Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT)

Canvas Transition

TCUS is transition to the Canvas learning management system.  Read more about this transition and the faculty resources that are being provided.

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CILT Teaching Tips

October 22, 2018

Dear Colleagues, From the Chronicle of Higher Education is a 3-minute video – https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Tips-for-the-Minutes-Before/244357 – entitled “Three Minutes Before Class.” Take a few minutes to watch this video and glean some excellent ideas for improving your teaching. Questions or comments? Jim O’Connor Ph.D. Director

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Local TUC Canvas Training Sessions

July 11, 2018

Just a reminder of these up-coming local Canvas training sessions: Wednesday, 11 July: 10:00am-11:00am Introduction to Designing Course Content (Library Annex 112) Thursday, 12 July: 1:00pm-2:00pm Open Session (Library Annex 118) Monday, 16 July: 10:30am-11:30am Introduction to Designing Course Content (Library Annex 118) Monday, 16 July: 12:30pm-1:30pm Introduction to Assignments & Grading (Library Annex 112) […]

CILT Website and Canvas Training Resources

July 9, 2018

The Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching now has a website: https://western.touro.edu/cilt/ As a part of that website, there is a specific page dedicated to the Canvas transition – https://western.touro.edu/cilt/canvas-transition/ – that includes a copy of the transition plan for the Touro University Western Division, a list of the different ways to get trained on […]

Transparent Learning

July 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues, Consider adding more active learning into your classroom by using some of the “transparent methods” described below. This information is taken from the website: https://www.unlv.edu/provost/transparency from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and was developed by: Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Ph.D., Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research, Office of Faculty, Policy, and Research as part […]

Dynamic Lecturing

July 4, 2018

Dear Colleagues, Are you interested in improving the quality of your lecturing? Listen to the podcast by Todd Zakrajsek: https://teachinginhighered.com/podcast/dynamic-lecturing/ Dr. Zakrajsek, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, has recently written the book: Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (The Excellent Teacher Series) by Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek. […]

Challenge from CILT

July 2, 2018

Dear Colleagues, July 1st marks the beginning of a new academic year. I’m challenging each of you to improve your teaching by choosing one new technique, tactic, strategy or assignment that will lead to increased student engagement and student learning. If there is anyway I, or any of the CILT Center Fellows, can be of […]

Nine Steps to Support Faculty

June 26, 2018

Taken from… Volume 6 Issue 10: June 25, 2018 The Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT) was established at the beginning of this year to fulfill the goals of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. As Director of the CILT, Dr. Jim O’Connor, Professor and Founding Dean Emeritus of the College of Education and Health Sciences, has […]