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Office of Teaching and Learning


Name: Office of Teaching and Learning
Location: 5th floor of the Fulton Library
Telephone: 801-863-8255
Email: (for students) (for faculty)

Web Address:
Senior Director
Wendy Athens

Office of Teaching and Learning

  • Senior Director: Wendy Athens
  • Office: FL 510
  • Telephone: 801-863-7358
  • Email:
  • Administrative Assistant III: Andrea Nielsen
  • Office: FL 501
  • Telephone: 801-863-8882
  • Email:
  • Director, Faculty Development: Ursula Sorensen
  • Office: FL 514a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8372
  • Email:
  • Director, Instructional Design Services: Seth Gurell
  • Office: FL 511
  • Telephone: 801-863-7351
  • Email:
  • Director, Support Services and Compliance :  Karen Merrick
  • Office: FL 508
  • Telephone: 801-863-7163
  • Email:

About Office of Teaching and Learning

The mission of the OTL is to enable the enhancement of teaching and learning practice across the institution. This is achieved in four key ways:

  • By providing meaningful faculty development opportunities, leading to certification and international recognition for teaching excellence
  • By supporting the use and effective integration of learning technologies, including the University’s learning management system (Canvas)
  • By collaborating with faculty to design and redesign high quality learning experiences (courses, full programs, learning activities, and assessments)
  • By providing tools and guidance for formative, constructive evaluation of teaching effectiveness


Faculty with questions about online courses should contact 801-863-8255 or Faculty with questions about Canvas can contact the OTL Lab at 801-863-6127, or email

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