Public Service Week Set to Return in Full Force – Virtually

March 11, 2021

One of the week’s highlights will be when Randy Stoecker, a renowned sociology professor from the University of Wisconsin, gives a talk, “From the Margins to the Streets: Higher Ed Community Engagement for Justice,” that is being sponsored by UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence, Equity Center, and Office for Academic Outreach.

Scrap the Syllabus: In This Batten Course, Students Take the Lead

February 19, 2021

In his Virginia Politics and Policy course, Batten Professor Andy Pennock asks his students to choose policy problems facing the Commonwealth that they’d like to see solved. Then, the class works together to both determine relevant readings and invite guests to speak on the issues they’ve selected. Pennock designed the class through UVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence, using a model called "open inquiry."

Building a Sustained Commitment to Community-Engaged Teaching

February 16, 2021

The Jefferson Trust awarded the Office for Academic Outreach and Center for Teaching Excellence a $130,000 grant to create the infrastructure to support the expansion of community-engaged courses at UVA. Read more on how the funding will be used.

Students Tackled Tough Topics in January Term, Some ‘Evolving in Real Time’

January 28, 2021

Rachel Most, associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in Arts & Sciences, and Erin Eaker, assistant professor and association dean, credited the Center for Teaching Excellence and the A&S Learning Design & Technology group for helping to develop a structure for their course "The Past, Present, and Future of Humankind."

Arts Across Grounds: UVA Acts

December 17, 2020

In 2019, UVA faculty and administrators added a dynamic new tool to their toolbox with the arrival of UVA Acts, an educational theatre program promoting equitable, vibrant spaces for working and learning.

Faculty, Academic Leaders Focus on Quality of Online Courses

August 25, 2020

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Design & Technology in the College of Arts & Sciences have invested considerable time and resources this summer to ensure the highest-quality learning experiences possible under the circumstances.

Learning Technology

UVA Learning Tech Website Now Live

August 20, 2020

Learning Tech is officially live. This site is your connection to learning technologies available across UVA that support your teaching and students’ learning.

Learning Technology

UVA to Launch Learning Technology Hub

August 10, 2020

UVA is launching a new website dedicated to showcasing learning technologies that support your teaching and students’ learning. Learning Tech connects pedagogy with technology, presenting a dynamic catalog of available tools with a special focus on their potential value for teaching and learning.