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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

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:

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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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!

New Faculty Orientation 2018

The CITL is hosting new faculty orientation in the CITL Commons in the EWFM library on Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018. Download the Schedule

Wednesday will also feature a CITL open house including opportunities to visit our new/updated learning spaces, get a crash course/refresher on Course Site, tour the Vizualization Lab and One-button Studio, and a peak at LUapps - a new solution for running apps virtually on-demand from anywhere.


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. 
Here are some areas in which we have worked together with faculty in the past (additional details can be found in the Consulting section of the CITL site):
  • Consultation about General Teaching and Learning Topics
  • Academic Uses of Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Consultation on Writing, Research, and Inquiry Projects
  • Inclusive Teaching, Active Learning, or Project-based Courses
  • Teaching in a CITL Classroom and other Flexible/Active Learning Spaces
  • Academic Uses of Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Course-related Digital Scholarship, Video, Film, or Multimedia Projects
  • Enhancing Teaching using Digital Tools, Instructional Videos or Modules
  • Developing a Fully Online Course
  • Research Computing Facilities for Teaching
  • Digital Texts or Open Access Material
  • Teaching in Large Lecture Halls
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Greg Reihman, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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.

Register online now (opens new window)!

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.

"Student Voices: Conversations on the Diversity of Student Experience in Lehigh's Classrooms" conversation series

Three "Student Voices" conversations are scheduled for the Spring 2018 semester. Each conversation will highlight the experience of different group of students, with a focus on how their particular identities and backgrounds shape their experience as learners at Lehigh. A panel of three or four students will share their experiences in our classrooms and offer their perspectives on practices that they have found helpful or not so helpful.  The hope is that participants in these conversations will leave with a broadened understanding of student diversity and an improved understanding of factors that affect student learning and student success.  

  • Student Voices: Perspectives on International Students' Experiences in Lehigh's Classrooms
    Thursday, February 22nd, 2018; 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm; UC 306
    Register Now
  • Student Voices: Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Students' Experiences in Lehigh's Classrooms
    Thursday, March 1st, 2018; 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm; CITL Commons (EWFM 370)
    Register Now
  • Student Voices: Perspectives on Women Students' Experiences in Lehigh's Classrooms
    Thursday, April 19th; 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm; CITL Commons (EWFM 370)
    Register Now

This semester's series is co-organized by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, the Office of International Affairs, the Pride Center, the Center for Gender Equity, and Office of Multicultural Affairs.  The series will continue in fall 2018 with sessions offering perspectives from students of color, first-generation students, and other groups that together make up Lehigh's diverse student body.

View and download the series flyer.

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.