The Office of
F A L L 2 0 1 9 - S P R I N G 2 0 2 0
The University of Texas at Tyler
Professional Development Catalog
Student
Success
Student
Engagement
Research and
Scholarship
Community
Engagement
Dear Faculty, Instructional Staff, Adjuncts, and Graduate Teaching Assistants,
In its 2015 accountability report, titled A New Vision for Student Success,” the National
Education Association defines student success, educator success and school success so
inter-related that one cannot exist without the other two. Similarly, Steele and Whitworth
have noted, “schools do not thrive because of programs; they thrive because of the
passionate educators in the buildings. Here at UT Tyler, our passion for student success,
regarded as the first pillar of our strategic plan, can only materialize with a true
commitment to faculty success.
This catalog responds to that commitment a year-round series of professional
development opportunities, based on your suggestions and requests, and drawn from
faculty expertise on our campus as well as colleagues from UT System and other
institutions across the nation. This program has been made possible with the support of
the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning,
Office of Research and Scholarship, Office of Digital Learning, Office of International
Programs, and the Robert Muntz Library. I expect these opportunities will enhance the
valuable professional development you are already taking on within your disciplines.
Throughout this catalog, you will find a legend highlighting different themes and potential
audiences for different sessions. Themes capture much of the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions needed for success in teaching, research, and service as well as those
designed to help those faculty seeking assistance on tenure and promotion. New faculty
will benefit from sessions related to gaining a better understanding of UT Tyler students,
processes and procedures, as well as foundations for being effective in teaching and
research.
Take advantage of these opportunities so you continue to grow and develop in the
important roles you provide to our community. We also encourage you to open the doors
of your classrooms and research labs, so your colleagues can learn from you, just as you
learn from others. When our faculty are successful, our students and UT Tyler are
successful.
Looking forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 academic year.
Amir Mirmiran
Provost
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Fall Calendar of Events
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Spring Calendar of Events
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GUEST SPEAKER
SERIES
Sponsored by
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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Topic:Reinventing the 21st Century
Professor
September 27, 2019; 11:30 am-1:30 pm; UC Ballroom
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John Boyer,
Ph.D.
Assignments with Impact: Innovative
Assignments and Feedback Strategies to
Engage Students
October 11, 2019; 11:30 am-1:30 pm; UC Ballroom
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Jean Mandernach,
Ph.D.
How To Feel As Bright And Capable
As They THINK You Are:
Why Capable People Suffer From Impostor
Syndrome And How To Thrive In Spite Of It
November 8, 2019; 11:30 am-1:30 pm; UC Ballroom
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Valerie
Young, Ed.D.
Digital Tools to Empower
21st Century Learners
February 25, 2020; 12:00 pm-1:30 pm; STE 301
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Torrey
Trust, Ph.D.
March 20, 2020; 11:30 am-1:30 pm- UC Ballroom
Beyond Multiple Guess: Best
Practices for Assessment Are
Also Good for Learning
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Paul Diehl, Ph.D.
& Karen Huxtable, Ph.D.
k
How Not to Fool Ourselves: Infusing
Cognitive Science into
Teaching and Learning
March 31, 2020; 11:30 am-1:30 pm- Lunch and Keynote.
1:45-3:00 Breakout Sessions; UC Ballroom
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Stephen
Chew, Ph.D.
Professional Development
Workshops
Student Success and Engagement
Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, The Office of Digital Learning,
The Robert R. Muntz Library, The Office of International Programs,
and The Office of Research and Scholarship
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The following workshops are designed to help participants employ learner centered
teaching strategies in both face-to-face and online courses.
Student Centered Teaching Practices (SCTP)
Introduction to Online Proctoring
Proctor U is currently the provider of online proctoring services for UT Tyler. This workshop
will provide an explanation of Proctor U’s function and purpose as well as demonstration of
steps to set up and deliver online proctoring through Canvas. Participants will leave with
knowledge of the abilities and limitations of online proctoring, and will be able to deploy
proctoring in the Canvas environment. Facilitated by the ODL.
Dates:
August 22, 2019 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
September 13, 2019 11:00 am-1:00 pm (Light Lunch Provided)
January 15, 2020 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Location: LIB 127
Team-Based Learning (TBL) Fundamentals Certification
Ready for a change in your classroom? Team Based Learning (TBL) is an active learning
strategy that motivates students to take charge of their learning experience while growing
skills in accountability, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork.
