From July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 we offered 102 programs on fundamental principles of teaching, innovative teaching and learning strategies, flexible teaching and the use of technology for 1,068 participants. Tenure-track faculty (36%), instructional faculty (18%), teaching staff (8%), graduate teaching assistants (32%) and others (6%) participated in a total of over 4,100 hours of professional development.
Beyond our normal workshops, day-long institutes and multi-week academies, 10 faculty members completed the ACUE Effective Teaching Practices program and were credentialed and recognized as ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholars in spring 2023. 48 members of 2 faculty cohorts and 15 members of the graduate student cohort completed the ACUE Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning microcredential.
Also new in fall 2023 was Scaffolded Support for Teaching Gateway Courses that provided targeted support for teaching these critical courses and key moments during the semester. 36 faculty implemented those practices in their courses and reported on the impact in their teaching.
We provided individualized instructional support for faculty, instructors, teaching assistants and staff on teaching, flexible teaching and teaching with technology through over 2,000 consultations for 705 unique consultees from across 81 academic and support units. This includes brief exchanges (46%) via phone, email, or chat as well as in-depth and ongoing consultations (54%). Faculty can schedule a consultation with CITL staff using our convenient booking system.
CITL staff partnered with faculty build or improve in-person, blended or online courses for over 40 departments. 139 participants transitioned at least one course to Blackboard Ultra Course View through the Blackboard Ultra Transition Academy. Faculty partnered with 26 faculty and CITL ambassadors to redesign and development their courses using Blackboard Ultra Course View. 15 additional course design partnerships were formed independent of the Ultra Transition Academy. Faculty can request a course design partnership with CITL staff at any time.
116 online courses were designed and developed or were redeveloped with major revisions by the CITL instructional design team in collaboration with 11 departments. 13 courses were recognized as meeting the Quality Essentials for Online Course standards of course design. 10 courses received the Anthology Exemplary Course Program recognition having demonstrated best practices in course design and delivery.
48 Curricular Innovation Grant proposals were submitted and 20 projects from 17 departments were awarded grants for experimenting with innovative teaching methods such as transdisciplinary learning, virtual reality, and digital learning. Grant awardees were partnered with a CITL staff member and a showcase is being planned for spring 2024.
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.