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Announcing the 2020 Teaching Innovation Institute

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 commitment to support faculty in sustained and dynamic ways.

The inaugural Institute will lead a faculty cohort through a series of workshops, studio exercises, guided play, peer observations, and course implementations to enhance their use of digital and multimodal pedagogies. In particular, the 2020 cohort will explore the possibilities of teaching and learning in the context of UK’s Smart Campus Initiative and student use of iPads for academic success. Moreover, given the Smart Campus Initiative’s emphasis on digital equity, the work of the Institute will be grounded in a design framework of accessibility, learner variability, and active learning.

Applicants need not consider themselves experts in digital technologies and digital pedagogies. As an immersive program grounded in experiential and collaborative learning, the Institute will encourage all participants to approach the use of technologies with a sense of play and curiosity.

For more information, please see the CFP attached below. Applications are due on December 16. Selected participants will receive a $6000 stipend across two semesters, as well as an iPad Air, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil.

The CFP with full information about the Institute and applications can be downloaded via the link below.