Join TBL Consultant and University of North Texas-Denton Professor, Judi Bradetich for
TBL Modules 1-5.
Module 1: TBL 101
Module 2: Creating TBL Modules
Module 3: Writing Effective MCQ Questions for TBL
Module 4: Peer Evaluation
Module 5: Facilitation Skills
Date: September 20, 2019
Location: UC Ballroom
Modules 1-2 (10:00 am-12:30 pm)
Modules 3-5 (1:30 pm-4 pm)
Lunch Provided
Note: The University will provide funding for the TBL Fundamentals Certification if you attend
all five (5) of the modules that are essential to laying the foundation for applying a team-based
learning strategy.
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Digital Technologies to Support Assignments
Digital technologies allow students to practice the skills and abilities needed to complete more
complex or difficult assignments. This workshop will provide examples of leveraging digital
technologies for efficiency and enhanced feedback to prepare students for more complex
assignments within and across courses. Participants are invited to bring activities they would like
to scaffold to begin scaffolding at the workshop. Facilitated by the ODL.
Date: October 7, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm
Characteristics of the UT Tyler Student
This forum will address the characteristics of students attending The University of Texas at Tyler.
We will discuss the challenges both traditional and non-traditional students in east Texas face
and identify strategies to better respond to these students’ backgrounds and needs. Facilitated by
Dr. Colleen Swain.
Date: October 18, 2019
Location: STE 301
10:10 am-11:05 pm
How to Deal With Classroom Disruptions
Managing classroom behavior can be challenging. This workshop will help you be proactive
when dealing with difficult students. Learn ways to minimize disruptive behavior in the
classroom through effective classroom management, good communication, and
organization. Facilitated by Mrs. Kim Harvey-Livingston, Interim Dean of Students and Mr.
David Hill, Director of Student Conduct.
Date: October 4, 2019
Location: STE 301
Time: 12:20 pm-1:15 pm
An Ounce of Prevention: Pre-empting Problems
What does good classroom management look like? How do we create a classroom environment
that supports student achievement and fosters positive behaviors? This workshop will help you
create an effective discipline approach and provide you with a basic set of tools and tactics that
are useful in the classroom. Facilitated by Ms. Susan Doty, ADT President.
Date: September 3, 2019
Location: STE 301
Time: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
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What's New in Digital Learning
Technology changes quickly, and while much of what’s new in the digital world is
expensive and theoretical this workshop will focus on technologies that have
application in the classroom but may not yet be widely adopted. Participants will
learn tips, tricks, and view demonstrations of new technology with relevance to
online and face to face courses. Facilitated by the ODL.
Dates:
November 12, 2019 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
April 6, 2020 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Location: LIB 127
Peer Learning and Sharing (Teaching Triangles)
This workshop will help you understand the peer evaluation process, with
the purpose of assessing and improving the quality of teaching. In addition,
learn more about how you can create peer collaboration models in your
department which facilitate inquiry, risk-taking, and collaboration.
Moderated by Dr. Debbie Koslover. Discussion will be followed by Q & A.
Date: November 19, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 9:30 am- 10:30 am
Using Mobile Tech in the Classroom
Join us for a discussion and workshop concerning the use of personal devices, internet access,
and synchronous participation in the classroom. Consideration is given to the bring-your-own-
device culture of Universities, as well as the varied backgrounds and experiences of our students.
The goal of this workshop is to generate ideas and applications specific to your courses.
Facilitated by the ODL.
Dates:
October 22, 2019 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
October 23, 2019 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
February 10, 2020 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Location: LIB 127
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Panel Discussion: Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordable Textbook
Alternatives
This workshop will allow you to discuss how the use of OER and affordable textbook
alternatives can help students succeed using high-quality, low-cost materials.
Moderated by Dr. Kyle Gullings. Discussion will be followed by Q & A .
Date: March 3, 2020
Location: STE 301
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teaching with Emerging Technologies
This workshop follows Dr. Torrey Trust’s presentation on digital tools for the classroom.
Through discussion and examples of new or underutilized digital technology, participants will
explore the application of these technologies in their current courses. The Office of Digital
Learning staff will be available to connect and coordinate with participants to apply these
technologies in your course. Facilitated by the ODL.
Date: February 26, 2020
Location: LIB 127
Time: 1:25 pm- 2:20 pm
Using Storytelling in the Classroom
In this workshop, you will learn how the magic of creating and telling stories can motivate
and engage your students. Tips, challenges, and guidelines will be discussed to help you
be more creative and use stories to further teaching and learning.
