Welcome to the University Teaching & Learning Center

The University Teaching & Learning Center (UTLC) is a faculty-driven effort to expand course design and teaching support to all GW faculty members. Located within the Division for Faculty Affairs headed by Vice Provost Dianne Martin, UTLC is guided by a Faculty Advisory Board.

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Featured Events

Blended Learning - Best Practices and Getting Started

This workshop will start participants on a path to design a blended model suited to their course, its placement in the curriculum, and their students’ needs. The session is grounded in lessons learned by the Physician Assistant (PA) and Physical Therapy (PT) programs in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and was presented previously at the Online Learning Consortium’s (formerly the Sloan-C Foundation) national meeting.

Designing Effective Questions for Homework, Assignments, and Exams

Ever wonder if your homework and assignment questions are maximizing student learning while promoting grading efficiency? Or whether your multiple-choice and short-answer exam questions effectively assess student learning? Is there a systematic way to think about creating such questions based on learning goals? As a participant in this hands-on UTLC Teaching Workshop, you will reframe your learning goals in ways that lend themselves to effective assessment questions, and then construct a variety of homework, in-class, or exam questions that both align with these learning goals and draw out more intentional student engagement and understanding.

UTLC Consultations

The UTLC provides support for research based teaching methods, course design and development, instructional tools, and more. Please direct requests for specific technology help (such as using Blackboard or software like iSpring) to the Instructional Technology Lab.

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