Fall 2021 Events

 

To register for events, click the button below. Please make sure you are logged into Microsoft with your UVU email [uvid@uvu.edu] in order to fill out the registration form below. You will receive an Outlook calendar invite containing the Microsoft Teams live stream link for each event you select.

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Lunch & Learn
Series

Various Dates | 12-12:30pm
MS Teams

Description

Sep 2 | Grading Efficiency

Technology is challenging. Learning to become comfortable and confident with technology (with the goal of improving online facilitation) is even more challenging. How can we improve our daily tasks of what we do in Canvas to better support our students? Or in other words, what daily facilitation Canvas habits will help me and my students enjoy our experience more? After all, "good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy." — James Clear (Atomic Habits)
 

Sep 30 | Ready, Set, Learn Online and the Learner Readiness Surveys

Two tools that you can include in your Canvas course that verify your students’ readiness for learning, particularly online learning. Personalized feedback and resources are provided to students based on their answers that point to tutoring, advising, mental wellness, and many other university resources. 
 

Nov 4 | Delphinium

Delphinium is a course overlay that superpowers your gradebook.  Delphinium  enhances the gradebook with communication tools that will help you be more efficient.  It will allow you to see which students are excelling, which are keeping up with the status quo, and which students need extra help.  It provides easy email tools that will let you send individual messages from one templated email. 
 

Dec 2 | Designing a Hybrid Chemistry Lab Class

Assistant Professor Dr. Ming Yu, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Yu will share her instructional design approach and teamwork experience for hybrid CHEM 1215.

Lunch & Learn Series:
Accessibility

Various Dates | 12-12:30pm
MS Teams

Description

Sep 16 or Sep 22 | MS Word Files | 1st Installment

Join us for the 1st installment in the Lunch & Learn Series "How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible" Bert McClain will introduce why we strive for accessibility compliance here at UVU. He will then teach you how to create an accessible MS Word file that will have a green dial when uploaded to your Canvas course.
 

Oct 13 or Oct 19 | Power Point Files | 2nd Installment

Join us for the 2nd installment in the Lunch & Learn Series "How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible" Bert McClain is back to teach you how to create an accessible MS Power Point file that will have a green dial when uploaded to your Canvas course.
 

Nov 10 or Dec 7 | Canvas Course | 3rd Installment

Join us for the 3rd installment in the Lunch & Learn Series "How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible" Bert McClain will teach you how to change all the pesky red or orange dials to green so all your students will benefit from a fully accessible Canvas course. 

Lunch & Learn Series:
Common Navigation

Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation
Various Dates |
12-12:30pm
MS Teams

Description

Oct 26 or Oct 27 | 1st Installment: Setting up Modules, Overview Pages & Activity Item Styles

Join us for the 1st installment in the Lunch and Learn Series: Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation: Setting up Modules, Overview Pages & Activity Item Styles. You will learn how to set up your Canvas course navigation using modules. Each module will contain an overview page as well as Canvas activities such as quizzes, assignments and readings that adhere to the common navigation template.
 

Nov 2 or Nov 5 | 2nd Installment: Formatting Content Pages using Design Tools

Join us for the 2nd installment in the Lunch and Learn Series: Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation: Formatting Content Pages using Design Tools A practical session for formatting existing items in your Canvas course with common navigation banners, headers, and iconology using the built-in Design Tools.
 

Nov 17 or Nov 18 | Canvas Course | 3rd Installment: Configuring the Syllabus, Instructor Information & Course Schedule

Join us for the 3rd installment in the Lunch and Learn Series: Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation: Configuring the Syllabus, Instructor Information & Course Schedule This session focuses on how to customize the Syllabus, Instructor Information, and Course Schedule pages with the common navigation template. 

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

Call for Proposals | Due Sep 23 | 11:59pm

Applications are open for the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Cohort Program.

Join like-minded Higher Education Scholars (full time faculty and staff) in developing, implementing, and reporting an original SoTL project. Only 20 projects will be accepted for the 2021-2022 Cohort. Cohort participants are required to complete monthly check-ins, present preliminary results in spring 2022, and submit results for presentation or publication by spring 2023. Cohort completers are eligible for a stipend of up to $1,000.

This year’s SoTL themes include:

  • Teaching with Microsoft Teams
  • High Impact Practices
  • Inclusive Teaching

Preference will be given to applications that bridge themes.

