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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Assessment

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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CETL News

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

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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

CETL Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

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

Supported by NFS
SAVE THE DATE: October 3 - November, 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

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

Authentication

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.

CT ORE

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 zachariah.claybaugh@uconn.edu.

Upcoming Events

  1. Jul 6 DIY Captioning And Creating Accessible Digital Content10:00am
  2. Jul 6 VoiceThread: Asynchronous Presentation And Engagement Tool1:30pm
  3. Jul 6 Time Management, Short And Long Term 6:45pm
  4. Jul 8 Webex For Teaching And Learning1:00pm
  5. Jul 11 Developing And Building Online Assessments In HuskyCT 1:30pm
  6. Jul 12 Public Speaking And Presentation Skills 10:00am
  7. Jul 13 Collaborate For Teaching And Learning1:30pm
  8. Jul 15 Creating And Sharing Videos For Your Class1:00pm

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