OTL Events

Fall 2018 Events

Highlighted Events

New Faculty Orientation

The purpose of this New Faculty Orientation is to introduce you to the UVU culture, orient you to UVU services and classroom technologies, and prepare those new to teaching.

August 13 | 8am-4:30pm | FL Lakeview Room

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

The Office of Teaching and Learning will be hosting a brief orientation for UVU's new adjunct instructors.

August 16 | 5-7pm | CB 510

August 18 | 9-11am | CB 510

Fall Conference

UVU Faculty are invited to attend Office of Teaching and Learning's Fall Conference. Breakout sessions will include teaching and learning topics.

September 15 | 9am -2pm | FL Lakeview Room

Academic Integrity Day

In partnership with UVU's Ethics Week.

This year’s Academic Integrity Day features Dr. Dorothea Herreiner from Loyola Marymount University. She will be presenting a workshop on Cultivating Academic Honesty. This session will be held twice at 11:00am – 12:15 and 1:00pm – 2:15pm. Lunch will be served to both session attendees at 12:30pm.

September 24
11am-12:15pm or 1pm-2:15pm

 

Great Teachers Summit

UVU Faculty come together to discuss teaching practices and ideas. Please contact Ursula Sorensen at sorensur@uvu.edu for more information.

October 18-20 | Wasatch Campus

 

International Teaching Forum

Shanghai Normal University and Utah Valley University are pleased to announce the 3rd annual International Teaching Forum at Utah Valley University. Please visit the International Teaching Forum web page for more information.

November 7-9

All Aboard Series

A series of sessions for new UVU faculty to learn more about campus resources.

Session 1: September 12| 3-4:14pm | FL 516

or September 13 | 2-3:15pm | FL 516

Session 2: October 10 | 3-4:15pm | FL 516

or October 11 | 2-3:15pm | FL 516

Session 3: November 14 | 3-4:15pm | FL 516

or November 15 | 2-3:15pm | FL 516

Session 4: December 5 | 3-4:15pm | FL 516

or December 6 | 2-3:15pm | FL 516 

 

Workshops

Developing Effective Writing Assignments

Pathway 6

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.

August 30 | 12-2pm | FL 502

September 5 | 2-4pm | FL 516

October 11 | 12-2pm | FL 502

October 17 | 2-4pm | FL 516

 

Teaching In-Class Processes and Strategies

Pathway 6

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.

September 13 | 12-2pm | FL 502

September 19 | 2-4pm | FL 516

October 25 | 12-2pm | FL 502

October 31 | 2-4pm | FL 516

Responding to and Grading Student Writing

Pathway 6

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.

September 27 | 12-2pm | FL 213

October 3 | 2-4pm | FL 516

November 8 | 12-2pm | FL 502

November 14 | 2-4pm | FL 505

Get Flipped

Pathway 2

This workshop introduces the flipped classroom model of education. Participants will examine the benefits of using this model and determine when its use can be most effective. They will also have the opportunity to explore the wide variety of resources available to assist in “flipping.”

September 27 | 2:30-4pm | FL 516

 

Cultural Identity in the Classroom

Pathway 4

This workshop touches on how to evaluate how one’s own cultural rules and biases and compare and contrast them with those from different cultures. Recognize how one’s own cultural identity and biases manifest themselves in teaching, and explore the importance of being aware of these in order to be more effective in the classroom.

September 26 | 10am-12pm | FL 502

November 8 | 1-3pm | FL 213

Enhancing Accessibility in Course Design

Pathway 2

Does the thought of Accessibility make your mind explode!?!  Come learn how you can use simple resources and strategies to make your Canvas course accessible.

October 2 | 2-4pm | FL 505

POET Kick-Off

Pathway 6 

This event is for all participants to understand the Peer Observation for Enhancement of Teaching (POET) program and be oriented to the program, and become familiar with the POET Pyramids Manual. Please contact Ursula Sorensen at sorensur@uvu.edu for more information.

October 4 | 2-3:30pm | FL 516

Micromessaging

Pathway 6

Deeply rooted in the cultural stereotypes and implicit biases, micromessages are subtle unconscious messages we send when communicating. This can negatively affect students’ self-efficacy and academic success. The goal of the “Micromessaging” workshop, developed in collaboration with the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), is to help educators recognize and address implicit biases they have and to equip them with the tools they need to improve students’ self-efficacy.

October 25 | 12-2pm | FL 213

Equity Pedagogy

Pathway 4

This workshop allows you to explore how to interrelate respectfully with individuals representing cultures and perspectives other than one’s own. Analyze the basic curricular, pedagogical and personal components of multicultural education.

 

 

Teaching Large Classes: Preparing for the First Day of Class

Pathway 2

The first session of the Teaching Large Classes Series is designed to explore the challenges of teaching large classes and to identify some concrete strategies to implement on the first day of class that could set the stage for a successful semester. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors that can discourage students’ engagement;
  • Review and evaluate techniques to foster a welcoming learning environment; and
  • Formulate the components of an effective and comprehensive syllabus for their large classes.

