Teaching & Learning Innovation is comprised of a team of faculty developers with decades of experience. However, in order to best provide support to our instructors, we understand the importance of listening to the perspectives of faculty, staff and graduate students when creating programs and resources.
The Inclusive Teaching Task Force unites efforts and provides leadership across campus to advance inclusive teaching practices. The task force is committed to adopting inclusive pedagogy, developing campus-wide programs and resources, and establishing a collaborative network, to assist faculty, staff, and graduate students to adopt inclusive teaching and ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.
The term, “High Impact Practices,” comes from the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ definition of high impact education practices, as supported by the research of Dr. George Kuh. The purpose of the Experience Learning High Impact Practices (H.I.P.) Advisory Group is to create and support faculty development opportunities for UTK faculty and staff who teach using high impact practices in their classrooms and other educational experiences.
The UT CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning) Advisory Board is a vital component of the UT CIRTL team. As partners, the members of the board offer their unique knowledge, skills, and insights related to graduate students to aid UT CIRTL. In their particular role, the advisory board provides guidance to the Leadership and Implementation teams related to the development of supportive and effective professional development opportunities to prepare the next generation of faculty.
The College Baseline Data Group is a group of colleagues selected by their college’s Associate Dean of Academic Programs, or related leadership position, to represent their college and coordinate the annual submission of data describing the implementation, use, and growth of experiential learning opportunities in curricular (academic courses) and co-curricular experiences (student groups and informal activities) on behalf of their college.