TLTR Meeting Agenda, Monday, November 14, 2022

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 14, 12:30 -1:45 pm in Library 141.  Our topic will be affordable course materials, which follows up on a conversation we had at our meeting in December 2021 (TLTR Minutes, December 2021)
Please read/watch the following in advance:

Meeting Agenda:

  • Preliminary Discussion–What do we know?
  • Environmental Scan Course Material Costs
  • Small Groups to discuss further needs and actions

2022 TLTR Pilot Announced

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) congratulates the winners of Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants for 2022.

VR Tours: Stories of Austin

  • Kim Garza, Visual Studies, Arts and Humanities
  • Steve Fletcher, Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Oculus quest 2 headset and controllers

Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset & Controllers

This collaborative project will be implemented in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 and supports Strategic Plan 2027 by engaging students in experiential learning and knowledge production in the context of the city of Austin.  Education and UX design students will create virtual reality (VR) tours of locations in Austin.  To read the full abstract, please visit the 2022 TLTR Pilot Projects webpage.

Please note that there will be a second 2022 deadline for project proposals in the Fall, and we will announce any newly approved projects at that time.

TLTR Meeting Agenda, Wednesday, April 20, 2022

  1. Announcements
    1. TLTR Pilots Update: Subcommittee meets Thursday
    2. Connecting with Colleagues: Digital Pedagogy, Wednesday, April 20, 12 – 1:15 pm in Zoom, Sign Up: 
    3. Faculty Gathering, Tuesday, April 26 at 3:30 pm in the Jones Global Events Center, with reception to follow on Ragsdale lawn
    4. Save the Dates: Innovation Institute Optional Workshops will be open to all faculty and will take place during the period May 16-26, 2022.  Details and topics will be announced next week.
    5.  JUST PUBLISHED: Pelletier, K., McCormack, M., Reeves, J., Robert, J., & Arbino, N. (2022). 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report, Teaching and Learning Edition. Educause., with executive summary on p. 4
      1.  Webinar, May 3, 1-2 pm Eastern: (We are Educause members, so participation is free.)
    6. Hoofprints Student Printing Solution & Input on printing allowance
  2. Technology Support Model: Introduction
  3. Technology Support Model: Breakout Discussions
  4. Technology Support Model: Debrief

CFP for 2022-2023 TLTR Pilots

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) invites proposals for the Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants (aka TLTR Pilot Project Grants) for projects anytime in 2022 (Spring, Summer, Fall) or Spring 2023. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) sets aside $20,000 on an annual basis to fund innovative teaching projects that incorporate new technologies and can be used as a model for other faculty, and the TLTR uses this fund to award grants up to $5,000. The TLTR especially encourages projects that support digital transformation at the university and the development of digital skills by students, faculty, and staff.  We also encourage projects that align with our strategic plan or the areas of focus of the innovation fellowship:

  • Experiential and/or Austin-based pedagogy
  • Inclusive and Antiracist Teaching (includes Open Educational Resources and Universal Design for Learning/Accessibility)
  • Online Course Design or Revision

Due Dates:

  • Statement of Interest Due: 2022 deadline extended to March 25
  • Final Application Due: 2022 deadline extended to April 8

See the full guidelines for details and application link: Guidelines