We offered 168 programs on fundamental principles of teaching, innovative teaching and learning strategies, flexible teaching and the use of technology for just over 2,600 attendees. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic increased our total number of professional development hours by 44% from last year.
We provided individualized support for faculty, instructors, teaching assistants and staff on teaching, flexible teaching and teaching with technology through over 2,700 consultations for 782 unique consultees from across 103 academic and support units. This includes brief exchanges (30%) via phone, email, or chat as well as in-depth and ongoing consultations (70%), such as course design partnerships and formative teaching observations.
We collaborated with faculty to design and develop 47 new online courses for 7 online programs. Our instructional design team provided major revisions to 10 online courses and minor revisions to 36 online courses. Center staff partnered with faculty to provide support for the preparation of 267 remote teaching courses.
The following department reports providing more detail into our historical activities are available:
We routinely assess teaching-related needs of faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants, obtain input from the Office of the Provost, consult with the Innovative Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee and refines our mission, vision, and functions accordingly. We develop and execute short term support plans for each academic year.
Summary results from recent surveys of faculty, instructional staff, and graduate teaching assistants are provided.