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​General Consulting

​CITL staff are available for consulting on your work in nearly any teaching-related topic. Consult our directory to find us or complete a Help or Consulting form below.

If you need prompt assistance with an instructional technology or related matter, submit a help ticket by contacting the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-HELP or by submitting an online LTS HELP request.

Spring 2023 CITL Faculty Fellows

Each semester the CITL invites faculty to submit proposals for collaboration with CITL and LTS staff on various aspects of their pedagogy and research. (Potential areas of collaboration are listed below.) Our CITL Faculty Fellows for the Spring 2023 semester are:

Larry Tartaglia, Ph.D, Teaching Assistant Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Course: BIOS 353, Virology
Proposal: Have students create and print 3D models of viruses they are studying as a "means to study virus structure and understand the structural determinants that permit receptor binding, infectivity, immune evasion/mutation, etc." Study of SARS-CoV-2 will help "students understand mutation and variant creations, all of which have been contributing to the longevity of the current pandemic"; General consultation on design of assignments and activities
CITL Collaborator: Holly Zakos  

Limei Shan, M.A, M.Ed, Teaching Associate Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Course: CHIN 004, Beginning Chinese Spoken II
Proposal: "Evaluate and compare the influence of VR on the proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and pragmatics competency of Chinese language learning"; Student creation of VR video, image, and audio assets; Student use of the 'UpTale' VR authoring platform to develop their own VR experiences
CITL Collaborators: Steve Sakasitz, Kush Oak, CITL Graduate Student Fellow

Kayleigh O'Keefe, Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Course: BIOS 296, Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Proposal: "Develop a communication project in which students will have the opportunity to research a topic within the field of ecology and evolution of infectious diseases/specific disease... and develop a project with the goal of communicating this topic in an understandable and accessible way. Develop assignments as part of this larger project, including a literature review, short proposal, and final project." Collaborate on "active learning methods to practice science communication skills in the classroom, as well as collaborate on how to structure assignments and utilize the resources here at Lehigh to best support students in their independent inquiry
CITL/Library Collaborators: Jasmine Woodson, Brian Simboli

Teresa Cusumano, M.A., Language Specialist
College/Department: Office of International Affairs, ICAPE
Course: ENGL 005-016, Composition and Literature for International Writers
Proposal: ICAPE and international partner USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito) have "developed a sustainable partnership and are now working to enhance our third COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) partnership by adding in a hybrid learning component that will allow for greater experiential learning and technologically immersive composition and research." Students from both institutions will be "immersed in the host culture where they will collect digital recordings, photos, videos etc. to document their experiential learning, volunteerism, virtual and in person discussions, collaborative research, and workshops." The collected materials, research, and composition will then be remixed into a final capstone project creating VR experiences using the 'UpTale' VR development environment.
CITL Collaborator: Chris Harvey

Hugo Ceron-Anayo, Ph.D., Associate Professor
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Course: SOC 197, On the Origins of Racism: W.E.B. DuBois
Proposal: Use the flipped classroom model as the basis for this new, 2-credit, mid-semester course for students needing timely opportunities for course completion. Creating engaging asynchronous content and using class meetings for active learning opportunities will be vital to achieve student success in this abbreviated offering.
CITL Collaborator: Holly Zakos

Zilong Pan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
College/Department: College of Education, Instructional Technology
Course: TLT 462, Data Visualization
Proposal: Develop projects for a fully remote course for pre-service and active teachers on effective data visualization. Using data sets from the National Center for Educational Statistics, students will learn how to present time-series data, location-based data as well as qualitative data. Students will also learn how to highlight patterns in data as well as the theories behind data visualization. 
CITL Collaborators: Chris Harvey, Jeremy Mack, Rob Weidman

 

Calls for Requests
for Collaboration/Application for CITL Faculty Fellowship Course Development Grants

Consultation about General Teaching and Learning Topics

If you would like to discuss some aspect of your teaching that is not listed here, please submit a proposal and we will arrange a time to meet. Examples of past conversations have included enhancing classroom discussion; enhancing lectures; enhancing presentation skills; effective use of active learning strategies; inclusive teaching; implementing group work/collaborative learning/project-based learning; designing effective assignments; assessing student learning; promoting academic integrity; classroom management and organization.

