Spring 2023

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Mar 30-31 | 9am-4pm | Virtual
Teaching & Learning Symposium

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UVU Teaching & Learning Symposium

Combining Thrive, Ed Tech Summit, and SoTL efforts into a new event. Save the date!

 

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Beginning Feb 7 | 1-2 pm
HEA Orientation

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This is a monthly event that introduces applicants to the HEA fellowship.

Dates (Select One)

  • Tue | Feb 7 | 1-2pm
  • Tue | Mar 7 | 1-2pm
  • Tue | Apr 4 | 1-2pm

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Beginning Jan 11 | 10am-12pm
HEA Writing Clinic

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Have you started working on your HEA Fellowship application? Do you have questions that you would like to discuss? Please join us in this HEA Fellowship Writing Clinics. In this session, you will get help and support in the process of writing your application.  We will also discuss the PSF, talk about the application process, and clarify any questions you may have. 

Dates (Select Multiple)

  • Tue | Jan 11 | 3-5pm
  • Tue | Jan 24 | 3-5pm
  • Tue | Feb 8 | 3-5pm
  • Tue | Mar 8 | 3-5pm
  • Tue | Mar 22 | 3-5pm

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Lunch & Learn Series
Accessibility

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How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making MS Word Files Accessible | Installment 1
Tue | Jan 24 or Wed | Feb 1  | 12-12:30pm

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. 

How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making MS Power Point Files Accessible | Installment 2
Tue | Feb 21 or Wed | Mar 1 | 12-12:30pm

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. 

How to Change the Red Dials to Green: Making your Canvas Course Accessible | Installment 3
Wed | Mar 29 or Tue | Apr 4 | 12-12:30pm

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. 

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Lunch & Learn Series
Common Navigation

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Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation: Setting up Modules, Overview Pages & Activity Item Styles | Installment 1
Wed | Jan 18 or Thur | Jan 19 | 12-12:30pm

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.

Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation: Formatting Content Pages using Design Tools | Installment 2
Thur | Feb 16 or Fri | Feb 17 | 12-12:30pm

A practical session for formatting existing items in your Canvas course with common navigation banners, headers, and iconology using the built-in Design Tools.

Lunch and Learn Series: Creating a Consistent Canvas Experience with Common Navigation: Configuring the Syllabus, Instructor Information & Course Schedule | Installment 3
Wed | Mar 22 or Thur | Mar 23 | 12-12:30pm

This session focuses on how to customize the Syllabus, Instructor Information, and Course Schedule pages with the common navigation template.

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Feb 8 | Lunch & Learn Series
Motivating the Unmotivated

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Motivating the Unmotivated Student
Wed | Feb 8 | 12:30-1pm

Motivation affects student learning. Our students come to class with varying levels of motivation. In this Lunch and Learn, we will unpack why students’ levels of motivation differ so greatly, and is there anything we can do to motivate unmotivated students?

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Mar 1 | Lunch & Learn Series
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UVU
Wed | Mar 1 | 12-1pm

Dr. Rasha Qudisat, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, is leading a discussion around DEI work at UVU. Please join us and engage in this important discussion

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Apr 19 | Lunch & Learn Series
Creating Self-Regulated Learners

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Creating Self-Regulated Learners
Wed | Apr 19 | 12:30-1pm

Oh, that all of our students were personally motivated, loved to learn, and independently responsible for their own academic experience. The truth is that not all students are and that all of us struggle in some ways. Let’s consider what any teacher could do to help students become self-regulated learners. 

 

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Certifications

UVU offers various certifications, including high impact practice (HIPs) teaching certifications, which are research proven methods to improve student learning outcomes through the Office of Teaching and Learning. Upon completing a high impact practice certification, participants are invited to join in a community of practice to further refine their HIPs facilitation by exchanging ideas and best practices with colleagues.

 

Highlighted/New Event | High Impact Practice | Stipend Paid

 

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Anti-Racist
Pedagogy
25 Hour Certification

Description

After reviewing the history of racism, explore ways the instructor can support anti-racism in the classroom. Includes scaffolded work time.

Requirements

Workshops

  • US Historical context with integration into classroom teaching

Key Assignments

  • Connecting CRT, Indigenous, Asian, Latin-X & Black History

  • Action Plans
  • Concluding Reflection

Registration

Course Runs | Feb 1-May 1

Workshop Dates

  • US Historical context with integration into classroom teaching | TBD

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Assessment
& Inclusive Design
25 Hour Certification

Description

Developed by Dr. Krista Ruggles, UVU School of Education, the purpose of this certification pathway is to support faculty in their design of authentic assessments that reflect course learning objectives and meet the needs of ALL students. Faculty will first be introduced to the backward design model, strategies for differentiating, and authentic assessment during the fall semester. In the spring, faculty will explore the Universal Design for Learning principles, revisit authentic assessment, and academic integrity. They will then use what they have learned to update an existing course’s CLOs and design an authentic assessment using the backward design process.

