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NFTI Schedule

The NFTI will be hosted virtually this year with both synchronous sessions and asynchronous learning opportunities. The live sessions will take place July 24 – August 10. The majority of topics will be offered more than once to allow flexibility in your scheduling. Click the tabs below for the live session schedule. Please note these sessions are offered in eastern standard time.

You can enroll in the New Faculty Teaching Institute by visiting the self-enrollment Canvas portal. Please note that you won’t be able to enroll or access the NFTI materials until you have been given your NetID. If you are experiencing issues with your NetID, please visit the Office of Information Technology’s Help Desk. 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Best Practices for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses

Planning to deliver your course in an online or hybrid format? Join us for a discussion about the strategies and best practices you can implement for a successful semester.

Speakers:
Jennifer Gramling, Director of Online Programs, TLI
Cris Emberton, Faculty Consultant for Online Teaching, TLI


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Active Learning in the Socially Distanced Classroom

This interactive session will engage participants in a discussion about how to incorporate active learning techniques in the face-to-face and hybrid classroom.  We will consider how to set the tone for a successful semester and how to incorporate active learning and reflection exercises in a variety of course modalities.

Speakers:
Chris Kilgore, Special Programs Coordinator, TLI
Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, TLI


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Developing an Inclusive Course

During this session, the participants will be engaged in thinking about how they might apply one framework and approach for creating an inclusive course.

Speakers:
Ferlin McGaskey, Director of Faculty Development, TLI
Yujie Huang, Faculty Consultant for Inclusive Teaching, TLI

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Experience Learning at the University of Tennessee

This session will provide participants with an introduction to the university’s Experience Learning initiative. We’ll discuss options for experiential learning in an online or hybrid environment, and review available risk management resources, including risk management resources focused on experiential learning during COVID-19.

Speakers:
Chris Lavan, Assistant Provost, TLI
Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, TLI


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Assessment for Online and Hybrid Courses

This session will look at best practices for creating online exams and using formative assessment in the hybrid and online classroom.

Speaker:
John Walker, Research & Assessment Coordinator, TLI


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Teaching Resources in the Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Bring your questions as you learn about the OIT resources available to assist with putting instructional content online using Online@UT (Canvas) and LiveOnline@LUT (Zoom), the campus-supported course-management tools. A number of new technology resources will also be revealed, which are rolling out prior to fall semester to support classroom and online teaching.

Speakers:
Jerry Riehl, Manager, Course Design & Delivery, OIT
Rosie Sasso, PhD, Lead Instructional Technology Specialist, OIT

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Developing an Inclusive Course

During this session, the participants will be engaged in thinking about how they might apply one framework and approach for creating an inclusive course.

Speakers
Ferlin McGaskey, Director of Faculty Development, TLI
Yujie Huang, Faculty Consultant for Inclusive Teaching, TLI


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Active Learning in the Socially Distanced Classroom

This interactive session will engage participants in a discussion about how to incorporate active learning techniques in the face-to-face and hybrid classroom.  We will consider how to set the tone for a successful semester and how to incorporate active learning and reflection exercises in a variety of course modalities.

Speakers:
Chris Kilgore, Special Programs Coordinator, TLI
Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, TLI


3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Best Practices for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses

Planning to deliver your course in an online or hybrid format? Join us for a discussion about the strategies and best practices you can implement for a successful semester.

Speakers:
Jennifer Gramling, Director of Online Programs, Online Programs
Cris Emberton, Faculty Consultant for Online Teaching, Online Programs

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. | UT Libraries: A Partner in Your Success

The UT Libraries are a partner in faculty and student success. Each year, we reach more than 22,000 learners, ranging from pre-college through graduate populations. This session will highlight how librarians and library resources can support your teaching and instruction, both in person and online. The session will highlight collections, teaching tools, services, and spaces.

Speakers:

Anna Sandelli, Assistant Professor, Head of Teaching & Learning Programs, UT Libraries

Alyssa Garbien, ASCEND Program Coordinator, TLI


2:00 – 3:20 p.m. | Faculty Panel

This year’s faculty panel is comprised of experienced instructional faculty serving as Faculty Fellows for Technology Enhanced Teaching. Participate in an enlightening Q&A session with your fellow faculty members from across the university.

Speakers:
Technology Enhanced Teaching Faculty Fellows


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Building a Culture of Student Success at UT

Learn how UT helps each student maximize their strengths and understand how their strengths contribute to their academic dreams, career paths, and personal well-being.

Speakers:
Amber Williams, Vice Provost for Student Success, Division of Student Success

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Developing an Inclusive Course

During this session, the participants will be engaged in thinking about how they might apply one framework and approach for creating an inclusive course.

Speakers:
Ferlin McGaskey, Director of Faculty Development, TLI
Yujie Huang, Faculty Consultant for Inclusive Teaching, TLI


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Active Learning in the Socially Distanced Classroom

This interactive session will engage participants in a discussion about how to incorporate active learning techniques in the face-to-face and hybrid classroom.  We will consider how to set the tone for a successful semester and how to incorporate active learning and reflection exercises in a variety of course modalities.

Speakers:
Chris Kilgore, Special Programs Coordinator, TLI
Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, TLI


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Best Practices for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses

Planning to deliver your course in an online or hybrid format? Join us for a discussion about the strategies and best practices you can implement for a successful semester.

Speakers:
Jennifer Gramling, Director of Online Programs, TLI
Cris Emberton, Faculty Consultant for Online Teaching, TLI

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Experience Learning at the University of Tennessee

This session will provide participants with an introduction to the university’s Experience Learning initiative. We’ll discuss options for experiential learning in an online or hybrid environment, and review available risk management resources, including risk management resources focused on experiential learning during COVID-19.

Speakers:
Chris Lavan, Assistant Provost, TLI
Virginia Stormer, Assistant Director for Experiential Learning, TLI


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Assessment for Online and Hybrid Courses

This session will look at best practices for creating online exams and using formative assessment in the hybrid and online classroom.

Speaker:
John Walker, Assessment & Research Coordinator, TLI


3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Teaching Resources in the Office of Information Technology (OIT)

Bring your questions as you learn about the OIT resources available to assist with putting instructional content online using Online@UT (Canvas) and LiveOnline@LUT (Zoom), the campus-supported course-management tools. A number of new technology resources will also be revealed, which are rolling out prior to fall semester to support classroom and online teaching.

Speakers:
Jerry Riehl, Manager, Course Design & Delivery, OIT
Rosie Sasso, PhD, Lead Instructional Technology Specialist, OIT