Consultation on Writing, Research, or Inquiry in your Course

Typical consultations involve a conversation about the kind of research or inquiry you are expecting from your students and the product (paper, poster, video, poster, presentation, etc.) you expect from them. Depending on the nature of your request, we can provide advice on how to structure assignments, suggest new ways assignments can enhance learning in your course, etc.  In addition, Lehigh's librarians can provide guidance regarding assignments, activities, and instruction for inquiry-based projects that incorporate information seeking, evaluation, creation, and/or preservation.

Inclusive Teaching

We can help you implement instructional approaches, assignments, and classroom practices that help ensure all students, across differences in background, feel welcome, valued, challenged, and supported in succeeding in the class.

Active Learning, Experiential Learning, Project-Based Learning

We can help you implement active learning approaches into your classes through in-class instructional strategies, assignments and course-related projects that deepen student learning, increase student engagement, and promote the development of abilities (e.g., communication, collaboration, application) beyond content mastery.

Self-Paced/Discovery Learning & Serious Play

We can help you design and implement an array of discovery, play, and inquiry methods that serve as vehicles for complex problem-solving.  These methods include Reacting to the Past (RTTP), role play exercises, low fidelity prototyping, as well as simulations and gamification interventions.

Request to Teach in a CITL Classroom

CITL designs and maintains technical and media-ready, flexible classroom spaces (https://citl.lehigh.edu/citl-spaces) that support creative and effective forms of learning. We are interested in partnering with faculty who are looking to test new pedagogies in these spaces. The maximum capacity for these classrooms is 36 students.  

Teaching Well in Large Lecture Settings

We can advise on preparing effective lectures and also on optimizing presentation materials, using annotation tools, audience response systems, lecture capture, videoconferencing, etc.  We are especially interested in collaborating with faculty teaching in Whittaker 303, Sinclair Auditorium, and Packard 101.

Academic Uses of Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

The Visualization Lab in the CITL can support teaching or research that benefits from data visualization, virtual or augmented reality experiences, immersive learning, multitaction manipulation of images, text, or data.

Course-related Digital Scholarship, Video, Documentary Film, or Multimedia Projects

Many faculty are developing assignments that require students to create videos, websites, or mulitmedia projects. We work closely with instructors to support such projects, offering assignment design consultations, production expertise, instruction for students, course development assistance, help developing the plan to evaluate student work, etc.

Enhancing Teaching Using Digital Tools

Instructional technologists and designers can collaborate with you on ways to enhance student learning by creating rich learning experiences online between face-to-face meetings.

Instructional Videos or Modules

We can collaborate with you on designing and creating instructional videos or modules (e.g., brief lectures, demonstration videos, discussion-prompting videos, case study videos, video clips of a process or event for students to analyze).  We also have a DIY Video Recording and Lighboard Studio @ EWFM available for faculty, staff and students to reserve for self-produced videos.

Request for Help Preparing to Teach a Fully Online or Blended Online Course

If you are teaching a fully online course for the first time or looking for help in enhancing an existing online course, CITL staff can meet with you to discuss general course planning, online course design, engaging students in the online context, content delivery options, using online learning tools to promote learning, using online tools to assess student learning, promoting academic integrity in online courses, and related topics.

Research Computing Facilities for Teaching

We can partner with instructors who wish to use Research Computing facilities (e.g., high performance computing and data storage) in the classroom. We will fund up to 50,000 core hours of computing on Sol and 2TB storage on Ceph. In your proposal, please provide a short paragraph describing the work students will undertake and an estimate of the amount of resources that will be utilized.

Integrating Digital Texts or Open Access Material into Coursework

If you are seeking ways to improve access to (and lower the cost of) course materials by using Digital Texts, eBooks, Open Access materials, etc in their classes, Lehigh's Librarians and Instructional Technology Consultants can help you locate and select these materials, and provide guidance on distributing the electronic materials to your students. 

Consultation with a Librarian for Research and Inquiry projects

Lehigh's librarians can provide guidance regarding assignments, activities, and instruction for inquiry-based projects that incorporate information seeking, evaluation, creation, and/or preservation. The projects encompass a wide range, from media literacy projects to the inclusion of Special Collections materials in course content.