Teaching and Research Resource Fair (2nd annual AIS-palooza)

April 12, 2018, 11:00am
SAVE THE DATE! Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza. Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to learn about resources that are available to faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, find out about funding opportunities and more.

Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

April 11, 2018, 12:15pm
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 with our broader communities, transcend traditional academic boundaries, and foster deep learning? Join your Berkeley colleagues for an open, informal discussion.

Improving Students' Learning by Having Them Teach

February 8, 2018, 2:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
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 challenges and opportunities, and surface models that can adopted or adapted for your own course. Please join your Berkeley colleagues for this open and informal discussion.

Teaming with Diversity Workshop with Sara Beckman

January 11, 2018, 9:30am
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A half-day workshop for instructors on how to design and facilitate effective teams, drawing upon each member's unique strengths. Participants will be introduced to the training tools and resources that Beckman uses to coach faculty as well as industry executives, and have an opportunity to work on their own projects.

Strengthen Your Syllabus

January 9, 2018, 10:30am
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Do you have the feeling your students might not be reading your syllabus or referring to it throughout the semester? What can you do to change this? In this session, Rita-Marie Conrad, senior consultant from the Center for Teaching and Learning, will discuss common pitfalls and share tips and creative strategies to strengthen your syllabus. Participants will also have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on their syllabus. Please RSVP and please bring your laptop and at least one printed copy of your syllabus, even if it's still in draft form. All questions are welcome!

Graduate Student Assessment Fellows 2018 Showcase

May 3, 2018, 12:00pm
The 2018 Graduate Student Assesssement Fellows (GSAF) cohort will do a short presentation to highlight their project accomplishments. We will also celebrate their completion of the GSAF program. This event is open to faculty who are interested in having graduate students assist with departmental assessment projects and to graduate students who are interested in applying to the GSAF program.

Fall 2017 Teaching Dialogues

Wide shot of panel and audience for Redefining the College Lecture

Now in its fifth year, the Teaching Dialogues series is a regular campus-wide discussion on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching.

Spring 2018 Teaching Dialogues

Now in its fifth year, the Teaching Dialogues series is a regular campus-wide discussion 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 topics and recaps from our Fall 2017 Teaching Dialogues.

An Evolution in Grading and Teaching: Gradescope Faculty Panel

November 9, 2017, 1:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
What does the future of grading look like? Please join us for a faculty panel to hear how Berkeley instructors are using Gradescope--an online, rubric-based grading platform--to save time and improve learning outcomes. This event will give instructors new to Gradescope an opportunity to learn about the platform as well as hear from peers and see it in practice.

End-of-Semester Student Evaluations of Teaching: What Can and Should We Do to Improve Response Rates and Quality?

November 13, 2017, 12:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
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 online evaluation system, as well as faculty and lecturers who have developed effective strategies to improve response rates.