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
The Inclusive STEM Project, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Supported by NFS
March 23 - May 5, 2022
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
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
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 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 20-Minute Mentor Commons
As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. The Teaching Professor and 20-Minute Mentor Commons 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.
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