UNCG Campus Weekly

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Institute; online learning; podcasting; and more with UTLC

UNCG faculty members work on podcast in UTLC production suite

UTLC’s Ben Peterson hosts a Teach’n Tips podcast on the topic of academic integrity
in the production suite with Robert Barker, Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and Dr. Mitch Croatt, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

UNCG’s University Teaching & Learning Commons (UTLC) is a resource on campus to promote, support, and enhance high-impact teaching, learning, and mentoring practices across all stages of an academic career.

Some of the key programs that UTLC offers include:

Viewpoints of Inclusive Student Experiences (VOISES) panels
A conversation about key UNCG student experiences in the classroom and beyond. VOISES panels provide a venue for faculty to hear the perspective of students from marginalized identity groups on campus.

Faculty gatherings in the Faculty Center
Coffeehouse:  9 to 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Join UTLC for coffee, tea, and snacks and catch up with colleagues in an informal setting.

Biergarten: 4 to 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. A nice way to shift gears at the end of the day and catch up with friends in the center of campus.

Developing video and audio in the production suite
Come learn how to use the audio recording, video recording, and Lightboard studio in the production suite at 1100 West Market Street in the UTLC/ITS Learning Technology Offices.

Ongoing opportunity: DiversityEdu
DiversityEdu is an online module through Canvas that offers faculty and staff skills-based development in areas of equity and diversity.

Online Learning Level One
Designing an online course can be a challenging process, but it does not have to be. UTLC can help faculty create a pedagogically-sound, technologically-strong online course for an upcoming semester.

Online Learning Level Two
If faculty have taught online before, they are ready to explore new approaches and strategies. This Level Two is their starting place.

Faculty Literary Circles
Literary Circles unite faculty around a particular topic and reading related to the scholarship on teaching and learning. UTLC provides the books, and faculty provide the thoughtful conversation.

Visit the UTLC Upcoming Programs web page for a full list of programs and details.

Following are some of the upcoming events and programs for UTLC. Visit the UTLC Teaching Innovations webpage for a full calendar of events.

Aug. 9 – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Institute; 9 a.m., Faculty Center

Aug. 12 – New Faculty Orientation – Day 1, 8 a.m., School of Education

Aug. 12 – 4th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Colloquium and App-y Hour, 1:30 to 5 p.m., School of Education

Aug. 13 – New Faculty Orientation – Day 2, 8 a.m., Jackson Library

Aug. 21 – Biergarten, 4 to 5 p.m., UNCG Faculty Center

Aug. 28 – Viewpoints of Inclusive Student Experiences (VOISES) Panel: Students in Recovery, 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Faculty Center

By Matthew Bryant
Photography by Mitch Croatt