To apply, submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by September 15, 2021, 11:59pm. State your research question and a brief idea of your research plan (details do not have to be developed yet).

For any questions contact Dr. Rachel Arocho @ Rachel.Arocho@uvu.edu or Dr. Aicha Rochdi @ aicha.rochdi@uvu.edu.

Submit Your Proposal

Kick Off | Fri | Oct 8 | 12-2pm | CB 510

You are  invited  to attend the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Cohort Program kick-off  for the AY 2021-2022. During this event, select UVU faculty will present their SoTL research ideas and talk about what they will be doing in their classrooms. This is a great opportunity for you to see what other UVU faculty members are engaged in and to connect with your peers and exchange ideas. 

Presentations | Fri | Dec 3 | 12-2pm | CB 510

SoTL presentations 1st report out
You are  invited  to attend the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Cohort Program presentations for the AY 2021-2022. During this event, select UVU faculty will present their SoTL research projects and discuss their preliminary results. This is a great opportunity to see what other UVU faculty members are engaged in and to connect with your peers and exchange ideas.

HEA Fellows Luncheon
(HEA Fellows Only)

Fri | Dec 17 | 12-2pm
CB 510/511

Description

The Office of Teaching and Learning will host a luncheon for current Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellows

Save the Date | Spring 2022 Spotlight Events

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Jan 7 | Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for HE

Description

Hybrid | 8 weeks | Stipend $1,000
Choose face-to-face dates: 
Spring A Dates: Jan 12 & 26 Feb 2 & 16
Spring B Dates: March 2 & 16 & 30 & April 6
 
Focused on teaching strategies with strong evidence foundation (effect size), read seminal works in teaching and learning and apply/practice in active learning peer environment. Topics will include learning preferences, inclusive teaching, growth mindset, constructive feedback, teamwork, and assessment for learning. Facilitated by Merilee Larsen and Melinda Barber, Department of Public Health.

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Feb 3 | Thrive: Advancing Teaching and Learning Unconference

Description

This new event will follow the "Unconference" model, i.e., an open space where participants network, collaborate and innovate around the topic of teaching and learning.
The overarching themes will range from course design, implementation of learning technology, assessment of student learning, inclusive teaching practices, student engagement and support strategies, and more.
Proposals will be peer-reviewed and participants will receive an honorarium.

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Mar 25 | Inclusive
Teaching

Description

Inclusive Teaching: Develop your cultural competency through effective facilitation of difficult classroom dialogue series

Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian
Newhouse Endowed Professor, Syracuse University

At Syracuse University, Dr. Ramasubramanian teaches classes on critical approaches to digital media, social justice, and data equity. Her scholarship addresses pressing contemporary global issues relating to media,diversity, and social justice.She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on race and media, media literacy initiatives,implicit bias reduction,and scholar-activism.

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High Impact Practices (HIPs) Certifications | Fall 2021

Earn certification in one of five high impact teaching practices (HIPs) which are research-proven methods that improve student learning outcomes, then engage with the HIPs Communities of Practice throughout the year.

 

To register for events, click the button below. Please make sure you are logged into Microsoft with your UVU email [uvid@uvu.edu] in order to fill out the registration form below. You will receive an Outlook calendar invite containing the Microsoft Teams live stream link for each event you select.
 

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Teaching First Year Students

Best practices for teaching the first year student including making early and often connections with students, learning to learn strategies, growth mindset, metacognition, and embedding FY content into your course.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Connecting with Your First Year Students

  • Best Practices for Teaching the First Year Student

  • Teaching Students How to Learn Effectively

  • Growth Mindset

  • Metacognitive Teaching Strategies

  • Overview of Inclusive Teaching

  • Developing Your FY Assignment

Key Assignments

  • Essential Learning Outcome planning worksheet with reflection
  • FY focused assignment design with reflection

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Fall 2021 Info

First Year Teaching Certification
Opens Dec 13 | Closes Jan 7
Self-Paced Canvas Course

The First Year Training Certification will train faculty in best practices pedagogy for first-year students. Participants will learn about metacognitive teaching strategies, first-year academic and personal student success practices., and assessment plans for learning outcomes. Participants will complete assignments at different stages to demonstrate learning. Compensation is tied to the completion of this training.

