Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center News

UT to Host Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22

East Tennessee high school teachers, guidance counselors, and other education professionals are invited to learn ways they can better prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields for the rigors of college life during Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22. The free half-day event is hosted by UT Libraries and will be held at John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard.

Experience Learning Training Offered

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is offering a series of workshops to introduce interested faculty to Experience Learning.

Theriot Named UT’s Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation

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Associate Professor of Social Work Matthew Theriot, who successfully led the effort to develop UT’s new Experience Learning initiative, has been named associate provost for teaching and learning innovation. He will oversee implementation of Experience Learning and oversee the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.

Higher Ed Engagement Expert to Speak on March 13

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UT’s Office of Research and Engagement is hosting a national expert on academic reward systems for engaged scholarship. KerryAnn O’Meara, associate professor of higher education at the University of Maryland, will present “Rewarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure: Strategies for Action” at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at the university.

Olsen Named Director of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center

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Taimi Olsen, formerly the associate director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, has been named as the center’s new director. She replaces Dave Schumann, the center’s founding director, who will now split his time between faculty duties in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management and the center.

“Flipped Classroom” Lunch Workshop Offered

Faculty Appreciation Week has been set for February 10-14, and the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is sponsoring a free luncheon workshop on flipped classrooms on Wednesday, February 12. “Flipping Out at UT: the Pedagogy of Flipped Classrooms” will be presented by center staff along with professors Richard Bennett and Brad Vander Zanden and lecturer Will Schleter, all from the College of Engineering, and Mary Holcomb, associate professor in the College of Business Administration.