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The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series


The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series features inspiring faculty from across the disciplines sharing their thoughts and strategies about the art and science of teaching and learning. We welcome new faculty, new stories, and new ways of thinking about the art of teaching. Join us via Zoom on the first Thursdays of the month from 12 pm to 1 pm.

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist . . . Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. (John Steinbeck)


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Early Findings from the Hybrid Teaching Pilot Program

Simona Buetti and Alejandro Lleras (PSYCH)

The Hybrid Teaching and Learning Pilot, which launched in Fall 2023, was developed to explore the specific challenges of delivering instruction to students who are both in the classroom and attending remotely. Key aspects of the investigation include classroom design and technology--including room set up, cameras,  microphones, and tech support, as well as classroom management strategies--including content delivery, engagement strategies, and learning outcomes. Small stipends are available to faculty who are interested in participating in the investigation.

In this presentation, Simona Buetti and Alejandro Lleras (PSYCH) will describe their experiences transitioning a large enrollment lecture-based class into a hybrid format. They will share survey data comparing online students who attended remotely with in-person students and describe some of the challenges they encountered with classroom technology, ensuring that online students feel included, and learning how to adapt to the hybrid teaching format.




The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Seminar Series has been inspiring instructors and building connections since 2021.

  • In Spring 2021, we showcased CITL Faculty Fellows and some of the research they have been doing on their teaching.
  • In Fall 2021, we featured faculty who are early in their careers sharing tools and strategies they are still developing.
  • In Spring 2022, we looked at alternative approaches to teaching and learning that included social justice, game-based pedagogy, and newer approaches to assessment.
  • In Fall 2022, we returned to the theme of faculty research with exemplary presenters sharing how they are conducting research on their teaching or using research to inform their teaching.
  • In Spring 2023, we heard from faculty who used innovative methods and resources to support students online and learned how to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Stay tuned to learn more about our plans for Spring 2024!

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All sessions will continue to be recorded and presenter materials gathered. For more information, or to suggest a speaker for the series, please contact Jordan Leising at