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TLI’s Areas of Excellence

The following serve as Teaching & Learning Innovation’s primary areas of contribution and service to the campus. We seek to consistently provide support to faculty in the following areas by equipping, collaborating, and contributing to their success as it relates to teaching and learning, as well as all areas of faculty life.

Icon of people holding handsInclusive Teaching

TLI aims to equip instructors with best practices and evidence-based approaches for creating inclusive classrooms, to help meet the teaching and learning needs of all students attending UTK.


Inclusive Teaching Resources Inclusive Teaching Advisory Network


Icon of magnifying glass and gearsCurriculum Development & Design

TLI aims to support the curriculum development and design needs of the university’s colleges and academic departments, both via our own resources and programs, and in partnership with other campus units. TLI’s expertise includes:


Curriculum Support Advisory Group


Icon of puzzle pieceDeveloping Future Faculty

TLI aims to assist graduate students aspiring to become university faculty through training opportunities focused on effective and evidence-based teaching strategies and learning activities, in partnership with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL) and other campus partners.


Developing Future Faculty Resources CIRTL Advisory Board


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The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

TLI aims to support instructional faculty and graduate students to engage in rigorous inquiry into the effectiveness of innovative approaches to teaching, as well as the teaching and learning experience at UT. TLI also encourages faculty to use what they learn from teaching in the classroom to enhance the evidence base for best practices in teaching for higher education.


Learn More About SoTL Scholarly Teaching Advisory Network