Recorded Online Sessions

Click the button below to access our library of Recorded Online Sessions designed to help you with online teaching.


The Creative Escapes series is hosted by the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE) and began last summer to give community members a break from the stress of the pandemic. Dr. Ann Cavallo, Assistant Vice Provost and CRTLE Director, said “We’re very excited to offer Creative Escapes. The series was so popular last summer that we decided to bring it back with a new lineup of topics and speakers.”

For a list of all SEED Grant Winners please click the link below

Have you struggled to create a vibrant online classroom where all students feel connected?

Check out this recent outstanding article – written by Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education – on how some professors are creating an engaging and vibrant online classroom.

Learn how to create an effectively engaging online course. In this section, topics include synchronous and asynchronous online courses, best practices for facilitating an engaging online environment, and the myriad technologies and programs available to assist in enhancing student engagement.

UTA Classroom During COVID

Explore several approaches on how to effectively engage students in the classroom. Topics include: best practices for motivating students, tips on how to handle controversial topics, how to teach to a large classroom, the benefits of using technology in the classroom.

Our Mission

To engage faculty in research-based practices that innovate and enhance their teaching, resulting in clear and measurable advances in student learning. 


This section covers several resources for creating effective online courses, for creating high quality hybrid course designs, for maintaining effective online classroom engagement. 

Dr. Andrew Clark and Dr. Ann Cavallo

Our Goals

  • To provide positive support for teaching, inspiring and empowering faculty dedicated to ensuring all students
    learn successfully.
  • To collaborate with faculty across campus on research and grants, emphasizing the exploration and application of innovative and evidence-based teaching and
    learning practices.
  • To promote experiential learning by engaging faculty in implementing the Maverick Advantage high-impact teaching practices: Community Engagement, Undergraduate Research, Career Development, Global Engagement, Leadership Development

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CRTLE Year in Review Report 2019-2020

We are pleased to present our first annual Center for Research on Teaching and Learning Excellence (CRTLE) Year in Review Report to highlight many of the activities we sponsored in the past year. You can access the full report by clicking on the title.

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