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2018 Teaching & Learning Symposium: Call for proposals

UW faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to present their work on the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) at the 2018 Teaching & Learning Symposium (April 17, 2018, 2:00-4:30 p.m., UW HUB Ballroom). Submit your proposal by 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2018.

2018 Praxis Conference on “Translation Practices: Negotiating Difference”

February 9 (9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) in the Cascade Rooms at UW Haggett Hall. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this interdisciplinary conference on writing, teaching, and learning practices. Visit Praxis 2018 for additional information.

Congratulations 2018 teaching award nominees!

See a list of 2018 nominees for the Distinguished Teaching Awards, Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology, and the Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Sign up for the Evidence-Based Teaching program

Join a community of faculty to explore what the research says about effective teaching, how to conduct classroom-based research and how to experiment with new approaches. Visit the Evidence-Based Teaching program page for details.

Committed to our DACA Dreamers

“I want to reassure every affected person that if DACA ends, the University of Washington will do everything within its power to minimize the disruption to your [Dreamers] lives and education.” See Ana Mari Cauce’s full post, including resources, on the President’s Blog.

Events in Charlottesville: Resources for instructors

The violent demonstrations by white nationalist groups at the University of Virginia on August 11th and 12th impacts students, faculty, and staff here at the UW. Addressing incidents of racial violence such as these in class can be challenging for instructors. The CTL has developed resources for helping students engage in civil dialogue and make meaning of these events:

Understanding the faculty role in digital accessibility

How do campus officials responsible for the creation of digital instructional materials balance accessibility requirements with faculty independence and academic freedom?  Read the full article in Inside Higher Ed.

Advancing racial equity in the community: Working to hire and retain a diverse and inclusive faculty

The University has a number of initiatives it is committed to advancing, one being racial equity in student, staff, and particularly the faculty community.  The Office of the Provost has partnered with the Race & Equity Initiative to provide useful information about diversity resources units can use as they look to hire future colleagues.  This series is called “Fostering excellence: Faculty recruitment and retention at the UW.”

Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

Innovators Among Us: Using Technology to Teach Beyond the Classroom

Stories of instructors who “think outside the building”, connecting with peers and across disciplines, collaborating with community members and creating nontraditional learning opportunities for students. Read more about using technology to teach.

Keeping history alive with a digital library collection

Vivid oral histories from the South Sound get a second life at UW Tacoma. Read more about the Tacoma Community History Project.

Instant feedback via earbuds

“Bug in the Ear” project allows distant learners to connect with their coaches during critical teaching and learning moments. Read more about Instant feedback via earbuds.

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

Download top tips and best practices recommended by faculty and instructors featured in the Innovators Among Us series.