Offered both fall and spring, UTC’s Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI) is a semester-long course on innovative pedagogy for faculty members who are new to UTC. Structured as a series of presentations, conversations, and hands-on design activities, this pedagogy course focuses on best practices in instructional design and delivery.
The TLI or “pedagogy class” is a weekly gathering for new UTC faculty to explore and apply teaching philosophies and best practices.
The class is structured as a series of presentations, discussions, and workshops on major aspects of engaged teaching and innovative learning practices, combined with instructor course development and peer review of teaching materials developed during the semester.
At the core of the Teaching and Learning Institute is the TLI Course (Re-)Design Project which invites participants to design or revise course materials for use in existing courses or in a Canvas sandbox.
Course Modules (with Numerous Sub-Topics)
- The Course (Re-)Design Project
- Overall Course Design
- Retention and Success: Using Canvas and Learning Technologies Effectively
- Creating Engaged and Active Learning Environments
- Library-Based Activities
- Experiential and Community-Based Learning
- Equity-Oriented Pedagogy: Utilizing the UDL Framework and Accessibility
- The Science of Learning: How Brains Learn
- The Diverse Classroom: Race, Inclusion, Mental Health, First-Gen
- Digital Measure and Teaching Philosophy Statement
TLI Learning Outcomes
The course learning outcomes align with values central to UTC’s strategic planning, especially transforming lives through meaningful learning experiences.
- Course Pedagogy: Design (or revise) course materials for your classes by implementing active and engaged pedagogical approaches according to current thinking and best practices in teaching innovation today.
- Diversity and Accessibility: Discuss and implement course materials that take into account best practices regarding accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.
- Learning Technologies: Integrate up-to-date learning technologies into your course (or future course).
- Community-Building: Contribute to the cohort through dialogue during group meetings, discussion board posts, and peer conversations outside of the group's synchronous sessions.
- Teaching Philosophy: Develop a revised Statement of Teaching Philosophy based on TLI and post this statement in Digital Measures.
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