The Biggio Center provides an array of inclusive, evidence-based events, programs, grants, and consultations to engage, support, and empower excellence in teaching and learning.
Teaching opportunities are designed for faculty to:
- Exchange ideas with colleagues in other disciplines
- Receive actionable ideas to improve teaching
- Experience a systematic or scholarly approach to learning and teaching
Events range from workshops where participants have the opportunity to apply evidence-based concepts, trends, and ideas to current and future courses; informal gatherings with other teacher-scholars to discuss topics related to active learning; and orientations to aid new faculty and GTAs in navigating the University system.
Programs provide participants with extended, immersive experiences related to professional development and course design. Participants have the opportunity to experience pedagogy appropriate to the session and actively apply the content to their own courses and disciplines.
To support educational initiatives, the Biggio Center offers a departmental grant to recognize a departmental campus culture that values teaching and learning excellence, an instructor grant to support teaching and learning projects, and a number of mini grants to assist faculty with the costs incurred conducting teaching research.
Consultations related to teaching and learning aim to support faculty member’s unique needs. Thus, consultations take on a variety of forms -in class and online consultations, classroom observation, online course reviews, and STEM-specific feedback.
Last modified: June 18, 2018