Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

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WYSWYTK* - First Generation Students

Panel of UNI students 

Moderated by Libby Fry (Social Work, former first gen student!)

Monday, April 15th, 2024 | 1:30-2:30pm | Rod 378

Are you curious about the unique journey of first-generation college students? Interested in hearing empowering narratives and insights from those who've paved their own path in academia? Our newest installment of the CETL series *“What Your Students Want You to Know” (WYSWYTK) highlights the perspective of an unassuming student population on UNI’s campus: first generation students. This panel event is designed to shed light on the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of first-generation students. Join us for a dynamic panel discussion featuring UNI students who are breaking barriers and achieving excellence in higher education.

Opening Doors for Learning: The Impact of Using Icebreaker Questions

Presenter: Leigh Zeitz

Friday, April 26th, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm | Rod 378 and via Zoom

Dr. Z says: “Join us for an interactive lunchtime workshop where I'll delve into the effective use of Opening Question Activities to engage your students, whether online or in-person. Drawing from my research, discover how these activities foster deeper student engagement, elevate the importance of your class, and even encourage students to keep their cameras on. Leave with a concrete plan for integrating these techniques into your own classes, equipped with a plethora of opening questions to enhance your students' learning experience.”

Our Students and AI: Preliminary Survey Results

Presenters: Disa Cornish (Nursing & Public Health), Zak Larter (IT-Client Services), Kristin Moser (Institutional Effectiveness & Planning)

Monday, April 29th, 2024 | 12:00-1:00pm | Rod 378

BREAKING!! - Disa Cornish, Zak Larter, and Kristin Moser will present preliminary findings from their recent survey of UNI student knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to the use of generative AI. Results can be used to inform teaching practices and policy decisions at the classroom, departmental, college, and institutional levels. Ideas for future research will also be discussed to help contextualize student perspectives.

AI in Teaching & Learning (UNI)

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Call for Proposals: TELT Conference

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, we will host the Technology Enhanced Learning & Teaching Conference (TELT) to highlight and share the innovative ways UNI faculty are teaching. Take this opportunity to share your experiences with your colleagues! 


          1.  Blackboard Ultra is Here!

          2. Navigating Generative A.I. in Learning & Teaching

TELT consists of crisp concurrent sessions - think TED Talks - that leave room for discussion and other interactions. Use this form to submit your proposal by April 5, 2024.  The form is short and friendly and you don't have to have it all fleshed out at this point. 

Thank you!

Click here to see the details and to submit a proposal.

Sponsored by: Educational Technology & Media Services (ETMS), Online and Distance Education (ODE) & the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)