Tag: Student Engagement

Instructional Moves for Powerful Teaching in Higher Education


Authors: Jeremy T. Murphy and Meira Levinson Published: March 7, 2023 UTHSC Library Based on work conducted through the Instructional Moves project at Harvard University, Instructional Moves for Powerful Teaching in Higher Education outlines the many ways in which good college and graduate school teaching is rooted in deliberate pedagogical choices that support active learning. Jeremy T.… Read More

Making PowerPoint Interactive


April 2024   NOTE: The following feature is only available on PowerPoint for Windows.  There are times when giving a PowerPoint presentation that you want to ask a question of your audience and record key points of a discussion. Typically, presenters will switch to another application such as Word, or pull out a flip pad to… Read More

Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students


Author: Norman Eng  Published: March 10, 2017 UTHSC Library Your students aren’t reading. They aren’t engaged in class. Getting them to talk is like pulling teeth. Whatever the situation, your reality is not meeting your expectations. Change is needed. But who’s got the time? Or maybe you’re just starting out, and you want to get… Read More

Interactive Lecturing: A Handbook for College Faculty


Author:  Elizabeth F. Barkley, Claire H. Major Published: February 28, 2018 UTHSC Library Have you ever looked out across your students only to find them staring at their computers or smartphones rather than listening attentively to you? Have you ever wondered what you could do to encourage students to resist distractions and focus on the information… Read More

Engaged Teaching: A Handbook for College Faculty


Authors:  Claire Howell Major, Elizabeth F. Barkley Published: February 24, 2002 UTHSC Library Teaching today can be tough, but when done effectively, it can also be a deeply rewarding profession. To become an effective teacher is to begin by being an engaged teacher—intellectually, emotionally, and conatively grappling with the art and craft of teaching. Engaged Teaching:… Read More

Designing a Motivational Syllabus: Creating a Learning Path for Student Engagement


Authors: Christine Harrington, Melissa Thomas Published: May 17, 2018 UTHSC Library Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus is a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working, based on the single-most reliable difference between new faculty who… Read More

Emphasize Why the Course is Relevant: Anne Zachry, College of Health Professions


  Additional Information Resource Pages Student Engagement Getting to Know Your Students Attending to Student Well Being Active Learning Teaching Strategies in the Clinical Setting Experiential Learning TLC Medallions Paradigms of Education Art of Teaching Webinars Quick and Easy Strategies Faculty Can Use to Improve Student Learning. Dr. Todd Zakrajsek. April 2023. Reimagining Engaging Learnings.… Read More

One Minute Preceptor

The One Minute Preceptor is an effective, efficient, and easy teaching strategy for faculty to engage learners in case presentations. In this session, explore the five steps in the One Minute Preceptor including the role of both faculty and learner within the process. Participants will practice implementing the One Minute Preceptor through small group case-based… Read More

ChatGPT: Optimizing Artificial Intelligence for Education

A panel of faculty, staff, and students will discuss ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool that can automatically write a paper on any topic. The group will discuss the tool and how it is used, the implications for UTHSC’s honor code and academic integrity, and strategies and ideas for how to incorporate the tool into your… Read More



  • Kelly Jo Fulkerson Dikuua, PhD, Teaching and Learning Center
  • Amy Hall, EdD, Teaching and Learning Center
  • Tom Laughner, PhD, Teaching and Learning Center
  • Ted Cory, PhD, College of Pharmacy
  • Chance Arnold, College of Health Professions
  • Bailey Floyd, College of Health Professions
  • Elizabeth Tobener, College of Graduate Health Sciences

Reimagining Engaging Learners

Dr. Krishnaiah will discuss his findings on generational differences and the uniqueness of the current generation, the defining characteristics and learning preferences of the current generation of students and residents in the health professions (Generation Z), and finally some of the ways he has effectively used learning strategies to better engage his students.



  • Balaji Krishnaiah, MD, College of Medicine