Facilitated by Dr. James Newsom.
Date: January 28, 2020
Location: STE 301
Time: 9:30 am- 10:30 am
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Information Literacy
Librarians as Partners: Information Literacy in the Classroom & Across Campus
Fake news, plagiarism, source bias; these are all extremely relevant concepts for the 21st
century student. Librarians are charged with teaching students how to search and locate
appropriate, trustworthy sources in an information age. In this workshop, learn how librarians
teach these skills, what information literacy instruction looks like in your field, and how
partnering with a librarian can benefit not just your students, but you as well! Facilitated by Ms.
Sarah Norrell, Professional Librarian.
Date: February 4, 2020
Location: LIB 127
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Librarian & Faculty Collaboration – the Sky’s the Limit!
Are you interested in partnering with the library, but aren't sure what that looks like or
how to begin? Join us for this interactive workshop as we review current faculty and
librarian partnerships, discuss examples from other institutions, and collaborate to
build projects and examples for your current or future courses. Participants are
encouraged to bring any syllabi, projects, or other ideas they would like to use for
collaboration. Facilitated by Ms. Sarah Norrell, Professional Librarian.
Date: November 19, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Library Tools & Services to Support Success
Join us as we explore the many tools and services the Muntz Library has to support
the success of our University members. From events and workshops to OER support
and liaison librarians, this workshop will review our well-known services, and
introduce some new ones. Like the librarians always say: give us a few minutes, we'll
save you a few hours! Facilitated by Ms. Sarah Norrell, Professional Librarian.
Date: September 11, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 10:10 am- 11:05 am
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Academic Innovation
Faculty Learning Community
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Danielle Bailey- dbailey@uttyler.edu
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The Study of Student Writing FLC
T h e F L C f o r T h e S t u d y o f S t u d e n t W r i t i n g i s a s p a c e f o r
f a c u l t y m e m b e r s t o i n q u i r e , l e a r n , a n d c o n s i d e r v a r i o u s
a s p e c t s o f s t u d e n t w r i t i n g p e r t a i n i n g t o a c a d e m i c
w r i t i n g , t h a t i s , w r i t i n g c l a s s e s .
P l e a s e c o m e a n d s h a r e y o u r i d e a s , g e t f e e d b a c k o n c u r r e n t
p r a c t i c e s , a n d s u p p o r t g r o w t h i n s t u d e n t w r i t i n g a t o u r
u n i v e r s i t y .
F a c u l t y L i a i s o n : D r . A n n a m a r y C o n s a l v o
a c o n s a l v o @ u t t y l e r . e d u
October 23, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
January 31, 2020
Location: LIB 127
February 19, 2020
Location: LIB 127
September 18, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FLC Meetings
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I S L A N D
O F Z E N
T H E B U Z Z
I N M E X I C O
A D V E N T U R E
I N A F R I C A
S W E E T L I F E I N T H E
M A Y A N R I V I E R A
E X P L O R I N G
J A P A N ' S S H O K U K O
A D A D A N D H I S
T E E N I N T A N Z A N I A
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Not All Classrooms Have Four Walls
Leading a faculty-led study abroad program can open many opportunities for our students.
Faculty are key to the sustainable success of study abroad at UT Tyler and have tremendous
influence on students' learning and development. Learn how you can lead a faculty-led study
abroad program this summer. Facilitated by the Office of International Programs.
Date: September 10, 2019
Location: Alumni House Conference Room
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Global Awareness and Diversity
Building Student Resilience
It can be difficult to understand the reasons why students are succeeding or failing in our classes.
Depression and stress are some of the main issues that today’s students face. Resiliency is the
ability to bounce back in the face of life’s challenges.This workshop is designed to provide
instructors with ways to help students develop the skills needed when they encounter adverse
conditions. Facilitated by Mrs. Kim Harvey-Livingston, Interim Dean of Students and Mr. David Hill,
Director of Student Conduct.
Date: September 17, 2019
Location: STE 301
Time: 3:30 am-4:30 pm
Employment of International Students
Employing international students can bring an enhanced perspective to your area.
Having a global footprint in the work place is essential to the university.
Understanding the complexities of hiring an international student will help make
the process easy for your department. With the support of Human Resources and
OIP the hiring process can be a smooth transition.
Facilitated by the Office of International Programs.
