Center for Teaching and Learning

Center for Teaching and Learning

Online and Remote Instruction Resources

FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE, LOGIN INTO eLEARNING AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE SECTION “MY ORGANIZATIONS” AND THEN CLICK ON “FACULTY RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCH” – AT THE TOP OF THAT SITE IS A FOLDER “RESOURCES FOR SHIFTING TO ONLINE/REMOTE TEACHING AND LEARNING ON SHORT NOTICE”

Message From The Director

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Dr. Paul F. Diehl, Director

Welcome to the website for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at the The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). As a Research I university, UTD is well-known for its extensive and innovative research activities, including the recent awarding of a Nobel Prize to one of its graduates. UTD also takes great pride in its commitment to its teaching mission. Excellent teaching is a pathway to promotion and tenure for faculty members and a significant element of yearly evaluations. UTD faculty have been the recipients of various awards for instructional excellence include numerous Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards (ROTA) given by the University of Texas System; a listing of such winners is provided in the “Awards & Recognition” drop down menu.

Although UTD has an excellent instructional faculty, our philosophy is that even the best instructors can improve their teaching and promote student learning by reflecting on their pedagogical practices and adopting cutting-edge teaching techniques. What we teach and the way we teach it are guided by affirmative answers to the question: “Does this enhance student learning?” Successful instruction ultimately cannot be measured by what instructors do, but rather by what students can do, now and in the future.

On this site, you will find a variety of resources to help you improve your instruction and therefore enhance the learning experiences of your students. Most notable are the many types of programs carried out by CTL that are designed to improve in-class performance of instructors as well as course and curriculum design. These are described under the “Programs” drop down menu. For those programs requiring applications, associated materials are available along with the program descriptions.

Beyond formal programs, CTL provides a number of resources for UTD faculty and teaching assistants, and indeed anyone visiting the website. These are available on the “Teaching Resources” drop down menu and include the Instructor Handbook, general best practices and teaching tips, school-specific resources, and much more. Our “Events Calendar” is continually updated with information about when and where to find our workshops, lectures, and other activities throughout each semester. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.



Message from the Director
Faculty members regularly talk with one another about research and frequently collaborate on projects. Such conversations occur far less frequently with respect to teaching. Instructors usually develop courses on their own, and team-taught courses are rare. Nevertheless, if instructors … View Full Newsletter

Upcoming Events—check your email for invitations & RSVP links

F 3/6 6th Annual CTL All-Campus Workshop: “Innovations in Teaching Large and Introductory Courses”

M 3/9 Brainstorming workshop: “Guiding the Mentoring Relationship Between Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants” with Dr. Karen Huxtable, Center for Teaching and Learning … View All Events


Make Professional Development Personal
When faculty are asked what they enjoy most about teaching conferences or workshops, they often say that the best part was time spent talking about teaching with other faculty. Teaching can be a remarkably isolated, even lonely, endeavor, which can leave faculty …View Full Newsletter

What the Students Say
Faculty members might rarely talk about each other’s teaching, but their students do and on a regular basis. Students compare the assignments, perceptions of grading standards, and their interpretations of the general quality of courses and instructors. This is especially acute among … View Full Newsletter
 

Upcoming Events

 

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Instructor Handbook

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