2017 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 18, 2017, 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Open to: All faculty, researchers, and graduate students


Looking for ideas on how to improve or refresh your teaching or research? Wondering what campus resources are available to faculty and how to connect to them? Come to the first-ever AIS Teaching and Research Resource Fair (aka AIS-palooza) to get inspired, learn new things, and get your questions answered.

Check out a few mini-sessions or stay for the whole event! Don't see your topic listed below? Stop by our Juicy Questions Cafe to ask. Refreshments and finger foods will be provided.

Participating organizations include:

American Cultures Center, bConnected, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Berkeley Video, Cal Performances, Campus Shared Services-IT, Center for Teaching and Learning, D-Lab, Data Science Education Program, Digital Humanities, Disabled Students Program, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Educational Technology Services, Information Services Technology, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Library, Media Relations, Media Resources Center, Public Affairs, Office of Ethics, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Research IT, Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Schedule: Concurrent Mini-Sessions

11:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

Best Practices for Creating Instructional Video

Looking to create video for use in a course? Find out about free resources available on campus, get useful production tips, and learn about ways to share content and make it accessible to students.
Tim Gotch, Natalie Montanez - Educational Technology Services

Create, Share, and Use Open Educational Resources Within bCourses

Learn about helpful tools, resources, and best practices around developing Open Educational Resources (OER). Among other things we'll cover Canvas Commons (bCourses), Creative Commons Licensing, and Library OER resources. Save money and help promote open access!
Noah Wittman - Educational Technology Services
Cody Hennesy - Library

Get the Most Out of Google Apps

Learn how to set up bookable office hours, create collaborative course assignments, and maximize your productivity with the experts from bConnected.
Jen Bellenger, Rob Silva - bConnected

How to Avoid Paying for Software and Services the Campus Already Provides

From Microsoft to Matlab, from computers to computational resources...find out what you can get for free or at a discounted price.
Kyle Pope - Campus Shared Services, IT

How to Plug Into the Undergraduate Discovery Experiences Initiative

This spring a campus wide initiative has launched with the aim of profoundly expanding UC Berkeley's capacity to support undergraduates in undertaking the most demonstrably transformative forms of scholarly and experiential learning. Student "discovery projects" will take many forms including capstone thesis, community-engaged scholarship, entrepreneurial enterprises, and artistic production. This session engages participants - from any corner of campus - in thinking about how your unit / department can contribute to this initiative.
Sean Burns - OURS (Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships)

How to Promote Your Research

Discover strategies and tips for monitoring and maximizing the impact of your scholarship.
Margaret Phillips - Library
Kathryn Bader - Public Affairs

Planning a New Course with bCourses

Get a jumpstart on planning your new course. We'll cover design methodology, tool selection and best practices in bCourses course site design.
Rita Conrad - Center for Teaching and Learning
Paula Miranda - Educational Technology Services
Andy Peterson - School of Social Welfare/Goldman School of Public Policy

Resources and Strategies for Active Learning

What is active learning? Get inspired by what other faculty at Cal and beyond are doing, and learn about resources available on campus.
Richard Freishtat - Center for Teaching and Learning
Owen McGrath - Educational Technology Services

Resources for Incorporating Data Science Into Your Classes

Module development in the Data Science Education Program offers the opportunity to faculty interested in integrating a data science component (3+ hours) into their course to engage with an eager team of undergraduate students and a discipline expert graduate student in developing this component. We are happy to work within any school on campus & and have successfully supported professors without any programming background.
Christopher Hench - D-Lab 

Securing Your Research Data

Learn what services are available to help you manage sensitive data, what successful practices you can adopt, and who on campus to speak with. Hear about a campus initiative to address the secure-data needs of researchers, and let us know, 'What issues do you face with your secure data?'
Chris Hoffman - Research IT/Research Data Management

Turn Images and Scans of Text Into Something You Can Search and Use

Learn about campus tools and resources to make it happen, whether you have one PDF or a million.
Quinn Dombrowski - Research IT 

Wikipedia as an Educational Tool

Editing Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with an immediate visible impact on a global audience. Find out how other Berkeley faculty have incorporated Wikipedia assignments into their courses, learn about tools that support and enhance teaching and learning, and discover how easy it is to get started.
Stacy Reardon - Library
Victoria Robinson - American Cultures Center

11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

Assessment Options Within bCourses

There are many tools to support assessment within bCourses. Come learn about Quizzes, Peer Review, Clickers, and the SuiteC Engagement Index, among other options.
Paula Miranda - Educational Technology Services

Cloud Strategies for Your Research

Researchers have many choices for cloud computing. Which cloud platforms fit your work? What are the hidden costs and traps? Let us guide you through this rapidly changing environment.
Maurice Manning, Aaron Culich - Research IT

