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Teaching & Learning Innovation and the ASCEND Program, in collaboration with Bhavya Sharma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, are pleased to announce a lunch and workshop event on February 11 starting at11:30 a.m. that will highlight active learning in the STEM classroom! Open to faculty, staff, and graduate students, join them for a FREE 1-hour lunch to discuss the challenges and successes of active learning. The lunch will then carry over into a 1.5 hour workshop on facilitating active learning within the STEM classroom. Lunch and the workshop will be led by Indiana University’s senior lecturer of Chemistry, Jill Robinson. Registration is required to attend either or both the lunch and workshop. Register and learn more here.


Teaching and Learning Innovation has announced that the Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference 2020 will take place on March 31, 2020 in UT’s Student Union. This conference highlights the importance of good teaching in higher education settings by featuring the innovative teaching practices that occur in college classrooms across the state of Tennessee. The period for accepting proposals that highlight practices, pedagogies, and/or methods of delivery in the higher education context is now open. The deadline to submit your conference proposal is November 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. You can learn more and submit your proposal via the TLI website.


UT Pride Center invites all LGBTQ+ and ally graduate students to their monthly coffee and pastry mixer. They will provide food and drink, and you get to enjoy great conversation and community building. The next mixer is September 19, from 11-1 in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library. There will be others on October 24 and November 12 in the same time and place.


Writing Center is offering a workshop for graduate students who are in the process of writing their thesis or dissertation, to help them get their work off to a productive start this summer. The workshop will provide time for planning and drafting and will offer short presentations about writing, researching, de-stressing, formatting–and more. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in The Writing Center, located in HSS 212. If you’re interested, please submit a request to participate in the workshop by completing the request form by May 15.