The Teaching and Technology Center supports several initiatives designed to foster instructors' collegiality, create an inclusive and accessible learning environment, and promote meaningful student learning through evidence-based pedagogical practices.
The Teaching and Technology Center is committed to creating an accessible learning experience for students. This commitment is demonstrated through the support and promotion of key initiatives selected to enrich the work of our faculty and staff. The key initiatives for the 2021-22 academic year are:
- Providing captioning services for all UW-Platteville video content
- Adding alt-text to all images used in Canvas modules
- Ensuring all university web meetings and events are accessible
- Making all instructional spaces accessible, ensuring that closed captioning and assistive listening technology are available in each classroom, as well as providing wheelchair-accessible furniture for both students and the instructor.
High Impact Practices
High impact practices (HIPs) are evidence-based active learning strategies that are particularly effective in improving students’ engagement, success, and retention and have proven to be especially beneficial for underserved and underrepresented demographic groups.
HIPs are founded on:
- Setting performance expectations that are appropriately high.
- Structuring authentic and experiential learning activities.
- Providing diverse and complex experiences.
- Offering frequent and constructive feedback
- Promoting reflection
Learn more about High Impact Practices.
Inclusive pedagogy affirms students’ social identities and aims to eliminate systemic inequities that exist in traditional educational settings. To better prepare faculty and staff to work with a diverse and ever-changing study body, we are offering workshops on inclusive pedagogy, a certificate in inclusive pedagogy, and a course materials redesign grant to motivate instructors to put what they learn into action. Dr. Kameko Halfmann, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is currently leading this initiative.
Run by a Faculty Associate, the instructors learning communities meet for some camaraderie, conversation, and sharing of new ideas. During the Academic year 2022-2023, the Learning Community will be led by Professor Kameko Halfmann from the Department of Psychology.