Date: October 8, 2019
Location: Alumni House Conference Room
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
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Culture Shock and College Success
International students face challenges everyday as they transition into
American life. Recognizing these challenges will help us ensure our
international students are successful in and outside the classroom. Listen
to first-hand experience from an international student and the challenges
they are faced with. Understanding these obstacles can help us ensure our
international students are successful.
Facilitated by the Office of International Programs.
Date: November 5, 2019
Location: Alumni House Conference Room
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Sponsoring a J Scholar
Faculty have the opportunity of inviting scholars from other countries to our
campus to participate in teaching and/or research activities and professional
development. These initiatives deepen the understanding of economic, cultural,
and the social environment of UT Tyler. Facilitated by the Office of International
Programs.
Date: February 18, 2020
Location: Alumni House Conference Room
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Increasing Accessibility for All
Accessibility means so much more than wheelchair ramps and closed
captioning. This workshop will explore multiple ways to increase the
accessibility within the classroom, workplace, or any other
setting. Facilitated by Ms. Sarah Norrell, Professional Librarian.
Date: October 15, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Leadership Around the World
What does leadership around the world look like and how does that impact
our international students? We are living in a world that is constantly
changing and it is crucial our students are culturally, socially, and
linguistically prepared for a global society. Facilitated by the
Office of International Programs.
Date: April 7, 2020
Location: Alumni House Conference Room
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Meaningful Conversations with International Students
Connecting with international students outside the classroom can leave a
strong impression due to your support. Building mentorship relationships
begin with mutual courtesy, respect and develop into trust and support.
Your support will help provide guidance when needed. Facilitated by the
Office of International Programs.
Date: March 24, 2020
Location: Alumni House Conference Room
Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) take into consideration that students
learn differently and, therefore, should be provided with different options for
learning materials and for demonstrating learning. This workshop will help
you understand the core concepts of UDL and apply them to your course
setting. Facilitated by Dr. Frank Dykes.
Date: March 17, 2020
Location: LIB 127
Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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The mission of the FLC strives to promote service-
learning that engages the students, the faculty, and the
community members in a mutually beneficial learning
paradigm which produces a robust experience in order to
prepare students to be more competitive in today's job
market.
Workshop:
Introduction to Designing Service-Learning
Courses
This workshop is for faculty and graduate students
interested in exploring the nuts and bolts of
designing and implementing service-learning
enhanced coursework.
Date: September 12, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 10:30 am-11:30 am
Service
Learning
FACULTY LEARNING
COMMUNITY
Liaisons: Drs. Rochell McWhorter;
rmcwhorter@uttyler.edu & Jessica
Rueter; jreuter@uttyler.edu
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BEST
YOU ARE SIMPLY THE
The Celebration of Service Learning event, sponsored by the
CETL and The FLC for Service Learning, recognizes the
outstanding work of our students, faculty, and community
partners.
Students and faculty will showcase their service learning
projects through posters and presentations.
Of Service-Learning
SALE
FLASH
CELEBRATION
April 9, 2020
Ornelas Activity Center
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
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Research and Scholarship
The following workshops are designed to help participants
engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
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Student Research
FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITY
This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for Student
Research is comprised of interdisciplinary faculty and
staff members who are dedicated to providing research
experiences for students.
FLC members will also be invited to participate in
theLyceum for Student Research.
Liaisons: Drs. Kassie Archer; karcher@uttyler.edu;
& Christopher Thomas; cthomas@uttyler.edu
FLC Meetings:
October 10, 2019
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
November 13, 2019
12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Light Lunch Provided
Location: LIB 127
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Research and Scholarship
Advancing from Associate to Full Professor
Gain Insights into crafting your dossier to highlight your body of work to show strong evidence
of your national and/or international reputation in your field as well as strength and meaningful
contributions to UT Tyler and the profession in teaching and service.
Facilitated by Dr. Colleen Swain, Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Online Education
Date: August 20, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 p.m
Moving from Assistant to Associate Professor
Gain insights into crafting your tenure and promotion dossier to highlight the evidence of your
work when making the case for tenure and promotion from assistant to associate professor.
Date: Sept. 12, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 p.m
Faculty 180
Faculty 180 is a university-wide, web-based information management system enabling the
collection, organization, sharing, analysis and presentation of critical data regarding faculty
scholarship, research, and service activities. This workshop will show faculty how to maintain
their scholarly activity data in the Faculty 180 database. Facilitated by Dr. Cheryl Parker.