November 28 | 2-3pm | FL 516

November 29 | 2:30-3:30pm | FL 516

 
 

Lab Trainings

Introducing Canvas

Pathway 1

Become familiar in how to import content, create, organize, and leverage materials to enhance your classroom’s experience using desktop and mobile devices.

August 28 | 12-1pm | FL 515

August 29 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Remote Teaching

Pathway 1

Bring remote resources to your students pocket with synchronous technology.

September 5 | 12-1pm | FL 515

October 16 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Presentation Tools for the Classroom

Pathway 1

Be able to identify digital presentation tools to creatively enhance teaching content and student learning experiences.

September 11 | 12-1pm | FL 515

November 29 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Canvas Commons

Pathway 1

Canvas Commons is a new learning object repository that enables educators to share, find, and import resources.

September 13 | 12-1pm | FL 515

November 13 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Beautifying Canvas Content

Pathway 1

Online Content is beautiful and sometimes all that we’ve made just needs a brush up instead of a rewrite.

September 18 | 12-1pm | FL 515

November 28 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Introducing OneNote Classroom Notebook

Pathway 1

Become familiar in how to import content, create, organize, and leverage materials to enhance your classroom’s experience using desktop and mobile devices.

September 19 | 12-1pm | FL 515

October 23 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Plagiarism Checking Tools

Pathway 1

Come and learn how to establish assignments, Grade, & Give feedback with the Plagiarism Checking tools at UVU.

September 25 | 12-1pm | FL 515

October 2 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Kaltura

Pathway 1

An Introduction to Kaltura Video and how it enables video quizzes & lecture capture options that are built into your canvas class.

October 3 | 12-1pm | FL 515

October 30 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Grading Simplified

Pathway 1

Simplify your grading and feedback. Gain insights from frequently asked questions.

October 4 | 12-1pm | FL 515

November 27 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Introducing 360/VR Class Engagements

Pathway 1

Hands on opportunity to explore technology and create 360 photographs & VR content for your course. Bring your creativity. 

October 24 | 12-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Digication

Pathway 1

Digication e-Portfolios help students showcase and reflect on their work. e-Portfolios can also help departments with assessment. 

November 1 | 12-1pm | FL 515

 

Self-Paced Workshops

Faculty JumpStart Orientation

This course is for new full-time and adjunct faculty. It 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.

Self-Enroll Here

Assessment and Feedback for Learning and Success

Pathway 1

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.

Self-Enroll Here

Fundamentals of Teaching in Higher Education

Pathway 1

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.

Self-Enroll Here

Spring 2019 Events

Highlighted Events

 

New Faculty Orientation

The purpose of this New Faculty Orientation is to introduce you to the UVU culture, orient you to UVU services and classroom technologies, and prepare those new to teaching.

Jan 3 | 5-7pm | CB 510

Welcome Back Faculty Reception

 Jan 10 | 2-3:30pm

Welcome Back Online Faculty

Technology Conference

Come learn about teaching with technology at this annual event. Learn more about integrating technology into your classroom.  

Feb 8 | 9am-3pm | FL Lakeview

Experienced Adjunct Spring Training

Academy Awards

Come see award winning online and hybrid course design by faculty from across campus. Get ideas for your own course. 

Mar 1 | 11am-1pm | CB 511

Faculty Recognition Luncheon

This is a luncheon to celebrate faculty who achieved teaching recognition including the Teaching Excellence Award recipients and AdvanceHE Fellows. 

Apr 5 | 12pm-1:30pm | CB 511

 

SOTL Presentations

The Office of Teaching and Learning will be hosting a meeting for faculty to present on their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research.

Apr 12 | 12pm-2pm | FL Lakeview

Workshops

 

Developing Effective Writing Assignments

Pathway 6 | Writing Pedagogy 1

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.

Jan 23 | 2-4pm | FL 516
Feb 7 | 12-2pm | FL 213

Teaching In-Class Processes and Strategies

Pathway 6 | Writing Pedagogy 2

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.

Feb 20 | 2-4pm | FL 516
Mar 7 | 12-2pm | FL 213

Responding to and Grading Student Writing

Pathway 6 | Writing Pedagogy 3

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.

Mar 27 | 2-4pm | FL 516
Apr 11 | 12-2pm | FL 502

Equity Pedagogy

Pathway 4 | G/I Workshop

This workshop allows you to explore how to interrelate respectfully with individuals representing cultures and perspectives other than one’s own. Analyze the basic curricular, pedagogical and personal components of multicultural education.

Feb 5 | 3-5pm | FL 505

Global & Intercultural Pedagogy

Pathway 4 | G/I Workshop

In this workshop, participants will analyze global and intercultural issues. Participants will assess types of materials to include in the course and create activities to increase student understanding of the issues.  

Mar 6 | 2-4pm | FL 505

Interactive Lecturing

Pathway 2 | Teaching Large Classes

The second session of the Teaching Large Classes Series is designed to explore the ways to promote student engagement in large classes and to identify some concrete cooperative learning activities.

