New teaching resources, winter mini-term information, and more!
New teaching resources, winter mini-term information, and more!
Teaching & Learning Innovation
Faculty VOLume Newsletter

September 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Renée D'Elia-Zunino

Professor Renée D’Elia-Zunino, distinguished lecturer in the Italian program, earned her graduate degree in Italian and English Comparative Literature from Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy, in 1997. That winter, she decided to visit her parents, who had recently moved to Knoxville. After a few serendipitous introductions in the Italian Program at the University of Tennessee, D'Elia Zunino received a job offer and returned to Knoxville in 1998. Twenty-three years later, she says she still loves the city and the school where she and her husband both teach.  

Since she joined UTK, Professor D’Elia-Zunino says she has adapted her teaching philosophy repeatedly to meet the changing times and changing needs of her students. By adapting her strategies, D’Elia-Zunino strives to allow her learners to be involved, immersed, to work together, to learn how to solve problems, and to negotiate meaning— all vital goals when learning a new language.

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News & Udates

New Audio & Video Teaching Resources

With special thanks to Dr. Stefanie Benjamin, Dr. Maria Hurt, and Dr. James Williams, we are proud to present a new collection of digital teaching resources. Our webpage includes videos with quick tips for making your college classroom more inclusive, audio clips from Dr. Cindy Welch, and more learning materials.
Click below to explore this new collection, and let us know if you would be interested in sharing an effective tip from your class(es), too!
Audio & Video Teaching Resources

Winter Mini-Term Information & Resources

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.
For many instructors, it can be challenging to condense a typical 15-week course to three weeks while maintaining high-quality instruction. We have you covered!
The link below will take you to the new mini-term webpage from the Office of the Registrar that provides helpful resources for designing a successful and engaging condensed course. TLI will also be collaborating with the Office of Online Learning & Academic Programs, as well as with the Office of Information Technology on a Winter Mini-Term workshop series later this semester. More information will be announced soon!
Winter Mini-Term Resources

Nominate a Faculty Member!

This semester, we are opening up faculty spotlight nominations to the entire campus. Use the form below to nominate a faculty member to be featured in our monthly Faculty VOLume newsletter.

Anyone in the university community can submit a nomination. Be sure to include a few sentences about how your nominee is making a positive impact at the University of Tennessee.
Submit a Nomination
News & Udates
Below are our upcoming workshops. Please visit our Fall 2021 Workshops & Programs for a comprehensive list of our offerings for the semester.

Get Started with a SoTL Project
September 22 | 12 – 1:00 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
Diversi-Tea: International Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Sense of Belonging
September 22 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
The Value of Open Education Resources
October 5 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
Introduction to Teaching at a Community College
October 5 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
The Value of Open Education Resources
October 6 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
Research, Teaching, and Mentoring at Minority-Serving Institutions & Historically Black Colleges and Universities
October 7 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching
October 8 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information
LinkedIn for Academics
October 12 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. | Zoom

Registration & Information

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