Requirements

Workshops

Fall 2022

  • Assessment Types (Online Module)
  • Backward Design (Online Module)
  • Learning Objectives (Teams 10/4 2:00-4:00)
  • Authentic Assessment (Teams 11/1 2:00-4:00)

Spring 2023

  • Assessment Review, Rubrics & Feedback (Online)
  • Universal Design for Learning (Teams TBD)

Registration (Not Offered Spring 2023)

*Available TBD

Course Runs | TBD

Workshop Dates TBD

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Evidence-Based
Teaching Practices
25 Hour Certification

Description

You have likely earned degrees in disciplines other than education, yet you are a professional educator. The Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Higher Education certification program is designed to bridge the gap and ensure all UVU faculty have a solid foundation in a dozen seminal works about teaching in higher education. This is a hybrid learning experience that spans 7 weeks with three face-to-face (F2F) active learning demonstrations within that time period. In addition, each week you will have online activities to complete in Canvas.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Respect Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning + Use Active Learning Techniques

  • Encourage Connections Between Instructors and Students + Develop Reciprocity and Cooperation Between Students

  • Communicate High Expectations and Give Prompt Feedback

Key Assignments

  • Unit Redesign

  • Reflection on Seminal Work

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop (F2F) Dates

  • Cohort 1:
    • Wed | Jan 18 | 10am-12pm | Lakeview
    • Wed | Feb 1 | 10am-12pm | CB 510
    • Wed | Feb 15 | 10am-12pm | Lakeview
  • Cohort 2:
    • Thur | Mar 16 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | CB 414
    • Thur | Mar 30 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | CB 414
    • Thur | Apr 13 | 12:30pm-2:30pm | CB 414

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Generating
Vibrant Discussions
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

If you struggle to get students to participate in class, this course is for you. We will use research on what the best college teachers do as a springboard for finding methods to increase participation in our own classes. We will be mindful of inclusive teaching, and we will explore how to handle difficult and controversial conversations. At the end of this class, you will have strategies you can use, and you will have practiced in front of peers. Say goodbye to crickets!

Requirements

Workshops 

  • Building Relationship
  • Creating a Natural Learning Environment
  • Inclusive Strategies for Getting Students to Talk
  • Difficult Conversations and Situations
  • Round Table Practice and Feedback

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop Dates (Required Attendance)

  • Mon | Jan 9 | 12-1:30pm | FL 502
  • Thur | Jan 12 | 12-1:30pm | FL 502
  • Thur | Jan 26 | 12-1:30pm | FL 502
  • Thur | Feb 2 | 12-1:30pm | FL 502
  • Thur | Feb 9 | 12-1:30pm | FL 502

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Inclusive, Intercultural,
Global Pedagogy
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

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

Requirements

Workshops

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

  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

  • Equity Pedagogy

Two Elective Workshop

  • Gender Pedagogy

  • Global and Intercultural Pedagogy

  • Anti-Racist Pedagogy in the Classroom

  • Religious, Spiritual, and Worldview Diversity

Key Assignments

  • G/I/I Syllabus

  • G/I/I Key Assignment

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop Dates (Virtual)

  • Required:
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Cultural Identity in the Classroom
      • Fri | Jan 20 | 2-4pm
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Equity Pedagogy
      • Wed | Feb 8 | 2-4pm
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Culturally relevant pedagogy
      • Thur | Mar 2 | 2-4pm
  • Choose 2 Electives:
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Global and Intercultural Pedagogy
      • Wed | Feb 15 | 2:30-4:30pm
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Spirituality and Worldview
      • Mon | Mar 13 | 2-3:30pm
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Gender sexuality pedagogy
      • Fri | Mar 24 | 10am-12pm
    • Inclusive, Intercultural, Global Pedagogy: Anti-racist Pedagogy
      • Fri | Apr 21 | 12:30-2:30pm


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Livestream
Teaching Academy
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

The Livestream Teaching Academy (LTA) Certification is the official preparation program for instructors wishing to teach livestream courses at UVU. 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 the newer livestream pedagogy including ways to develop instructor presence, peer-to-peer interaction, and meaningful and valuable livestream sessions.

Requirements

Workshops

  • What is Livestreaming?
  • Pedagogy of Livestreaming
  • Hardware/Software Setup
  • 4 Basic Livestream Teaching Strategies
  • Livestream Practice Sessions
  • Constructing Livestream Lesson Plans

Each workshop will take about 1-2 hours to complete, so expect to spend about 10-12 hours total to complete all 6 workshops.

