ITeach symposium theme: ‘Innovations in Teaching’

The theme of the second ITeach symposium, a free event for faculty members Jan. 14-16, will be “Innovations in Teaching.”

ITeach will include a series of presentations and a full day of workshops on a variety of topics, including:

• Telesis, the University’s new course management system now in pilot stage;

• Internet plagiarism and academic integrity;

• EGrades — electronic grade submission;

• Using technology to enhance classroom teaching; and

• “Faculty Expectations of Technology in Teaching,” a plenary session.

“Although we are focusing on using technology in teaching at this symposium, it isn’t just for the sake of using technology,” said Regina Frey, Ph.D., director of the Teaching Center, one of ITeach’s sponsors. “What’s important is that the technology support or enhance the teaching our professors already do.

“This event gives faculty the opportunity to see what technology is out there, how their own colleagues are using it and to make a decision whether it’s worth the effort to incorporate it into their own teaching.”

ITeach is also sponsored by Arts & Sciences and University Libraries.

“Our faculty are showing increasing interest in how technology can make their teaching more efficient and student learning more effective,” said Dennis J. Martin, associate vice chancellor and associate dean of Arts & Sciences.

“ITeach is the place where faculty, regardless of their level of technological fluency, can learn from one another about these things and spend a few days between semesters, thinking and learning from each other about the art and science of teaching.”

ITeach sessions will be focused on the activities of University faculty. Faculty members will lead presentations.

Classes will take place at several locations around campus, and pre-registration is required. Attendance will include meals and a concluding reception, and attendees will be entered into a drawing for a laptop computer and other prizes.

For more information and to register, go online to or call 935-4513.

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