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Welcome

Welcome to the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center (LTC), the University of Dayton's laboratory for innovation in learning and teaching. We hope that you will visit the LTC on the ground floor of Roesch Library and on our Website for materials and information that are helpful and inspiring. Whether you are a member of the University of Dayton community or a visitor from afar, we offer you some UD Marianist hospitality and will do our best to help you find what you are looking for.

Here is some history of the  Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center:

Ryan's Dream

Directions:

The LTC is located on the ground floor of Roesch Library  on the University of Dayton campus. You can enter through the Roesch Library main entrance and take an elevator or the stairs to the ground floor or through the LTC West Entrance near the School of Law.

For Students

IT Training

IT Training provides training on centrally-supported software through the use of instructor-led workshops and online training. 

Media Arcade

The Media Arcade is a showcase of new and innovative technologies. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy a hands-on learning experience to get up and running with the creation, editing and publishing of digital media. The Media Arcade is open for walk-in consultations or by appointment.  

Learning Resources

The Office of Learning Resources is a learning resource for students, parents, faculty and staff. Learning Resources offers a wide variety of services to assist all students in achieving academic success at the university.

Write Place

The Write Place exists to enhance writing competency across the curriculum for students, faculty, and staff. We strive to create a comfortable, collaborative environment in which learning can flourish. Staffed by graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, the Write Place can assist with a wide range of writing challenges. Services include drop-in consultations, one-on-one appointments, digital drop-off and writing workshops.

Academic Services for Student Athletes

The Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (OASSA) provides and coordinates services to enhance student-athletes’ education in areas such as tutorials, study skills/strategies, career development and transition into college life. The OASSA staff monitors the academic progress of student-athletes through individual meetings and communicating with faculty, coaches and athletics administrators to ensure academic development, success and graduation.

Programs & Services

CARMA

CARMA, THE CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYSIS, is an interdisciplinary center devoted to helping faculty, graduate students and professionals learn of current developments in various areas of research methods and statistics.  CARMA conducts Webinars on a variety of research methods topics and hosts a video archive of prior events.  Each Webinar consists of an approximately 60 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. Topics cover a range of basic and cutting edge research methods issues and areas.  The sessions are suitable as an introduction to a topic, a refresher, continuing education, or for an area expert session as part of a graduate class in research methods.

Chairs Collaborative

The Chairs Collaborative is an informal, supportive, and collegial gathering of department chairpersons for the purpose of exchanging information and sharing best practices to improve the effectiveness of individual chairs and to create cross-campus links between departments.

Confidential Consultations

Staff and faculty associated with the LTC are available for one-on-one confidential consultations on a variety of teaching and learning topics.

E-Learning

The E-Learning Lab supports the delivery of online course materials or technology-enhanced pedagogical methods including the use of Isidore, UD's learning management system. 

Faculty Development Committee

The Committee's responsibilities include the development and facilitation of the LTC's faculty development programs. The committee is comprised of distinguished faculty from academic units across the University; committee members generally serve a three year term. 

Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio offers faculty the opportunity to improve their teaching by experiencing one of their peers “in action.” Several times each term, experienced faculty members are invited to conduct a class session of a course they normally teach with other faculty from across the curriculum serving as their students. The class session addresses skills and information that are fundamental to the presenting faculty member’s discipline. Following the demonstration class, faculty discuss the presenter’s pedagogy and/or the material he or she taught that day.  

IT Training

IT Training provides training on centrally-supported software through the use of instructor-led workshops and online training.

Leadership UD

Leadership UD is a year-long program designed to cultivate leadership capabilities and a leadership mindset among high interest/high potential UD employees. A combination of faculty and staff are nominated by Vice Presidents and Deans to participate. 

Media Arcade

The Media Arcade is a showcase of new and innovative technologies. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy a hands-on learning experience to get up and running with the creation, editing and publishing of digital media. The Media Arcadeis open for walk-in consultations or by appointment.

Midterm Instructional Diagnosis (MID)

Full and part-time faculty can request this mid-semester student learning and instructional improvement process that is voluntary and confidential. Over the years, faculty report improved learning, creative suggestions for change, and higher end-of-semester evaluation scores by using the MID. Student praise the process because it communicates faculty interest in their perceptions and helps to improve teaching.

Office of Learning Resources

The Office of Learning Resources (OLR) is a learning resource for students, parents, faculty and staff. OLR offers a wide variety of services to assist all students in achieving academic success at the university. 

Research Fellows Program

This seminar involves pre-tenure faculty from across the curriculum who meet during the spring to reflect on and discuss their research plans, learn more about support for research at UD, and hear from speakers addressing research-related topics. Participants reconvene in the fall to report on the progress of their work.

Studio

The Studio is an experimental classroom for inquiry-based teaching. Named for John O. Geiger, who served as University Provost from 1996 to 2001, it is a place where faculty try new pedagogies and share their experiences with other faculty in a collaborative and supportive setting. The Studio provides a space for creative learning and teaching, as well as resources to support participants as they develop their scholarship of teaching and widen their repertoire of student-centered learning strategies. 

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET)

Students will complete a new online instrument to evaluate faculty teaching.  The University of Dayton will be working with a company named CoursEval to run the assessment process—sending the SET instrument to students, reminding students to complete the instrument, collecting the results, and reporting the results to instructors. 

