TLI Workshop Registration Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Winter Mini-Term Series: Assessment in Online Consolidated Courses: Effective Ways to Approach the Process of Capturing Student Learning

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We realize that assessing online courses is different than assessing in-person courses, but what about courses that are 3 weeks long and online? Consider attending this session to learn more about effective ways to measure the learning taking place in your shortened online course. Strategies, approaches, and tips from experienced faculty and staff members will be shared.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Winter Mini-Term Series: Course Consolidation Strategies: How to Capture the Essential Components of Your Course and Deliver Them in a Shortened Time Period

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Tune in to listen to experienced faculty and knowledgeable staff members discuss strategies for reshaping a 16 week course into a 3 week course. Best practices, experiences, and lessons learned from others who have done this successfully will be shared.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Winter Mini-Term Series: Expect the Unexpected: Navigating Changes to Produce Innovative Results

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A lot of unexpected things can happen in a shorted online course, and there are many faculty members who have made the leap before you to recreate their course to fit into a condensed model. Come learn from these experienced faculty members about their challenges and how they overcame them related to rebuilding their course for mini-term this type of semester.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Winter Mini-Term Series: Experiential-Based Courses: How to Clarify, Collaborate, and Connect the Community to Your Online Classroom

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It can be a challenge to connect your classroom to the community in modern, effective, and impactful ways. Therefore, this session will feature tips and approaches that could help you decide how far to go in order to incorporate the community into your class, and how far you need to go in order to achieve the results you seek for your students. We will have experienced faculty members and staff on hand to provide you with insights for making this happen.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Winter Mini-Term Series: Group Project-Based Online Courses: How to Prep, Plan, and Persist Using Team Based Pedagogies

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Online courses offer unique opportunities for connecting students to one another in vibrant and modern ways. Knowing this, how do we ensure that our students learn together, and also have opportunities to work in groups, in order to educate one another throughout the shortened term? This session will provide you with opportunities to learn from experienced faculty members regarding how they successfully navigated group projects and discussions in their classes, and utilized software and tools to connect their student to one another along the way.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Winter Mini-Term Series: Individual, Self-Directed Learning and Traditional Assessment Based Courses: Efficient Strategies for Evolving from Lectures to Learning

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What does a traditional assessment focused online course look like in a shortened term? How do I ensure that my course is rigorous, yet “fun” for my students? How can I capture evidence of meeting course learning objectives without stressing students out with daily assessments and stressing myself out with mountains of grading? Attend this session to learn more about ways you can ensure that your course is rigorous, while also maximizing the time and space for your research and other needs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
International Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Sense of Belonging

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Graduate teaching assistants including international GTAs play an important role in teaching introductory undergraduate classes. International students, might face unique challenges and barriers both as students and teachers based on cultural and other differences. In this session, we will identify several factors that impact international graduate teaching assistants’ sense of belonging on campus. Additionally, we will discuss how their sense of belonging impact their interactions and teaching experience in the classroom.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Assessment Methods and Techniques for SoTL

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This is the second in a series of workshops designed to support faculty who are seeking to develop and implement a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project. Come share and learn assessment techniques to gauge the success of your chosen teaching methods, with like-minded faculty members and TLI staff. Both sessions will be offered via Zoom. To receive all information related to the event in a timely manner, please register at least 24 hours prior. If you register within 24 hours of the workshop, please contact Wes Romeiser at wromeise@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Bring an Inclusive Mindset to Your Teaching

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Learn about inclusive teaching approaches that build upon inclusive design frameworks, case studies, and educational research in this one-session workshop. NOTE: This is a CIRTL Network event. To secure your spot, please join the CIRTL Network at this URL: https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account and then register on August 16th using the following URL: https://www.cirtl.net/events/1007

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

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"Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to create more equitable classrooms. NOTE: This is a CIRTL Network event. To register, please join the CIRTL Network at this URL: https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account and then register using the following URL: https://www.cirtl.net/events/1006

Faculty Roundtable: Difficult Conversations - Beyond the Classroom

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Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) and the Division of Faculty Affairs are hosting a series of online, faculty-focused conversations on topics of campus-wide interest, peer to peer education, and community building. In this, the first fall 2021 roundtable, participants will have an opportunity to think through and assess their interactions with students and others outside the classroom. We often discuss how to handle challenging conversations within a class, but what about in office hours, via email, or among colleagues? How best should we respond as individuals, and as a community? Come join the conversation with faculty co-hosts who study such social interactions. This roundtable will take place via Zoom. To receive all information related to the event in a timely manner, please register at least 24 hours prior. If you register within 24 hours of the workshop, please contact Wes Romeiser at wromeise@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty Roundtable: Sustaining Momentum for a Research Agenda

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Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) and the Division of Faculty Affairs are hosting a series of online, faculty-focused conversations on topics of campus-wide interest, peer to peer education, and community building. In the second fall 2021 roundtable, participants will have an opportunity to discuss their experiences in guiding, sustaining, and reinventing research agendas with experienced faculty members from several different fields. This roundtable will take place via Zoom. To receive all information related to the event in a timely manner, please register at least 24 hours prior. If you register within 24 hours of the workshop, please contact Wes Romeiser at wromeise@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Finding Publication Opportunities for SoTL

