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Register now for the 2019 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

We are excited to invite the campus community to Lehigh University’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning. The event will be held over two days, April 10-11, and will highlight over 50 different presentations from a variety of disciplines.

Learn more and see the full schedule at https://citl.lehigh.edu/symposium2019.

In addition to a wide variety of talks by Lehigh faculty, this year's Symposium will feature:

  • A screening of the documentary film, Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields, and a conversation with the filmmaker Dr. Kendall Moore, award-winning documentary filmmaker and professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media, University of Rhode Island
  • A talk and discussion on Global Learning by Dr. Jill E. Blondin, Interim Executive Director of the Global Education Office at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • Presentations by CITL Faculty Fellows, Creative Inquiry Faculty Fellows, recipients of the CBE Instructional Innovation Grants, and Center for Community Engagement faculty, student, and community partners
  • An Open House for Faculty and Staff at the Lehigh University Art Galleries, featuring a reception, drop-in workshops, and a preview of the 2019-20 exhibitions

We hope you will join us for one, some, or all of the sessions.

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Register now for the CITL Winter Workshop 2019

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is hosting a day-long workshop on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.  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, The Art of Lecturing, Active Learning Approaches, Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments, Online Learning, Course Site assignment boot camp, drones and AR/VR, and much more.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about key Course Site features, discuss teaching with colleagues and CITL staff, and to warm up your teaching skills for the spring semester. We will also be offering tours of innovative spaces throughout the day.

Please register by 9:00 am, Monday, January 7th.

See full schedule of sessions and additional details.

CITL Fall 2018 Workshops Announced

CITL has released the schedule of Fall 2018 workshops to be held throughout the semester. Topics ranging from inclusive teaching and teacher development to digital scholarship and instructional technology to innovative teaching strategies and activities. View and download the flyer for more information and plan to join us for one or many!

Call for Requests for Proposals for CITL Collaboration / CITL Faculty Fellowship Course Development Grants

If you would like to work with Lehigh's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) on a class you are teaching in summer 2018 or Academic Year 2018-19 please submit a brief proposal by Friday, April 27, 2018. Someone from the Center will be in touch with you in early May.

Proposals that require a substantial investment of faculty time (e.g., a significant course redesign, integration of an innovative project into the course, adoption of a wholly new teaching approach, etc.) may qualify for a CITL Faculty Fellowship Course Development Grant of up to $500. Grant recipients will work closely with CITL consultants throughout the project and will present at the 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning or at another CITL event. 

Register now for the 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning

2018 Symposium poster

We are excited to invite the campus community to this year’s Lehigh University Symposium on Teaching and Learning. This year the event will be held over two days and will highlight over 40 different presentations from a variety of disciplines.

Learn more and see the full schedule at https://citl.lehigh.edu/symposium2018

The first day of the symposium, April 11th, will be focused on community-engaged teaching, learning, and research, exploring and exemplifying the public purpose of higher education. This year, our Featured speakers will include Dr. Judith Lasker, N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Sociology, reflecting on her work in Global Health Volunteering.  We will also have individual breakout sessions and the Community Fellows poster presentation, as well as the awarding of the Percy Hughes Award for Scholarship, Humanity, and Social Change and the Library Research Prize during a lunch catered by South Side restaurants.

The second day, April 12th will be focused on Innovative Approaches to Teaching, Entrepreneurship-Mindset, Engaging and Guiding Students and Learning through Visualization & Digital Media.

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Save the date: 2018 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh

The purpose of this annual event is to highlight new, interesting, and effective approaches to teaching and learning at Lehigh. Each year, faculty, staff, student, and community presenters from across disciplines and contexts share good ideas and inspire others. Come share an idea, learn from colleagues, and join us as we celebrate the work of those who have met with success of one kind or another in their teaching and learning.

The Symposium will once again be held over two days: Wednesday, April 11th and Thursday, April 12th and will be presented in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement.

Please mark your calendars and attend as you are able.

All are welcome to submit a proposal to present at the Symposium.

We will consider all proposals but we especially encourage proposals that fall under the following themes:

  • Active Learning
  • Community-engaged Learning and Research
  • Course-related Digital Scholarship Projects
  • Creative Inquiry
  • Entrepreneurial-minded Learning
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Innovative Uses of Classroom Spaces
  • Online / Hybrid / Blended / Flipped Courses
  • Peer Learning / Collaborative Learning
  • Project- or Problem-Based Learning

Please submit your proposal by March 25th, 2018.

Winter Workshop 2018

Materials from Winter Workshop 2018

Below are the available materials from the 2018 Winter Workshop:

About the event 

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is hosting a day-long workshop on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.  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, The Art of Lecturing, Active Learning Approaches, Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments, Online Learning, Course Site topics (assignments, quizzes, and grade book), Creating Instructional Videos, Instructional Uses of WordPress, and Virtual Reality in Education.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the new Course Site upgrade, discuss teaching with colleagues and CITL staff, and to warm up your teaching skills for the spring semester. Our new Visualization lab will be open for tours and demonstrations, as well as our data center.

Please register by 9:00 am, Monday, Jan 7th.

CITL unveils new Visualization Lab

Photo of student interacting with the MultiTaction multi-touch iWall in the 370D CITL Visualization Lab

Lehigh's highly anticipated Visualization Lab opens later this month in E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library.  It features several innovative visualization tools, including a MultiTaction Curved iWall for the collaborative investigation of digital information at large scale.  In addition, the Lab is outfitted with an HTC VIVE system, which provides users with an immersive virtual reality experience.

The Visualization Lab is open to faculty, students, and staff following a brief series of required training sessions with a member of the Visualization Lab Support Team.  It has been envisioned as a collaborative space that can effortlessly shift from the examination of visual data on a vast pixel canvas to the evaluation of the pedagogical value of virtual reality environments--a place to explore; a place to create; a place to solve.

The Lab's core visualization technologies include:

Classroom Technology Upgrades for 2017-18 Academic Year

Over the summer, significant technology upgrades were made to a large number of classrooms and learning spaces throughout the university with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning now and well into the future. Some of the most major updates include: new video walls in prominent lecture hall spaces in an effort to improve presentation and image quality, clarity, and overall viewability; a new space dedicated to data visualization and expanded use of immersive virtual reality using the HTC Vive. New cameras have been added to Packard 101 and Sinclair 106 in order to support the growing need for Web-based teaching, learning, and conferencing. More details regarding these spaces will be forthcoming.

Additionally, over 45 other spaces received upgrades including laser projection, HDMI connections, and more intuitive touch-enabled control panels. 

All of these enhancements join CITL's other recent additions including:

Lehigh hosts the 2017 LVAIC Digital Tools Workshop

LVAIC will host a one-day conference at Lehigh University on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. This event will include a series of short "lightning round" talks (no more than 5 to 10-minutes each)and "hands-on workshops". The lightning round talks will focus on the pedagogical purposes of various digital tools that have been used to enhance teaching and learning (rather than on the mechanics of the tool itself). The "hands-on workshops" will give participants the opportunity to try new tools, discuss potential pedagogical benefits of using those tools, and strategize about integrating such tools into their courses.

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