Teaching and Learning

UC Producers Conference

September 10, 2018, 12:00pm
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This two-day event is an annual gathering of professional producers and media makers from across the UC system. Participants meet to collaborate and share knowledge about best practices and trends in educational media and the future of teaching and learning. Past conferences have been held at UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis.

Designing Equitable Classrooms: A Conversation with Angy Stacy and Team

February 15, 2018, 11:45am
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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.

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!

Getting Started with bCourses

January 17, 2018, 12:00pm
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New to bCourses? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to some key tools and teach you how to set up a bCourses site.

Teaching Excellence Program - Kuwait University Visiting Faculty

January 18, 2018, 8:30am
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Serving as an advanced follow-up to a program delivered in Kuwait last year, visiting faculty participants will be led through a series of workshops on topics ranging from how students learn, to digital pedagogy, to evaluating learning.

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.

Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness

February 7, 2018, 1:00pm
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Although lecturing has been demonized over the past several years, it continues to be one of the most frequently used strategies in higher education. Faculty may well be critiqued for using this “tainted and antiquated approach.” In comparing active learning to lecturing, flaws in the interpretation of current literature have resulted in misconceptions about the value of lecturing. In this session, we will critique foundational studies, examine components of the effective lecture, and integrate lectures with other educational strategies to create even more meaningful learning experiences for our students.

Transforming STEM Teaching Workshop

January 8, 2018, 8:00am
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The program introduces faculty to one another, establishes the goals and structure of the program, and places faculty as learners experiencing the instructional practices they will develop in their own practice.

Designing for Digital Literacy

How do we equip ourselves and our students to navigate an increasingly complex information landscape? What are best practices that we can share regarding digital content creation, consumption, and dissemination?

This is a series of monthly informal discussions on the tools, ethics, implications, and effects of our choices in digital pedagogy. All are welcome!