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Book Clubs & Workshops – Summer 2022

Book Clubs  |  Workshops  |  STLR Sessions  |  Collegium  |  On Demand Sessions  |  Additional Opportunities BOOK CLUBS – Click Here to Register!  The fine print: Sessions are capped at 10 participants unless otherwise noted, books are provided for first 10 registrants, faculty are provided only one book per semester, and registrants are requested to […]

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty

An education professor, a Scottish lecturer, and a provost walk into a bar… Okay, okay, it wasn’t a bar.  It was a publishing house.  And I guess I don’t know for certain they actually walked.  They wrote a book. No, scratch that, they wrote THE book on student-faculty partnerships. Student-faculty partnerships are collaborations in the […]

Frequently Identified Learning Outcomes

Check out this graph showing most frequently identified learning outcomes among institutions surveyed for the report. Fifteen outcomes are shown, ranging from a high of 90% for Written Communication down to a low of 29% for Digital Literacy. Source: Finley, A. & McConnell, K. D. (2022). On the same page?: Adiministrator and faculty views on […]

Additional Opportunities

Additional Faculty Development Opportunities… We regularly receive information about other faculty development opportunities that our UCO community might be interested in. Some of these are facilitated by other UCO departments while others are hosted by colleagues from other organizations. Between our own programs and these additional ones, we hope that you will find ample opportunities […]

Qedex: On Demand Faculty Development

The 21st Century Pedagogy Institute (21CPI,, part of UCO’s Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, is proud to offer a limited number of complimentary licenses to an on-demand faculty development platform, Qedex ( To request a license, please complete the following form: For the chance to receive 21CPI credit, please do […]

Principles of Learning from New Faculty Orientation 2020

The following was presented at the virtual New Faculty Orientation at UCO for the Fall 2020 semester, by Dr. Jody Horn —  Brain-Based Principles of Learning: Malleable; Changed by Experience Connects New Information to Old Unique and Uniquely Organized Not Equal, because context and ability influence learning Other important concepts to consider for effective teaching: […]

Selected Professional Development Resources about Social Injustice for Faculty and Staff

Addressing Racial and Social Injustice In times that underscore the ongoing need to not just denounce racism but to be anti-racist, CETTL, 21CPI, STLR, and ELA commit to more than simply continuing what we do now…We further commit to accepting the challenge that we, UCO, and the nation must meet to bring justice and equity […]

Anti-racist Pedagogy Reading List 2020

In part compiled by Andrea Aebersold, Ph. D – University of California, Irvine —  Akamine Phillips, Jennifer; Risdon, Nate; Lamsma, Matthew; Hambrick, Angelica; & Jun, Alexander (2019). Barriers and strategies by white faculty who incorporate antiracist pedagogy. Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice, 3(2). Alexander, M. (2020 – updated edition) The New […]

Students Giving Thanks, Spring 2020

During the last couple of weeks, the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute (21CPI), part of UCO’s Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning, has offered an opportunity for UCO students to send Thank You notes to professors. During a period of two weeks, close to 300 students submitted notes. Below you can read some of […]

Incorporating Transformative Learning into a Spanish Course

Introduction I attended UCO’s Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) training in the summer of 2019 and subsequently used information from that instruction to redesign one of my fall 2019 Elementary Spanish I culture activities. Motivating my effort was interest in refreshing course assignments, helping students meet course and UCO transformative learning objectives in new and […]