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This is the third in a series of workshops designed to support faculty who are seeking to develop and implement a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project. Come share and learn about the wide array of venues for publishing SoTL articles, and how to prepare your SoTL study to address their requirements. There will also be an opportunity to try out search tools with like-minded faculty and TLI staff. Both sessions will be offered via Zoom. To receive all information related to the event in a timely manner, please register at least 24 hours prior. If you register within 24 hours of the workshop, please contact Wes Romeiser at wromeise@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Get Started with a SoTL Project

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This is the first in a series of workshops designed to support faculty who are seeking to develop and implement a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project. Come share your interests in SoTL with like-minded faculty and TLI staff, and start making plans! Both sessions will be offered via Zoom. To receive all information related to the event in a timely manner, please register at least 24 hours prior. If you register within 24 hours of the workshop, please contact Wes Romeiser at wromeise@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

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Learn hiring tips from faculty that serve on or work closely with hiring committees at community colleges. How might the interview differ from that of a 4-year teaching or research university? What factors should you consider in preparing your application materials and teaching demonstration? What are some common do's and don'ts of seeking a job at a community college? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more. NOTE: This is a CIRTL Network event. To register, please join the CIRTL Network at this URL: https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account and then register at the following URL: https://www.cirtl.net/events/1005

Inclusive Teaching Certificate Reflect and Recap

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Open to all participants who have completed the Inclusive Teaching Certificate on Canvas This session provides an opportunity for participants to reflect and recap their learning experience for the Inclusive Teaching Certificate Program. Additionally, participants would be able to share the inclusive teaching strategies they have used in the Fall semester and how those teaching practices played out in their classroom. This session would provide an opportunity for faculty from different disciplines to learn from one another and support each other to advance inclusive teaching efforts.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Introduction to Teaching at a Community College

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Have you ever considered a teaching career at a community college? This career can have a high impact on students beginning their higher education journey and often includes a strong community-focused work environment. The panel of faculty will discuss their experiences working in community colleges. The discussion will include equity and diversity at community colleges, panelists' career trajectories, what they appreciate most about working at community colleges, and common misconceptions about the career. Bring your questions and prepare to explore this wonderful career path. NOTE: This is a CIRTL Network event. To secure your spot, please join the CIRTL Network at this link: https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account and then register using the following URL: https://www.cirtl.net/events/1004

LinkedIn for Academics

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Explore specific strategies to boost your professional networking on LinkedIn. NOTE: This is a CIRTL Network event. To secure your spot, please join the CIRTL Network at this URL: https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account and then register on August 16th using the following URL: https://www.cirtl.net/events/1009

New Faculty Teaching Support Series: Positive Emotions for Your Classroom and for Yourself

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This series of workshops is designed to provide professional development and a community building experience for those who seek to implement a strengths based approach to their instruction.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
New Faculty Teaching Support Series: Supporting Challenging Students in the Classroom: Student Conduct, Bias Education and Referral, and Distressed Student Services

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In this workshop, representatives from UT's Student Conduct, Bias Education, and Distressed Student Services offices will present the services each of their units has to offer. Additionally, the panelists will share the types of student behavioral events that are most appropriate for each to handle. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
New Faculty Teaching Support Series: The Value of Open Education Resources

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In this session, Rachel Caldwell from UT libraries will explain what open educational resources are and the benefits associated with implementing these in your curriculum. This session will take place via Zoom. To receive all information related to the event in a timely manner, please register at least 24 hours prior. If you register within 24 hours of the workshop, please contact Wes Romeiser at wromeise@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
PERMA: Using the PERMA Model to Cultivate Success in the Classroom

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In this workshop, faculty will learn about the PERMA model and consider ways to integrate it into their class to increase student success.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Research, Teaching, and Mentoring at Minority-Serving Institutions & Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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Hear faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) share their perspectives on being faculty at different types of institutions that serve diverse students populations. NOTE: This is a CIRTL Network event. To secure your spot, please join the CIRTL Network at this URL: https://www.cirtl.net/users/sign_up/account and then register on August 16th using the following URL: https://www.cirtl.net/events/1008

TLI Course Redesign Institute Reunion Presentations

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This event will bring together institute participants from all 3 of TLI's institutes (2017, 2018, 2021). 2021 participants will be invited to give a presentation on their course from the fall.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to motivate and engage diverse learners

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Everyone learns differently. The college classroom is becoming more diverse with students bringing different learning preferences, needs, and backgrounds into the learning space. UDL is intended to motivate and engage students in the learning process based on scientific insights into how humans learn. By effectively incorporating UDL into your course design, you would be able to offer a more engaging learning experience for your students. In this session, we will 1. Describe major component of UDL 2. Identify teaching strategies infused by the UDL framework to motivate and engage diverse learners

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
UT CIRTL Seminar Series: Facilitating Undergraduate Evidenced-Based Learning

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This 6-module seminar prepares graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to effectively teach at the undergraduate-level. Modules will introduce participants to evidence-based teaching strategies, learning communities, teaching as research, and learning through diversity. Readings, reflections, and group discussions will support participants in the creation of lesson plans and teaching philosophy statements. Students are required to attend all 6-modules: October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 9, and 16. Graduates will earn Associate-level Certification in the CIRTL network at the completion of this seminar. The seminar will be delivered synchronously and asynchronously using Zoom and Canvas. Once registered, the facilitators will send you Canvas and Zoom details. By registering, you are agreeing to participate in each session of the seminar series. Find more information on teaching.utk.edu/utcirtlfuel.