Date: September 3, 2019
Location: LIB 422
Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am
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Using Pivot to Find Research Funding Uniquely Targeted to You
The University of Texas at Tyler subscribes to Pivot, an online tool that allows UT Tyler
faculty and staff to search just one database for funding in any discipline and country, rather
than searching multiple sources across the Internet. In this interactive training, participants
will learn how to find tutorials on using Pivot, build their Pivot profile, identify potential
collaborators, create a search, save a search, and receive alerts whenever new matching
opportunities are posted that match their saved searches. Facilitated by Dr. Carla Reichard,
Assistant Director, ORS.
Date: September 26, 2019
Location: LIB 422
Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Lunch Provided
Research and Scholarship
STATS IQ: Using Qualtrics for Statistical Research
Stats iQ. Powerful statistical analysis. No stats degree required.
Meet the world’s most powerful statistical analysis tool—that also happens to be the
world’s easiest. Facilitated by Drs. Amy Hayes & Chris Thomas.
Statistics arent just painful—theyre polarizing. Either you are a statistician, or you’re
not. And let’s be real, most of us are not. Stats iQ changes that, forever. Stats iQ
gives everyone from beginners to expert analysts the power to uncover meaning in
data, identify hidden trends, and produce predictive models.
Date: September 26, 2019
Location: LIB 422
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Qualtrics Bootcamps
Join us for workshops designed to get you up and running and Qualtrics. These
workshops will walk you through survey design, accessibility, distribution, data
importing/exporting, and reporting. Learn to use this research survey tool to its
fullest. Facilitated by Mrs. Tonya Gaddis, Senior Assessment Coordinator.
Beginner Boot Camp: Sept. 24, 2019
Advanced Boot Camp: October 10, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm LIB 422
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Working With The Department of Defense
In this seminar/open forum, Dr. Blake Bextine shares his insights about the do’s and don’ts
associated with the federal funding ecosystem and answers questions about working with federal
agencies, including but not limited to, the Department of Defense. During the past 3 years, Dr.
Bextine, UT Tyler Faculty, has been serving as a Program Manager in the Biological Technologies
Office (BTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he develops
concepts for, secures funding for, and manages multi-million-dollar programs.
Date: October 25, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Lunch Provided
Research and Scholarship
National Science Foundation
In this workshop, Professor John Ishiyama at the University of North Texas shares insights
and strategies for developing successful NSF REU grant proposals aimed at supporting
undergraduate student participation in all kinds of research --disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or
educational in focus -- encompassing efforts by individual investigators, groups, centers,
national facilities, and others. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing
research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
Date: November 8, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Scholar Works
Increase your Scholarly Impact: how Scholar Works at UT Tyler can help
Learn about the benefits of Open Access scholarly publishing and how Scholar Works at UT
Tyler can increase the impact of your work. Facilitated by Mrs. Terra Gullings, Head of University
Archives and Special Collections.
Date: October 24, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am
Scholar Works
UTTYLER
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Research and Scholarship
Search Strategies for Literature Reviews
This workshop will demonstrate different ways to search for resources for your literature
review, utilizing both library resources and outside resources as well. Facilitated by Ms.
Vandy Dubre, Professional Librarian.
Date: November 13, 2019
Location: LIB 127
Time: 10:10 am-11:05 am
UT Tyler Internal Grants: Facilitating Faculty and Staff Research and Collaboration
The University of Texas of Tyler Internal Grants Program offers faculty and staff funding to
acquire the experience and data needed to then apply to external funding sources. In this
training, participants will learn about the types of grants offered, proposal requirements, and
award requirements. Facilitated by Ms. Kay Jenkins, Grant Writer.
Date: November 14, 2019
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Integrity in Research
The University of Texas at Tyler is committed to supporting integrity in research by upholding the
values of objectivity, honesty, openness, fairness, accountability, and stewardship in all research
related activities. Participants in this training will learn how they can exemplify these values and
ensure that faculty, staff, and students involved in research at UT Tyler adhere to them.
Facilitated by the ORS Team.
Date: February 11, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
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Research and Scholarship
EXCEL 101
Join us to learn how to use Formula Auditing, Conditional Math, VLOOKUPs with approximate
or exact matches, and Pivot Tables. Facilitated by Ms. Rebecca Fernandez, Head of Electronic
Resources & Collection Management.
Date: January 22, 2020
Location: LIB 422
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Advanced EXCEL
Learn how to use Excel to perform Data Analysis with the Analysis ToolPak and Solver. Use the
Analysis ToolPak to perform a Regression Analysis and determine the Descriptive Statistics of a
collection of data. Use the add-in, Solver, to perform what-if analysis.
