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Toward an Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Faculty Allies

The Teaching and Learning Center will be sponsoring the keynote presentation of Dr. Kim Case, a 1997 UT Knoxville alumna with a degree in psychology, on Friday, Oct. 20 from 10–11:30 a.m. in Stokely Hall, Multi-Purpose Room 199ABC. The keynote presentation is titled, “Toward an Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Faculty Allies,” and will focus on inclusive pedagogical practices for instructors. Students can sign up by visiting the Teaching and Learning Center’s event calendar. If students have any questions about this presentation, they can contact Dr. Ferlin McGaskey at

Life Beyond Graduate School- Job Search

The “Life Beyond Graduate School” Brown Bag Lunch Series is a 3-part series designed to help graduate students (Master’s and Doctoral Level) begin thinking about their career paths and start taking steps to achieve their goals! The 3 sessions (Branding, The Job Search, and Transitioning to the Next Phase) cover various aspects of thinking about your post-graduate career, and will be led by expert guest speakers. “The Job Search” will be the session on October 12, in Hodges Library room 253 at 11:30. This event is B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch) – drinks and dessert will be provided!

Career Conversations: Student Affairs Careers

Celebrate Careers in Student Affairs month by joining the Center for Career Development for Student Affairs Careers, a panel event featuring individuals working in higher education in student affairs roles. Explore career options, learn about how to break into the industry, and hear tips from insiders on gaining experience and securing jobs. Learn more about these careers with a group of student affairs professionals via a facilitated panel discussion and open questions and answer session. This event is part of the Career Conversation series, and takes place on October 11, from 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in Center for Career Development Room 225.

Annual Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture

Join the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences as we host the Annual Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series on October 10, 2017.  This year’s guest speaker is Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund. The reception is from 5:15 until 6:00 P.M.  The lecture begins at 6:00 P.M.  The event will be held in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom a the Holiday Inn-World’s Fair Park. Read more about Marian Wright Edelman and the lecture.

Using UDL to Design Quality Courses in Canvas: Self-Paced Online Workshop

OIT has launched a new self-paced workshop focused on designing courses in Canvas according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework of instructional strategies that improve the learning process for everybody while addressing accessibility. This self-paced workshop has four modules, each composed of four 10-15 minute lessons. To access the course, go to, then click “Join Course” in the top right-hand corner.

Reminder: Instructional Technology Community of Practice Kickoff

UT Faculty and Graduate Teaching Associates are invited to bring their lunch and a colleague to the fall 2017 Instructional Technology Community of Practice (ITCoP) kickoff. Past GTA@OIT Grant recipients will host a panel discussion on technology tools that enhance teaching and learning in their courses. The brown bag lunch event will be held on Wednesday, September 27th, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the Hodges Library Practice Presentation Room, 220E. The presenters include: Amy Heger, Psychology; Cara Sulyok, Mathematics; and Vincent Price, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. For more information, visit the ITCoP website or visit the GTA@OIT Grant website to apply for the fall 2017 GTA@OIT Grant.

Evaluating Publishers: Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals

Whether you’re looking for journals in your field, receive a solicitation to submit work from a publisher, or are wondering which Open Access journals are trustworthy, librarians can help you find publishers and research their publishing practices before you submit your work. This workshop will briefly cover both monograph and journal publishers, with more time given to journal publishers. The workshop will be held on September 28th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hodges Library, Room 127.

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