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Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nominations are now being accepted.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit names of faculty and graduate student instructors who represent excellence in teaching through subject matter expertise, innovative course design, and is a mentor and collaborator to colleagues, just to name a few.

Submit names here

Including all students: Teaching student veterans
A workshop for faculty and teaching assistants

November 7, 2016  |  11:30-1:00 p.m.  |  HUB 332

In this workshop, instructors learn more about the experiences of student veterans in UW classrooms and consider strategies for creating a more inclusive classroom for and with student veterans.  Hear from a panel of UW student veterans; engage in small and large group discussion with students, faculty, and staff educators; and identify resources for teaching student veterans more effectively.  Co-sponsored by the CTL and the Office for Student Veteran Life as part of Veterans Appreciation WeekRegister and read more >

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 students, 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 “Fostering excellence: Faculty recruitment and retention at the UW.”  Read more >

Social media in the classroom: Opportunities, challenges and recommendations

Learn about the opportunities and challenges of using social media in the classroom. IT Connect’s recent report, authored in consultation with the University Registrar, provides recommendations for incorporating the use of social media in academic work. Read more >

Get inspired: Innovative teaching and learning at UW

Students in classroomInnovators Among Us: Tips and tools

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

Finding meaning behind the music

Online tool helps students get creative with class presentations. Read more >

What is your class telling you?

Researchers uncover persistent gender performance gaps in their classes, but suggest classroom techniques to improve equity.  Read more >

Showing rather than telling at UW’s School of Dentistry

First-year dental students learn big lessons thanks to strong storytelling videos.  Read more >

Engaging online students with their communities

UW Bothell Associate Professor Jody Early blends eLearning with service-learning projects to create community online and offline.  Read more >

Leading online talks that enrich in-person class

Associate Professor Dian Million talks about how she gets the most out of online discussions in her American Indian Studies class. Read more >
Issa Abdulcadir, pre-doctoral instructor in sociology

Issa Abdulcadir, a pre-doctoral instructor in sociology, teaches students in GRDSCH 200 how to think about and articulate their goals for graduate studies. Photo: Jill Reddish

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for graduate education

When undergraduates are unsure how to choose the right next step, this course guides them on their path.
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