University Teaching Center

The University Teaching Center is a resource for all instructors at The University of Toledo. We seek to promote excellence and innovation in teaching. It works to create a culture which values and rewards activities that enhance instruction, and ultimately, student learning.

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Training

University Teaching Center Task Force

Information and resources for and about the task force.

Faculty

Faculty Resources for Student Success

Find things you can do now to improve student sense of belonging, engagement and success, tips on making effective referrals.

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Online Teaching Resources

Series of opportunities focused on course design and other topics.

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Events

Check out campus teaching and learning events.  Currently featuring:
- Series on "Tools of Engagement: Visual Learning in the Online Environment" 

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Syllabus Resources

Syllabus resources to assist UToledo faculty with the development of their course syllabi.

classroomEquity Champions & Student Experience Project 

Equity Champions are STEM instructors who teach first year gateway courses. 

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Monday Morning Mentor

Weekly series of 20-minute presentations on a variety of topics. Open to all faculty. 

classroomClassroom Support

Find classroom information and information on our active learning classrooms. 

Library

Scholarship Of Teaching 
& Learning 

UTC & Carlson Library teaching resources LibGuide - from articles and books to DVDs and more.  We also have a Hybrid Teaching LibGuide for blended and online courses. 

TWAC

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Teacher-To-Teacher Resources

Find links, guides, and locally-made solutions sent to us by UToledo faculty members. Also find Teacher Observation Services.

Service LearningService Learning Resources

This page is primarily for faculty who want to learn more, and who want to submit a course or section for the Service Learning designation. 

 

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Blended Course Design  Resources & Toolkit

Blended courses weave together the best of online teaching with the best active learning and community-building strategies of face-to-face classes.

 

Additional resources & research

TRANSITIONING TO REMOTE LEARNING 
Information and resources for the transition to teaching your course remotely.

ACTIVE LEARNING 
Active learning is defined as the activities that students do to construct knowledge and understanding. The activities vary, but they require students to do higher order thinking. Despite it not always being noted, metacognition - students thinking about their own learning - is the key to active learning and it creates the link between activities and learning.  Click the button below to learn more about Active Learning and how it can benefit your students.

VISUAL LITERACY
Visual literacy will be available campus-wide to be included in any UToledo course. The curriculum modules will provide opportunities for UToledo students across all majors to master the ability to “speak visual” through targeted curriculum modules incorporated into their existing course offerings. The modules available can be used as homework or in-class assignments to support the development of fluency in visual language.

HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES
The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), based on the research of George Kuh (High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, AAC&U, 2008), has identified ten top institutional practices in Higher Education that most likely to lead to lasting learning and ongoing engagement of students.

STUDENT-CENTERED TEACHING PRACTICES
How we teach the students who enter our classrooms can make the difference between students who realize their potential and those who leave us discouraged about their possibilities. These resources, organized by topic, offer frameworks and strategies faculty can use to make their classrooms vibrant learning spaces for every student who walks through the door. 

MID-TERM GRADING - Early Graded Feedback as a Tool for Student Success
Providing students with early, formative feedback on their progress in your class is one of the most effective tools for improving successful course completion. This feedback also provides key data by which Advisors and Success Coaches can identify and intervene with students who may be struggling academically, which is important for improving retention and decreasing equity gaps in student success. In this session, instructors will learn tools for providing early graded feedback to students that are practical and time-effective for instructors and also provide meaningful feedback to improve student outcomes in your class

Creating Accessible Course Materials

 

 

Last Updated: 1/22/21