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Global/Intercultural

Develop and teach a G/I course through lenses of cultural identity and relevance, equity, global/intercultural, gender, race, and religion/worldview.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Developing a G/I Course
  • Cultural Identity in the Classroom

  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

  • Equity Pedagogy

One Elective Workshop

  • Gender Pedagogy

  • Global and Intercultural Pedagogy

  • Antiracist Pedagogy

  • Religious and Worldview Diversity

Key Assignments

  • G/I Syllabus

  • G/I Key Assignment

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Fall 2021 Info

Tues | Sep 14 | 6-8pm | FL 505/Virtual | Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Understanding the History of Racism
Facilitated by Dianne McAdams-Jones; Trevor Warburton; Leandra Hernandez ; Meg Singer;  Mia Kang

This workshop will address the reality of racism in the classroom, the need to address racism by faculty, and concrete steps that faculty can take against racism in the classroom.

Tues | Sep 21 | 6-8pm | FL 505/Virtual | Anti-Racist Pedagogy: Applying Antiracism in the Classroom
Facilitated by Dianne McAdams-Jones; Trevor Warburton; Leandra Hernandez ; Meg Singer;  Mia Kang

This workshop will address the reality of racism in the classroom, the need to address racism by faculty, and concrete steps that faculty can take against racism in the classroom.

Wed | Oct 20 | 2-4pm | Virtual |  Gender Pedagogy
Facilitated by Stevie Munz ; Leandra Hernandez

This is a hybrid event. The in-person location is FL 505.
During this workshop participants will consider gender and sexuality identity/ies. Participants will engage in an examination of inclusive language practices, consider the sociocultural history of gender and sexuality identity experiences, how to have meaningful conversations about gender and sexuality in the classroom, and consider effective instructional engagement practices

Thurs | Oct 28 | 2:30-4:30pm | Virtual |  Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

In this workshop, participants will discuss cultural conceptions and understand multiple theoretical perspectives of cultural diversity and relevant pedagogy. They will discuss ways to address diverse student needs and how to create supportive environments.

Tues | Nov 9 | 2-4pm | Virtual | Religious, Spiritual, and Worldview Diversity
Facilitated by Brian D. Birch

This workshop will explore the role of religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity in the liberal arts curriculum. Participants will examine the challenges and promise of engaging religion in the classroom and how ideological diversity can strengthen our students’ commitment to inclusion and productive dialogue.  

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Service Learning

Design and teach service learning courses through the lenses of Roles, Relevance, Reciprocity, Reflection, Risk Management, and Reporting.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Roles, Relevance: Service Learning vs. Community Volunteerism

  • Reciprocity, Reflection: Community Partnerships

  • Risk Management, Reporting: Meaningful Reflection about Authentic Learning

Key Assignments

  • 3 Reflections

  • Syllabus

    (Submit SL syllabus to the SL committee. The syllabus needs to evidence learning outcomes)

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Fall 2021 Info

The Center for Social Impact provides a Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship that trains and supports faculty in designing or modifying courses to integrate service-learning into the course curriculum. Comprised of 6 online modules and 3 synchronous sessions: Roles and Relevance, Reciprocity and Reflection, and Risk and Reporting. 


Block 1 | Tuesdays | 11am-12pm | Virtual
Sept 14 | Workshop 1: Roles and Relevance

Sept 21 | Workshop 2: Reciprocity and Reflection

Sept 28 | Workshop 3: Risk and Reporting

 

Block 2 | Thursdays | 1-2pm | Virtual
Oct 21 | Workshop 1: Roles and Relevance

Oct 28 | Workshop 2: Reciprocity and Reflection

Nov 4 | Workshop 3: Risk and Reporting

 

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Undergraduate Research

Improve mentoring skills and engage students in inquiry-based learning, in and out of the classroom.

This is the Mentoring Academy facilitated by SCULPT.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Aligning Expectations, and Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Development and Effective Communication

  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion and Assessing Understanding

  • Fostering Independence and Cultivating Ethical Behavior

  • Facilitation Strategies

Key Assignments

  • Mentoring Philosophy

  • Mentoring Plan

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Cancelled for Fall 2021

Cancelled for Fall 2021

The SCULPT Learning Circle and Mentoring Academy are opportunities for faculty members to improve their mentoring skills and get training on how to include students in inquiry-based learning, in and out of the classroom.

