Spring 2022 Events

 

Welcome to the new OTL Events app and we are excited to share some exciting new events this Spring!

Highlighted new events:

  • Thrive: Advancing Teaching and Learning Unconference, February 3

  • EdTech Summit, February 4

  • Evidence-based Teaching in Higher Education, Starts March 7

  • Project-based Learning Certification, March 14-25
  • Inclusive Teaching Conference, March 25

Quick Step Registration

Here are some quick steps to guide your registration for OTL events. Click the information circle (i) in the top right corner to see a video tutorial. Click on your icon to filterfor spotlight events, bookmark, and reset.

  1. Authenticate. You need to login using your UVID@uvu.edu identity.
  2. Click on an event to see its description. You can register in the top right corner.
  3. You can see all of the events you have registered for by clicking on your icon in the top right corner, then clicking the bookmark.
  4. If you have any questions, contact otl@uvu.edu or call 801-863-8255.

High Impact Practices (HIPs) Certifications

UVU offers six high impact practice (HIPs) teaching certifications, which are research proven methods to improve student learning outcomes: First Year Seminar, Global/Intercultural, Service Learning, Team-Based Learning, Undergraduate Research, and Writing Enriched through the Office of Teaching and Learning. Once certified, participate in a community of practice to further refine your HIPs facilitation by exchanging ideas and best practices with colleagues.

UVU has joined with the Center for Postsecondary Research to conduct formal research on the student experience within HIPs classrooms and this research has been approved by UVU’s Institutional Review Board. Requirements of participation:

  • You are certified in the HIPs pedagogy
  • The course is identified as a HIPs course
  • The HIPs content is a significant aspect of your course
  • You have taught the particular HIP for at least one year
  • Your students recognize that they are participating in a HIP
  • You are willing to take a pre/post survey, potentially participate in a focus group, and survey your students
  • You are willing to share your results

See the HIPs Quality Research Project Toolkit for more details and to opt into the study.

To register for specific workshops, please view our new OTL Events app above!

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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

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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

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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

 

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Team-Based Learning

Fundamental principles and practices of team-based learning including creating effective iRAT, tRAT, 4S activities, improving facilitation skills, peer evaluation, and team development.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL

  • Creating an Effective TBL Module

  • Evaluating multiple choice questions (MCQs)

  • Improving Facilitation Skills for TBL

  • Peer Evaluation and Team Development

Key Assignments

  • Preparing for TBL Implementation

  • Developing an Effective TBL Module

  • Reflection

Estimated Hours | 12.5

Stipend | $500

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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

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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

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

 

Click the buttons to below to read self-paced workshop descriptions and self-enroll.

 

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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