Online Teaching

Online teaching strategies ranging from hybrid courses to fully online experiences and distance learning.

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Instructional design and professional consultants provide individual, group, or departmental consultations.

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Strategies to adapt existing and new assessment methods for in-person and remote teaching.

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Teaching Your Course

(CETL) recognizes that teaching a course poses countless challenges, both expected and unexpected.

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Each course at UConn is unique and, as the syllabus is a reflection of the course and the instructor, each syllabus is unique as well.

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Of Interest

Please Save the Date

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
For the annual Assessment Institute hosted by the Office of Academic Program Assessment. This conference focuses on program assessment, including creating measurable program learning objectives, gaining information through student learning, methods for collecting the most meaningful data, and taking action based on the results. Learn More

CETL Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Supported by NFS
March 4 - April 26, 2024

This is a professional development program available to all UConn employees. The six week MOOC is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate learning environments for students. Learn More

Mobile Summer Institute on Science Teaching and Transformation

Mobile Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching and Transformation

Save the Date: May 20-24, 2024 and join us at UConn!

The Mobile Summer Institutes (MoSIs) are a five-day, immersive, project-based workshop for faculty, administrators, staff and university leaders.. Learn More

Assessment Fellow

Assessment Fellow Opportunities

The Office of Academic Program Assessment is currently seeking applications for two academic program assessment fellows for Academic Year 2024-25. Full-time faculty of any rank or tenure status are encouraged to apply. Applications are due February 5th. Learn More

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Academic Year 2023-24 Assessment Deadlines

For academic programs currently engaged in program assessment, either defining objectives, maps, and assessment plants or participating in annual reporting, the University Student Learning Assessment Committee has established AY 23-24 deadlines for file submission. Learn More


ChatGPT AI Impact on Teaching and Learning

Addressing AI ChatGPT
Many faculty have reached out seeking guidance surrounding possible academic integrity issues triggered by the recent release of ChatGPT3 from OpenAI. Learn More

Perusall and HuskyCT

Changes to Perusall social annotation tool linking in HuskyCT

LTI 1.3 makes the sync between the HuskyCT LMS and Perusall much easier. Learn More


Creating Communities of Care at UConn

UConn Health Student Health and Wellness
Wednesday, March 22nd - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Great Hall, Alumni Center

Join us for a day of fun and collaborative learning: Participants will learn and practice skills of Motivational Interviewing as a way to engage students in collaborative conversations about their success and growth at UConn. Learn More

2022 CETL University Teaching Award Winners

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 University Teaching Awards. Please join us in congratulating the winners. Learn More

Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

UConn Becomes Part of the CIRTL Network

We prepare graduate students and postdocs to excel as teachers, researchers, and as mentors. Future Faculty and Academic Careers programs are housed in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and offer both local and online professional development opportunities. Through the North American Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network, graduate students and postdocs in all fields can build skills for academic careers in a wide range of settings. MORE INFORMATION

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 University Teaching Awards

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 University Teaching Awards.  Please click here for the names of our winners.

University-wide access to online teaching and work-life resources

Looking for additional resources on teaching development, work-life balance, and career development? CETL has an institutional account with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). CETL invites faculty and graduate students to sign-up for free subaccounts using your UConn email address. For more information about NCFDD: CLICK HERE

UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


UConn is required to verify the identity of students who participate in online courses and to establish that students who register in an online course are the same students who participate in and complete the course activities and assessments and receive academic credit. Your syllabus should include information for students on the methods you will use in your course for authentication. Please see this resource guide for more detail. READ MORE

The Teaching Professor and Magna Digital Library

As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. The Teaching Professor and Magna Digital Library keeps readers informed of pedagogically sound techniques, new ideas, strategies that work, and pragmatic approaches to enhancing student learning and improving instructional effectiveness, regardless of teaching modality or academic discipline. READ MORE

Clear Face Masks and Microphone Covers Available to Instructors

Given the important role of facial expressions when communicating, CETL is providing, by request, clear face masks to instructors. To learn more about clear face masks and to request masks, check out our webpage. CETL is also providing, by request, microphone covers to instructors for use in the classroom. Clear masks and mic covers will be available starting January 18th.


Deadline Extended for 2022 CT OER Grant

The deadline for the Call for Applications to the Connecticut Open Educational Resources Grant Program has been extended. The new deadline for applications for this opportunity is now February 18th, 2022. The CT OER Grant program is for faculty and departments within Connecticut’s higher education institutions to explore, adopt, create, revise, and supplement Open Educational Resources (OER). This grant program focuses on OER opportunities in “high-impact” areas – courses with high enrollment, and high textbook costs. Adopting OER has the potential to increase equity in our classrooms and enhance student success at UConn. Please see the linked application above for further details about the grant program and application process.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Zach Claybaugh (Student Success Librarian/UConn Library) at


The Gardner Institute Teaching and Learning Academy

Signature Course for 2022-2023 - The Humanity of Inclusive Practices: Liberatory and Contemplative Pedagogy
Synchronous sessions: July 11, July 13, July 15, July 18, July 20, and July 22
Time: 1:00-3:30 pm ET

Faculty, staff, administrators, or teaching assistants on all levels are invited to take advantage of UConn’s Institutional membership  to resources from the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) hosted by the Gardener Institute. Learn More

Inclusive STEM Teaching Program

Call for UConn Equity Improvement Community Program

Supported by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
October through Spring of 2022

Building upon the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, we are launching the UConn Equity Improvement Community program to advance equitable teaching and learning practices in STEM courses. Learn More

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We’ll Be AI-Right: Working Through and With the Generative AI Moment

Friday, December 1 from 12:30-2:00 (virtual)
Join Lance Eaton for a conversation of what we learned from this past year, where we are now, and where we are going.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Apr 23 TEAching Tuesdays (TA’s) 1:00pm
  2. Apr 30 TEAching Tuesdays (TA’s) 1:00pm
  3. Apr 30 Getting Started with your Blackboard Ultra Course 2:00pm
  4. May 1 HuskyCT Preparing your Grade Center for Grade Calculation 1:00pm
  5. May 1 Professional Development Workshop series (For GA’s and PostDocs) 3:00pm
  6. May 2 HuskyCT Preparing your Grade Center for Grade Calculation 2:00pm
  7. May 10 Blackboard Ultra Hands-On Course Development Training 11:00am

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