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Spring 2023 workshops offered by TLI

Spring 2023 Workshops and 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 5 Spring 2023 Workshop Series

We will be offering 5 workshop series to meet the needs of our stakeholders.
  1. Lifelong Learning Book Club
  2. Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching
  3. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  4. Introduction to Online Teaching Certification Seminar
  5. CIRTL F.U.E.L.

Additionally, we’ve offered our Curriculum Refresh Collaborative (CRC) program which took place over the 2022-23 winter mini term. More information on this program and the 2023 CRC participants can be found on our site.


Workshop Series Information

UT Libraries, the Department of Psychology, and Teaching and Learning Innovation invite anyone from UT to participate in the Lifelong Learning Book Club this Spring 2023 semester. This upcoming Spring 2023 semester, we will be reading Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College By Peter Felten & Leo M. Lambert. Dr. Peter Felten will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference hosted by TLI on March 23rd, 2023. This is a great opportunity to become familiar with his work. He may also attend one of the book club sessions! This book club aims to promote a community of support around lifelong learning for teachers and students a like. So faculty, staff, and students are all welcome!

To access the book and learn more about this workshop, visit The UTK Libraries Website. Registration links can be found below.


Lifelong Learning Book Club Session 1

Monday, February 13th | 1:00pm – 2:00 pm | Zoom

Registration Link


Lifelong Learning Book Club Session 2

Monday, March 6th | 1:00pm – 2:00 pm | Zoom

Registration Link


Lifelong Learning Book Club Session 3

Tuesday, April 10th | 1:00pm – 2:00 pm | Zoom

Registration Link

TLI’s “Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching” series is centered on celebrating, providing support, and journeying with faculty to identify and rediscover their joy and personal motivation for becoming faculty here at UTK. Through each event, faculty will have the opportunity to individually reflect, connect with one another, and consider new ideas, strategies, and approaches to teaching and learning, as well as ways to successfully navigate faculty life. All members of the university’s instructional community are welcome to attend each offering. All instructional staff (including graduate student instructor and TAs) are welcome to participate.


Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching: NCFDD Workshop on Teaching & Time Management

Wednesday February 15th | 12:00 – 2:00 pm | Zoom

Registration Link


Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching: Innovative Teaching Showcase

Wednesday, February 22nd | 10:00am – 11:30am | Zoom

Registration Link


Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching: Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Tuesday, February 28th | 11:30 – 1:00 pm | Haslam College of Business, Stokely Hospitality Suite, Room 501

Registration Link


Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching: Claiming and Maintaining Dignity in Teaching

Thursday, March 9th | 12:00 – 1:15 pm | Zoom

Registration Link


Reclaiming the Joy in Teaching: Reflecting On and Sustaining What Matters to You in Teaching

Tuesday, April 18th | 12:00 – 2:00 pm | Zoom

Registration Link

The purpose of this workshop series is to offer faculty and student instructors an overview of the scholarship of teaching and learning, and then embark on a hands-on process to help you develop and refine your ideas and plans, with the support of some special faculty guests (TBA) and TLI staff.

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.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Human Subject Considerations for SoTL

Thursday, February 23rd  | 12:00 – 1:30 pm | Zoom

Registration Link


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Let’s Get Started!

Tuesday, March 7th | 2:20pm – 3:50 pm | Zoom

Registration Link


Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2023

As part of UTK’s annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week programming, we will be offering 2 virtual workshops for our university’s graduate students and Ph.D fellows:

  • How to Develop a Diversity Statement
  • Exploring the Landscape of Higher Education

To find more GPSAW programming, keep an eye out for updates via the Graduate School website.

TLI Coffee Break with the Colleges

We will also be continuing to offer our newer program started back in the fall: “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.

Haslam College of Business

Friday, February 3rd | 12:00pm – 1:00 pm | Haslam Room 501

Proudly supporting and participating in Haslam College of Business’s Lunch and Learn Program for Faculty

College of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, March 16th | 8:30 am – 9:30 am | Veterinary Medical Center – Teaching and Learning Center

More information is TBA. Stay Tuned for Upcoming Details!