Collecting Assignments Online

Collecting assignments online has many advantages -- it's much easier for students and instructors and makes grading and feedback much more efficient. Come learn more!
Steven Williams - Educational Technology Services

Create Your Dream Course Through the L&S Curriculum Enrichment Program

Interested in teaching beyond traditional curriculum boundaries or exploring a different kind of learning experience? Come find out about Freshman and Sophomore Seminars, Big Ideas Courses, Discovery Courses, and On the Same Page...we'll help you design the course you've always yearned to teach or never knew you could!
Chelan Huddleston - L&S Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies 

Data Science Pedagogy: A Short Summer Workshop

Learn pedagogical techniques from the campus-wide Data Science Education Program in a 3 day summer session. Experience & discuss how introduction to programming & statistical inference is taught, with panels about integrating these methods into existing courses. 1.5 day extension opportunity for developing course materials using these skills, with support from student tutors.
Sarah Reynolds - Data Science Education Program

Get the Most Out Of Box for Your Research Data

Organize your lab's data workflow, safely store data collected in the field, archive your working data and collaborate confidently.
Rick Jaffe - Research Data Management

How to Make A Large Course Feel Small

Learn about strategies and tools for building an intimate learning community, engaging peers with one another, and creating a richer learning experience for all.
Rita Conrad, Center for Teaching and Learning
Judy Stern, Noah Wittman - Educational Technology Services

How to Make Course Materials Affordable

The high and ever-increasing costs of textbooks and other assigned course readings are major concerns for UC Berkeley students. The University Library and campus partners are launching numerous efforts to help address these challenges—including guidance to help instructors and students locate free or more affordable course content.
Margaret Phillips, Cody Hennesy - Library

Navigating the IT Service Catalog

Ever wonder who to talk to about Wi-Fi access, email issues, or bCourses support? Come learn about the new IT Service Catalog, your new go-to for all kinds of technical assistance.
Jon Conhaim - Information Services Technology

Options for Creating A Website (and When Not To)

Thinking about creating a new website? Get advice about how to plan and organize your content, and learn about different free and fee-based platform options to suit your needs.
Stacy Reardon - Library
Kathleen Lu - Open Berkeley
Jen Bellenger - bConnected

Strategies to Boost Response Rates for End-Of-Term Course Evaluations

Representatives from the Center for Teaching and Learning and Eductational Technology Services will discuss tactics for boosting student participation and engagement to increase the quality and quantity of end of semester student feedback.
Miles Lincoln - Educational Technology Services
Richard Freishtat - Center for Teaching and Learning

Supporting Students In "Community Engaged Scholarship"

As Berkeley approaches the 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front, which helped establish the Department of Ethnic Studies, how do we prepare and support students for justice making in the world? Learn about opportunities to get involved and to critically assess the university's embrace of "community engaged scholarship."
Victoria Robinson - American Cultures Center

12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

bCourses Tools for Fostering Student Collaboration

There are many options to support student collaboration withing bCourses. Come learn about Groups, Discussions, Google Docs, and SuiteC.
Paula Miranda - Educational Technology Services

Data Management Plans and the DMPtool

Get a head start on your next grant application with the online tool available at dmptool.org.
Anna Sackmann - Library/Research Data Management

Helping Students Improve Their Research Skills

Discuss ideas for research assignments and exercises that will help your students engage in scholarly research and connect with Library resources.
Cody Hennesy - Library

Learn How to Write Good Research Software Via Collaboration

Learn how the BIDS Machine Shop assists researchers in bridging the gap between their field of expertise and the discipline of scientific software development by mentoring students to work with the best practices of science and collaborative software engineering.
Stéfan van der Walt - Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Navigating Social Media, Fake News, and Trolls

Get advice from Public Affairs (for you and your students) about how to use social media effectively, how to deal with trolls and negative comments, and how to avoid getting owned.
Kathryn Bader - Public Affairs

Opportunities for Professional Development Through the Multicultural Education Program

Learn about resources for faculty offered by the Multicultural Education Program, including diversity workshops, educational consultations and tools to assist you with classroom discussions and group facilitation.
Lisa Walker - Division of Equity and Inclusion

Promoting Academic Integrity

Learn more about tools and best practices to promote academic integrity and ensure your students properly cite their sources.
Steven Williams - Educational Technology Services

Research Privacy Developments and Dilemmas

Protecting the security of your research data is an obvious requirement, but sometimes safeguarding privacy isn't so straightforward. Do traditional standards around public behavior, recruitment and consent apply on the Internet? What happens when different privacy laws (HIPAA, FERPA) intersect with research? Discuss case scenarios and your own questions with Lisa Ho, our campus privacy officer.
Lisa Ho - Office of Ethics

Resources for Data Intensive Social Science Research

The D-Lab is the central resource for data intensive social science research at Berkeley. We provide a variety of services including workshops on software, programming languages, and methods, one-on-one consulting, and a collaborative workspace housing computers with pre-installed software.
Chris Hench - D-Lab

Strategies and Resources for Flipping Your Class

Why "flip" your class? What does it take to do this well, and what resources are available on campus to help you?
Judy Stern, Tim Gotch - Educational Technology Services
Andy Peterson- School of Social Welfare/Goldman School of Public Policy

Using Social Media in Your Teaching

We'll cover strategies for utilizing social media in the classroom. We'll also discuss how you might use bCourses (SuiteC) to provide a social-media-like experience for your students.
Rita Conrad - Center for Teaching and Learning
Noah Wittman - Educational Technology Services

Videoconferencing Tools: Options and Possibilities

Looking to collaborate with researchers at other universities or host virtual office hours for students? Want to connect your class to a guest speaker or show off a cutting-edge research site in a remote location? How about a live, co-located performance? Learn about free and fee-based hardware and software options and find the tool that works best for you.
Jen Bellenger - bConnected
Ezra Daly - Educational Technology Services

12:30 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Blending Your Instructional Strategies Together

What is blended learning? How do you get started? How can you use bCourses and other tools to support blended learning?
Rita Conrad - Center for Teaching and Learning
Noah Wittman - Educational Technology Services
Andy Peterson - School of Social Welfare/Goldman School of Public Policy

iHub for Research

iHub (https://api-central.berkeley.edu/apis) makes it easy to obtain portable campus data securely. And to make data available to others. What can it do for your research data?
Rick Jaffe - Research IT
Tom Tsai - Information Services Technology

Learn and Teach Digital Methods in the Humanities

The Digital Humanities at Berkeley supports all humanists in their introduction to and implementation of digital tools and methodologies. We offer consulting services on research projects and suppport in course development.
Adam Anderson - Digital Humanities

Learning by Design: Using Makerspaces for Teaching and Research

Jacobs Hall, home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, is a campus hub for hands-on, interdisciplinary, team-based learning. Come find out about resources, from teaching space to fabrication equipment to design specialist staff, to help you infuse design and making into your teaching and research.
Amy Dinh - Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Resources and Tools to Make Your Course Content Accessible for Students with Disabilities

Learn how to make your course more accessible! We'll provide an overview of campus resources offered by the Disabled Students Program (DSP), Educational Technology Services (ETS), and the Library. We'll also discuss the new Accessible Course Content website (http://accesscontent.berkeley.edu) and Ally (http://ally.ac/), an exciting new accesibility tool currently in pilot.
Miles Lincoln - Educational Technology Services
Cody Hennesy - Library
Martha Velasquez - Disabled Students Program

Share Skills and Best Practices for Scientific Computation

Learn about The Hacker Within, a weekly peer learning group for introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a domain-specific code, teaching a new skill, or bringing up a computational problem.
Kevin Koy - Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Streaming Clips and Full Films In and Out of the Classroom

Familiarize yourself with the latest streaming tools and video collections and see how they can save precious time in and out of the classroom.
Gisele Tanasse - Library Media Resources Center 

Teaching and Learning with Cal Performances

Live performing arts offer ample opportunities for teaching and learning across a wide array of disciplines. Find out what resources and support are available through Cal Performances programs and learn how faculty in rhetoric, English, business, and other areas are bringing these rich "texts" into their courses.
Sabrina Klein - Cal Performances 

Using Audience/Student/Classroom/Personal Response Systems (Aka "Clickers") to Engage Students

How can you use clickers to get students to do more than just listen in class? Learn about how clickers are used to support peer instruction and other forms of active learning.
Richard Freishtat - Center for Teaching and Learning
Judy Stern - Educational Technology Services

Using bCourses for Compliance Training

Come learn how to use bCourses for training and/or certification purposes.
Paula Miranda - Educational Technology Services
Isela Pena-Rager - International House
Alisha Klatt - Environment, Health & Safety

Working with the Media: Tips for Faculty and Researchers

Looking to spread the word about breakthrough research, upcoming events, a special class or project, or your expertise on a timely topic? Want some help "packaging" yourself or your ideas? Find out about services and support the UC Media Relations office provides.
Rob Sanders - Media Relations 

Ongoing Demonstrations

3D printing
360 video
audiovisual equipment available for free checkout
Berkeley AV event recording
4K drone video
virtual reality
DIY Media Studio tours (11:45 and 12:15)

Teaching and Research Resource Fair - activity map

Program guide and activity map


Registration is not required.

Series details

Our annual AIS-palooza brings together service providers and academic support organizations from all over campus. Come learn tips and tricks for teaching and research and discover new innovations and tools. We've got something for everyone!

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