The University Academy of Teaching recognizes exemplary professors who have generously and collaboratively shared their know-how with faculty and graduate teaching assistant colleagues throughout the University community, especially across Departmental and School boundaries. In diverse, innovative ways, consistently, over an extended time, Academy members have distinguished themselves with their ability to communicate their excellent skill in facilitating students’ learning. Academy members have typically won a University-wide teaching award. The Academy engages its members to share their expertise with a broader audience of colleagues through a series of programs that will further raise the level of pedagogy at the University of Virginia.
Founded as a pilot program in 2011, the University Academy of Teaching is housed in the University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center (TRC) and directed by an Advisory Board made up of Academy members and TRC faculty.
The first two years of the University Academy of Teaching are funded with support from The Jefferson Trust, an Initiative of the U.Va. Alumni Association, from Vice Provost for Academic Programs J. Milton Adams, and from the TRC.
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JTW featured in UVaToday
Read about the TRC’s January Teaching Workshop (JTW) in the UVaToday article, “Faculty Explore Innovative Teaching Methods.” Many Academy members participated in the half-day workshop, … More
Academy featured in UVaToday
Read about the Academy in the UVaToday article, “Master Teachers Called to Spread Their Expertise on Grounds.”