The UMW Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning has opened up shop in UMW Blogs. The new site at www.teachumw.org was developed over the summer to showcase professional development opportunities for faculty and resources on teaching innovation and pedagogical research.
UMW professor of economics, Steve Greenlaw, who is currently the acting director of the Center, spearheaded the effort to develop a new Web presence for Teach UMW. Among other things, he wanted a site that would be easy to use, incorporate information from other teaching service units on campus, and provide a hub for conversation about teaching excellence at the University.
To that end, a listserv was started to compliment the new site. Anyone can subscribe on the site, and, upon doing so, will receive a message whenever new content is posted. In addition, members of the list can send messages to each other and participate in a general conversation about teaching excellence and innovation.