Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning

Promoting excellence and innovation in teaching and learning at URI


The Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning consists of three divisions — Faculty Development, Online Education, and Student Learning, Outcomes Assessment, & Accreditation— all of which promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning at URI. We provide high quality courses, workshops, resources, and support for faculty, instructors, and graduate students.

  • Creative Activation in the Classroom: Using the Power of Performance to Jumpstart Learning

    Presenter: Rob Neill, Distinguished Visiting Artist
    Monday, November 6 | 2 – 3:30pm | Will Theatre Lobby

    Space is limited.  Reserve your seat at:

    Based on the Neo-Futurist approach to writing and performance, workshop participants learn how to weave observation with imagination, draw from personal experiences, and cultivate extraordinary ideas from the seemingly ordinary. Through a series of fun exercises, participants develop a variety of communication methods and work towards achieving leadership in education goals. Topics addressed include:

    • Getting out of your comfort zone.
    • Finding freedom within limitations.
    • Using ambiguity to fuel creativity.
    • Authenticity is worth the risk.
    • Bringing your whole self to work.

  • Fall 2017 Ace Your Course ChallengeAce Your Course Challenge

    199 students tested one or more of Saundra McGuire’s learning strategies for four weeks during the Fall 2017 Ace Your Course Challenge. 167 (82)% reported their grades increased or increased significantly in relevant courses.  You can find the list of this semester’s raffle winners, a list of learning strategies used during the challenge, and announcements for future Challenges here.

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