Date: February 19, 2020
Location: LIB 422
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Intellectual Property 101
In this workshop, participants will learn what intellectual property is, what the UT
System rules regarding Intellectual Property are and how intellectual property impacts
your research. Facilitated by Mr. Brandon Reynolds, Economic Engagement Director.
Date: March 5, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Lunch Provided
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How to Build a Better Research Assignment
Regardless of the field within which you research, there are some fundamental
proponents that never change: analyzing the existing literature, creating citations,
avoiding plagiarism, etc. All too often, students struggling with these tasks in their class
research assignments seek assistance in the library. What if there was a way for faculty
and librarians to partner together so that these students struggle less, and develop into
the researchers we know them to be? Join us as we discuss building just such a
research assignment. Facilitated by Ms. Sarah Norrell, Professional Librarian.
Date: March 27, 2020
Location: LIB 127
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Research and Scholarship
Tools to Teach Data Visualization
Data visualization is proving to be a useful component of data analysis and research in
general. Join us to discuss visualization types, how to design a visualization project, how
to choose the best visualization tool, and other interesting aspects of data visualization.
You will be provided with many useful resources to help in using and teaching data
visualization. Facilitated by Ms. Rebecca Fernandez, Head of Electronic Resources &
Collection Manager.
Date: March 18, 2020
Location: LIB 422
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Systematic Searching in PubMed, CINAHL, & Web of Science
Explore the basics of conducting a systematic search, including tips and tools for framing
a research question, developing a search strategy, and searching the databases. Let the
librarians demystify the process and help you identify concepts to craft a comprehensive,
yet precise string of terms and syntax to get you the information you need from the
databases. Facilitated by Professional Librarians Ms. Suzanne Abbey and Ms. Rebecca
Fernandez.
Date: April 15, 2020
Location: LIB 422
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technical Research, Academic Research
Review the research process. Discuss the differences and similarities of technical research
and academic research. You will be introduced to research tools that will assist you in your
research process, and a number of databases that make research so much easier. Facilitated
by Professional Librarians Ms. Christine Forisha and Ms. Rebecca Fernandez.
Date: May 13, 2020
Location: LIB 422
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Research and Scholarship
Funding Your Research
This workshop, conducted by Ms. Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding
Strategies, is designed to help investigators write winning grant proposals with a focus on
developing a Project Summary Introduction & Overview/Specific Aims,
Background/Significance Research Plan/Approach, Budget, and Other documents (e.g.,
budget, bios, data management plans, etc.).
Date: April 9, 2020
Location: TBD
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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T H E
L Y C E U M
S T U D E N T R E S E A R C H S H O W C A S E
THE LYCEUM CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY THE CETL, THE FLC FOR
STUDENT RESEARCH, AND THE HONORS COLLEGE, IS A CELEBRATION
OF RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER.
UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WILL SHOWCASE THEIR
ORIGINAL RESEARCH PROJECTS THROUGH POSTERS AND
PRESENTATIONS.
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Work-Life
Balance
FACULTY LEARNING
COMMUNITY
The mission of the Work-Life Balance
Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is to
inspire, motivate, and validate the well-
being and morale of the whole self within
the university community.
Liaisons: Drs. Lauren Kirby, Sarah Sass,
and Staci Zolkoski
FLC Workshop/Meeting
Date:September 12,2019
Location: UC Ballroom
Time:12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
This FLC meeting will begin with scientific
evidence about work-life balance and what
institutions can do to support it. Diverse UT
Tyler faculty will then share their
experiences with sources of work-life
conflict, as well as work-life enrichment and
open the floor for attendees to join in the
discussion.
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Work-Life Balance Through Mindfulness
Would you like to reduce stress and increasing resiliency? You may have come across numerous
research studies showing how Mindfulness reduces anxiety, increases cognition, and increases
well-being. You may have felt curious about the what and the how of Mindfulness.This workshop is
designed to help you to understand the essence of Mindfulness practice and to incorporate it into
your daily life. Facilitated by Drs. Sarah Sass, Staci Zolkoski, and Lauren Kirby.
Date: February 13, 2020
Location: UC Ballroom
Time: 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Failing Forward
This workshop will encourage you to stop and reflect on the positive
outcomes of failure and the necessity of failure in life. The challenge is not
whether you can manage never to fail — you will fail at something — but in
how you respond to your failures. Moderated by the WB FLC.
