Spring 2021 Events


Spring 2021


UVU EdTech Summit 2021

UVU EdTech Summit: Building Community through Technology

Feb 4, 1-5pm | Feb 5, 9am-4pm

UVU EdTech Summit provides opportunities for faculty to showcase innovative technology use in the classroom, learn and improve technology skills, and network with other faculty about educational technology.



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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1/20 | NEW: Early Alert Intervention for Student Success

1/27 | Writing Pedagogy 1

1/28 | Writing Pedagogy 1

1/29 | Metacognitive Teaching: Building Academic Self-Efficacy

2/3 | Lunch & Learn: Nurturing Self-Regulated Learners

2/5 | UVU Edtech Summit: Building Community through Technology

2/10 | UWHEN Female Faculty Forum

2/11 | UFLC Townhall

2/16 | NEW: Early Alert Intervention for Student Success

2/17 | Global/Intercultural Pedagogy

2/23 | Lunch & Learn: Accessibility

2/24 | Writing Pedagogy 2

2/25 | Writing Pedagogy 2

2/25 | Teaching 4 Learning Conference

3/1 | Cultural Awareness

3/17 | Lunch & Learn: Accessibility

3/18 | NEW: Assessing Essential Learning Outcomes in General Education

3/24 | Writing Pedagogy 3

3/25 | UWHEN Female Faculty Forum 

3/26 | Writing Pedagogy 3

3/29 | NEW: Race Pedagogy

4/9 | Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Presentations

4/14 | "Who are our learners? - Support and Pedagogical Strategies" Forum

4/21 | NEW: Gender & Sexuality in the Classroom

4/23 | Faculty Recognition Luncheon

Learning Circles

Learning Circles are small communities of faculty that meet on a regular basis during a single semester. Each community reads a particular book or set of articles on learning and teaching and discusses the book during their sessions. Learning Circles are open to all full-time and adjunct faculty. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation for their Faculty Portfolio. Books are provided to each participant by the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Click on the book images below for date, time, and registration!

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Make Your Bed

Mondays @ 12pm: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29

Facilitated by Kathy Young


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Small Teaching Online

Mondays @ 1pm: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29

Facilitated by Sam Gedeborg


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Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It 

Tuesdays @ 11am: 1/26, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30

Facilitated by Josh Premo and Trevor Morris


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Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Tuesdays @ 12pm: 1/26, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13

Facilitated by Violeta Vasilevska


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Advancing Online Teaching

Wednesdays @ 11am: 1/27, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31

Facilitated by Sandie Waters


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Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Relisiense to Foster Student Success

Wednesdays @ Noon: 1/27, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31

Facilitated by Aicha Rochdi and Trevor Morris



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Coddling of the American Mind 

Thursdays @ 12pm: 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1

Facilitated by  Ursula Sorensen



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The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences have Extraordinary Impact

Wednesdays @ 1pm: 1/27, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31

Facilitated by Becky Rogers


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Talking to Strangers

Thursdays @ 11am: 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1

Facilitated by Steve Chamberland


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The Elements of Mentoring (SCULPT Learning Circle)

Thursdays @ 1pm: 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1

Facilitated by Heather Wilson-Ashworth


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Understanding Applied Learning: Developing Effective Practice to Support All Learners (Service Learning Learning Circle)

Thursdays @ 1pm: 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1

Facilitated by Janel Mitchell and Jon Westover


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Teaching to Transgress

Fridays @ 2pm: 1/29, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2

Facilitated by Lea Hernandez and Acacia Overoye



High Impact Practices (HIPs) Certifications


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Facilitated by Bryan Waite, Janet Colvin, Trevor Warburton, Krista Ruggles, Mike Patch

Global and Intercultural Pedagogy

Thurs Feb 17 | 2-4pm

Cultural Awareness

Mon Mar 15 | 2-4pm

Equity Pedagogy

Mon Mar 15 | 2-4pm

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Writing Enriched

Facilitated by Elena Garcia

Workshop 1: Developing Effective Writing Assignments

Wed Jan 27 | 2-4pm OR Thur Jan 28 | 10:30-12:30pm

Workshop 2: Teaching In-Class Processes and Strategies

Wed Feb 24 | 2-4pm OR Thur Feb 25 |

Workshop 3: Responding to and Grading Student Writing

Wed Mar 24 | 2-4pm OR Thur Mar 25 |

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Service Learning

The Center for Social Impact and Office of Engaged Learning provide 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. 

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Mentoring Academy

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Tuesdays at 1pm-2pm

Jan 26 | Feb 9 | Feb 16 | Mar 2 | Mar 16 | Mar 30

Facilitated by Heather Wilson-Ashworth

Online Teaching Academy

The Online Teaching Academy Certification is part of the Teaching Excellence Program. This program is designed to give educators an opportunity to develop skills, reflect on past practice, and meaningfully plan for future practice. This path is designed to advance online and hybrid pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and secure online assessments.

Each semester, participants are assigned to a cohort that is facilitated by a faculty member with experience in online teaching. Cohorts are limited in space, typically capped at 50 per cohort. Cohort dates and more information can be found at the link below.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

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. The SoTL Cohort Program culminates in the opportunity to present at the  Teach4Learning conference, and at the UVU Symposium of Research in Teaching and Learning.

The program for this year will be as follows: 

  • A one hour virtual or face-to-face orientation session in early Fall to introduce the SoTL Cohort Program.  
  • A one hour virtual meeting in the Fall semester (November) to give a short summary (datablitz) of the research project.
  • A 2-hour commitment to attend and present findings at the Symposium of Research in Teaching and Learning that will be held in UVU in April 2021. You will also have support to present at the annual Teaching4Learning conference in March, 2021. 
  • Along the year, there will be a number of SoTL around themes of interest such as: applying for IRB approval, IR support for data analysis, Library support, and writing and publishing, etc. 

To be part of the 2020-2021 SoTL Cohort Program, please contact  Dr. Aicha Rochdi by email and indicate your interest (aicha.rochdi@uvu.edu)

Self-Paced Workshops

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Teaching Large Classes

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!