Teaching Dialogues

Panelists at Spring 2018 Teaching Dialogue

Pat Steenland and Nicholas Swanson-Hysell at "Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls" (April 24, 2018)

Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Instructors

Teaching Dialogues is a regular series of campus-wide discussions on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.

All faculty, graduate students, and academic staff are welcome and encouraged to participate.

See recaps and recordings of past dialogues and other AIS programs.

Past events

November 14, 2018, 10:30am to 11:30am
How do we balance a desire to create learning experiences rooted in discovery and critical inquiry with demands for higher education to prepare graduates for the workforce? How does the undergraduate curriculum incorporate skills and competencies that help students succeed in professional careers...
November 13, 2018, 11:00am to 12:30pm
At a top-tier institution like Berkeley, students are accustomed to being high performers and being rewarded for their achievements. But we want our students to be good at more than just taking tests and demonstrating mastery of a particular content set. And research has shown that emphasizing...
October 10, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Feeling burdened by how much material you have to cover in a short amount of time? Frustrated that your students don’t seem to be “getting” the content or actively engaging in class discussions? Wondering how you can make room for reflection or individualized learning with (insert large number)...
April 11, 2018, 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Learning can and should happen 24/7, and research shows that when it is connected to people’s lives, it’s more beneficial, more robust, and ”stickier.” So, how do we draw on environments outside the classroom walls and leverage them in service of our educational aims? How can this help us engage...
February 8, 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Faculty often tell us, “I didn’t really learn it until I taught it.” In this session, we will talk about positioning students as instructors within the context of an existing course—placing them in charge of their own and others’ learning. We’ll explore the impetus for changing the dynamic, discuss...
November 13, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
Please join your Berkeley colleagues in the Academic Innovation Studio in Dwinelle Hall for a panel discussion moderated by Oliver O’Reilly, chair of the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching. Panelists will include Miles Lincoln from ETS, who will discuss future potential developments of the...
November 6, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Senate Committee on Teaching
What are the key ingredients for a successful, long-term group assignment? What does it take to pull this off in a classroom or research setting? How might teaming look different across different disciplines, and what is to be gained from taking a team-based approach to learning? Join a...
October 30, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning, The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
Read a r ecap of this program. Open to: All faculty, graduate instructors, and academic staff Description: What are effective strategies for wrangling the logistics of a large-enrollment course? For example, how do you consistently sync lecture and section? How do you work with multiple GSIs? How...
October 24, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning, The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
Read a recap of this program. Open to: All instructors and academic staff Description: The learning in our courses requires more than simple remembering and understanding. Often, what we are trying to cultivate in our students are higher-order thinking skills like analysis, synthesis, and...
March 20, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning
Open to: All Senate and non-Senate faculty Description: Join your Berkeley faculty colleagues for the next discussion in the 2016-17 Dialogues series. Philip Stark and Oliver O'Reilly will be kicking off the discussion on the topic "Faculty-Student Feedback: End-of-Semester Teaching Evaluations."...
February 13, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Open to : All instructors Description : Join Senate and non-Senate faculty colleagues for the next discussion in the 2016-17 Dialogues series entitled "Engaging Students in Peer Feedback." Claire Kremen (Environmental Science, Policy and Management) will kick-off the discussion followed by students...
October 24, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
Open to: Senate and non-Senate faculty Please join Senate and non-Senate faculty colleagues for the second event in our 2016-2017 Dialogues colloquium series. Lisa Pruitt (Mechanical Engineering) and Michelle Douskey (Chemistry) will kick off discussion on the topic "Maximizing Innovative Teaching...
September 26, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
Open to: Senate and non-Senate faculty Description Janet Broughton (Philosophy, Vice Provost for the Faculty 2011-2016) and Martin Jay (History, Former Member of the Academic Senate's Budget & Interdepartmental Relations Committee) will share their insights concerning how to foster innovative...
February 24, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Hosted by
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), The Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching
Open to: All Senate and non-Senate faculty Have you considered integrating technology into your teaching or are you deciding on which tools to use in the classroom? Past Dialogues have focused on topics from efficiency to expectations, student buy-in to methods, and now the discussion is evolving...