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Ongoing Projects

UNC Large Enrollment Course Redesign Pilot Project

The Pilot Project represents the beginnings of a grassroots effort by faculty, administrators, and instructional support staff within The University of North Carolina to find ways to address the consequences of the need to the necessity of offering large enrollment courses to meet an increasing demand for student "seats", especially in introductory courses. An initial step is to examine the potential uses of a methodology for redesign that has already demonstrated consistent success in redesigning courses in a variety of disciplines and types of institutions of higher education. This methodology of redesign was developed and implemented for a research project funded by the Pew Foundation and implemented by the Center for Academic Transformation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The ultimate goal of the Pilot Project and later redesign activities within UNC is to develop a collaborative support infrastructure for redesign where any of the 16 institutions in UNC call upon a very rich pool of talent to plan and implement redesign projects.

UNC Large Enrollment Course Redesign Pilot Project Support Site

The UNC Professional Development Portal (PDP)

The UNC Professional Development Portal (PDP) is a strategic service component of the TLT Collaborative, designed to provide an increasing range of online professional development resources for faculty, staff, administrators, and librarians throughout UNC. There are currently four focus areas of content: teaching and learning, human resources, administrative development, and libraries.

Professional Development Portal Site

Annual TLT Conference

This annual event, co-sponsored by the UNC Faculty Assembly, is a professional development activity for faculty, staff, administrators, and librarians on all sixteen campuses of the University of North Carolina who are interested in the effective use of computer-based technology for teaching and learning. The conference program provides many opportunities for faculty and staff peer-to-peer sharing of experiences and best practices, as well as presentations, panel discussions, and interest group meetings on TLT issues of current interest to UNC.

2005 TLT Conference
Previous Conferences

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)

The UNC TLT Collaborative has worked with the UNC Division of Academic Affairs to jointly support UNC participation in the national MERLOT program. MERLOT's mission is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by expanding the quantity and quality of peer-reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses. Each year several UNC faculty participate in national MERLOT review panels and other MERLOT projects.

National MERLOT Site

Interest Groups

TLT interest groups serve as core structures to promote collaborative professional development through ongoing work in selected areas of interest. Interest groups may communicate in regional or UNC-wide meetings, through online tools such as discussion forums and mailing lists, and by videoconference or phone conference. The annual UNC TLT Conference serves as an additional venue for activities associated with TLT interest groups.

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UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Compendia Series

The UNC TLT Training Compendium
The UNC TLT Training Compendium provides a single point of access to over 200 self-paced tutorials, workshop syllabi, instructional videos, course handouts, and other training resources in the area of teaching with technology. Entries cover a range of TLT topics from getting started with Microsoft Word to managing communication in an online course. All materials in the Compendium were developed by UNC faculty and staff who agreed to share their work with colleagues at UNC institutions. If you are willing to share training programs or workshops developed on your campus, please contact Andrea Eastman-Mullins at .

UNC TLT Training Compendium website

The UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Compendium of Effective Practices
To help campuses share their success and learn from sister institutions, the UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Collaborative developed this compendium of effective practices and special projects that demonstrate how faculty and staff are effectively and efficiently incorporating technology into instructional programs. The compendium showcases more than 50 initiatives in faculty development, instructional support, e-Learning, faculty and student support services, and library resources. The TLT Collaborative plans to update the compendium annually. Please share your suggestions for additional entries with Andrea Eastman-Mullins, Information and Technology Coordinator of the TLT Collaborative, .

Compendium of Effective Practices


Past Projects

Strategic and Operating Plan Development

During the period January 2002 - January 2003 the TLT Collaborative Board and staff members engaged in the organization's first strategic planning process. The resulting 2002-2005 Strategic and Operating Plans provide road maps for the TLTC's activities for the next three years.

2002-2005 Strategic Plan
2002-2005 Operating Plan

TLT Roundtable / Flashlight Services

The UNC TLT Collaborative negotiated system-wide cost savings and allocated funds for two year licenses (July 2000 thru June 2002) for UNC campuses, allowing participation in the TLT Group's TLT Roundtable and Flashlight services. Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtables (TLTR) are campus focused discussion structures that are supported by the TLT Group to assist faculty, staff, students, and administrators to work effectively together to improve teaching and learning with information technology. The Flashlight Program is an evaluation system that helps institutions study and improve educational uses of technology.

TLT Group Site

TLT Symposium, April 2001

The UNC TLT Collaborative partnered with NC State University's Teaching and Learning with Technology Roundtable to sponsor a day-long TLT symposium. This event brought four nationally recognized leaders in the TLT faculty support arena together with UNC campus representatives. The speakers provided overviews of their programs, successes, and challenges, and moderated open roundtable discussions with conference participants.

Symposium Site

TLT Collaborative Funding for Campus Projects, Spring 2001

The UNC TLT Collaborative provided $8,500 to each UNC campus for use in Spring 2001. These funds were targeted to support specific projects associated with TLT professional development (software training) and TLT research (wireless initiatives, digital libraries).

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TLT Collaborative Funding for Campus Projects, Spring 2000

In Spring 2000, the TLT Collaborative issued an RFP inviting all UNC faculty and staff members to submit proposals for funding on current TLT topics of interest. A total of $141,486 was awarded.

Campus Funding Proposals
Approved Funding Allocations

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