Volume 5  |  Issue 2
October 2017
October 20, 8:30 - 3:00
November 7, 12:00 - 1:00

November 3 & November 10
2:30 - 5:00
Teaching Awards
Graduate Students
Center for Teaching
Professor Counts on ITTA to Support Innovative Teaching Project

Innovation can be described as a process of implementing new solutions to meet new requirements or needs. In teaching, innovation might spark from a need to increase student motivation, enhance course delivery, or improve learning outcomes.
Each year, the Academic Technology Advisory Council (ATAC) hosts the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards (ITTA), a program designed to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Iowa by supporting innovative instructional technology projects that have the potential to directly impact student success and retention.   
For Jeanine Abrons, Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy, the ITTA program provided an opportunity to enhance the health screening process by supporting the development of a health screening app... Continue Reading
Strategies for Success
Tried and True Methods from UI Instructors to Enhance Student Success 

In this series, we will highlight an array of teaching strategies implemented by instructors at the University of Iowa. Each strategy, provided directly from the instructor, enhances student engagement and broadens the scope of understanding. 

This month's strategies are provided by Kendra Strand, Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature and Visual Culture, and Shellie Fravel, Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science... Continue Reading
Student Self Regulated Learning

Elements of Success (EoS) is an innovative, analytics dashboard tool in ICON  that promotes students' self-regulated learning. The research conducted by the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) Research & Assessment team has shown consistent, positive associations between the use of EoS and course outcomes... Continue Reading
NEW Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

The Council on Teaching  announces a new  Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award  to support faculty members (clinical, tenure-track/tenured, and  instructional track ) and P&S staff members who require support to attend a conference related to teaching in their discipline or in higher education in general.
Applications will be reviewed during monthly Council meetings. The Council strongly suggests applying at least two months in advance of when the funding is needed. 

We've adopted Canvas, what's next? Join us as we explore new, exciting tools within Canvas, and launch our first Unizin tools. This full-day conference will include a combination of faculty and ICON staff presentations that provide perspective on teaching and technology. 

Space is limited, please register here . For more information, including the conference agenda, and presentation abstracts, visit teach.its.uiowa.edu/iconext-2017
This event is intended for faculty at the University of Iowa.