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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The 2016 election exposed particularly deep divisions between people in the United States. Disagreements about the meaning and importance of gender, class, regionalism, race and religion were - and continue to be - front and center in the news, on college campuses and maybe even in our classrooms. Join our panelists to hear how they talk about controversy and politics in the classroom. All are welcome.

Panels will be held on:

Tuesday, April 4, 12:30-1:30 in Library 287

Panelists: Cara Burnidge (Philosophy & World Religions) Donna Hoffman (Political Science), Justin Holmes (Political Science)


Wednesday, April 12, noon-1:00 in Elm Room, Maucker Union

Panelists: Ana Kogl (Political Science), Rachel Morgan (Languages & Literatures), Scott Peters (Political Science)


Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of Political Science

Feeling tired and burned out?  Need some inspiration?  Start thinking now about attending the Wakonse Teaching Conference over Memorial Day Weekend 2017. You’ll join faculty from around the country in a relaxing, not-too-rustic setting to relax, rejuvenate, and talk about teaching.  To read about last year’s conference, go to

Registration for Wakonse is open! Register HERE, by April 14, 2017!  Questions?  Contact

June 5-9, 1:00-4:00 pm and August 10, 1:00-4:00 pm

Facilitators: Kim Baker (Criminology), Susan Hill (CETL), Nicki Skaar (Educational Psychology & Foundations)

Are you frustrated or bored with a course you’re currently teaching?  Are you interested in preparing a new course or refreshing an old one? Want some new teaching strategies, assignment possibilities, or ways to know that your students are learning?  Consider applying to the Course Design Academy, by May 5, 2017!  

More information and the application can be found HERE!

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning seeks to engage, explore, and enhance the practice of teaching and the culture of learning at UNI.

Alicia Janssen, Secretary

(319) 273-2633