Please feel free to contact the Center for Teaching & Learning to discuss any of the following consultation services.
We are glad to meet with you to talk with you about potential challenges in your classroom. These conversations are confidential and are focused on whatever teaching topic is on your mind.
If you’d like us to objectively watch a class session in action, feel free to set up a classroom observation, which involves talking first about one or two areas of focus, observing the course unintrusively, and offering no-pressure feedback.
Course redesign is ideal for faculty who teach large enrollment survey courses and who wish to redesign their courses to increase student engagement and active learning. Another component of redesign is the use of open educational resources (OERs) to support learning.
Would you like to learn more about ways to promote student engagement, add active learning to your course, or how to align learning objectives with assessments? We’re glad to talk with you one-on-one about these approaches and more—and we’re always do so confidentially.
Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) provide opportunities for staff and faculty to collaboratively plan innovative and effective practices that can enhance student success. FLC topics vary by semester. So contact us about our current groups if you’d like to join.
If you’d like to know more about one or more of these services, feel free to contact us.
Across each semester, the Center for Teaching & Learning offers practical, interactive workshops that will energize your teaching. For example, every August, we host UWG’s New Faculty Orientation. To faculty of all ranks, we also offer faculty-driven topics that focus on concrete strategies for improving student success:
- High-Impact Practices (HIPs)
- Student motivation and engagement
- Evidence-based teaching strategies
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
- Best practices in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
Wondering what workshop is coming up next? Check out the Engage West! Faculty Edition calendar.
Interested in being part of a reading group with other faculty and staff? Consider joining a book study group, facilitated by the CTL. In a book study, a group of 8-12 faculty meet over the course of a semester to discuss a book they are reading together. Titles of recent book studies include the following:
- Small Teaching by James Lang
- The Slow Professor by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber
- Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks
- The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer
- Teaching Naked by José Antonio Bowen
- How Learning Works by Susan A. Ambrose et al
Contact us if you’d like to join a reading group.
The Center for Teaching & Learning offers consultations for new faculty who are looking for no-pressure suggestions about teaching at UWG. Please contact us for details or to set up a time to chat.
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
What is SoTL? As Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone explain the The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered (2011):
The scholarship of teaching and learning encompasses a broad set of practices that engage teachers in looking closely and critically at student learning in order to improve their own courses and programs, and to share that insight with other educators who can evaluate and build on their efforts. (p. xix)
Interested in learning more about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? Click here to watch a video from Elon University's Center for Engaged Learning!
SoTL Investigators are faculty who wish to learn more about SoTL and begin planning a SoTL study. These cross-disciplinary groups meet together six times over the course of the academic year to develop a SoTL study. Working in small groups, each SoTL Investigator will identify a topic for study, develop research questions, and create a plan for carrying out his or her study.
SoTL Scholars are faculty who have taken part in a SoTL Investigators group and wish to complete their planned studies. SoTL Scholars receive support for carrying out their studies, presenting results at conferences, and working toward publication.
Because there are a limited number of spots for SoTL Investigators and SoTL Scholars, interested faculty must complete an application to participate. Investigator applications are due in August, and Scholars applications are due in June. Contact the CTL for additional information.
Every year, the Center for Teaching & Learning hosts the popular Innovations in Pedagogy Conference as part of our mission to support Engage West! Faculty Edition and UWG Strategic Imperatives. Immediately after the end of the spring semester, high-impact faculty gather to share and discuss best practices, experiences, and results—all with the aim of improving student engagement and success.
2017 Innovations in Pedagogy Conference
Conference Program (digital edition)
2016 Innovations in Pedagogy Conference
Schedule at a Glance (PDF)
2015 Innovations in Pedagogy Conference
Schedule of Sessions (PDF)
The Center for Teaching & Learning offers support for travel to and attendance at major conferences or institutes related to teaching and learning. Funds are available by application and are distributed based on the type of conference or institute, the applicant’s role thereat, and availability. Note: Priority is given to those presenting to at the USG Teaching & Learning Conference, which is held each spring semester on the campus of UGA. Please contact us for more details or if you have a venue in mind.