Teaching and Learning

Where Can I Get Help With...

Looking for support from a specific team? We encourage you to utilize our partner drop-in hours or schedule a consultation

If you're not sure where to start, the chart below will help you find support for specific issues and concerns. You can also email ais@berkeley.edu and we'll get you to the right place.

Gradescope Training and Office Hours

February 5, 2018, 12:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
Come join us in the Academic Innovation Studio where a representative from Gradescope will provide a walkthrough of the assessment tool being used by hundreds of instructors at Cal. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

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.

Digital Reading and Writing

February 1, 2018, 4:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
As screen reading becomes more commonplace, how does it affect student learning? As instructors, what cautions or strategies should we be aware of, if any, and what research and resources exist to help us prepare students? What does reading and writing mean in a digital age?

Race, College Quality, and Intergenerational Mobility

February 9, 2018, 12:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
Mary Pattillo of Northwestern University and Jordan Conwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will speak on “Race, College Quality, and Intergenerational Mobility.”

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS)

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.

Go here to find out more: http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/vision

Research to Impact

Research to Impact is a year-long colloquium series organized by the affiliated faculty of the Haas Institute that aims to share leading edge research and spark generative exchange and collaboration on issues of diversity and inclusion.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Dealing with Toxic Stresses on Campus and in Our Classrooms

January 19, 2018, 11:45am
Registration is unavailable.
Please join your campus colleagues for an open, facilitated conversation about how we understand and respond to the collective stresses and traumas affecting our students and their learning experience here at Berkeley.

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

November 6, 2017, 12:00pm
Registration is unavailable.
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.

Teaming with Diversity Workshop with Sara Beckman

January 11, 2018, 9:30am
Registration is unavailable.
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.