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Envisioning the Futures of Teaching and Learning

CELT seeks to lead a University-wide conversation and critical reflection on teaching and learning in light of our experiences during the pandemic year. Moving forward, what have we learned about our students and ourselves? What practices and perspectives have we gained, what do we seem to have left behind, and what do we still keep with us? Join us for a month-long series of events with weekly themes of connection and motivation, access and barriers to learning, reevaluating assessment, and teaching in times of trauma. Read more about and register for individual sessions here.

Teach Anywhere

CELT and colleagues in Teaching, Learning, and Academic Innovation are eager to help our teaching community at UK. With critical support from UK PR, we have launched the Teach Anywhere website to provide a central hub for resources, tutorials, and practices related to the sudden shift to online and alternate delivery formats.

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.

Call for Demonstraters at the 2nd Annual Curiosity Fair

You do cool research; you teach cool ideas, show our community by registering to do a 5-7 min demo to create curiosity about the cool stuff we do at UK. The Second Curiosity Fair will be held on Oct 29 from 4-6pm. Accepting submissions until Sep 30.

banner image detail from curiosity fair participation flyer

An Ally in Canvas

from the desk of Buddy Hall, resident Canvas expert in UK Online

To support our commitment to a more inclusive campus, we’re excited to introduce a new tool called Ally into Canvas courses to help improve the accessibility of course content. Ally doesn’t change how anything works in your course, and it won’t affect your course files.

Announcing the release of Greater Faculties vol. 2

We are proud to announce the publication of the second volume of our open access, online journal Greater Faculties: A Review of Teaching and Learning. These essays showcase the contributions and insights of educators at UK in order to foster a culture of teaching excellence and contribute to the discourse on teaching and learning in higher education.

detail from greater faculties cover page

CELT Drop-In Hours for Spring 2019

Do you have a question about teaching but just want to drop in casually? You don't need to schedule anything with us if you stop by 502 King Library on Tuesdays between 1:00 and 3:00, or Fridays between 10:00 and 12:00. We'll have staff on hand to address topics that range from the pedagogical to the technical when it comes to teaching and learning at UK.

New! Fall 2018 Open Office Hours

In order to meet the needs of all instructional populations at UK, CELT is piloting open office hours for the fall 2018 semester. No appointment needed. Drop by with questions and ideas both large and small, complex and simple, conceptual and technical, specific and abstract. Take as much or as little time as you need. Mondays from 2:00 to 4:00, Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00, and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 in 502 King Library, CELT's new collaborative workspace.

How Did They Do That? Teaching with Open and Alternative Resources

UKY Libraries recently hosted a panel featuring faculty who have used open and/or alternative educational resources in their teaching. CELT's Trey Conatser moderated.

Teaching Design for the Here and Now

In March 2017, the School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), the national organization of interior design educators. To learn more, I spoke with Patrick Lee Lucas and Helen Turner about the initial conversations that led to the course redesign, the process of working collaboratively with colleagues, and the road ahead as they continue to refine and expand their efforts.

student drawing a building facade under the title "principles and elements"