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Recognize Lehigh faculty and teaching assistants!

Dear Lehigh students,

As the spring semester comes to an end, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) would like to learn from you which teaching approaches you found most effective so that we can share those approaches with all Lehigh instructors.

We would also like to recognize Lehigh faculty and teaching assistants who did a great job this spring in how they approached teaching and learning.

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning awards the 2020/21 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellowship to Valerie Taylor

Dr. Valerie Taylor, Assistant Professor in Psychology and Africana Studies, has been named the 2020/2021 Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow. As a Fellow, she will further develop her research interests in how virtual reality (VR) can be leveraged to encourage empathic engagement in challenging interracial interactions and with historical content that engenders discomfort and defensiveness (e.g., experiences of racial bias, US slavery).

Introducing the Lehigh University Writers' Circle!

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We're pleased to announce the Lehigh University Writers' Circle!. As part of the Writing Across the Curriculum program, the Writers' Circle offers undergraduate and graduate students a dedicated space every week for quiet, distraction-free writing time, with TRAC Writing Fellows on hand for quick questions and drop-in writing consultations, as needed.

The Writers' Circle will meet every Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the CITL Commons, Fairchild-Martindale Library, 3rd floor, until the end of the semester (with the exception of Spring Break).

Please feel free to sign up on a weekly basis or for the whole semester. Space is limited to 20 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/rp3ng6a

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Register now for the CITL Winter Workshop 2020

CITL Winter Workshop 2020 image of an instructor teaching to students around a table

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is hosting a day-long workshop on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  Coffee, tea, and lunch will be provided.

The workshop will have sessions on a wide variety of pedagogical and instructional technology topics, including: Course Design, Inclusive Teaching, Serious Gaming, Course Site new features and best practice Q&A, implementing multimedia assignments and data projects, AR/VR, essential educational technology tools, and much more.

This is a great opportunity to discuss teaching with colleagues and CITL staff, learn more about key instructional tools and approaches, and  'warm up' your teaching skills for the spring semester. We will also be offering tours of innovative spaces at the end of the day. Please see the schedule of sessions below as well as descriptions of each session and what you can expect to do and learn.

Please register by 9:00 am, Monday, January 6th.

See full schedule of sessions and additional details.

View and download the flyer.

Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, to step down next year

Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services Bruce M. Taggart has announced he's stepping down in 2020.

CITL Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellowship 2020/21

The 2020/21 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellowship provides $5,000 to full-time faculty (of any rank) who desire to plan, design, and implement a digital humanities project that employs new research methods or new ways of interrogating or representing his or her research.  

Classroom Visit and Teaching Feedback Opportunity

"It was extremely beneficial to hear the student's perspective on my teaching effectiveness. The student observer was well trained and did a good job providing feedback" -Faculty participant in the program 

All Lehigh faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate student instructors are invited to participate in the following teaching development opportunity, which offers Lehigh instructors the opportunity to receive feedback on their teaching from a trained undergraduate student observer.  Sign up by September 18th, 2019 or learn more about the program at https://citl.lehigh.edu/classroom-visit-program

Lehigh Community of Practice: VR/AR, September 19

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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) invites you to our next Community of Practice on Augmented and Virtual Reality. 

We will have a special guest speaker, Kevin Park. 

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 3:00 PM-5:00PM
Location: CITL Center, RM 379

Kevin Park has had a distinguished career as a leader in business and technology. Currently he’s a faculty member at NYU (2013) and NYiT (2007) and co-founder/director of UX design at ObjectivEye, a startup that provides a deep understanding and customized UX/UI design and analysis to the AR/VR industry.

Park has more than 20 years of professional experience in the art, design, and emerging tech culture. He worked as a senior UX design manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 17 years, and a design consultant for Pentagram, Antenna International, Smithsonian Museum, MoMA, Guggenheim, The Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, and McDonald's. He has been influential in the culture of design and remains unmatched through his passion of bridging the gap of AR/VR technology through our daily lives today. Park plans share with Lehigh’s AR/VR community of practice his experiences developing multiple AR/VR certificate programs and an M.A. in UX/UI Design and Development highlighting best practices, tools, and lessons learned. Kevin will also be sharing case studies and bringing additional AR/VR tools to explore.

All interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome, and if you are not on-campus at that time, join us remotely via Zoom Session

We look forward to seeing you.

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning | citl.lehigh.edu

Start-of-semester CITL sessions

Start your semester a step ahead! The CITL is offering a few brief refresher sessions and tours of spaces Thursday morning, August 21st. The first two sessions are hyrbid sessions offering both in-person and remote attendance via Zoom.

Hybrid Information Sessions

Course Site: Basics - Introducing Lehigh’s LMS (Course Site)

This session will discuss how to request a Course Site and set up your course, by adding content, assignments, discussion boards, grade book, adding roles, etc.

Semester Kick-Off: Five Essential Tools for Content, Collaboration, and Communication

This session will introduce Lehigh’s LMS (Course Site - discussion board, choice, quizzes), and several tools such as Panopto, Zoom , Google Assignments, or Turnitin, that help faculty to meet their pedagogical goals.

Tours of Spaces

Tours of classrooms and makerspaces.  We will have our CITL staff available to give tours and answer questions about classrooms as well as makerspaces available around campus.
Classrooms tour will include:
  • PA 101
  • MG 102
  • MG 103

High-tech classroom/spaces in FML tour will include:

Lehigh Community of Practice: Online Teaching and Learning, May 2

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) invites you to a new Community of Practice on Online Teaching and Learning. If you have been teaching online, have developed online modules for your face-to-face courses, or are just curious about the online learning environment, come share your experiences, successes and failures alike, so as to benefit your colleagues and Lehigh students.

Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 4:10PM-5:00PM
Location: EWFM Library, RM 520

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