Instructional Workshops

Instructional workshops are designed to assist faculty in the endeavor to improve instruction, improve classroom management and construct teaching portfolios. These workshops are valuable for course design and preparation of the teaching portion of their advancement, promotion and/or tenure documentation.

 

Running a Seminar: Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Torreyson West 319 (CTE Conference Room)

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Jacob Held

The Workings of Mapworks

Thursday, September 21 at 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: FYS

Facilitators: Thomas Bruick & Jacob Held

Facilitating Intercultural Understanding in the Classroom (Poster Presentation)

Monday, September 25 from 1:10-1:50 p.m.

Location: Torreyson West 320

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, Diversity

Facilitator: Gena Bennett & UCA Students

If you have international students in your classes, or may in the future, you don’t want to miss this opportunity!  Come learn about cultural differences and how they can impact your classroom. Specifically, you’ll learn about norms of intercultural communication aspects of our most populous international student populations here at UCA (e.g., China, Japan, Cote d’Ivoire) and how those norms may contrast to those in the U.S. Case studies that look at intercultural misunderstandings which can be resolved through intercultural understanding will be highlighted.

Making the Core Meaningful

Tuesday, October 10 at 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Jacob Held

Teaching Portfolio Workshop

Tuesday, October 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or Wednesday, October 25 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Instructional Theme: Any

Facilitator: Patricia Kohler-Evans

The Teaching Portfolio Workshop offers an opportunity to learn how to construct a portfolio to document one’s teaching effectiveness. Writing and discussion exercises provide a starting point for the portfolio development process. This workshop will help faculty prepare the teaching portion of their advancement, promotion and/or tenure application.

Winterizing Your Online Courses

Friday, December 8 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, December 12 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Location: Torreyson West 319 (CTE Conference Room)

Instructional Theme: Any

Facilitator: Lisa Davis, Vicki Parish, Jessica Underwood

This workshop stems out of the many end of semester questions that come to the CTE office each fall and spring: How do I copy my course? Why is my course menu so long after I do a course copy? Isn’t there an easier way to change all of my dates? Can I get a pretty banner for the top of my course? Topics to be covered in this workshop include the following:

~ How to efficiently copy/archive a course shell

~ How to use the Date Management tool

~ Where to access the Web-Enhanced Interface (with content)

~ How to make/upload a nice course banner

~ How to set up/clean up the Grade Center for efficiency

~ Increasing instructor presence from Day 1

The first half of the workshop will be presentation-style and the second half will be hands-on work in your Blackboard courses with Instructional Designers there for just-in-time assistance.


Spring 2018 Workshops

Do you see what I see?: Identifying & Addressing Student Difficulties

Thursday, January 18 at 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Thomas Bruick, Marvin Williams, Amy Baldwin, Cheryl Lyons

First Generation Students

Thursday, February 15 from 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Amy Baldwin

Mindset

Thursday, March 8 from 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Vicki Groves-Scott

Collaboration: Roundtable & Workshop

Thursday, March 29 at 1:40-2:30 (xper) p.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitators: Chris Craun & Jacob Held

FYS Best Practices Share Out

Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00-11:59 a.m.

Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, FYS

Facilitator: Jacob Held

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