To support the professional development of Michigan Tech instructors, the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning offers events as well as a curriculum, consisting of workshops that can be taken “à la carte” or towards completion of University Teaching and Learning (UTL) seminars. The curriculum consists of six UTL seminars, each supporting the development of an important aspect of instruction, including learner-centered grading, delivery and course design.
Formal recognition, in the form of a UTL certificate, will be made upon completion of all the UTL seminar's pedagogical, technical and practice segments:
- Pedagogical instruction (i) – For most UTL seminars, four hours of instruction are required. Participants complete pre-session assignments before attending a two-hour session for two consecutive weeks. NOTE: The Course Design UTL requires additional instructional hours to explore a specialty (such as group dynamics or information literacy in instruction).
- Technical workshops (t) – Two technical workshops are required to qualify for a UTL seminar certificate. Each technical workshop includes a pre-workshop assignment and one hour of instruction.
- Practice (p) – Participants will apply relevant concepts to complete and receive a final project or presentation, which will require one or more meetings with Center staff.
NOTE: Descriptions of pedagogical and technical components are available by clicking on the titles below. Schedules for upcoming workshops are provided below the chart.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) coordinators are encouraged to set appropriate recommendations or requirements for different TA roles. Instructors (including postdocs and faculty!) are welcome to sign up for workshops in an “à la carte” fashion but are encouraged to contact the Center to discuss whether a formal class or an individual consultation will better serve her/his needs. Feedback about the timing and need for additional offerings is appreciated! Please call the Center at 487-2046 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All new instructional staff (or new to campus, or Canvas)
Anyone who grades assignments, exams, reports, or papers
Instructors who interact with students in a group (lab, class, etc.)
Instructors who will use online resources before, during, or after class
Instructors who will design Canvas courses and/or write a syllabus
|UTL6—Your Teaching Portfolio & Philosophy|
Recommended for any instructor who needs to develop these
Follow-Up Meeting 1
Follow-Up Meeting 2