Lehigh's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) invites faculty to submit requests for support or partnership in the areas listed below. So that we have time to work together in preparation for your spring semester course, we ask that you submit your request by Wednesday, December 14th, 2016. After you submit your request, someone from the Center will be in touch with you before winter break or early in the new year.
(Please note: If you need immediate technical assistance from the CITL or any other area of LTS please submit a help request via www.lehigh.edu/help or contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357.)
Request for Support for Enhancing Instruction Using Instructional Technology
Instructional technology can help enhance student learning during face-to-face meetings and online between face-to-face meeting times. Examples include the use of Course Site, discussion forums, WordPress blogs, online collection of assignments, streaming lectures or video, wikis, presentation technology, virtual collaboration sessions (e.g., Zoom), videoconferencing, quizzes, databases, feedback, use of Turnitin, etc.
Request for Support for Course-related Student Video, Web, or Multimedia Projects
An increasing number of faculty members are developing courses and assignments that ask students to create videos, websites, or multimedia projects. Lehigh's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning works closely with instructors to support such projects, offering assignment design consultations, production expertise, instruction for students, course development assistance, advice on equipment needs, help developing the plan to evaluate student work, etc. We also have a new One Button and Lightboard Studio available for faculty, staff and students to reserve for self-produced videos.
Request for Help Creating Course-related Instructional Videos or Modules
Faculty can create videos that help their students learn material either outside of class (e.g., using a flipped classroom approach) or during class meetings. Examples include brief lectures, demonstration videos, discussion-prompting videos, case study videos, video clips of a process or event for students to analyze. Depending on the type of project, the video might be created by you in your own office after a consultation (e.g., using Panopto), with our support in the Digital Media Studio, or by us with your direction. Our One Button and Lightboard Studios can be reserved by faculty, staff and students. If it looks like we can help, you will have an opportunity to work with CITL staff to find the right approach for your goals.
Request for Help Preparing to Teach a Fully Online Course
If you are teaching a fully online course for the first time or looking for help in enhancing an existing online course, CITL staff can meet with you to discuss general course planning, online course design, engaging students in the online context, content delivery options, using online learning tools to promote learning, using online tools to assess student learning, promoting academic integrity in online courses, and related topics.
Request for TRAC Writing Fellows (*Sorry, fellows have been assigned to courses for Spring 2017)
TRAC Fellows are talented undergraduate student writers from across the disciplines, recruited through a highly competitive selection process and trained to work with your students on their writing, library research, and use of technology. Learn more about the TRAC Program here: http://trac.web.lehigh.edu/content/about-trac-program
Request for a Consultation with the Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program
Greg Skutches, Director of Lehigh's Writing Across the Curriculum Program, is available to meet with you to discuss the role of writing in your course. Typical consultations involve a conversation about the outcomes you expect from having students write, your level of satisfaction with current writing assignments, ways writing assignments can enhance learning in your course, suggestions for designing writing assignments to improve student learning, etc.
Request for Support Using Research Computing Facilities for Teaching Purposes
The CITL Research Computing Team offers a variety of platforms and software for research and high performance computing (described more fully online at http://researchcomputing.lehigh.edu). If you are teaching a class and want your students to work on projects that require the use of Lehigh's research and high-performance computing facilities, submit a request and we'll be in touch to discuss how we can help.
Request for Consultation about Teaching and Learning Topics
If you would like to meet to discuss some aspect of your teaching that is not technology-related or is not covered by the other topics listed here, please complete the request form and Greg Reihman, our Center Director, will be in touch with you to arrange a time to meet. Examples of past conversations have included enhancing classroom discussion; enhancing lectures; enhancing presentation skills; effective use of active learning strategies; inclusive teaching; implementing group work/collaborative learning/project-based learning; designing effective assignments; assessing student learning; promoting academic integrity; classroom management and organization.
Request for Support for Digital Scholarship Projects (course-related student multimedia, visualization, GIS/GPS projects)
The CITL Digital Scholarship Team helps faculty bring new technologies to their scholarship and also offers course development assistance for instructors who want their students to create course-related digital video, documentary film, or multimedia projects.
Request to Teach in a CITL Classroom
CITL has created several innovative, flexible classroom spaces (https://citl.lehigh.edu/citl-spaces) that support creative and innovative forms of learning. We are interested in partnering with faculty who are looking to teach in these spaces and are willing to provide feedback on how different features help enhance their teaching. The maximum capacity for these classrooms is 36 students.
Request for a Consultation on Integrating Digital Texts or Open Access Material into Coursework
If you are seeking ways to improve access to (and lower the cost of) course materials by using Digital Texts, eBooks, Open Access materials, etc in their classes, Lehigh's Librarians and Instructional Technology Consultants can help you locate and select these materials, and provide guidance on distributing the electronic materials to your students.
To work with us in any of these areas, simply submit a request here: http://lehigh.edu/go/CITLrequest by Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.
Looking forward to working with you in 2017,
Greg Reihman, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning