2019 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 18, 2019, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Instructors, Post-doctoral students, Researchers

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Technology Support and Drop-In Consultations

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Consultations are available on a drop-in basis for the following areas during the resource fair. You can also book appointments for a later date.

  • Accessibility and Accommodations
    Learn what you can do to help create a more inclusive learning environment for all your student learners.
    Disabled Students' Program, Digital Learning Services, bConnected

  • bCourses
    Wondering how you can get more out of bCourses? We're here to help! Sit down with staff from the bCourses team to get tips and ideas. 
    Digital Learning Services

  • IT Client Services (formerly CSS-IT)
    IT Client Services provides front-line support for many different technology and software services, including Google Suite, Microsoft, bCourses, and Calnet 2-step. Meet the team in person and find out about other resources available to instructors.
    IT Client Services

  • DIY Media Studio Tours
    Our free-to-use (for approved academic purposes) DIY Media Studio is equipped with HD cameras, professional lighting, multiple backdrops, pen tablets, and a wide array of screen capture and video software. Come for an orientation and you'll be ready for action in no time! (We'll also point you to where you can sign up for a one-on-one consultation at a later date if you have questions about your specific needs.) NOTE: Tours and orientation (limit 5 people) will begin at 11:05 and 11:35. Sign up at the reception desk.
    Digital Learning Services

Table Topics

Equity & Inclusion

11:00 - 11:30
Supporting Students in Community Engaged Scholarship

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."

Andrea Wise and Douglas Parada
American Cultures Center and Public Service Center

11:30 - 12:00
Creating an Inclusive Campus

Learn about resources for faculty offered by the Division of Equity & Inclusion, including diversity workshops, consultations, planning support, and tools to assist you in creating more inclusive classrooms and departments.

Amy Scharf
Division of Equity & Inclusion

12:00 - 12:30
Support Your Undergrads In Their Research Efforts

OURS provides all kinds of resources - intellectually and financially - to students seeking research experiences. Faculty play a key role in advising such students, so the more you know about OURS, the better you can support your students.

Sean Burns
Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Active & Hybrid Learning

11:00 - 11:30
What's an Active Learning Classroom?

With features such as movable furniture, display screens, and whiteboards, active learning classrooms encourage student engagement and collaboration. Come discuss tips and strategies for teaching in one of the active learning classrooms on campus.

Devon Harris & Rita Conrad
Educational Technology Services & Center for Teaching and Learning

11:30 - 12:00
Models for Flipping Your Class

What are different ways you can move content delivery out of the classroom, and more engaging & interactive activities into the classroom?

Judy Stern & Andy Peterson
Center for Teaching and Learning & Digital Learning Services

12:00 - 12:30
Using Classroom Response Systems (aka "Clickers") to Engage Students

Want your students to do more than just listen in class? Clickers can be used to encourage active participation, support peer instruction, and give you useful information about student learning.

Judy Stern & Devon Harris
Educational Technology Services & Digital Learning Services

Best Practices for bCourses

11:00 - 11:30
Leveraging bCourses for Student Engagement

How can you replicate--and even improve--class discussion in an online environment? Learn about best practices in bCourses for fostering robust discussions and adding more opportunities for student-to-student interaction using Collaborations and Suite C.

Rebecca Farivar
Digital Learning Services

11:30 - 12:00
Rubrics: Beyond Love & Hate

Take a second look at rubrics; while not a panacea for all assessment concerns, a well-designed rubric can be a useful resource in your course and can improve student confidence, understanding, and performance.

Courtney Gomas
Digital Learning Services

12:00 - 12:30
Evidence-Based Teaching in bCourses

Explore a range of evidence-based strategies, from targeted to comprehensive, that can maximize your efficient and effective use of bCourses.

Seyon Wind & Andy Peterson
Digital Learning Services & Center for Teaching and Learning

Scaling Your Teaching

11:00 - 11:30
Beyond IOKN2K!

D-Lab helps researchers learn about data visualization, machine learning, natural language processing, geographic information systems, qualitative methods and more. We also partner with on- and off-campus partners on grants and contract work. Learn more and join our community!

Evan Muzzall

11:30 - 12:00
Improving Online Course Evaluations + Grading at Scale

Boost student participation and engagement in your course evaluations + learn about ways to make grading more efficient at scale.

12:00 - 12:30
Digital Learning Innovation Grants

Get help from digital learning and digital media experts with implementing digital activities, assignments, student projects, and learning content into your course or curriculum.

