Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week April 4-8

Join UTK in celebrating.  Overview here

Thursday, April 7 — Developing a Teaching Portfolio, 1:00pm to 3:00p.m., Room 213, Hodges Library.  Visit to register for this free event, which will feature Dr. Jimmy Cheek, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to develop a document that demonstrates their experience and philosophy about teaching and learning that they can share with fellow teachers, advisors, and potential employers. All are welcomed!

Enter the THREE MINUTE THESIS contest, Friday 2-4.  Prizes for the best “3 min” talk!

Design Interface Conference this week: Track us on Twitter #DesignInterface2016



We are pleased to announce two teaching and learning grant opportunities for the 2016/2017 academic year, funded by the Provost’s office and the individual Colleges and University Libraries. Successful proposals in both categories will explicitly incorporate active and engaged learning strategies, model design for accessibility, and embed formative assessments to promote student retention and enhance progression towards a degree, as consistent with Vol Vision Strategic Priorities.  All Teaching Faculty* are invited to submit proposals in either of two grant categories by March 15th.

Teaching Innovation Grants (formerly Creative Teaching Grants) of $3500 each will assist faculty with course design / redesign integrating active learning and engagement pedagogies. Faculty teaching in core courses necessary for student progression are especially encouraged to apply. See the full description and submission guidelines here.

Teaching for Impact Grants of $500 each will assist faculty with incorporating one or more active learning strategies and support for learning strategies into their courses. Faculty teaching in undergraduate general education courses are especially encouraged to apply. See the full description and submission guidelines here.

Faculty Appreciation Week

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Going the Extra Mile” to highlight Experience Learning.  Join us in celebrating faculty at two events! Register soon to secure your spot.

Monday, February 22 — Experience Learning lunch and poster session, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Stokely Hospitality Suite (Room 501), Haslam Business Building. Register for this free event, which will feature presentations by Lee Martin, a professor of practice in the College of Engineering, and Cary Staples, a professor of art, both of whom are actively involved in experiential learning projects.

Friday, February 26 — Experience Learning breakfast, 8:00 a.m., Frieson Black Cultural Center. Register for this free round-table breakfast to hear from colleagues and students already involved in Experience Learning projects.

Coming Summer 2016

The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) conference is an international conference that will be held in Knoxville, TN (Gateway to the beautiful Smoky Mountains) this June, 2016. For further information, click on the link above. Hope to see you there!

Experience Learning!

Looking for a way to become inVOLved in the new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)? Not sure exactly what it is? Need some refresher courses for experiential learning?  We have just what you’re looking for! Keep your eyes open for more information about these four, targeted workshops being offered at time frames you told us that you need. Complete all four in the series and earn a Certificate in Experiential Teaching! Details coming soon to your mailbox!  Mark your calendars now.

Click on the image  for a clear view of the dates and locations. Register for the fourth workshopCollaboration, here.

Spring Faculty Book ClubScreenHunter_387 Dec. 14 15.23

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in this year’s faculty book club.  Plan to join us in the Mary Greer room in Hodges Library beginning January 27th! The book for Spring will be announced soon.  Register now!