CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
UI teaching center holds open house at new location Oct. 8
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for Teaching will host
an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 to celebrate
the center's move to its new location on the fourth floor of the UI Main
The event is open to the public.
The new space, located at the south end of the fourth floor of the Main
Library, includes computer workstations for faculty and graduate teaching
assistants, a conference area for small group and one-on-one sessions,
and expanded office space. The center is moving from the Iowa Memorial
Tom Rocklin, director of the center, says he hopes the new location
will improve access for faculty and instructors as well as improve the
kinds of services the center can provide.
"We think the location in the Main Library is ideal because of
the library's central role in the lives of faculty and graduate teaching
assistants," Rocklin says. "The location also is ideal because
it allows us to work very closely with the Libraries and Information Technology
Services, two of our biggest partners in providing programming and support
for instructors on campus."
Founded in 1996, the Center for Teaching is part of the UI's efforts
to enhance undergraduate education by providing programs, seminars, and
training sessions on teaching for faculty and graduate teaching assistants.
The center is a sponsor of several programs to improve teaching, including
"New Technologies in the Learning Environment," ("nTITLE'),
a program designed to train faculty to use new technologies more effectively
in their courses. The summer workshops, co-sponsored by University Libraries
and Information Technology Services, annually teach as many as 120 faculty
how to use the Internet, the World Wide Web and other computer and communications
technology in their teaching.
The center also sponsors a series of seminars called "Talking About
Teaching," a series of video presentations, as well as other workshops
for faculty and graduate teaching assistants.
For more information, contact the Center for Teaching at (319) 335-0757;
email: email@example.com Or visit
the website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~centeach/