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Writing Enriched

Advance pedagogical skills in support of disciplinary writing and WE graduation requirements. Develop high- and low-stakes writing assignments that provide revision feedback so students can practice the conventions of discipline-specific genres.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Developing Effective Writing Assignments

  • Developing In-Class Processes and Strategies

  • Responding to and Grading Student Writing

Key Assignments

  • High-stakes Assignment

  • Scaffolding Map

  • Reflection

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

Fall 2021 Info

Wed | Sep 22 | 9:30-11:30am
-or- Thurs | Sep 23 | 1-3pm | Virtual
Workshop 1: Developing Effective Writing Assignments

This first of three writing pedagogy workshops focuses on ways to develop writing assignments that emphasize your purpose for the writing task and its desired outcomes, write assignment descriptions that clearly communicate your expectations to students, and develop a rubric that guides students toward effective completion of the writing task.

Wed | Oct 20 | 9:30-11:30am
-or Thurs | Oct 21 | 1-3pm | Virtual
Workshop 2: Teaching In-Class Processes and Strategies

This second writing pedagogy workshop covers ways of effectively teaching writing in the classroom. It covers different strategies you could teach throughout the multiple stages of the writing process, making decisions about what instruction to prioritize, modeling, and effectively utilizing campus tutoring resources.

Wed | Nov 17 | 9:30-11:30am
-or Thurs | Nov 18 | 1-3pm | Virtual
Workshop 3: Responding to and Grading Student Writing

This final writing pedagogy workshop covers the differences between responding and grading as well as strategies for efficiently completing each task. It will cover ways of responding to students in the middle of their process without overcommenting, the kinds of responses that would lead to more effective revision from students, and how to speed up grading by focusing only on rubric requirements.

Join the OTL Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Cohort

 
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Cohort Program is a year-long program for cohorts of full-time faculty and staff that offers participants ongoing support and guidance on individual SoTL projects. Participants will also be added to the SoTL Learning Community on MS Teams where they can share ideas and ask for input.
 
For any questions contact Dr. Rachel Arocho @ Rachel.Arocho@uvu.edu or Dr. Aicha Rochdi @ aicha.rochdi@uvu.edu.

Self-Paced Workshops

 

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Assessment and Feedback for Learning and Success

This course will provide you with an opportunity to practice backwards design approach to helping your students achieve learning outcomes. You will develop a summative assessment with rubric to measure student achievement. You will develop two formative assessments to support student learning.


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CALM Preparation

Make life easier for you and your students. OTL is offering a workshop specifically designed for faculty who have rarely used Canvas to adapt their courses to meet student needs. The workshop format provides focused support from OTL Lab so you can meet your own goals for your course(s). For example, you might want to load more content into Canvas, make it accessible, and organize into files. Or you might want to use the Canvas gradebook to provide individualized and meaningful feedback to your students. You’re in the driver seat and we are here to support you!

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Canvas Skills for Faculty

Learn and practice the fundamentals of the Canvas learning management systems, including building assignments, using the gradebook, and posting files for students.


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Faculty JumpStart Orientation - New Full-Time & Adjunct Faculty

This course includes information on employee email, parking permits, UTA passes, UVID cards, and payroll. It also includes information about policies related to teaching, myUVU, media enhanced classrooms, testing services, and library services for faculty. It takes about 1.5 hours to complete.  Click below to self-enroll in the Canvas course.


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Fundamentals of Teaching in Higher Education

This course will provide you with an opportunity to learn about principles of undergraduate education to support student learning. You will create learning objectives based on Bloom’s taxonomy and align the learning outcomes with learning activities and assessments. You will evaluate your syllabus using a learner-centered rubric.


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Overview of Inclusive Teaching

The “Overview of Inclusive Teaching” is a self-paced, online course intended to assist faculty members to develop and enhance their teaching skills and establish a foundation for a lifetime of inclusive teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to provide faculty members with a brief overview of the concept of inclusive teaching and the idea of Universal Design. It also aims to give participants the opportunity to identify and to develop a plan to implement inclusive practices in their teaching, and to reflect on their own mindset and readiness for being agents and practitioners of equity-based, inclusive pedagogy. This course also aims to provide instructors with tools that are immediately applicable to their teaching contexts.

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Teaching Large Classes