The Center for Teaching and Learning advanced the mission of UIW by supporting a diverse community of faculty and students. We collaborate with faculty and staff to lead and inspire innovative teaching that promotes meaningful learning and student success.
Our goal is to help faculty and staff foster an inclusive community of learners by creating brave spaces and opportunities for reflection and dialogue around evidence-based pedagogy and student-centered approaches. We strive to provide resources that foster student success and create a sense of belonging to create transformational educational experiences for our students inside and outside the classroom.
We have our first wave of Spring 2023 professional development sessions through the CTL.
We provide a wide range of confidential consultation services to faculty for developmental and formative purposes on these topics. Faculty at any stage of their careers can benefit from open discussion and reflection about their teaching experiences. Faculty can request CTL to conduct a peer review (formative review only) of one of their classes. The purpose of individual consultation is to provide faculty with a one-on-one option to work through specific pedagogical challenges with the support from the CTL. The process looks like the following:
If you're interested in scheduling a classroom observation, please fill out the form below...
The CTL is here to help you develop into the scholar you hope to be and to encourage faculty to share their scholarship related to teaching and learning with outside entities. We particularly look for opportunities that align with the mission of UIW. Visit our Engaged Scholarship page dedicated to sharing resources and services we can help with below.
The strength of UIW comes from the people that decide to teach and learn at our institution. Faculty are leaders in their field who take pride in guiding students, conducing research, and providing care toward the value of education. The CTL is committed to empowering instructors and strengthen their well-being. Learn more about the resources available to faculty and staff by heading to our faculty well-being page below.
We provide individual consultations for faculty who want to explore and identify the best pedagogical approaches in their courses. Some examples of the kinds of consultations faculty can expect along with services to explore can be found within the link below.
Individual Consultation overview from the CTL
If you're ready to go and wish to set up a consult, fill out the consultation form below to get connected with someone from the CTL.
We are here to help you reach your desired pedagogical goals via a systematic approach to how you design your course and develop your syllabi. No matter what the size, subject, or level of the course we can provide information that will guide you from the initial phases of your course to polishing and distributing your syllabus.
We offer a variety of professional development workshops for faculty where dialogue is encouraged. This provides a space for an open exchange of perspectives that helps faculty deepen their understanding of what works in the classroom. Additionally, it provides opportunities for collaboration and helps build community. Topics are based on research-based best practices in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Visit our dedicated page using the link below.
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection tentatively entitled:
Home(place): Honouring, (Re)membering and (Re)storying the process of Matriarchal Worlding as Kinship. Review the Demeter Press Call for Chapters Announcement (pdf).
Call for Chapters: Colleges and Their Communities: Guidelines for the Call for Chapters Announcement here (pdf)
The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Nearly 600 programmatic sessions are convened that provide a scholarly outlet for more than 3,000 research papers, over 4,500 presenters, and 5,000 attendees. The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia on August 17-21, 2023. Please note that these dates depart from the usual ASA Annual Meeting pattern, running Thursday – Monday instead of Friday – Tuesday. The online portal is open for submissions. The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. In addition to paper/extended abstract submissions, proposals will be accepted for courses, workshops, preconferences, the Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium. https://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting/2023-annual-meeting/call-for-submissions-2/
NACCS Tejas Foco Conference,March 23 - 25, 2023, UT Río Grande Valley, Brownsville, TX
The NACCS-Tejas Foco Conference invites scholarly/creative submissions which address internalized colonialism/oppression/racism/colorism, as well as within our Chicanx/Latinx communities. We call for a confrontation/resistance to colonialist indoctrination, such as the legacy of racism, colorism and discrimination which are maintained by settler colonialism within our own Chicanx/Latinx communities. In order to truly decolonize our communities, we must face the enemy within and embrace our indigeneity. We must begin with deconstructing the historical structures such as the Spanish caste system which continues to marginalize/subjugate BIPOC. We encourage submissions that address the following topics, and welcome proposals that address the Tejanx experience in general.
Visit the NACCS Tejas Foco Conference website.
USDA now accepting applications for the 2023 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program: The application period is open for the annual E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The program brings faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSDs) to Washington, D.C., where they meet with USDA leaders, learn about the federal government, and share their insights with students and colleagues in their home institutions and communities.
Visit the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Examining the Cognitive and Psychological Effects of COVID-19 from Elementary through Post-Secondary Education
From ChatGPT to humanizing instructional elements... check out our Spring 2023 Professional Development series and save the dates, today.
Spring 2023 Professional Development Series (pdf)
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Administration Building, Room 212
4301 Broadway, CPO #80
San Antonio, TX. 78209
Check out past CTL workshops and presentations, covering a variety of topics presented both by vendors and community members