Teaching Resources & PD Opportunities
Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET@MO)
"ET@MO supports the meaningful use of technology to improve teaching and learning. With a focus on both pedagogical design and technology innovation and excellence, ET@MO staff 1) engage in relevant academic- and technology-oriented conversations, decisions, and initiatives so as to make positive contributions; 2) facilitate the use of existing resources and infrastructure for the sake of quality, consistency, and efficiency, and; 3) research, design, and implement new educational technology innovations when feasible." Learn about ET@MO's array of resources, including the new course management system, Canvas.
Teaching and Learning Center
The Teaching and Learning Center at Mizzou is a network of professional development units. The center is structured to better serve the needs of everyone with teaching positions members throughout their careers by integrating existing services and creating new alliances and synergies to maximize use of MU's expertise and financial resources." While some of the units serve undergraduates, others are open to graduate students also. Learn more
New in 2016: a Teaching Renewal Conference. the goal of the conference is "To provide opportunities for enhancing teaching and learning at MU that aligns with the Mizzou 2020 plan. To promote an open, collaborative culture across campus, create mentors and showcase great examples of research and teaching on this campus." Learn more or register for the Conference.
New Book: The Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: Lessons from the University of Missouri Kemper Teaching Fellows. Distinguished Mizzou faculty from across disciplines have collaborated on an comprehensive book about teaching in higher education. Chapters include, but are not limited to, Developing a Teaching Philosophy; Large-Enrollment Classes; Educational Technology; Problem-Based Learning; Assessing Student Learning and Assigning Grades; and Exploring Issues of Diversity in the Classroom. The book is available at The Mizzou Store.
Held in May each year, the Celebration of Teaching is a professional development opportunity at the University of Missouri where teaching professionals and instructional support staff share approaches and techniques that colleagues have developed in their own teaching and learn from exciting guest experts on important teaching topics. Learn about the annual Celebration of Teaching Conference.
Graduate Teaching Assistants and Postdoctoral instructors can learn about campus resources at New Faculty Orientation and participate in the professional development opportunities offered. NFO is held each August the week prior to the start of fall semester.