Key Assignments

  • MS Teams Recording

  • Livestream Lesson Plan

Registration

Course Runs | Tue, Jan 17-Tue, Feb 28

Workshop Dates | None

Registration Closes | Wed, Feb 8


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Online
Teaching Academy
25 Hour Certification

Description

The Online Teaching Academy (OTA) Certification is the official preparation program for instructors wishing to teach online courses at UVU. UVU Faculty Senate has mandated that all online faculty (both full-time and adjunct) earn certification by Fall 2021. 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.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Technical Skills for Online Teaching
  • Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Learning
  • Develop Social Presence and Collaboration in the Online Environment
  • Activities and Assessments for Flexible Learning
  • Supporting Success in Online Environment
  • Quality Enhancement of Online and Flex Courses

Key Assignments

  • Lesson Redesign

  • Culminating Assignment

Registration

Course Runs | Tue, Jan 17-Tue, Feb 28

Workshop Dates | None

Registration Closes | Wed, Feb 8

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Project-Based
Learning
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

Project Based Learning: This certification program supports instructors in learning about PBL and incorporating it into their courses. It also facilitates the redesign of general education courses that can be accepted into the Excelerate program offered by UVU's Innovation Academy. The Innovation Academy is seeking faculty who are interested in teaching a GE course as a project-based experience over 7 weeks in summer 2023 for a small class of either first- or second-year students (~20 students). 12.5 hrs.

For folks who take this certification and agree to teach an Excelerate course in summer 2023, they are eligible for a $500 stipend through the Innovation Academy upon submission of final project proposal and syllabus as well as an additional thank you gift of $200 to be paid after the Excelerate  course is completed.

Requirements

Workshops

  • Overview of PBL, PBL Framework, and Benefits of PBL

  • Actionable Strategies for Including Projects in Courses | Course Design Process
  • Supporting Teamwork |Working with Sponsors
  • PBL Showcase

Key Assignments

  • Showcase Presentation 
  • Course syllabus 

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop Dates (Virtual)

  • Fri | Feb 3 | 2-5pm
  • Fri | Feb 17 | 2-5pm
  • Fri | Mar 3 | 2-5pm
  • Tue | Mar 14 | 2-5pm

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Service
Learning
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

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)

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop Dates (Virtual)

  • Cohort 1:
    • Feb 14 | 11am-12pm
    • Feb 21 | 11am-12pm
    • Feb 28 | 11am-12pm
  • Cohort 2:
    • Mar 16 | 1-2pm
    • Mar 23 | 1-2pm
    • Mar 30 | 1-2pm

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Teaching
First Year Students
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

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

Registration (Not Offered Spring 2023)

*Available TBD

Course Runs | TBD

Workshop Dates TBD

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Teaching
Large Classes
25 Hour Certification

Description

The Office of Teaching and Learning has created an online training module for faculty who teach large sections. This is a self-paced, asynchronous faculty development course that provides a path to an internationally recognised teaching recognition as it’s part of UVU’s Advance HE scheme. 

Faculty who participate in this training will gain a deeper understanding of the use of instructional design methodology to develop student-centred courses and to deliver dynamic, interactive lectures;  how to design and implement effective cooperative and collaborative learning projects, and identify appropriate grading methods.

The training also covers items such as utilizing pertinent educational literature relevant to formative and summative assessments and best practices for building rapport with students and for providing a learning context that fosters students’ engagement and retention. 

Requirements

Workshops

  • Self-Paced Canvas Course

Registration

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Team-Based
Learning
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

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

Registration (Not Offered Spring 2023)

*Available Summer 2023

Course Runs | TBD

Workshop Dates TBD

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Undergraduate
Research
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

Improving faculty mentoring of students participating in undergraduate research. Discussions topics include aligning expectations, professional development, effective communication, assessing understanding, addressing equity and inclusion, fostering independence, and cultivating ethical behavior. The faculty will develop both a mentoring plan and philosophy.

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

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop Dates (Virtual)

  • Wed | Jan 25 | 12-1pm
  • Wed | Feb 8 | 12-1pm
  • Wed | Feb 22 | 12-1pm
  • Wed | Mar 15 | 12-1pm
  • Wed | Mar 29 | 12-1pm
  • Wed | Apr 12 | 12-1pm

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Writing
Enriched
12.5 Hour Certification

Description

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

Registration

Course Runs | TBA

Workshop Dates (Virtual)

  • Series 1:
    • Thur | Jan 26| 1-2:30pm
    • Thur | Feb 9 | 1-2:30pm
    • Thur | Feb 23 | 1-2:30pm
  • Series 2:
    • Wed | Feb 1 | 1-2:30pm
    • Wed | Feb 15 | 1-2:30pm
    • Wed | Mar 1 | 1-2:30pm

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What makes a HIP a HIP?

8 Quality Elements of High Impact Classrooms

  1. High expectations for performance
  2. Demand time and effort
  3. Substantive interaction with faculty
  4. Engage students across differences
  5. Provide rich feedback
  6. Structured opportunities to reflect and integrate
  7.  Apply and test learning in new situations
  8. Public demonstration of confidence

    Reference: Kinzie, J., McCormick, A. C., Gonyea, R., Dugan, B., & Silberstein, S. (2020). Assessing quality and equity in high-impact practices: Comprehensive report. Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. 

Join the HIPs Research Effort

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.

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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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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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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