The UTLC offers programs and professional development opportunities related to teaching and learning for all faculty, staff, and Graduate Teaching Associates at UNCG. Our program offerings change over time based on the needs and interests of our instructors, so visit this page often and check for updates in the weekly UTLC Newsletter.

ACUE Effective Teaching Practices Certificate

UNCG and ACUE are partnering to bring faculty and staff high-quality and research-backed professional learning courses. Through an engaging learning design and guided by expert facilitation, course takers will learn practices that can be implemented with students right away.

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Viewpoints of Inclusive Student Experiences (VOISES) panels offer a conversation about key UNCG student experiences in the classroom and beyond. These panels provide a venue for educators to hear the perspective of students from marginalized identity groups on campus while reflecting on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion at UNCG.

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DiversityEdu is an online module through Canvas that offers faculty and staff skills-based development in areas of equity and diversity. Using case scenarios and practical application, DiversityEdu is a research-based resource for faculty and staff as UNCG continues to strive for inclusive excellence. Participants have access to two module types: a faculty/staff module or an academic search committee module. Participants who complete either of the two-hour modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Office of the Provost.

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Indigenous Safe Space Project

The Indigenous Safe Space Project (ISSP) is a student-led initiative to prepare the campus community with basic skills for supporting our Indigenous and Native students. The ISSP offers a series of self-paced Canvas modules (please note that registration requires UNCG credentials) that can be completed at any time in addition to in-person training offered periodically.

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Literary Circles

Literary Circles unite instructors around a particular topic and text (book, articles, and/or podcasts) related to the scholarship on teaching and learning. We provide the resources, and instructors provide thoughtful conversation!

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Coffee Houses and Biergartens

The UTLC provides space for instructors to gather in an informal and collegial setting throughout the academic year. Coffee houses are held frequently throughout the semester and biergartens help celebrate the end of each semester.

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Teaching Online

Completion of these offerings fulfills the requirements for professional development for online instruction at UNCG.

Ready to Teach

Ready to Teach is an instructional suite of 30-minute modules designed to help instructors navigate the stages of online course development and teaching. Whether revamping a course you teach in a traditional classroom, starting from scratch, or just curious about the process, these modules will help instructors prepare to deliver the highest quality online courses.

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. UNCG Offers two Quality Matters (QM) courses throughout the year at no cost to faculty and staff.

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WEb Accessibility 101

This asynchronous, self-paced course is the first of three levels that focuses on making online content accessible for everyone. Level One participants will receive a badge and certificate upon completion!

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Conferences & Institutes

AI Institute: Educate, Innovate, Iterate

UNCG’s first AI Institute will be held in-person on May 6, 2024 and offers the campus community an opportunity to come together to engage in critical dialogues and information sharing about the effective and ethical applications of Generative Artificial Intelligence for teaching and learning.

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UDL Institute

The annual UDL Institute held in August is an opportunity to come together with colleagues to dive into supporting UNCG students through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The Institute concludes with lunch and a great conversations. 

More information coming soon!

Adapt Conference (2020-2023)

Adapt was an annual teaching and learning conference held each May from 2020-2023. The conference theme changed each year to reflect the current educational landscape and provide resources and community for educators across campus. Visit the Canvas sites below to gain access to previous recorded sessions.

Adapt 2020 Canvas site
Adapt 2021 Canvas site
Adapt 2022 Canvas site
Adapt 2023 and UDL Institute Canvas site

In the First Institute

Are you teaching a 100/200 level course? A student’s first semester is critical to their academic success – courses that are “In the First!” inning of the academic career set up the whole game.  
Join the UTLC, General Education Council, and Student Success for a 2-day institute about teaching 100/200 level courses. Participants will learn more about our incoming students, how to prepare for their unique needs, and the tools available to you for supporting them.
Register for one or both days!
Day 1 (5/13): Focus on student demographics and strategies for all first year courses.
Day 2 (5/14): Focused exploration of MAC requirements and best practices. 

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