Follow the links below to sign up for any of the many upcoming UTLC events!


UTLC Early August Events

August 1 & 2: New Faculty Orientation

UNCG New Faculty Orientation is open to faculty who are new to UNCG from September 2017 to present. Current faculty hired prior to September 2017 wishing to attend parts of New Faculty Orientation can e-mail the UTLC directly to register. New Faculty Orientation will be held August 1st & 2nd, 2018 in the School of Education Building. Check-in will be held from 8am-8:30am each morning with a light breakfast available. Lunch is included on August 1st.

August 1: Fall Teaching and Scholarship Colloquium

The 3rd Annual UNCG Fall Teaching and Scholarship Colloquium is open to all faculty of any rank. This half-day conference held on August 1st offers all UNCG faculty and future faculty the opportunity to explore pedagogy, resources, curriculum, and scholarship as they prepare for the start of the new academic year.

The Fall SoTL Colloquium will be held on August 1, 2018 from 1:30pm – 5:15pm in the School of Education Building. Check-in will begin at 1:15pm in the back atrium of the School of Education Building.

Click here for an overview of the sessions!

August 2 – Faculty Mentoring Boot Camp

The Faculty Mentoring Program gets its year started with an overview of the Program, tips for creating and sustaining successful mentoring relationships, and additional resources UNCG has to support you in your new role. Topics include managing teaching, research, and service activities, work-life balance, and learning about the UNCG campus and community.

August 3: EDI Institute with Sustained Dialogue

Join the UTLC and Sustained Dialogue for a day-long institute on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Classroom. This annual institute provides faculty with opportunities to explore topics related to equity in today’s learning environments, from inclusive language to handling difficult conversations. Faculty will work with a skilled educator to develop tools and strategies for discussing topics, creating inclusive conversations, understanding aspects of identity, and “navigating classroom dynamics, advising/mentoring, and conflict” (Sustained Dialogue). Sign-ups available now!

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Ongoing Opportunity: DiversityEDU

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 (available July 15, 2018) or an academic search committee module (available September 15, 2018). Participants who complete either of the two-hour modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Office of the Provost.

Space is limited in both modules, so sign-up early and don’t miss this great opportunity.

Online Learning Levels One and Two

Online Learning Level One

Designing an online course can be a challenging process, but it does not have to be. That’s why we created Online Learning Level One. Together we can help you create a pedagogically-sound, technologically-strong online course for an upcoming semester.

This 8-week online course will give you guidance on how to start and complete the online course design process. A facilitator will give you feedback and suggestions every week of the course. After you register below, you will receive notification that you have a development site in your Canvas account. This development site is where you will create your online class.

Online Learning Level Two

If you have taught online before you are ready to explore new approaches and strategies, Level Two is your starting place. Participants review the latest research about what works in online environments, learn new ways for students to collaborate online, create new resources with media tools, explore new ways to facilitate and create assessments and experience a variety of communication tools from the viewpoint of a student. 

Current participants emphasize that the course is an important source of accountability as they work on an upcoming course.

Sign-ups are now available for the Fall Sessions:

Online Learning Level Two – Fall Session: August 20 – October 5

Ideal for experienced online instructors who want to enhance their courses for this academic year!

Online Learning Level One – Fall Session: October 1 – December 3

Ideal for instructors ramping up to teach online in 2019!

Faculty Literary Circles

Literary Circles unite faculty around a particular topic and reading related to the scholarship on teaching and learning. We provide the books, and you provide the thoughtful conversation!

There will be four literary circles for Fall 2018, starting September 4th. Check out the options below and then sign up here!

On Course by James M. Lang – A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching.

Best for: Early career faculty

Experience on Demand by Jeremy Bailenson – What virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do

Best for: Faculty interested in the applications of virtual reality in the classroom

Minds Online by Michelle D. Miller – Teaching Effectively with Technology

Best for: Faculty who teach online, Faculty interested in the neuroscience of learning

Knowledge for Social Change by Benson et al. – Bacon, Dewey, and the revolutionary transformation of research universities in the twenty-first century

Best for: Faculty interested in looking back and looking forward