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Online Teaching Option Guides

  • Online Teaching Resources
    • Includes tips to move online quickly and how-to guides for synchronous & asynchronous sessions
    • Contact information for the UTCVM teaching technology team
  • Alternative Learning
    • Includes free, online modules students may complete in lieu of other assignments, if needed

Mission: Provide the resources, programs & leadership that support the highest quality of professionalism & instruction within the various educational missions of the college.

Participation: Built around voluntary & committed participation of core members, with individual sessions open to all faculty & staff. Modeled as a community of practice with the approach of a teaching academy. Goal: Ongoing professional development toward mastery, as opposed to recognition or exclusion. Participants point to the program as particularly useful in improving their teaching methods, materials or communication; their ability to assess students; and the learning environment in their classroom.The program has been highlighted in recruitment of new faculty members and is gaining attention as a model for other institutions.   November 2015: Master Teacher Program awarded the UT Gamma Sigma Delta chapter’s Team Award for its outstanding contribution to teaching in agriculture and related disciplines.

November 2015: Master Teacher Program awarded the UT Gamma Sigma Delta chapter’s Team Award for its outstanding contribution to teaching in agriculture and related disciplines.

 Resources & Links of Interest for Teaching Communities of Practice & Academies 

Winter 2021 Schedule (Thursday, 8am)

All locations on Zoom until further notice.

January 21 Writing and Using Learning Outcomes
Misty Bailey
February 18 Teaching & Learning Center Update PLUS Responses to Pandemic Curricular ChangeDr. India Lane & Misty Bailey
March 18Updates in Technology-Enhanced InstructionDr. Linden Craig, Dr. Mee-Ja Sula, Dr. Genevieve Bussieres, Dr. Mohamed Abouelkhair
April 1Tough Conversations: Inclusive Teaching and Responsiveness Open ForumGuest Facilitator Dr. Christine Jenkins, Zoetis
April 15
Innovations in Surgical Training​Dr. Karen Tobias
May 20Tough Conversations–Remediation in Veterinary EducationDr. India Lane, Dr. Pierre-Yves Mulon, & Dr. Misty Bailey

Education Funding Opportunities

For additional information, visit: UT CITE Grants.

Focus: Work with the UT Office of Information Technology on course redesign, instructional technologies, and research strategies to improve student learning outcomes. ($1,000 to $5,000)

For additional information, visit: UT Faculty Fellow Program.

Focus: Advancing exemplary teaching and enriching the experience of students by implementing projects that enhance their department’s use of instructional technologies.

For additional information, visit: UT Faculty First Grant.

Focus: Instructional development for effective uses of technology in teaching. Long-term partnership between a faculty member and OIT to develop digital instructional materials or to reshape an entire course.

For additional information, visit: UT Teaching Support Awards Program.

Focus: Providing funding to instructional faculty members, graduate student teachers, and staff members to help them enhance the learning experience for students that take their courses. Supporting participation in teaching-focused professional development opportunities such as conferences and related educational experiences. Enriching and expanding the use of effective teaching strategies across the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. $500 to $5,000 each. preference will be given to new projects. Funding is for a 2-year period

For additional information, visit: IAMSE Educational Scholarship and Curriculum Innovation Grants.

Focus: Projects designed to (1) systematically collect and analyze data related to medical education, which may employ a variety of methods, but seek to produce generalizable information for dissemination, or (2) designed for the general enrichment of teaching and learning that go beyond normal expectations of a faculty member, including but not limited to advances in pedagogy, technology, content development, or professional development. Limited to IAMSE members. 

For additional information, visit: Ford Foundation.

Focus: Reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement.

For additional information, visit: NIH R25.

For additional information, visit: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Master Teacher Program Organizing Committee

Dr. India Lane, Dr. Mee-Ja Sula, Dr. Dianne Mawby, Dr. Nancy Howell, Ms. Misty Bailey