UCTL Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

  1. Transform student learning experiences by providing professional development opportunities for faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Examples would include:
  • Regularly scheduled and customized interactive workshops
  • Online, self-paced instructional materials
  • Individual, group consultations
  • Fall Institute (September)
  • New Faculty / Summer Intensive Week (August)
  • Teaching Week (Fall)
  • FITT (Fellows of Innovative Teaching with Technology) 15-20 minute sessions highlighting technology
  • Fundamentals of College Teaching for TAs
  • Learning communities (clickers, online pedagogy, redesign of large courses)
  • Classroom/peer observations
  • Faculty roundtable series
  • Online pedagogy

2. Promote best practices of teaching excellence in both traditional and online pedagogy of teaching and learning.

  • Research, evaluate, and communicate best practices in teaching and learning
  • Provide and maintain scholarly resources in support of best practices
  • Share information from professional journals, online resources with faculty and instructional staff on innovation in teaching and learning
  • Maintain and update the collection of texts in our “Professional Development Library”
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and peers to identify emerging technologies and evaluate their instructional applications, costs, and benefits.

3.Identify, develop, and sustain enterprise level instructional technology systems.

  • Implement transparent, faculty-driven, Moodle enhancement process
  • Ensure stable and reliable user experience for all platforms (Moodle)
  • Secure adequate resources for technical sustainability
  • Build and maintain alliances with vendors and ITS to ensure optimum system reliability and performance
  • Provide regular technology training and support for faculty, TAs, and selected groups
  • Align systems with University policies for Moodle access

4.Collaborate with campus constituents to support the university’s strategic teaching and learning initiatives.

  • Identify programs, tools, and services that support constituents’ teaching and learning needs.
  • Partner with colleges and departments to develop specialized programs and resources
  • Maintain a faculty advisory group to support the work of the Center and collaborate with distributed IT staff within colleges and other units
  • Create and maintain interest groups for teaching and learning initiatives such as professional learning communities
  • Collect and analyze data for planning future programs and evaluating existing programs
  • Streamline methods for clients to reach help/support resources