F15/SP16 Teaching Workshop Series Schedule
Fridays | 9:30 - 11:30 am | Faculty Center (MLIB 1705)
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Workshops for Faculty
Excellence in General Education Awards
Breathing New Life Into Your Course: Backward Design
Developing Program Learning Outcomes
Breathing New Life Into Your Course: In the Face-to-Face Classroom
Breathing New Life Into Your Course:
In the Online Classroom
Diversity Development: Undergraduate Studies Fellows
January 15 - CANCELLED
General Education: Humanities & Fine Arts Designation
Rubrics & Grading
February 12 - CANCELLED
Getting a GE Designation On Your Course: A Step-By-Step Guide
The General Education Curriculum Committee oversees all general education and bachelor degree requirements. Faculty developing courses that they hope will be approved to meet these requirements often have questions about the criteria that must be met. This workshop will focus on the content, instructional process and learning outcome criteria for courses that carry the Intellectual Explorations designations. Each will be discussed and successful examples will be provided. Participants will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of each criterion and the kinds of evidence that can support a successful application.
How to Survive Teaching Online
Interpreting Student Course Feedback for Retention & Promotion
While student course feedback is not a stand-alone measure of teaching effectiveness, it can be a valuable resource for identifying teaching strengths and areas for improvement. During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to access and make the best use of the powerful tools available to every instructor at the U of U for analyzing and utilizing student feedback to improve teaching and build a strong, comprehensive teaching portfolio. Specifically we will discuss accessing survey results and powerful analysis tools, best-practices for using student feedback to improve your teaching and build your portfolio, and other available resources.
Integrated Learning with Student Portfolios
Integrated learning – or the ability of a student to connect, synthesize, and transfer their learning across the curriculum and into new situations – should be central to the student experience. This workshop, open to grad students, postdocs, and faculty members, will explore ways to facilitate experiences that promote integrated learning, primarily through the use of learning portfolios (also known as ePortfolios). Through documentation of their learning, students make meaning of their own academic experiences, reflecting on those experiences, and triggering “aha!” moments. We will closely examine what integrated learning, as facilitated by learning portfolios, looks like in practice. We will share classroom experiences, examine best practices, and imagine ways to move forward with our work. We hope to foster partnerships across campus, and hope you will join us for this workshop.
Mentoring Graduate Students + Awards Ceremony - CANCELLED
Workshops for Graduate Student
Grad Students & Post-Docs Meet & Greet
October 30 - (this workshop begins at 10 am)
Information for Prospective Fulbright Students
Making Research Relevant and Understandable
Teaching Dossier: Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy
Focusing on creating a teaching portfolio that highlights your teaching practice as part of your scholarly credentials, this workshop discusses essentials for an effective curriculum vitae (CV) and provides research-grounded approaches to developing or sharpening your teaching philosophy statement. This workshop is open to all grad students, post docs and faculty at the University of Utah and fulfills one requirement of the HETS designation. Registrants are encouraged to bring their current CV and teaching philosophy statement for peer feedback opportunities.
Rubrics & Grading
How to Survive Teaching Online
Teaching online can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Not only do you have to learn new technologies, but you must be more organized when presenting instructional content. Even if you’ve taught a subject before, it takes time to create pages, assignments, discussions, and assessments specific to the online environment. And students in online classes seem to have different expectations about how and when to interact with the teacher. Come to this workshop and learn proven strategies for surviving and thriving as an online instructor. You spend a lot of time trying to make things better for your students. How about spending a little time making things better for you?
February 26 - CANCELLED
TITLE IX: What You Need to Know
Title IX requires all instructors (including TAs) and supervisors to be aware of their obligation to stop illegal discrimination and sexual harassment. Join Krista Pickens, the U's Title IX Coordinator and Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action, for this informative and useful workshop.
How to Handle Difficult Conversations
As the Graduate School continues to promote best practices in mentorship, an important piece of that is to encourage mentors to have honest, candid discussions with their advisees early on in graduate or postdoctoral careers. These conversations can be difficult and some choose to avoid them altogether. The panelists at this workshop will provide suggestions and resources for faculty on initiating conversations with struggling students, as well as for postdoctoral fellows and graduate student on how to communicate more effectively with their advisors.
Panelists: Dr. Kristen Keefe, Interim Dean, College of Pharmacy; Dr. David Derezotes, Professor, College of Social Work; and Jennifer Mabey, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School.