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Instructional Design & Support

Faculty First

The Faculty First Program is an annual instructional development program that supports the UTK faculty’s effective uses of technology in teaching. This is accomplished by forming a long-term partnership between a faculty member and OIT to develop digital instructional materials or to reshape an entire course. The program runs from February to December.

You provide the content and serve as a subject matter expert (SME), and OIT staff will collaborate with you to guide the project analysis, design, development and evaluation while incorporating the appropriate technology into your course.

Browse through the Faculty First projects at the bottom of this webpage.

Faculty First Grant 2018 – Call for Proposals is CLOSED

Are you interested in participating in the Faculty First Grant 2018 Program? The OIT Support Organization invites applicants from UTK faculty members with instructor rank or above to apply. Download the Call for Faculty First Grant Proposals.

Contact Project Coordinator Tonya Mathis with questions or call 974-2734.

Faculty First 2017 Participants

Making Online Lectures Accessible and Student Focused

Sally Harris, Ph.D.

Department of English

This proposal for the Faculty First Grant asks for help redesigning online lectures for a high-demand course: English 295, Writing in the Workplace.

Read Harris final report (PDF)

Redesigning the Speech Anxious Website

Suzy Prentiss, Ph.D.

School of Communication Studies

It is website used extensively by students in my speech anxious sections of CMST 240 Business and Professional Communication, and it desperately needs to be more interactive and engaging.

Multimedia for Instruction in the Principles and Practices of Surgery

Karen Tobias, Ph.D.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

The purpose of this project is to develop an integrated, interactive online manual that uses multimedia to describe and illustrate basic surgery skills.

Project Archive

Faculty First 2016 Participants
Faculty First 2015 Participants
Faculty First 2014 Participants


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