The Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching is excited to announce a call for proposals for its inaugural Teaching Innovation Institute, which will take place during the 2020 calendar year. Imagined as a cutting-edge learning community that is responsive to emergent issues in higher education, the Institute will involve two semesters of exploration, experiment, and reflection on innovative and inclusive ways of enhancing student learning at the University of Kentucky. Growing from Presentation U’s Faculty Fellows program, the Teaching Innovation Institute represents an updated...
In her role at TLAI and UK Online, Michia Brangers is responsible for coordinating recruitment and enrollment activity for online students. I sat down with Michia a few days ago to chat about National Distance Learning Week (November 4-8) as well as her vision and mission for online education. Michia's approach is student-centered and stresses the importance of contextualizing the online learning environment.
This week is recognized as National First-Generation College Student Week! As part of UK’s commitment to inclusive teaching and learning, we didn’t want this week to pass without discussing the importance of engaging first generation students in the classroom, as well as some practical strategies for instructors to support first-generation student success.