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Open House for New Faculty for Fall 2023

Please save the date for CITL open house for new faculty on Friday, August 18th from 10AM to 2PM.

See events page for up to date information!

Save the date and Call For Proposals: 2023 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh

Save the Date! Lehigh’s 2023 Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12. Tuesday’s sessions will be held in-person in Fairchild-Martindale Library. Wednesday’s sessions will be fully remote in Zoom.

This year’s Symposium will feature:
 A welcome session including student-developed posters on Generative AI 
 Presentations from our current CITL Faculty Fellows highlighting their collaborations with CITL
 A student/faculty/staff panel, continuing the discussion on “The Implications of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh”
 A social hour to connect with colleagues and celebrate the career of Dr. Greg Skutches, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, who will be retiring from Lehigh this summer. Come join us at the end of Day 1 in the newly opened LTS CIRCLE (4th floor, Fairchild-Martindale Library)

Interested in presenting? Submit a proposal. Proposals are due by Friday, March 24. (Deadline extended)

Presentations will be in a ‘lightning round’ format, with a series of 10 minute presentations. 

Look for more information and registration links for the Symposium in a few weeks.

Hope to see you there,

Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion and workshop on The Implications of Generative AI for Teaching and Learning at Lehigh.

The event, open to the entire campus community, will be held in Packard 416 on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The conversation will focus primarily on ChatGPT and will begin with the perspectives of a panel of students, faculty, and staff, followed by an open discussion and workshop activities.

See CITL Events Page for how to register and more information. 

Submit nominations for the TRAC Writing Fellows Program

TRAC Fellows provide effective peer tutoring for students and consultation services for faculty who include writing in their courses across the disciplines, and we need your help to identify desirable candidates for our new class of fellows.

Faculty support for the program has always been excellent, and I hope you'll help again this spring semester by nominating your promising students to join this special group of trained and highly motivated peer writing tutors.

Moreover, you should know that TRAC Fellows in all majors consistently report that being in the program enhances their own academic success.   

Nominating your students

Who are your best current and recent students, those who have shown special abilities in writing, oral communication, leadership skills, organization, and reliability? These are the qualities we seek in candidates for the program.

To nominate students for the TRAC program, simply send their names to me at Feel free to use a spreadsheet or other attached document if you have a large number of nominations. 

Please try to send your nominations by Tuesday, February 28th so I can reach out to them well in advance of the application deadline.

Nominated students are under no obligation; they will be sent a special invitation to apply to the program and will be exempt, by virtue of your nomination, from the standard student and faculty references required of non-nominated applicants. We will also hold special information sessions for your nominees.

Candidates for the program must have at least one full year remaining as undergraduates at Lehigh. 

Register now for the Jan 12th CITL Winter Workshop: ChatGPT, Poll Everywhere, Gradescope, Moodle 4.0, and more

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning will be holding its yearly Winter Workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Please join us to discuss and learn more about topics and tools that will be of interest for your teaching this spring.

Session schedule:

Jan. 12, 10-11:30am - ChatGPT is a new Artificial Intelligence bot that is sparking conversation and controversy due to its ability to create written content from simple prompts. Greg Reihman, Vice Provost of LTS, will lead a discussion of ChatGPT and its implications for teaching and learning at Lehigh. Join us to learn more about ChatGPT and related AI systems–and to share your thoughts about the challenges and opportunities created by this emerging technology.

Jan. 12, 1-1:45pm - CITL is rolling out several new tools this spring, including Poll Everywhere, Gradescope, and new accessibility tools. Join this session to learn about using Poll Everywhere to engage and create interaction with your students in class. We’ll also demo Gradescope, a web-based application to deliver, grade and provide feedback on paper and online assignments and assessments.

Jan. 12, 2-2:45pm - Over the last year, the Instructional Technology team has been researching, evaluating, and benchmarking several Learning Management Systems, including Canvas, D2L Brightspace, and Moodle 4.0. We’ll share our current findings in this session and also provide a preview of Moodle 4.0, highlighting advancements in both the student and instructor user experience.

Save the date and CFP: 2022 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh

Save the Date! The 2022 Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7.

We hope you’ll join us as we restart this event, organized annually by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, after a two-year hiatus.

This year, the Symposium will highlight brief presentations from instructors about how their approaches to teaching have changed over the past two years, with a focus on innovative approaches they plan to carry into the future.

Course Site upgrade, new features, and upcoming changes

On January 2, 2022, during the scheduled monthly system maintenance window, Course Site was upgraded to Moodle version 3.9. Several new features and enhancements were added along with some key updates to help lay the groundwork for major changes coming over the next year. The complete public release notes are available in the LTS Knowledge base along with simple screenshots and brief overview videos of key features.

Looking ahead over the next year, there are a few significant changes on the horizon. The first, and most important, change will be to the overall look-and-feel of Course Site. The Classic theme, the current default theme for several years, is no longer supported and will be completely removed from Moodle at the end of 2022. The newer Boost theme will become the default theme. The Boost theme has been available in Course Site for several years now, and many are already using it. It provides a much more modern look, offering a significantly cleaner and more accessible interface. To help us transition to this new default theme, we will be taking the following action over the coming year:

  • Monday, May 23, 2022: We will switch the site-wide default theme to Boost.

  • January 2023: The Classic theme will be completely removed from Moodle.

In the meantime, we strongly recommend you switch your preferred theme to Boost and start familiarizing yourself with it this semester. It’s typical if it takes some time getting used to the new theme.

CITL Summer Workshop 2021 - Register Now!

Please join us for the 2021 CITL Summer Workshop - August 10, 11, and 12 - as we bring Lehigh faculty together for presentations and conversations designed to help us prepare for teaching in Fall 2021. The workshop will be fully remote. Please see the event schedule for session descriptions and registration.

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).