PROMOTING INCLUSIVE, INNOVATIVE, RESEARCH-INFORMED & EFFECTIVE TEACHING

Center for Transformative Teaching

CEHS - Course Camp 2019

Spring 2021 Teaching & Learning Symposium Online & Flexible-Hybrid Teaching Guide Online Learning Guide Teacher Connect Services

Follow the CTT on Twitter for the latest info and tips plus our newest endeavor -- #SmallBitesRead -- actionable tips for better teaching. March features Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby.

Cultivating an inclusive classroom environment from day one

This tipsheet is the first of a series designed to provide simple, generally applicable, tips on specific topics to enhance the inclusiveness of your courses. This tipsheet addresses the syllabus, first day of class, and the first assignment.

Funding Opportunities for 2021-2022

The Center for Transformative Teaching is committed to student success through inclusive, innovative, research-informed teaching. In alignment with the N2025 strategy, the CTT offers the three grant programs to support UNL faculty in creating transformative learning experiences that engage students in co-creating knowledge, increasing interdisciplinary inquiry, demonstrating achievement, and preparing for their futures.

Director's Update: February 2021

Nick Monk: Smiling man with brown hair and tailored blue jacket.
Nick Monk, CTT Director

Those of us who spend our working lives in universities are fond of predictions. A kind of secular prophecy that emerges from the practice of advancing and testing hypotheses. There is nothing like a full-blown crisis for bringing this tendency to the fore. Barely a week passes without an article appearing in the Chronicle or Inside Higher Ed either predicting the end of the campus university in the face of the shift online, outlining the potential of a new approach or a cutting-edge technology to save us, or foreshadowing the collapse into darkness of the entire project of a wide-ranging humanist education.

Resources

Teaching@UNL: A Comprehensive Resource

The Teaching @ UNL course in Canvas is designed for all UNL instructors--whether you are a graduate teaching assistant, a lecturer, a professor of practice, or a tenure-line faculty member.

Knute Broady Collection

The Knute Broady Collection for Improved Pedagogy and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning aims to support teaching and learning through the provision of research-supported resources and through its support of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Implementing Inclusive Excellence into Virtual Learning Environments

This guide provides resources and tips for faculty to continue teaching in ways that are equitable and inclusive as they move to teach face-to-face classes online and in flexible hybrid modes.

Rethinking Assessment of Hands-On Learning

There is no way to replace the valuable experience that students get in a live hands-on course environment. However, there are ways to teach students basic principles and theories that underlie those learning opportunities.

Essential Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

These resources will help you build courses that are more inclusive of the diverse student body at UNL. We recommend starting with the Strategies and Practices for Inclusive Excellence page, which is an overarching guide to best practices for inclusive teaching. The other resources outline strategies to address specific challenges you may face in your courses.

Fall 2020 Symposium Video Poster Presentations

The popular "speed sessions" where instructors share teaching strategies in short 5-minute presentations have been moved to an online poster presentation format for this fall's symposium.