Calendar & 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 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 



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


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 for more information.

October 4 | 2-3:30pm | FL 516

Design Thinking

Pathway 6

October 25 | 3-5pm | FL 516

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.

November 8 | 1-3pm | FL 213

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

OTL Newsletter

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.