Teaching & Learning Innovation
Faculty VOLume Newsletter

August 2022

TLI's 2021-2022 Annual Report

TLI had a very successful 2021-2022 academic year, but we could not have done that without YOU. In our most recent Annual Report we highlight the successes, describe the impacts, and illustrate the opportunities implemented to help facilitate instructional excellence and support those we serve in achieving their work life goals to foster a culture of success for faculty across the university.

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News & Udates

Faculty Spotlight Program 

Each month, we feature a faculty spotlight, highlighting the achievements of a UT faculty member. Today you can use the form below to nominate a faculty member to be featured in September. 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. Today you can use the form below to nominate a graduate student to be featured in September. Anyone in the university community can submit a nomination. 
Nominate a Graduate Student

Coffee Break with the Colleges

TLI is starting 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. In the month of September, we will host the College of Arts and Sciences.
  1. Thursday, September 8th from 2:20pm - 3:50pm in Ayres Hall, Room 308H.
  2. 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 the Sept. 8 event, and to tell us you are interested 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 to each workshop to register. For more information, visit our Fall 2022 Workshops & Programs webpage.

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 inventive practices that will enable them to achieve their desired goals.
  1. Unique Course Design Approaches - Sept. 20th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  2. Innovative Assessment Strategies - Oct 18th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  3. Unique Syllabus Design - Nov 8th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm

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.
  1. A Discussion About View Point Diversity - Sept 27th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  2. Preparing Students for Potentially Charged Discussions & Dialogues - Oct 25th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  3. Making Emotionally Charge Moments in the Classroom Productive Learning Experiences - Nov 15th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm

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. 
  1. Supporting Students with Disabilities with Student Disability Services - Sept 13th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  2. Support Students with Unique Challenges with BERT, Distressed Student Protocols, and the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards - Oct 4th, 2:20pm - 3:50pm
  3. Responding to Student Writing with the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center - Oct 11, 2:20pm- 3:50pm
  4. Creating Effective Writing Assignments with the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center - Nov 1st, 2:20pm - 3:50pm

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. Click here to register for Fall 2022.

3 Fantastic Summer Experiences

Over the summer, TLI hosted its 2022 Course Redesign Institute from May to June 2022 during the University’s mini-term period. A total of 20 faculty members completed the program.
We also hosted the expanded Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Funding Support Program, where 9 faculty members participated and completed the experience.
Finally, we also led our CIRTL Summer F.U.E.L. experience for graduate and professional students, as well as post-docs. A total of 22 students participated in that program.
To learn more about each program, click the links below.

Syllabus Resources Updated

Our syllabus webpage has been updated for the fall 2022 semester. Visit our updated webpage for great information on current academic policies, health and safety guidance, and civil discourse information. Also, learn how to create a learner-centered syllabus by using our resources.
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Service-Learning (S), Research (R), and Internship (N) Designated Courses 

Are you interested in offered a course with an S, R, or N designation? We currently have over 100 courses with one of these designations included, and they make it easy for students to know ahead of time about the learning experience that you will offer them in your course. The deadline to submit your course to be reviewed and considerd for the 2023-2024 academic year is October 15th, 2022.
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Don't Forget...TLI is Here to Help!

TLI's Service Request Program (formerly 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.
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UT System Teaching & Learning Support

Since the fall 2021 semester, TLI began working with representatives from the other UT system institutions to learn more about how they approach teaching and learning and professional development support for their faculty. From those initial discussions, an informal teaching and learning collabortion group was formed to expand professional development offerings and foster future partnerships between each UT system member institution.
This semester, UTC and UT-HSC's Teaching & Learning Centers invite UTK faculty to participate in their fall 2022 programs and access their teaching resources. Click the links below to learn more.
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Teaching & Learning Innovation
618 Greve Hall
815 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
Email: tli@utk.edu
Website: teaching.utk.edu

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