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Frontiers in Higher Education Research Seminar

This seminar series highlights original research in college-level learning and instruction. Each seminar is multidisciplinary in scope and addresses the broad themes of our work as instructors.

Upcoming seminars:

  • January 15, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
    • Calling Attention to Unequal Educational Outcomes in STEM Higher Education
      Michael Mack,
      UW Department of Chemistry
    • Dimensions in Designing Reflection Activities for Students
      Giovanna Scalone, Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT), UW Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering
  • February 5, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Underrepresented Identities in the Classroom: Examining Our Privileges

    Rachel Tennial, Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
    Co-sponsored by UW Tacoma.

All seminars are free and open to the public. Visit the Frontiers in Higher Education Research Seminar page for details and RSVP information.


Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

EDU Talks: UW College of Education video series

UW College of Education faculty members and researchers who partner with schools, communities and organizations address some of the most pressing issues in education. Watch the video series to learn more about their leading edge research.

Teaching Teamwork: Helping students collaborate effectively

University students are often asked to work in groups, yet few are taught how to work well in teams and often struggle. In this 5-minute video, UW faculty Randy Beam (Communication) and Erin Hill (Physics) describe how they integrate instruction on teamwork into their regular courses to help students succeed in short-term and long-term class projects.

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.

Innovators Among Us: Tips and tools

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


CTL Blog: At the Center

Are you interested in contributing to CTL’s blog? We invite members of the UW teaching and learning community (faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates) to submit potential blog posts. Visit our post guidelines page for details and a submission form.


  • Modeling effective faculty-librarian collaboration

    June 10, 2017

    Student working on laptop.

    By Reed Garber-Pearson and Polly Myers The online learning environment can feel all too calculated, given it’s growing dependency on learning management software like Canvas. Module learning predetermines a rigid workflow, leaving little room for learning in exploration and choice. In an effort to heed scholars Heidi Skurat Harris and Michael Greer’s call for giving online…

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  • Reducing the distance in distance learning

    July 11, 2016

    Person working on a laptop

    By Colleen Dillon and Miriam Hirschstein At first blush, teaching a distance learning course in infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) seems like a paradox. Training in this relationship-based field is intensely inter- and intra-personal. What would it require to translate and enact both the content and the methods of the IECMH field online,…

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  • Thinking slow in online learning

    May 10, 2016

    Type written text with red editing marks and a pen.

    By Polly Myers For students and teachers alike, online courses can be overwhelming because of altered patterns of time. Learning Management Systems like Canvas and social media sites like Facebook provide a means for online programs to run 24/7. Students and instructors can spend either too much time online or not enough. As Brigid Schulte…

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