TLC Bi-Weekly Newsletter for Tuesday,

April 9th, 2024

Good morning, K-Staters!

We are now in Week 13 of the Spring 2024 semester, and the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) team would like to remind you of our commitment to support your efforts in teaching, mentoring, and advising. We are excited to announce the various priorities, events, and resources that are designed to advance teaching and learning at K-State. This video explains what the TLC can do for you.

SOTL Showcase: Call for Submissions

Our third annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Showcase will be held Monday, May 6th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm in Hale Library Room 181. The goal of this showcase is for K-Staters to share ideas and/or research pertaining to teaching and learning. Poster and oral presentation options are available. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Qualtrics survey by 5pm on Friday, April 12th:

Set Up Your TEVALs

You can administer your TEVALs between now and Monday, May 13th. The deadline for creating an online TEVAL is May 10th. We have a video resource to help you set up your TEVALs on Canvas.

Please note that we highly recommend creating and administering your TEVALs sooner rather than later so that students have time to complete them. We also recommend that you and your students view the following video created by the Student Governing Association explaining the importance of TEVALs and how students can provide useful feedback for faculty.

NOTE: We recommend administering TEVALs by offering students class time to log-on to Canvas and complete them on their phones, tablets, laptops, or class computers after you step out of the room. This will offer the best return rate. Given our university handbook requirements regarding anonymity, other incentivizing methods are not recommended.

Once grades have been released by the university on Wednesday, May 15th, primary instructors can retrieve their TEVAL reports from Canvas. If you have additional questions, please contact the TLC at 785-532-7828 or

Programs & Events

Our Professional Development (PD) Series will continue on Wednesdays at 12 noon via Zoom. All events are free, and no registration is required. You can find more information on our schedule on the Upcoming Events page of our website and on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


  • On Wednesday, April 10th (tomorrow!), TLC Fellow, Beth Pesnell will lead an event titled, “Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement and Encourage Visible Thinking.” Click here for the promotional video.


  • K-State and the University Press of Kansas are hosting an event on book publishing, titled “University Press Publishing: Finding a Publisher, Revising Your Dissertation, & Authors’ Roundtable,” this Thursday, April 11th, 2024 in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room (581) from 1-5:30pm. Click here for more information, including RSVP links.


  • On Wednesday, April 17th, Doris Carroll will lead a Need-To-Know professional development event on microaggressions. We hope to see you there!


  • On Tuesday, April 23rd, Lisa Tatonetti will present her Coffman Chair Lecture, “Treaties, Teaching, and First-Gen Land Grant Responsibilities." In-person and livestream attendance options are available. Click here for more information.


Also, if you are interested in earning a PD Certificate or in becoming a TLC Fellow for this academic year, check out the requirements on our website.

Engage the Sage Videos to Support Excellent Teaching

We would like to remind you of several video resources as part of Dr. Don Saucier’s YouTube channel, Engage the Sage, that are particularly relevant toward the end of the semester:

Our two newest releases:

Thank You & Encouragement

We are grateful for your continued support of your students and colleagues and hope you take advantage of the resources available to you at K-State, including us at the TLC, throughout the upcoming semester. Thank you for all you do for your colleagues and our students. And thank you for advancing K-State’s teaching and learning mission with energy and optimism.



The Teaching and Learning Center Team