Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Mailing Address:Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Tennessee Tech University
1100 N. Peachtree Ave.
P.O. Box 5126
Volpe Library, Suites 113 & 117
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
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A New Chapter for Innovation in Teaching at Tennessee Tech
The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) seeks to foster a culture of teaching and learning that is engaged, innovative, transformative, and purposeful. We are here to provide faculty development opportunities, instructional technology support and training, and instructional design assistance that will help prepare you for wherever your course may go.
Please be advised the CITL is taking every precaution and following the CDC's recommendations to help ensure the safety of those working in the Center. With that in mind, we are no longer allowing drop-in visitors or in-person meetings. You can contact our office or email a staff member to schedule an appointment. Thank you for doing your part to help us all stay well!
- Summer 2020 Planning Guide
Summer 2020 Planning Guide
1. What elements of face-to-face instruction can be supplemented or replaced with online instruction? Review your syllabus, your evaluation methods, and how you currently manage your class time. What concerns you about accomplishing those activities with remote instruction?
2. Is it reasonable for you to record and post your lecture content for students if a class session is canceled? Do some sessions still need to be conducted “live” and synchronous? What can be recorded and prepared in advance?
3. Are there essential interactive elements of your face-to-face sessions which need to be translated to online activities? If so, make a list of what those are to submit with your plan to your Department Chair or Director.
4. Do your students require specialized software, typically available in lab settings? Add this to your plans.
5. Review the Issues and Possible Solutions list below and select options to address your needs.
Additional Essential Needs:
1. Are you flexible in regards to technology access? Do you have a laptop or desktop? Office, home, both, neither? Communicate this need to the department chairs.
2. Will you have students with limited to no access to the appropriate technology?
Have technical questions or need help? Contact the CITL Office:
Location: Volpe Library Room 113
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- Faculty Checklist & Quickstart Guides
Faculty Checklist & Quickstart Guides
Topic Issues to Address Download Quickstart PDF Additional Resources
- Establish a mode of communication with your students. Ensure students all have access to and are aware of this communication method.
- Identify an option for holding class and/or office hours virtually.
- Consider capturing your lecture content for students to watch remotely.
- Make your syllabus available digitally.
- Think about how you would continue class discussion in the event of a disruption.
- Think about how your methods for evaluating student learning could be moved to a digital space
- Designate a centralized place to collect student submissions.
- Decide how you will distribute documents and assignments. Become familiar with the process of document conversion, i.e., the need to take hard copies and convert to electronic format. (Linked In Learning Tutorials).
- Are there electronic resources available for distribution via your Publisher representatives (Pearson, Elsevier, etc.) or through open sources (You Tube).
- Settle on an option for providing students with grades and feedback.
- Online Teaching Workshops
- Video Tutorials