Teaching & Learning

This organization is the result of the creative merger of the University offices of
Digital Learning and Instruction & Assessment.

Our Purpose

We promote inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices, course design, and instructional technologies to promote impactful learning across campus. We help instructors think creatively about teaching and learning and turn their visions into realities by working collaboratively to create engaging and innovative learning environments.

Melody Buckner

Melody Buckner, PhD

Associate Vice Provost of Digital Learning Initiatives

Lisa Elfring

Lisa Elfring, PhD

Associate Vice Provost Office of Instruction & Assessment

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The six Hubs offer a variety of programs, services, and scholarship to support the teaching community at UArizona. The hubs promote engagement and inclusive learning environments that build instructors’ skills and foster student success.

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Engaged & Inclusive Teaching

Promoting student academic success by working with all UArizona instructors to integrate evidence-based practices supporting teaching while building out effective learning environments.

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Digital Learning

Collaborating with instructors and partners to design, develop, implement and support exemplary online experiences so that all learners are engaged and have meaningful educational experiences.

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Program & Course Assessment

Facilitating analysis of learning environments, academic programs and student learning outcomes for all UArizona colleges through a collaborative continuous improvement process.

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Combining pedagogically-supported online course design with professional multimedia production to create engaging educational content that maximizes the impact of course materials and improves the learning experience for students.

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Technology Learning Collaborative

Combining technical and pedagogical support for D2L and enterprise instructional technology tools that help instructors promote interaction, engagement, and access.

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Research & Scholarship

The Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) and Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) are closely linked with our merged units. These two UArizona projects focus on developing scholarship in university teaching and learning.