Date: February 11, 2020
Location: LIB 127
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Time to Rewire: Stressbuster Healthy Cooking Lesson
Stay Tuned: More Information to Come
Work-Life Balance
YOGA on the Plaz a
October 2019
Location: The Pl aza
Facilitated by Drs. Jessica Reuter and Venu Gopalakrishna-Remani
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Come for the coffee and
stay for the conversation.
If you love a good cup of coffee
in a morning, we've got something brewing especially
for you the first Tuesday of every month. Come share
your ideas about teaching and learning.
8:00 AM-10:00 AM
LIB 127
First Coffee Talk: September 3, 2019
Email: Academy@uttyler.edu
COFFEE
ON US!
The Academy of
Distinguished Teachers
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The University of Texas at Tyler
Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is dedicated to the advancement of
best practices in teaching and learning at the University of Texas at Tyler. The Center for
Excellence in Teaching and Learning supports the mission of The University of Texas at
Tyler to enhance lifelong learning and provide high quality professional development to
promote the development of new skills and discipline knowledge in order to enhance the
academic success of our students.
The Center is available to all instructional staff and facultyfor networking with
colleaguesin order to share innovative ideas which enhance teaching and learning. The
Center has a faculty commons area and conference rooms with large screen monitors that
facilitate webinars, zoom conferences, and online meetings. Feel free to contact us for
assistance. We welcome your ideas and suggestions.
Center Services
Professional
Development
Mentoring and
Consultations
Student Research
Providing high-quality
professional development which
reflects best practices in
teaching and learning,
Mentoring and confidential
consultations about teaching and/or
course design.
Providing resources and guidance to
foster the development of
undergraduate research .
Service
Learning
Teaching
Resources
New Faculty
Induction
Providing resources and
guidance to foster the
development of service learning.
Featuring important information,
resources and support for new
faculty throughout the year.
Offering a wide-range of
teaching resources including
articles, journals, books, videos
and other materials.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
LIB 127
Ph: 903.566.7296
cetl@uttyler.edu
Faculty Learning
Communities
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are interdisciplinary groups of faculty devoted to enhancing teaching and
learning with a curriculum focus on specific topics about pedagogy in higher education..
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The Office of Digital Learning exists to innovate and advance the use of
digital technologies in meaningful university experiences for students,
faculty, and staff.
Digital technology should enhance, not impede teaching and learning.
We strive to partner with programs and people to find appropriate
solutions to support teaching, service, and research. Technology can
simplify the complex, bridge gaps, and connect teaching, exploration,
and learning.
Our team includes support specialists who work with specific college
faculty, programs, and departments to serve digital learning needs and
provide support, ideas, and collaboration. Instructional designers
provide both pedagogical and technological course and program
support. This includes resource repositories for faculty, course design
templates and starter course shells, website resources including badges
and online credentialing, and online / on demand programs and
workshops to address specific course, program, and department needs.
The Office also administers learning systems support including Canvas
and department digital and physical resources. Video equipment
checkout as well as recording and production services are available at
your request. Canvas support includes enrollment and user presence,
system functionality, integration, user experience, and system
modification and tuning for all faculty and students.
Scott Dillingham, Director
sdillingham@uttyler.edu
Kole DeWoody, LMS Administrator
wdewoody@uttyler.edu
Jana Roman, Instructional Designer
jroman@uttyler.edu
Jennifer Daniel, Support Specialist
jdaniel@uttyler.edu
Brittany Folden, Support Specialist
bfolden@uttyler.edu
Brian Mackenzie, Support Specialist
bmackenzie@uttyler.edu
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RU
The Office of International Programs is dedicated to enriching the academic and
cultural experience through meaningful experiences at UT Tyler. Faculty have the
unique opportunity to impact our students and contribute to their global perspective
through the office of OIP.
Study Abroad
UT Tyler students will discover the world is their classroom. A summer faculty-led
program can open many opportunities for our students. These opportunities would not
be possible without the dedication, passion and tireless effort of the faculty who lead
these programs. Faculty are key to the sustainable success of study abroad at UT
Tyler and have tremendous influence on students' learning and development.
Scholarships opportunities are available for qualifying students to help fund their
program. The opportunity to embark on a study abroad experience prepares our
students for a global society.
International Student and Scholar Services
Faculty have the opportunity of inviting scholars from other countries to our campus to
participate in teaching and/or research activities and professional development. These
initiatives deepen the understanding of economic, cultural, and the social environment
of UT Tyler.
