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.
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.