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Starting this semester, Teaching and Learning Innovation, a unit within the Division of Academic Affairs, officially merges four offices—Experience Learning, the Teaching and Learning Center, the Office of Service-Learning and the Office of Online Programs.

The merger brings all of these efforts under one umbrella to provide more services, programs, and partnerships to better support UT faculty in enriching student learning experiences.

“It allows us to break down some of the silos; it’s more about what we do and less about organizational charts,” said Matthew Theriot, interim vice provost for faculty affairs and associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, who will oversee the unit. “The goal is to better reflect campus priorities and positions the university to build e-learning.

Teaching and Learning Innovation unit’s priorities areas will include Experience Learning, service-learning, online programs, UT CIRTL for graduate students, tools for assessment, and inclusive teaching practices.

Chris Lavan heads up Experience Learning, which encompasses service-learning, as well as related teaching innovation efforts. Jennifer Gramling directs e-learning efforts.

See the TLI website for more information on the reorganization, the unit’s services, priorities, and future opportunities for UT instructors.