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University Teaching & Learning Commons

The University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) advances student learning by helping faculty implement evidence-based, innovative, and effective teaching strategies. The UTLC is comprised of three Offices:

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Advancing Student Learning by Empowering Faculty to Pursue Effective Pedagogy and Teaching Praxis

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The RCO provides opportunities for faculty and graduate students to develop and hone their teaching praxis via three residential colleges: Ashby, Strong, and Grogan.

Through events, resources and general support, the TIO will foster and celebrate a teaching culture that is inclusive of UNCG’s teaching heritage.

Dedicated to promoting and supporting student success through mentored undergraduate research, creative inquiry and other scholarly experiences for the UNCG community.

Events and Opportunities Across Campus

Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC) Information

Fall 2021 marks the launch semester for UNCG’s new general education program, Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC). The UTLC has a series of MAC Course Development tools for instructors, and additional information about teaching and advising in MAC can be found at mac.uncg.edu. In addition, faculty, advisors, staff and administrators are invited to RSVP for these upcoming live info sessions:

In-person MAC launch event on September 1, 2021

A MAC resource and consultation event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1st from 12-3pm in Rooms 510 and 511 of the Nursing Instructional Building. Faculty and staff can drop in anytime to learn more about the program’s features and aims, consult with MAC competency experts on designing MAC courses and teaching the competencies, and meet representatives of co-curricular and academic support units whose student and campus engagements compliment MAC’s foundational learning aims. Please RSVP here: https://go.uncg.edu/mac_launch

Virtual MAC launch event + webinar series

“MAC Mondays” is a new Zoom webinar series dedicated to all things MAC! The series kicks off on Monday, August 30 from 12-12:40pm with a virtual launch event hosted by members of the General Education Council and the MAC Implementation Committee. This fall, the bi-monthly webinar series also features sessions devoted to MAC advising, proposing a MAC course, and teaching the Foundations, Health & Wellness and Diversity & Equity competencies. RSVP and more information can be found at https://go.uncg.edu/macmondays.

UNCG Library Webinar Series for Fall 2021

MAC Mondays is a new Fall 2021 webinar series on MAC (Minerva’s Academic Curriculum), the new foundational learning program for UNCG. Alongside the official launch of the program this fall, UNCG is hosting a series of webinars for folks teaching or interested in teaching MAC courses.

Online Learning and Innovation Webinar Series is for UNCG faculty, instructors, librarians, graduate students, TAs, and staff interested in learning more about instructional technology and online learning at UNCG.  

Research and Application Webinar Series is for UNCG students, staff, faculty, instructors, and librarians.  The series will cover topics on library resources and research tools.  

Keep Teaching During Campus Closures

Campus closures for any reason require us to be flexible while maintaining the same level of quality in our courses. The Keep Teaching website contains resources, workshops, and contacts to help instructors quickly transition to an online course environment and adjust to the changes involved. This page is continuin to receive frequent updates as UNCG’s response to COVID-19 develops.

Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo

The Expo is an annual campus-wide showcase of UNCG graduate students’ accomplishments to the Greater Greensboro community, and is a venue for students to communicate their research and creative activities in jargon-free language with the public. Graduate students explain and present their work through poster presentations.

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Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

A new site for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning resources has launched. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) uses discovery, reflection, and evidence-based methods to research effective teaching and student learning. These findings are peer reviewed and publicly disseminated in an ongoing cycle of systematic inquiry into classroom practices.

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