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Just for Adjuncts: New Reading Group
A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty and Teachers of Adults
Come discuss the "nuts and bolts" of teaching with your fellow adjuncts!  Discussion will be guided by topics in the very practical A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty and Teachers of Adults, 7th edition (2011) by Donald Greive and Patricia Lesko.  We will use this short, practical guide that offers a wealth of practical advice that you can use immediately to thrive, not just survive, in the classroom.
 
CTL Fall Common Read: The New Science of Learning
New Science of Learning

What is the "new science of learning," and why is brain research so hot right now in higher ed?  Could it be that the way we've been teaching doesn't always align with how people actually learn?  This is a fun, short, and highly informative book that promises to get all instructors thinking about how we can better engage our students.

Teaching During Schedule Interruptions
Norm in the snow

Center for Teaching and Learning Recommendations for Making Up Missed Class Time

Both planned and unplanned events may prevent classes and labs from meeting at their usual time and location.  Schedule interruptions can create some difficulties, but they also present us with opportunities for growth, empowerment, and to develop a collective sense of resilience and community. In order to maintain the highest standards of excellence in teaching, some instructors may...

"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!

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.

Spotlights
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.

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.

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.
 

Teaching During Schedule Interruptions
Norm in the snow

Center for Teaching and Learning Recommendations for Making Up Missed Class Time

Both planned and unplanned events may prevent classes and labs from meeting at their usual time and location.  Schedule interruptions can create some difficulties, but they also present us with opportunities for growth, empowerment, and to develop a collective sense of resilience and community. In order to maintain the highest standards of excellence in teaching, some instructors may...

Just for Adjuncts: New Reading Group
A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty and Teachers of Adults
Come discuss the "nuts and bolts" of teaching with your fellow adjuncts!  Discussion will be guided by topics in the very practical A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty and Teachers of Adults, 7th edition (2011) by Donald Greive and Patricia Lesko.  We will use this short, practical guide that offers a wealth of practical advice that you can use immediately to thrive, not just survive, in the classroom.
 
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
Moving Your Paper Exams to Moodle the Fast Way - with Respondus
September 1, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Teaching with Clickers: Power Point Polling and PC
September 3, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Using the Moodle 2 Grade Book
September 8, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
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