The William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning works to continuously improve teaching and learning at all instructional levels at Michigan Tech, advancing the vision of "One University Focused on Learning." We focus on training, support and consultation for instructional techniques and education technologies and highlight and recognize outstanding instructional contributions.
Jackson 2016 Online Learning Grant Solicitation
The generous gift from William G. Jackson will allow the Center for Teaching and Learning the ability to solicit one final round of proposals for grants to academic departments or teams of instructors interested in ONLINE course/program development. In accordance with the strategic plan, funding will be made available to revise or promote development of new online courses and/or programs at the graduate level.
Grants will be awarded at the following levels:
- $10,000 grants: revision of a current series or creation of at least 3 new online courses.
- $25,000 grants: revision or creation of a full online program.
Total of all awards is expected to be $50,000.
Complete information and submission and application forms are available in the
WILLIAM G. JACKSON CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING GRADUATE ONLINE LEARNING GRANT SOLICITATION (2016-17)
New at the Jackson CTL
The Jackson CTL has been working diligently on several initiatives to expand our support of teaching and learning at Michigan Tech:
NEW IGSC3 Program for International Students
The International Graduate Student Communication and Cultural Center (IGSC3), formally known as IGTAAP, has been broadened to support ALL international graduate students on campus including Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). The goal of IGSC3 is to help international students prepare for participation on research teams as well as in conference presentations, thesis/dissertation work and teaching roles.
Broader Lecture Capture Capability
Our new Educational Technologist, Nora Laho, will focus on supporting the newly implemented Panopto lecture capture technology in many large classrooms across campus. Instructors, scheduled to teach in these classrooms have been contacted to schedule automatic screen or document camera and audio capture in these rooms. The Panopto technology also allows simple webcam or screen-capture recording on almost any desktop; if interested in creating "on-demand" recordings, please request a CTL consultation today to discuss your project.
Consultations To Meet Your Interests
Speaking of consultationrequests, we encourage you to use our new online à la carte Consultation Request Form to schedule a meeting with CTL staff. We are here to help you strategize and implement pedagogical approaches as well as use education technology in and out of class to support student engagement and learning. This includes use of Canvas learning management system, video capture, iClickers classroom response system, and much more.
Computerized Testing Room Conversion
The Michigan Tech Testing Center has two locations (around the corner from the Jackson CTL in Library 226 as well as in Rekhi 215) to support computerized and accommodated testing at Michigan Tech. Over the summer, Rekhi 215 was converted to offer 17 testing carrels for large groups of accommodated testers, each with its own new computer. Flexible seating in the same room allows for additional accommodated paper/pencil testers or up to 12 laptops in a variety of arrangements. Cubbies, shelves and coat racks provide space for students to keep backpacks and other items that students should not access during testing.