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ITA Student Honored

We are delighted to announce that one of our former Grad 5105 students, Adan Silverio Murillo, has been awarded the Department of Applied Economics' Outstanding Achievement Award for his work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.


Multicultural Inclusive Learning and Teaching

debuts this Spring Semester as a one-credit, fully online Preparing Future Faculty course: GRAD 8200, Section 1. Participants will gather virtually to learn, share and develop strategies for cultivating learning spaces and teaching practices that support the broad range of learners enrolled in our colleges, programs and courses. Onestop registration for is graduate students and postdoctoral fellows now open. Email the course instructor, Ilene D. Alexander, with your questions.


Fine Tune Your Accent: Fluency

Monday, February 9th, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Walter 101
Register in ULearn

What does it really mean to speak English fluently? In this workshop, you will learn how strategic phrasing and pausing can help you be better understood by listeners.

Presenters: Colleen Meyers, Elena Stetsenko


Teamwork: Surviving Group Projects

Are your student teams running smoothly, or do they sometimes look like this?



Check out teamwork.umn.edu, created for students in response to faculty requests for a resource to help students develop teamwork skills and manage common problems that arise during course-based group projects. Using scholarly literature and extensive focus groups with students, the site sets out “Steps to Success,” dispels common myths about teamwork, addresses conflict management, and provides tools to support collaboration. Read the faculty guide on using the site.


Teaching Tips

Reviewing Evaluations of Teaching

Wildly contradictory ratings, especially in written comments? Rather than dismiss these comments, make sense of them by sorting the comments according to the numerical scores reported on the same forms; in this way, you will be able to see more clearly which students are satisfied or dissatisfied, so that you will have more context for interpreting the comments.  For instance, knowing that satisfied students share some of the same concerns as dissatisfied students (for example, a number of them write that the content was covered too quickly) may help you to consider what changes you’d like to make when you teach again.

Visit our TILT blog to read more about it. 


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To share a current teaching and learning issue or question, contact us at uminnteachlearn@gmail.com.

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