Intensive English Language Program
UT Tyler's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) assists International and local
non-native English speakers to improve their academic English language and
American culture skills, as well as prepare for university entrance and success in a
global environment. Faculty can participate in the Conversation Corner program by
helping IELI students enhance their English.
Passport Services
Located conveniently at UT Tyler, our full service, no appointment/walk-in only
Passport Acceptance Facility has served the East Texas community since October
2015. We are authorized by the U.S. Department of State to execute and mail only
first-time applications and can provide guidance for those using other application
forms.
Contact us:
3620 Varsity Drive (OIP House)
Tyler, Tx 75799
oip@uttyler.edu
Office of International Programs
(OIP)
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the Robert R. Muntz Library
Liaison Librarian Service
You have your very own liaison librarian! Liaisons collaborate with you to:
· Provide instruction, orientation, and training tailored to your subjects and needs
· Design learning tools and online research guides for your subject area or specific course
· Develop well-rounded collections of library resources to support your curriculum and research
· Identify Open Educational Resources (OER) for your courses
Liaisons also:
· Provide library information and support to new faculty, including assisting with research
· Communicate new library resources on a routine basis
· Visit departments to foster a close working relationship with faculty
Find your Liaison Librarian
Scholarly Communications & University Archives
Contact Terra Gullings, Head of University Archives and Special Collections, tgullings@uttyler.edu, 903.565.5849 for
matters related to:
· Issues of scholarly practices and scholarly communication
· Issues of intellectual property, copyright, and author rights
· The UT Tyler Digital Repository, Scholar Works at UT Tyler
· Assistance with the University Archives and primary research in this area
Electronic Resources
Muntz Library has a wide array of electronic journals, electronic books, print resources and databases to support your
teaching, learning and research needs. Find them using these links:
Library Home
List of Databases
Library Resource Guides by Subject or Discipline
To request a resource, contact Rebecca Fernandez, Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Management,
rfernandez@uttyler.edu, 903.565.5614
All electronic resources are available from any location with internet access. For off-campus access issues, please
contact Margo Duncan, Head of Library Systems, mduncan@uttyler.edu, 903.566.7174.
Library Facility
Building hours during Fall and Spring Semesters
Sunday 1pm – 2am Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 2am Friday 7:30am – 5 pm Saturday 9am – 6pm
Borrowing Print Materials
Faculty can check out up to 75 books for 1 semester with the possibility of 1 renewal.
Link to your library account to manage renewals using your regular UT Tyler login. Call the desk at 903.566.7343 for
help.
Interlibrary Loan
Also use your regular login to access the free-of- charge interlibrary loan service, which allows you to get materials that
UT Tyler does not own. Call Howard Rockwell if you need assistance, 903.566.7396
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Vision
The Office of Research and Scholarship envisions a university where faculty, staff and students
succeed through research and scholarship opportunities supported by the excellent services
provided by our highly qualified team.
Mission
The Office of Research and Scholarship supports and advances The University of Texas at Tyler’s
mission by providing research administration services including pre-award, post-award, and
compliance.
Responsibilities
The Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) provides expert guidance and support for sponsored
research and programs across the grant cycle including identifying sources of funding, assisting with
proposal development, negotiating contracts, setting up and monitoring budgets, and ensuring
compliance. These responsibilities take place across two main phases: pre-award (funding
opportunities, application development, and submission), and post-award (implementation, reporting,
and compliance).
The Office of Research and Scholarship also oversees a range of services, programs, and
committees aimed at supporting the UT Tyler research and academic community in advancing
research and scholarship. These services, programs and initiatives include, but are not limited to, the
following:
· Faculty Development Leave Initiative
· Internal Grants Program
· East Texas Research Conference
· Research-Oriented Professional Development Opportunities
· Institutional Review Board (CFR 45, Part 46 – Protection of Human Subjects)
· Conflict of Interest and Commitment and Responsible Conduct of Research
· Research Integrity and Compliance
· Research Council
· Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC)
· Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
· Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
For more information, contact the ORS team at 903-565-5670 or research@uttyler.edu.
Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Interim Associate Provost for Research & Scholarship
Dr. Carla Reichard, Assistant Director
Mrs. Angela Nunez, Senior Grant Coordinator
Ms. Kay Jenkins, Grant Writer
Mrs. Barbara Bextine, Faculty Associate
Mr. Brandon Reynolds, Economic Engagement Director, In partnership with Community Engagement
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