Teaching Fellows Program

Faculty in their second to seventh year of teaching at UD are invited to join this year-long community of practice that includes a series of seminars, classroom visitations and conversations about pedagogy. The program is designed to expand participants’ repertoires of pedagogical techniques, encourage self-reflection and connect faculty with colleagues from across campus. 

Teaching A Global Student Community (TAGS)

FACULTY RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS

With over 1400 international students from 40 different countries, the University of Dayton welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. The departments at UD benefit from the rich cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity these students and scholars bring from around the globe.

As part of the global mission of education, the University of Dayton is committed to developing inclusive learning communities on campus. The resources here provide information on teaching in multicultural and linguistically diverse classrooms, best practices for teaching and responding to non-native English speakers.

Teaching with Technology

In this seminar a community of faculty explore how to employ technology to promote student learning and to develop at least one classroom application of technology. The seminar draws on the resources of the Office of Writing, Research and New Media, the Office of Curriculum Innovation and E-Learning, and Roesch Library. 

Write Place

The Write Place exists to enhance writing competency across the curriculum for students, faculty, and staff. We strive to create a comfortable, collaborative environment in which learning can flourish. Staffed by graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, the Write Place can assist with a wide range of writing challenges. Services include drop-in consultations, one-on-one appointments, digital drop-off and writing workshops. 

Workshops & Events

Faculty Exchange Series

The Faculty Exchange Series (FES), hosted by UD's Faculty Development Committee and facilitated by faculty and staff from our campus community, provides opportunities for exploration of issues and topics important to UD faculty. The subjects and topics are generated and hosted by faculty through a proposal process. Topics range from instructional issues to programmatic, curricular, scholarship, or campus life issues— anything that would foster faculty growth, professional development, and enhance quality of work life. 

LTC Learning Workshops

A series of thematically-linked seminars on critical issues such as the assessment of learning, promoting active learning, the use of technology in the classroom, and supporting scholarship with new library tools. To learn more, check out the latest issue of the LTC Newsletter. 

Part-Time Faculty Workshops

Held in fall and spring, these workshops offer a variety of topics to be explored, ranging from ways to engage students in the classroom to learning more about the resources UD provides  to help instructors. To learn more, check out the latest issue of the LTC Newsletter. 

Reading Groups

The LTC sponsors semester-long reading groups of faculty and staff who read current books about teaching and learning. Participants receive free copies of the book in exchange for attending designated sessions in the LTC where they share their insights on the texts with their group. 

Writing Across the Curriculum

This workshop involves faculty members from across the University who gather to discuss how writing can aid learning in the disciplines and how instructors can use writing more effectively in their classes. 

Publications & Resources

LTC Newsletter

The LTC Newsletter is published by the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center in the fall and spring semesters. It is designed to stimulate understanding and innovations in learning and teaching and focuses on professional growth and development of faculty, along with listing developmental opportunities. 

Assessment Resources

These resources are intended to help faculty and administrators create and refine their efforts to assess teaching, student learning, and program design. 

Faculty and Leadership Development Library

The LTC has many books on such topics as pedagogy, team-teaching, students and technology. The books are located in the bookcases across from The Blend and can be borrowed by checking them out at the circulation desk of Roesch Library. 

Journals and Other Online Resources

Roesch Library provides online access to several professional development journals. The LTC can also provide a list of discipline-specific teaching journals upon request. 

Accessible Electronic Syllabus Template

Imagine not being able to understand the information in a course syllabus. This Accessible Electronic Syllabus Template is provided to help increase access to your syllabus for all students in your course. Instructions for how to create a new accessible electronic syllabus or update a previous syllabus to make it accessible are provided within the document. For assistance or additional information, please contact the LTC’s Office of Learning Resources.

Grants & Awards

The Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center offers a number of grant opportunities for faculty development. We are also happy to collaborate with faculty seeking to develop proposals or to conduct research linked to improving learning and teaching.

Reserve A Room in the LTC

The Learning Teaching Center's innovative architecture is designed to encourage discovery, learning, reflection, and conversation. With seminar and meeting spaces, a classroom, a cozy fireplace, and several conversation areas, the LTC is simultaneously a functional meeting space and an experimental, impromptu gathering place.

The LTC spaces are available for reservation during our normal operating hours. To make a reservation request, please submit a request.

PLEASE NOTE: Blue areas indicate booked events; gray areas indicate unavailable hours. Use "Filter" feature to select a future date. This calendar is subject to change and does not include pending reservations. Submitting a request does NOT guarantee your reservation. Requests will be processed in the order they are received; you will receive a response via email by the end of the next business day. If space is not available to accommodate your event, additional rooms are available for academic/department reservations at ArtStreet and Marianist Hall Learning Space.

Contact

Phone: (937) 229-4898
Fax: (937) 229-2249
Email: ltc@udayton.edu

Mailing Address:

Learning Teaching Center
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1302

Directions:

The LTC is located on the ground floor of Roesch Library  on the University of Dayton campus. You can enter through the Roesch Library main entrance and take an elevator or the stairs to the ground floor or through the LTC West Entrance near the School of Law.