News & Announcements

The Urgency of Inclusive Classrooms: A 6-Week Discussion Series

The Difficult Conversations CASNR Community of Practice, the CASNR Teaching and Learning Improvement Council (TLIC), and the CASNR Dean’s office have come together to create a 6-week summer discussion series (held via Zoom) around inclusive classrooms in our College

UNL Students Invited to Participate in ICUR 2021

Last year, UNL participated in its first-ever ICUR, or the International Conference of Undergraduate Research. Seven students presented their research to a global audience. UNL will again participate in 2021 and seeks to increase the number of students presenting.

Key Resources for Fall 2020

As faculty prepare for their Fall courses, the following resources may be of interest. Each resource page has links to more related resources. If there is a particular topic or question that you have, please contact an instructional designer assigned to your college.

Brassil uses new methods and tools for teaching students online

Chad Brassil is rising to the occasion when it comes to remote instruction. With the help of YouTube, the Center for Transformative Teaching, and a learning glass, Brassil began to revamp his pedagogy. “I wanted this personal connection, especially when I was remote," Brassil said.

CAS and CASNR provide flexible hybrid course models for Fall classes

With the fall semester looming around the corner, colleges are creating inventive course model designs to help instructors prepare their courses for instruction that will combine online and face-to-face approaches.

Attend OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference June 15-25

NU Online again sponsors University of Nebraska access to the OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference. This year's theme is "Building Bridges in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning” with sessions and activities beginning on June 15. The conference will end on June 25. View the schedule and website for details.

Flexible Hybrid Model for Fall 2020 Teaching and Learning

Given the challenges face-to-face learning presents to UNL in the fall it is important to create a broad framework for teaching and learning that allows the University to be prepared for any eventuality, and that ensures equitable treatment of its students no matter what their situation might be.

UNL Funds New OER Cohort

The winners of the 2020-21 Open Educational Resource grants funded by the Center for Transformational Teaching have been announced. Winners come from across the institution and have in common a commitment to reducing costs and increasing access for students.

April 21-May 1: OLC Ideate offers open salon series

In partnership with NU Online, the Center for Transformative Teaching invites you to participate in OLC Ideate. The Online Learning Consortium aims to create new points of engagement amongst educators across the field of online, digital and blended learning.

We're all "stick-footing" it now

We'd like to share this video that Cal Garbin, John Weaver Professor of Psychology, made as it expresses how many of us may be feeling right now as we move to remote teaching.