Virtual Lunch and Learn Series

Thursdays at 12:00-1:00pm
(MS Teams link will be sent after registration)

 

9/17 | First Year Seminar Hybrid Course Design & Outcomes
Presenter: Lisa Lambert

9/24 | Power Users: Canvas + Teams + Kaltura
Presenter: Sam Gedeborg

10/22 | Power Users: Canvas + Teams + Kaltura
Presenter: TBD

10/29 | Teaching Large Classes
Presenter: Aicha Rochdi

11/5 | Overview of Inclusive Teaching
Presenter: Aicha Rochdi

11/12 | Humanity in the Classroom
Presenters: 
Deb Thornton, Kristen Nuesmeyer, Bill Erb, Ursula Sorensen

11/19 | Award-winning Online Course Design
Presenters: Jacque Preston, Stacy Waddoups, Mike Jensen

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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Utah Teaching and Learning Group Fall Conference

Dr Mays Imad

Success for All: Access and Equity in the New Normal

September 19, 2020 | Virtual

Ours is Not a Caravan of Despair: Utilizing Trauma-Informed Education to Enact Hope in Turbulent Times
Keynote Address from Mays Imad

In the midst of all the upheaval currently occupying the front pages–from forest fires to protests, from political divisivity to hurricanes–How do we teach to the anxious? How do we teach when we are overwhelmed and exhausted and anxious? In this session, we will consider the challenges we face in higher education today and the opportunities to forge a post-pandemic vision of higher education that is rooted in love, beauty, and justice.  

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Learning Communities

Every week, we will be sharing teaching strategies, answering technology questions, and discovering new possibilities with online synchronous and assessment tools. We invite all faculty who use these tools to come share and learn.

To join any of the sessions below, please click the link during the listed meeting time, which will lead you to the virtual meeting space. 

Mastering Technology:
Microsoft Teams

Wednesdays at 3:00-3:30pm


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Mastering Technology:
Kaltura Video Creation

Thursdays at 3:00-3:30pm


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Mastering Technology:
Canvas Assignments (+Proctorio)

Fridays at 3:00-3:30pm


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Canvas and Teams Power Users

Exchange ideas in a 30 minute weekly sync-up session

Fridays at 1-1:30pm


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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.

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research book

Undergraduate Research (SCULPT)

Mondays at 2pm-3pm
Sept 14 | Sept 28 | Oct 12 | Oct 26 | Nov 9
Facilitated by Ben Johnson

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Why Students Don't Like School book

Why Students Don't Like School

Tuesdays at 11am-12pm
Sept 15 | Sept 29 | Oct 20 | Oct 27 | Nov 10 | Nov 17
Facilitated by Josh Premo

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Community-Based Global Learning book

Community-Based Global Learning

Tuesdays at 12pm-1pm
Sept 15 | Sept 29 | Oct 20 | Oct 27 | Nov 10 | Nov 17
Facilitated by Jon Westover and Janel Mitchell

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Thrive Online book

Thrive Online

Wednesdays at 11am-12pm
Sept 16 | Sept 30 | Oct 21 | Oct 28 | Nov 11 | Nov 18
Facilitated by Sandie Waters

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Make Your Bed book

Make Your Bed

Wednesdays at 12pm-1pm
Sept 16 | Sept 30 | Oct 21 | Oct 28 | Nov 11 | Nov 18
Facilitated by Ursula Sorensen

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Coddling of the American Mind book

Coddling of the American Mind

Wednesdays at 1pm-2pm
Sept 16 | Sept 30 | Oct 21 | Oct 28 | Nov 11 | Nov 18
Facilitated by Becky Rogers

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Pedagogies of Care book

Pedagogies of Care

Thursdays at 2pm-3pm
Sept 17 | Oct 1 | Oct 22 | Oct 29 | Nov 12 | Nov 19
Facilitated by Wendy Athens

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We Want to Do More than Survive book

We Want To Do More Than Survive

Fridays at 2pm-3pm
Sept 18 | Oct 2 | Oct 23 | Oct 30 | Nov 13 | Nov 20
Facilitated by LaShawn Williams & Trevor Warburton

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High Impact Practices (HIPs) Certifications

 

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Global/Intercultural

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

Cultural Identity in the Classroom

Mon Sep 21 | 2-4pm

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Equity Pedagogy

Wed Oct 7 | 1-3

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Wed Oct 28 | 2:30-4:30

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Writing Enriched

Facilitated by Elena Garcia

Workshop 1: Developing Effective Writing Assignments

Wed Sep 29 | 2-4pm OR Thur Sep 24 | 12-2pm

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Workshop 2: Teaching In-Class Processes and Strategies

Wed Oct 2 | 2-4pm OR Thur Oct 22 | 12-2pm

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Workshop 3: Responding to and Grading Student Writing

Wed Nov 11 | 2-4pm OR Thur Nov 19 | 12-2pm

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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

Entering Mentoring book

Mondays at 1pm-2pm
Sept 14 | Sept 28 | Oct 12 | Oct 26 | Nov 9
Facilitated by Ben Johnson

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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.

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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)

Workshops & Other Events

Peer Observation for Enhancing Teaching (POET) Kick-Off 

October 8 | 2-4pm


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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.


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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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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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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.

Self-Enroll

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!

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