Suzanne Harrison
Digital Learning Services

Improving Your Course

11:00 - 11:30
Engaging Graduate Students in Curriculum Evaluation and Redesign

Learn how Center for Teaching and Learning's graduate fellows support departments and campus in uncovering what is (and what is not) working for undergraduate students in their journey of learning.

Yukiko Watanabe
Center for Teaching and Learning

11:30 - 12:00
Strengthen Your Syllabus

Discuss tips and strategies for rethinking and redesigning your syllabus, including making a graphical syllabus to tell the story of your course.

Rita Conrad
Center for Teaching and Learning

12:00 - 12:30
Incorporating Creative Projects Into the Curriculum

Tired of term papers and looking to liven student projects? Learn about human and digital resources to help you redesign an assignment or course component to foster creativity and deep engagement.

Joseph Kearns
Digital Learning Services

Data Science & Digital Methods

11:00 - 11:30
Data Science Summer Pedagogy 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.

Eric Van Dusen
Division of Data Sciences

11:30 - 12:00
Build Data Science Modules for Your Class

Learn how to add a data science component to your course, such as text analysis, data visualization, or social network analysis. Student developers can help make course materials and your course can access a UC Berkeley Datahub for cloud-based instruction.

Eric Van Dusen
Division of Data Sciences

12:00 - 12:30
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

Partnering with the Library

11:00 - 11:30
DIY Digital Publishing

Learn about various ways you can create and use digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources to support your teaching and research.

Stacy Reardon

11:30 - 12:00
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 & Doug Parada
Library & American Cultures Center

12:00 - 12:30
The Library: Your Partner in Teaching and Research

The Library supports faculty and instructors by visiting classes to teach research skills, consulting on research assignment design, supporting use of video in the classroom, and much more.

Corliss Lee
The Library & Media Resources Center

Open Science & Reproducible Research

11:00 - 11:30
DASH + Dryad

Coming this summer: DASH and Dryad are merging to launch a powerful data repository offering.

Rick Jaffe
Research IT

11:30 - 12:00
Open Science Framework

What's it like to use an open science framework to organize and guide your project?

Rick Jaffe
Research IT

12:00 - 12:30
The Carpentries & Reproducible Research

The Carpentries - and other UC Berkeley resources - offers an on-ramp to reproducible research.

Scott Peterson & Rick Jaffe
Research IT

Secure Research Data

11:00 - 11:30
Managing Sensitive Data

What is secure research computing and how do I get started? How do I manage my sensitive data? Research IT offers a suite of secure computing services and free consulting to help you determine a solution for your computing needs. Join us.

Jason Christopher
Research IT

11:30 - 12:00
New Resources for Secure Data

Researchers at Berkeley are performing groundbreaking work using data that are very sensitive, including personalized medicine and genetics and data about individuals collected by government and industry. We are building a new research computing platform for work on restricted data and want to share information with you.

Chris Hoffman
Research IT

12:00 - 12:30
Information Security on Campus

The Information SecuResearch ITy and Policy office guides Berkeley in the management of information secuResearch ITy risk and helps safeguard data and systems to enable the mission of teaching, research, and public service. At the table will be handouts on best practices for cybersecurity and information on upcoming technology changes that affect the campus.

Casey Hennig (ISP)
Research IT

Arts & Design

11:00 - 11:30
Opportunities for Faculty and Students

Learn about creative discovery grants, Berkeley arts passport, and other ways you can connect with Berkeley Arts+Design.

Massimo Pacchione
Arts + Design

11:30 - 12:00
Artistic Literacy and Performing Arts Pedagogy

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

12:00 - 12:30
Learning by Design: Makerspaces for Teaching and Research

Learn how to integrate design and making into your teaching and research at Jacobs Hall. Our interactive resources include 8,000 sq. ft. of makerspace, flexible teaching space, design specialist staff, and more.

Amy Dinh
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Participating groups include:

  • American Cultures Center
  • Arts+Design
  • bConnected
  • bCourses team
  • Berkeley Research Computing
  • Cal Performances
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • D-Lab
  • Data Science Education Program
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Learning Services
  • Disabled Students' Program
  • Division of Equity & Inclusion
  • Educational Technology Services
  • IT Client Services (formerly CSS-IT)
  • Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
  • Library
  • Office of Information Security & Policy
  • Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
  • Public Service Center
  • Research IT



Registration is unavailable. Registration closed on April 17, 2019 - 5:00pm.

Series description

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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