Summer with the OTL

Jun 8, 2023

As the academic year wraps up, we know faculty are looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. Thank you for all the ways you supported our students this year! We hope your summer is restful and restorative.

If your summer plans include taking advantage of opportunities for advancing professional growth or teaching practice, the Office of Teaching and Learning is offering several short courses and institutes—many of which carry a stipend to honor the additional work.

Course Design Institute
Will you be designing a new course or making major changes to an existing course next year? The summer Course Design Institute, offered August 14–18, supports faculty in designing learning experiences that result in significant learning—that is, learning with the potential to change student lives in lasting and important ways.
Learn more and register for the Course Design Institute!

New Teaching and Learning Online Short Courses
Registration is live for Summer 2023 asynchronous short courses in the OTL!
Access the direct registration link for each course or read more in our OTL Short Course catalog.

Facilitating Online Courses begins June 14
Designing Online Courses begins July 3
Creating Community Online begins July 19
Digital Accessibility begins August 7
Teaching with Canvas begins August 23
Teaching with Technology begins August 23 

Upon completion of each course, faculty are awarded a $200 stipend. Faculty are invited to participate in as many short courses as their interest and schedule allows. If you are interested in receiving a digital badge for completing multiple courses, consider signing up for the Teaching and Learning Online (TLO) Badge Program prior to completing a course. Please reach out to with any questions.

OTL Summer Support
The OTL is available all summer to support you! Starting June 12, the OTL is open for in-person and virtual support on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00–3:00. On Mondays and Fridays, all “walk-ins,” support requests, and consultations are held virtually. Contact us directly or reach out to

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