Spring Faculty Teaching and Learning Showcase

The Spring Faculty Showcase  is a new event for UTC faculty to share their best practices, lessons learned, and technology enhancements for teaching. The Walker Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the UTC Faculty Senate's Classroom Technology Committee to bring you examples from across campus.
January 29, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UTC Library, 4th floor


LIB Southern Writers Room

Moderator: Aisha McGriff, WCTL

LIB 433

(WCTL Office)

LIB 435

Moderator: Emily Thompson, Library

1:00 - 1:25 pm



1:30 - 1:55 pm

John Trussel, Accounting/Scott Seagle, WCTL

Your Course Awakens: Enhancing Online Courses With Quality Matters

Aaron Shoemaker, WCTL

Video Meetings with Zoom

Welcome Area



Nur Sisworahardjo, Electrical Engineering

Sharing Content With Students Using a Tablet and OneNote in Class

Ann Buggey, English

Using Scratch Off Cards for In-Class Group Quizzes

2:00 – 2:25 pm



2:30 - 2:55 pm

Dawn Ford, WCTL

How to Award Digital Badges to Students in UTC Learn

Charlene Simmons, Communication

Team-based Learning as a Tool to Improve Student Learning

Welcome Area



Kevin Ford, Music

Ideas for Using Smart Phones to Create Audio Files With Your Students

Lyn Miles, Anthropology

A Demonstration and Discussion of Active Learning Activities

3:00– 3:25 pm



3:30 - 3:55 pm


Deborah Arfken, Political Science and Public Service

Best Practices for Online Course Design

Niki Tejero, Music
Engage Your Students with Real Time Questioning using Reef Polling

Welcome Area



Jose Barbosa, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science

Testing for Prerequisite Knowledge Using UTC Learn Tools

Will Stern, Health and Human Performance
Learning with Videos Using TedEd



Presentations by UTC Faculty Members

During the spring and summer of 2015, the Walker Center staff worked with UTC Faculty to identify and redesign courses across many disciplines. While the approach of each group was different, all were following the National Center for Academic Transformation's process for redesign. This showcase will allow some of the departments a chance to share what they found to be successful and what challenges may remain for these courses.

In addition to these presenters, we will have faculty from several disciplines sharing their best practices for technology in the classroom. Come see what your colleagues are doing to engage our students!

Opportunity to Learn About "Quality Matters"

The QM rubric is helpful in clarifying what a course needs in order to be successful, no matter the subject matter. Some of the areas covered include:

  • clarity in the way the course begins and how to work through each of its parts
  • ways the faculty member can engage the students with both the content and each other
  • assessing student learning throughout the semester   

Co-Sponsored by

The Walker Center for Teaching and Learning and

the UTC Faculty Senate Classroom Technology Committee