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Find out about teaching innovations taking place around Grounds, as several recipients of University Teaching Initiative grants share the challenges they faced and their successes in implementing new technologies, training programs, and courses. Whether you have the germ of an idea for your own project or would simply like to find more good teaching ideas, please plan to join us. UTI grants for projects costing up to $5,000 are available for 2000-01.

Friday, October 1, 1999


Wilson Hall 301 & 308

Sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Faculty Senate, and the Teaching Resource Center

To implement a program developed by the Faculty Senate, with the support of the Teaching Resource Center, the Provost has committed $300,000 over three years to support teaching initiatives proposed by U.Va. faculty. The UTI Forum highlights the variety of innovative projects supported by this year’s grants.

The Forum is open to all, and faculty who are considering making proposals for next year’s competition are especially encouraged to attend. For more information about the Forum, contact the Teaching Resource Center at 982-2815 or

1:00-1:15 Opening remarks, Wilson 301
Patricia H. Werhane, Chair-Elect, Faculty Senate, Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics, Darden School of Business
Marva Barnett, Director, Teaching Resource Center

1:15-2:15 Poster Session, Wilson 308
At this session, you are free to investigate the initiatives most interesting to you, and to discuss details with representatives involved in those projects. Discover new ways to implement your ideas, or be inspired in new directions.
David Luebke, Computer Science
Stephen Macko, Tom O’Donnell, and Peter Yanik, Environmental Sciences
John O'Connell and T.C. Scott, Chemical Engineering
Kathy Poole and Adriane Fowler, Architecture
Holly Shulman, Women’s Studies
Martha Snell, Janet Allaire, and Sarah Molnar, Education
Gang Tao and Avinash Taware, Electrical Engineering;
Gweneth West, Drama.
2:20-3:25 Panel Presentations, Wilson 301
Will include brief presentations by the panelists about their projects and opportunities to ask questions and discuss ideas.
Brian Balogh, History
Fred Diehl, Biology
Garrick Louis, Systems Engineering
Michael Thomas, Religious Studies.
3:25-3:30 Wrap-up, Wilson 301
An opportunity to obtain more information about the proposal process.

What 1998 participants said they found valuable about the UTI Forum:

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