Teaching and Learning

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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How to Have Political Conversations in the Classroom?

October 29, 2018, 10:00am
In facing the midterm elections, which will see people vote for members of both houses of Congress, for governor seats in 36 out of 50 states, and a packed California ballot, this panel and community discussion will consider how faculty are navigating the nation’s thorny politics and supporting political conversations in the classroom.
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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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Preparing Students for Academic and Professional Success: Research Dialogue with Valeria Cotronei-Baird, Visiting Scholar from University of Melbourne

November 14, 2018, 10:30am
How do we balance a desire to create learning experiences rooted in discovery and critical inquiry with demands for higher education to prepare graduates for the workforce? How does the undergraduate curriculum incorporate skills and competencies that help students succeed in professional careers after graduation? In what ways do you help students develop employability skills into your courses?
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Effective, Secure, and Efficient Summative Assessment Using a Computer-Based Testing Facility

November 20, 2018, 11:00am
For the past few years, the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois has been running a computer-based testing facility (CBTF) to improve course exam assessment at scale (25+ courses, 50,000 students). The exams are unique to each student, reduce grading time, allow for flexible scheduling and testing accommodations, and can reduce failure rates for struggling students by allowing opportunities for review and practice. Hear from Craig Zilles, visiting faculty from the University of Illinois, about basic operation of the CBTF, mechanisms and policies for security, and findings from specific courses about increased learning gains and reduced failure rates.
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Lecturer Teaching Fellows

December 4, 2018, 12:00pm
The Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program at Berkeley provides Lecturers with an exceptional opportunity to work individually, or in teams, to build teaching and learning tools, templates, and resources for both their individual courses and the entire campus community. The program supports Fellows in generating dynamic tools and resources for enriching and/or innovating teaching practices on campus.
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Lecturer Teaching Fellows

November 13, 2018, 12:00pm
The Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program at Berkeley provides Lecturers with an exceptional opportunity to work individually, or in teams, to build teaching and learning tools, templates, and resources for both their individual courses and the entire campus community. The program supports Fellows in generating dynamic tools and resources for enriching and/or innovating teaching practices on campus.
See event details for participation information.

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.