Volume 2 | Issue 2
September 2015
Fall events for instruction in TILE
Workshops for teaching and learning excellence
Teaching Showcase: Large Lecture Transformation Project 
September 14, 10 am - 1 pm
University Capitol Centre 2520-D
Effective rubrics, micro-teaching and more
Center for Teaching

Telling the UI Story through Assessment

When Wayne Jacobson, PhD, Director of the Office of Assessment, arrived at the University of Iowa from Seattle six years ago, one of the first things he discovered was how extensively campus departments were already engaged in a variety of assessment strategies.

"The university has made significant progress in assessment since then, but there was already a strong foundation to build on," Jacobson says.

During that time, he has made it the main mission of the Office of Assessment to enhance support for departmental and program assessment at Iowa.  The Office has become an important resource for departments...

Faculty Member Collaborates on New Teaching Research
The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) collaborates with instructors on research studies about how our programs and services support student learning outcomes. Faculty members can then use these scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) outcomes to make more informed decisions about whether to change their course design and delivery strategies...
ACE Just Got Easier
Thanks to the efforts of OTLT Enterprise Instructional Technology (EIT) and the support of collegiate administrators and faculty, members of the Class of 2019 may never experience a printed course evaluation form. Assessing the Classroom Environment-better known as "ACE"-forms are now "ACE Online."

Hot off the Presses!
The sixth edition of the Handbook for Teaching Excellence is now available from the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Center for Teaching.  This popular, succinct booklet is an essential guide to teaching at Iowa that addresses questions such as "Who are my students?", "How can I more actively engage them during class?", and "What teaching technologies can enhance...