Assignment Design

Designing Successful Team Projects—Why, How, and For Whom

November 6, 2017, 12:00pm
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 distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty from Integrative Biology, Geography, and the Haas School of Business as they share their experiences and insights, talk about nuts and bolts (project management, team composition, grading and assessment), and expound on the benefits of teaming for student learning.
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Algorithmic Bias in Search and Research

April 18, 2018, 4:00pm
Algorithms shape our everyday access to information, defining what we can and can not find online. Safiya Umoja Noble's (USC) forthcoming book Algorithms of Oppression explores the algorithms that form the backbone for services like Google and Facebook, and the ways in which these algorithms reinforce racist views and encode gender discrimination. As commercial platforms increasingly control how scholars, as well as the general public, access information, it's critical for our students to consider the ways in which these tools are anything but neutral.
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2018 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 12, 2018, 11:00am
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 all UCB instructors and researchers. Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, create more inclusive classrooms, and more.
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2018 Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

May 2, 2018, 9:30am
This annual showcase celebrates and highlights excellent teaching on the Berkeley campus. Come be inspired, connect with colleagues, and find out about campus resources to support your pedagogy.
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Designing Equitable Classrooms: A Conversation with Angy Stacy and Team

February 15, 2018, 11:45am
Angy Stacy (Associate Vice Provost for the Faculty and Professor of Chemistry) and her teaching team for Chem 1A will talk about how they have successfully redesigned their general chemistry course to be inclusive, expansive, and responsive to students' needs—leading not only to greater academic success but higher levels of engagement and identification with scientific practice.
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Less Is More: Shifting Your Teaching Goal from Comprehensiveness to Comprehension

October 10, 2018, 12:00pm

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) students in your class?

Looking for ways to make your course better without tearing everything apart and starting over?

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Assignment Showcase: Designing for Discovery

December 6, 2018, 12:00pm
Join us for lightning talks and lunch, featuring instructors presenting assignments they have developed that foster inquiry and engagement with primary sources.
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Encouraging a Growth Mindset: Possibilities and Pitfalls

November 13, 2018, 11:00am

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 performance over learning contributes to retention issues and achievement gaps among underrepresented groups.

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Adobe Fellows Meeting

December 5, 2018, 12:00pm
End-of-semester check-in meeting for American Cultures instructors participating in the Adobe Fellows Program. During this meeting, we will share assignment plans, gather feedback, and develop implementation plans.
Registration is not required.