations will be set up, and participants will rotate from table to table and see demonstrations from faculty about their implementation. 
Interested faculty can attend the showcase on Thursday, Oct. 27th 11:00-1:30 at Student Union 362, rooms B and C. 
Register for OLAP's Online Learning Showcase

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, including: 
  • Classroom Observations
  • Course Design
  • Document & Material Review
  • Mid-Course Feedback
  • End of Course Evaluation
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Support
Learn More About Our Service Request Program
Contact Us

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