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International TA Program 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.

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: University Office Plaza room 444
Register for Apr. 21 in ULearn

Join the Center for Educational Innovation for Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club on April 21st at 12:30 in Room 444 UOffP. Each month we will present a different journal article describing a pedagogical innovation that may spark some ideas for your teaching. You do not have to read the article to benefit from attending the journal club. Bring your lunch, dessert will be served. Parking in the Gopher Lot will be validated. For a copy of the article or to attend remotely: email Christina Petersen

Facilitator: Christina Petersen, Center for Educational Innovation

Teamwork: Surviving Group Projects

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

Check out, 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

SUCCESS: Savvy Learning and Teaching

Simple + Unexpected + Concrete + Credible + Emotion + Stories = Sticky Learning and Teaching. We’re re-introducing our 7-part series addressing the principles and practices of SUCCESS. One principle per post will set out out core components, offer select examples, and curate a few follow up resources. The writers of each post are Center staffers who incorporate these ideas in on-campus workshops for instructors and in seminars and courses on teaching in higher education.

Visit our TILT blog to read more about it. 

For regular teaching ideas, sign up for weekly Teaching Tips via email.

To share a current teaching and learning issue or question, contact us at

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