Welcome to the University of Tennessee Community! Our faculty is composed of passionate instructors and world-renowned scholars. Faculty and staff work together to help our students succeed and set a high standard of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Each year the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC) at the Provost’s request and sponsorship, provides an intensive 3 day teaching institute for all incoming full time faculty (both tenure and lecturer tracks). In addition to the focus on instruction, former participants report that an added value is the opportunity to meet new faculty from many of the various disciplines represented on campus. This year’s Institute will take place Wednesday, August 5th and – Friday, August 7th. We start each morning at 8:00AM and conclude each day by 4:30PM. Continental breakfast and a catered, buffet lunch is included each day as programming continues through the lunch hour.
Discussion, individual and group activities are the primary delivery mode. Topics will include: characteristics of great teaching, the profile of the UT undergraduate, learner-centered, active engagement techniques with attention to different learning modalities, course design and syllabus requirements, interactive lecturing in large classes, assessment of student learning and instruction, UT practices and policies (e.g., academic integrity), support services, teaching portfolio development, and more.
See you Soon!
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Retreat to be held at Fall Creek Falls, July 15th-17th. They are: Chonika Coleman-King, Jeffrey Davis, University of Tennessee Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, UTK College of Education, Health & Human Sciences, Melissa Hinton, Margaret Keneman, Sarah Lowe, and Rob Spirko, University of Tennessee College of Arts & Sciences, Rob Freeland and Joanne Logan, CASNR, Joseph Weigel, College of Veterinary Medicine and Wenjun Zhou, Haslam College of Business University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The SoTL writing retreat will support faculty who are interested in taking the next step to publish their work in a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal appropriate for their discipline! For the first time, we are providing both space to write and support for the work in an off campus format. Please take a few minutes to read the information and call to see how we are supporting their work this summer!
Creative Teaching Grant Recipients for the 2015-2016 Academic Year are:
The Tennessee Teaching and Learning center is pleased to announce recipients of Creative Teaching grants for the 2015/2016 academic year. We received 19 proposals from seven colleges, and are able to provide funding for 10 projects.
The Recipients are:
Kristen Block, Jioni Lewis, the team of: Karen Hughes, Michael Gilchrist and Mehment Aydeniz, Michael Gilchrist, Mehment Aydeniz, Malissa Peery, Hilary Herndon, Lisa Fall, Rachel McCord, Elizabeth Strand, Francine Hollis, Wenjun Zhou and Melissa Morris. See the Creative Teaching Grant 2015-2016 Page for descriptions of their projects. Congratulations! We look forward to hearing more from these scholars!
Fall Faculty Book Club
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in next year’s fall faculty book club. The book has not yet been chosen and we are open to suggestions from past or potential participants. As you wind down a busy Spring semester, take some time to rejuvenate and plan for next year.
Have You Seen our Semi-Annual Report?
We are pleased to offer you this online version of our Annual Report. Thank you for your support and input as we move forward.