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Fall 2022 Workshops & Programs

Teaching & Learning Innovation offers programming to assist all faculty, graduate and professional students, post-doctoral fellows, and administrative staff in relevant areas for their professional growth and instructional success.

TLI’s 4 Fall 2022 Workshop Series

We will be offering 4 workshop series to meet the needs of our stakeholders.
  1. Innovative Course Design Series
  2. Fostering Courageous Conversations in the Classroom Series
  3. Campus Partner Series
  4. CIRTL F.U.E.L.

Workshop Series Information

The goal of this workshop series is to allow participants to reflect upon their current approach to course design and to consider new and inventive practices that will enable them to achieve their desired goals. It is our hope that attendees come away from sessions with innovative ideas that they can be easily implemented in the classes they teach.

Sessions will be facilitated by TLI staff, as well as select faculty and campus experts, who can offer practical examples of the practices being discussed. Participants may choose to attend one, two, or all three sessions depending on their interests and availability. All instructional staff (including graduate students) are welcome to participate.


Innovative Course Design: Unique Course Design Approaches
Tuesday, September 20 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 169

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Innovative Course Design: Innovative Assessment Strategies

Tuesday, October 18 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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Innovative Course Design: Unique Syllabus Design

Tuesday, November 8 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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The goal of this workshop series is to provide participants with strategies and practices that will enable them to better support their students as they engage in courageous conversations in the classroom. It is our hope that attendees come away from sessions with innovative ideas and the confidence to implement them in the courses they teach.

Sessions will be facilitated by TLI staff, as well as select faculty and campus experts, who can offer practical examples of the practices being discussed. Participants may choose to attend one, two, or all three sessions depending on their interests and availability. All instructional staff (including graduate students) are welcome to participate.


Fostering Courageous Conversations in the Classroom: A Discussion About View Point Diversity

Tuesday, September 27 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 362A

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Fostering Courageous Conversations in the Classroom: Preparing Students for Potentially Charged Discussions and Dialogues

Tuesday, October 25 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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Fostering Courageous Conversations in the Classroom: Making Emotionally Charged Moments in the Classroom Productive Learning Experiences

Tuesday, November 15 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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The goal of this workshop series is to provide a forum for selected campus partners to engage faculty in topics of importance. During these sessions, it is our hope that by the end of the event, participants will have a clearer understanding of the ways in which the partner can support them in their teaching as well as some strategies they can implement in the courses they teach.

Sessions will be facilitated by staff from our partner’s unit who can offer practical examples of the practices being discussed. Participants may choose to attend one, two, or all three sessions depending on their interests and availability. All instructional staff (including graduate students) are welcome to participate.


Campus Partner Series: Supporting Students with Disabilities (Student Disability Services)

Tuesday, September 13 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 262A

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Campus Partner Series: Supporting Students with Unique Challenges (BERT, Distressed Student Protocols, and Student Conduct & Community Standards)

Tuesday, October 4 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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Campus Partner Series: Responding to Student Writing (Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center)

Tuesday, October 11 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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Campus Partner Series: Creating Effective Writing Assignments (Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center)

Tuesday, November 1 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Student Union, Room 377A

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Building Students’ Global Competence in the Classroom

As part of UTK’s 2022 International Education Week

Thursday, November 17th 2:00-3:45 pm in the International House Great Room (INH 100.)

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After graduation, our students will be working with people from other countries and cultures, which means they must learn to become globally competent if they are to enter the workplace as culturally competent employees.

In this workshop, Dr. Ferlin McGaskey and Dr. Deepa Deshpande will use the Global Competency Framework developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Asia Society Partnership to lead faculty in consideration of what we mean by Global Competency, how the domains of global competency align with our learning goals for students, and how we can develop assignments that facilitate our students’ development of global competence.

This insightful workshop will be in partnership with the Center for Global Engagement’s International Education week.


TLI Coffee Break with the Colleges

We will also be offering a new opportunity that we’re calling “TLI Coffee Break with the Colleges”. For this opportunity, members of TLI will be available in a selected college each month to work with individual faculty members, graduate student instructors, and others to answer their questions and have conversation about any of their teaching and learning needs. More information about where we will be each month is listed below. The 1st 20 attendees at each event will receive a FREE “TLI Appreciates Faculty” travel tumbler.

College of Arts & Sciences (1 of 2)
Thursday, September 8 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Ayres Hall, Room 308H

College of Arts & Sciences (2 of 2)

Thursday, September 22 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | McClung Tower 1210 & 1211

Herbert College of Agriculture
Thursday, October 20 | 2:20pm – 3:50pm | Plant Biotech Building, Room 156/157

Tickle College of Engineering
Thursday, November 10 | 12pm – 1:30pm | Zeanah Engineering Building, 4th floor, Atrium