Jan 23 | 12-1pm | FL 502

Pedagogies and Strategies

Pathway 2 | Teaching Large Classes

This session of the Teaching Large Classes Series is designed to highlight some pedagogical theories that center around how people learn, and to discuss the practical implications of theory on teaching and learning.

Feb 19 | 12-1pm | FL 502
Feb 26 | 12-1pm | FL 502

Effective Grading and Feedback

Pathway 2 | Teaching Large Classes

This session of the Teaching Large Classes Series is designed to identify strategies for effective grading and giving feedback, and to highlight methods of assessing collaborative learning.

Mar 27 | 12-1pm | FL 502

Academic Honesty

Pathway 2 | Teaching Large Classes

Apr 9 | 12-1pm | FL 502

Using Teaching Models to Engage Your Students

Simplified Student-Centered Teaching

This workshop will take a models of instruction approach to present three research-based teaching models. Each model has been selected to focus on high student-engagement, developing critical thinking, and simplicity of planning and preparation. Workshop participants will leave with a step-by-step explanation of each model and practical tips for implementation across a wide variety of disciplines. Woven throughout all the models will be more general tips for increasing student engagement and responsiveness to questions and class discussion. The models included in this workshop are Concept Attainment, Cause and Effect, and Integrative.

Feb 28 | 3-4:30pm | FL 516 

Canvas Lab Trainings

 

Introducing Canvas

Pathway 1

Become familiar in how to import content, create, organize, and leverage materials to enhance your classroom’s experience using desktop and mobile devices.

Jan 8 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Jan 23 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Unicheck

Pathway 1

Gain insight on establishing assignments, grading & giving feedback with Plagiarism Checking tools at UVU.

Jan 9 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Jan 15 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515
Feb 12 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Remote Teaching

Pathway 1

Want to get your students attention? This sparkshop gives you the skill to identify digital presentation tools and creatively enhance teaching and student learning experiences.

Jan 16 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Mar 6 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Presentation Tools for the Class

Pathway 1

Bring remote resources to your students pocket with synchronous technology.

Jan 29 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Mar 12 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Beautifying Canvas Content

Pathway 1

Online Content is beautiful and sometimes all that we’ve made just needs a brush up instead of a rewrite.

Feb 5 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Mar 13 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Digication

Pathway 1

Digication e-Portfolios help students showcase and reflect on their work. e-Portfolios can also help departments with assessment.

Feb 6 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Apr 2 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Introducing OneNote Classroom Notebook

Pathway 1

Microsoft’s OneNote Class Notebook offers a workspace for students and a collaboration space for creative activities.

Feb 13 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Mar 26 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Introducing 360/VR Class Engagements

Pathway 1

Hands on opportunity to explore technology and create 360 photographs & VR content for your course. Bring your creativity.

Feb 19 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Apr 9 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Canvas Commons

Pathway 1

Canvas Commons is a new learning object repository that enables educators to share, find, and import resources.

Feb 20 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Mar 5 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Grading Simplified

Pathway 1

Simplify your grading and feedback. Gain insights from frequently asked questions.

Feb 26 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Apr 16 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515
Apr 23 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Introducing Kaltura

Pathway 1

An Introduction to Kaltura Video and how it enables video quizzes & lecture capture options that are built into your canvas class.

Feb 27 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515 
Apr 17 | 12pm-1pm | FL 515

Teaching Excellence Program Pathways

Pathway 1: Master of Fundamental Practices

An ideal starting point for new faculty within their first year at UVU. This pathway includes UVU’s All Aboard series, which is the primary orientation to UVU campus services and teaching expectations. Several of these workshops will soon be available as self-paced Canvas courses for your convenience:

Assessment and Feedback for Learning and Success
Fundamentals of Teaching in Higher Education
Teaching for Student Success

Pathway 2: Course Design and Curriculum Development

This pathway includes the popular FlexStudio workshop that is required for those faculty developing online and hybrid courses under a formal course development agreement. Check out the Accessibility course for practical help in ensuring your course files and Canvas content are ADA-compliant. The new e-portfolio tool Digication is showcased in this pathway.

Pathway 3: Teaching Across Flexible Modes

This pathway is designed to advance online and hybrid pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and secure online assessments. The Quality Enhancement workshop features a tour of the new OSCQR quality rubric.

Pathway 4: Global, Intercultural, and Inclusive Approaches

This pathway is sponsored by the Office of Engaged Learning’s Center for Global/Intercultural Engagement and provides the required six workshops for G/I certification. This pathway helps instructors develop a G/I classroom and understand inclusive pedagogy.

Pathway 5: Academic Service Learning

This pathway is sponsored by the Academic Service Learning Department and provides the six requirements of the Service Learning certification.

Pathway 6: Advanced Teaching Practice

This pathway provides recognition for a variety of higher-level teaching practices including peer observation, use of the SCOTs program, scholarship related to teaching and learning, and mentorship.