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"Back to School" Professional Development Week, August 10-14

Welcome New and Returning UNC Charlotte Faculty!

We have a week of workshops to help you get ready for the fall semester: 

  • Engaging Students with Different Teaching Techniques
  • Designing and Organizing Your Courses
  • Assessing Student Learning
  • Using Moodle and Other Tools to Enhance Your Courses
  • And More!

You can sign up directly, or view more...

Tracy Rock wins 2015 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award
Tracy Rock

Tracy Rock, a Center for Teaching & Learning Faculty Fellow, is UNC Charlotte's winner of the 2015 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. This annual award honors one professor at each of North Carolina’s 17 public institutions.

This is Tracy's second prestigious teaching award in six months. Last fall, she won UNC Charlotte’s Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence.

Kurt Richter Named 2015 Employee of the Year
Kurt Richter and Chancellor Philip Dubois

Congratulations to Kurt Richter, an instructional technology specialist in CTL, who was honored March 11 as 2015 Employee of the Year for Innovation. Kurt was recognized for demonstrating "exceptional innovation and leadership this year through his work conceiving and heading the Active Learning Academy, a faculty development program.”

UNC Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) opens Call for Applications

The University of North Carolina Office of Learning Technology & Innovation invites faculty members to apply to participate in the 2015 Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC), a pilot workshop for developing new online, blended, hybrid, or otherwise technologically-enhanced courses that...

Sign Up to Teach in the New Active Learning Classrooms for Fall 2015, Deadline Feb. 6
Active Learning Classroom in Kennedy

Would you like to teach in a brand new learning space on campus?  UNC Charlotte has launched a new initiative in classroom design to promote active and collaborative learning and to increase student engagement.  There are two new rooms in Kennedy which differ significantly from other classrooms throughout campus; one room holds 126 students and the other holds 36. 

Jaesoon An, Ph.D.
Jaesoon An, Ph.D.

Jaesoon provides faculty development and support services in the areas of course design, learning technologies, and learning analytics. She collaborates with faculty members on the development of blended/online courses and programs, and the redesign of large enrollment courses. Jaesoon strives to enhance the quality of courses offered at UNC Charlotte through technology-enhanced, SOTL-based course design.

Heather McCullough, Ph.D.

Heather McCullough is the Associate Director of Instructional Programs at the Center for Teaching and Learning.  She leads the Instructional Programs staff and implements the major instructional programs, large scale instructional projects, and new initiatives offered by the Center. 

Using Active Participation Strategies for Sustained Engagement

You've begun your class and captured your students' attention. How do you keep it throughout the rest of the class? Tracy Rock, one of the Faculty Fellows in the Center for Teaching and Learning, explains what active engagement strategies are and why to use them. She also shares examples of a few strategies that are easy to implement.

J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.
J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D.

Garvey has been the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte since 2013. Garvey leads the Center in providing and supporting the enterprise level academic technologies and faculty professional development programs regarding high quality instruction, scholarly teaching, distance learning, and the use of academic technologies.

Caryl Gordon
Caryl Gordon

Caryl provides support and training to faculty, staff, and students. She is also responsible for tutorial development and implementation. Caryl was adjunct faculty with the American Studies department for 4 years and used Moodle to teach an online intensive writing course.

You Tube
Making Accessible PDFs

PDF files are one of the most common document formats on the Web. They enable the author of a document to maintain the integrity of that document...

Response Rate in Web-based Course Evaluations

This video describes issues related to the response rate in Web-based course evaluations, including the perceived impact of low response rates on...

WebAIM WAVE Toolbar Introduction

This is a brief introduction and demonstration of using the Firefox, WebAIM WAVE Toolbar for use in evaluating courses or webpages for Section 508...

Examination of Image Maps for Section 508

This is an introductory video to explain image maps for Section 508 compliance. There is a specific portion that applies to courses within Moodle...

Examination of Frames for Section 508

This is an introductory video to explain frames for Section 508-i compliance. The last minute to minute and a half look at frames inside Moodle...

Upcoming Events
Curriculog: Proposal Reviewer/Approver Session
August 5, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fostering Critical Thinking
August 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Preventing Plagiarism
August 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
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Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

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