About the TIO

TIO Mission:

The Teaching Innovations Office (TIO) aims to provide access to and facilitate opportunities for the exploration and expansion of quality teaching at UNCG. Through events, resources and general support, the TIO will foster and celebrate a teaching culture that is inclusive of UNCG’s teaching heritage.

Completing programs with the UTLC:TIO, faculty will make progress toward:

  1. Navigating the University teaching culture and process
  2. Networking with peers and colleagues around topics of quality teaching
  3. Developing and enhancing their teaching by integrating scholarship and teaching
  4. Assessing and reflecting on their teaching utilizing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  5. Articulating the elements of quality teaching at UNCG
  6. Applying research-based pedagogy and practices (established and innovative) to the advancement of their individual teaching goals
  7. Engaging in mentoring and support at all stages of their academic career


Our Staff

Laura Pipe

Associate Director of the UTLC,
Director of the Teaching Innovations Office

lmpipe@uncg.edu, 336.334.3846
Laura Pipe is the coordinator of the Teaching Innovations Office implementing pan-university faculty development initiatives. Throughout her career, Laura has developed academically enriched programs that promote integrated learning, teaching innovations and faculty collaboration. Her expertise is in integrated and applied learning, and she serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Learning Communities Research and Practice. Laura completed her B.S. in Journalism (Texas Christian), her M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education (Syracuse), and is completing her PhD in Kinesiology (UNCG). Her scholarly and teaching interests focus on action sports (bicycle motocross, skateboarding, stock car racing), and center on the construction and regulation of public and private space. Laura’s research continues to have exciting resonance with her philosophies in interdisciplinary and application-based learning.
Area(s) of focus: Teaching Innovations/Faculty Development, New Faculty Mentoring, New Faculty, Debra Turner Bailey Global Citizenship Lectures

Expertise: Integrated Learning, Applied/Problem-Based Learning, Collaborative Learning, Interdisciplinary Design, Curriculum Design