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    Feb 3

    Thrive: Advancing Teaching and Learning Unconference

    This new event will follow the "Unconference" model, i.e., an open space where participants network, collaborate and innovate around the topic of teaching and learning.
    The overarching themes will range from course design, implementation of learning technology, assessment of student learning, inclusive teaching practices, student engagement and support strategies, and more.
    Proposals will be peer-reviewed and participants will receive an honorarium.
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    Feb 4

    EdTech Summit

    Come learn about teaching with technology at this annual event. Learn more about integrating technology into your classroom. 
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    March & April

    Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for HE

    Virtual | 8 weeks | Stipend $1,000
    March 2 & 16 & 30 & April 6
    Focused on teaching strategies with strong evidence foundation (effect size), read seminal works in teaching and learning and apply/practice in active learning peer environment. Topics will include learning preferences, inclusive teaching, growth mindset, constructive feedback, teamwork, and assessment for learning. Facilitated by Merilee Larsen and Melinda Barber, Department of Public Health.
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    Mar 25

    Inclusive Teaching: Develop your cultural competency through effective facilitation of difficult classroom dialogue

    Save the Date | Keynote Presentation

    Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian
    Newhouse Endowed Professor, Syracuse University

    At Syracuse University, Dr. Ramasubramanian teaches classes on critical approaches to digital media, social justice, and data equity. Her scholarship addresses pressing contemporary global issues relating to media,diversity, and social justice.She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on race and media, media literacy initiatives,implicit bias reduction,and scholar-activism.

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Advance HE / HEA

Accredited international recognition for teaching and supporting learning.

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Flexible Learning Council

University/College Flexible Learning Council membership and resources.

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Faculty Resources

Resources for assessment, diversity and inclusion, evidence-based teaching, SoTL, large classes, and more.

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Ready, Set, Learn Online!

This new tutorial (concluding with a certificate of completion) prepares students for learning online by addressing questions such as: How can you be successful in your online classes? How much time should you set aside each week for your online classes? How can you get tech support?

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OTL Blog

Most popular newsletter articles!

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 We support instructors in their teaching via the following services:
  • Teaching certifications. Offering robust professional development pathways and recognition through the Teaching Excellence Program (TEP). Through the TEP, instructors enhance teaching practices through peer-led teaching certification programs with a special focus on high impact teaching practices such as supporting first year students, undergraduate research, collaborative learning, inclusive teaching, service learning, and writing pedagogy. 

  • Teaching fellowships. As the only American institution accredited by Advance HE, OTL awards prestigious HEA fellowships in recognition of teaching/supporting learning excellence. The HEA fellowship program provides instructors with service opportunities through mentoring and assessing peer applications.

  • Instructional design. We partner with instructors to design effective courses using evidence-based practices, accessible content, and engaging technologies. 

  • Technology support. We support instructors in their implementation of learning technologies through 1:1 consultations, communities of practice, and peer-led training opportunities. We offer extensive Canvas and Microsoft Teams support, which form UVU’s “virtual campus”. 

  • SOTL. We facilitate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning program to advance teaching practices. Conduct research in your classroom and share your findings through public events.


Contact Info

Main Office | FL 501
In-Office | M-F 8am-8pm
Remote Support | Sat 10am-4pm 
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