Teaching and Learning Days

Below are the details for upcoming Teaching and Learning days at the Faculty Center. For February 9th, 2018, please apply at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ePM7CAZxw0bKzb by the date of the event.

February 9th, 2018

Session One (Choose One Workshop) 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

  • Option A: Team-Based Learning: How to Apply TBL to Your Course Regardless of Size
    Amanda Wolcott, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
    Team-based learning is "a special form of small group learning using a specific sequence of individual work, group work, and immediate feedback to create a motivational framework in which students increasingly hold each other accountable for coming to class prepared and contributing to discussion" (Sweet, 2010). Team-based learning can be applied to classes of any size, and is particularly effective in larger courses. If you would like to learn more about implementing team-based learning in your class, attend this workshop with an idea for a course topic that you would like to apply to TBL.
  • Option B: Leveraging Adaptive Learning for Student Success
    Baiyun Chen, Corrinne Stull, and Jessica Tojo Center for Distributed Learning
    CB1 202
    UCF is strategically implementing adaptive learning to improve student success in large-enrollment gateway courses and courses that have traditionally had unacceptably high levels of D and F grades and course withdrawals (DFW) across disciplines. Attendees of this workshop will learn about how adaptive technology can be integrated into their face-to-face, mixed-mode, and online courses.

Session Two (Choose One Workshop) 10:10 to 11:10 a.m.

  • Option A: Enhance Your Course with Open Educational Resources (OER)
    Anna Turner, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
    Open Educational Resources (OER) are openly licensed educational materials that are free for instructors and students. Often, these resources can be edited to fit an instructor’s individual needs. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll address how to replace or augment your current textbook and instructional materials with OER.
  • Option B: Creating a Career Advancement Plan
    Eloy Hernandez, Chemistry; Claire Connolly Knox, Public Administration; Amanda Koontz, Sociology; Blake Scott, Writing and Rhetoric
    CB1 202
    In this hands-on workshop, faculty will learn about the benefits of career advancement planning, move through some of the steps for creating career advancement plans (including self-visioning and goal setting, identifying gaps/challenges/opportunities, mapping mid-term and long-term plans), and see some examples of colleagues' plans. Participants will be linked to online resources that will help them continue this process.
  • Option C: FERPA Essentials for Faculty
    Alia Asi, Office of the Registrar
    CB1 TBD
    Knowing how to communicate sensitive information and how to best store student records can be challenging, especially with the rapid changing world of technology. In this session, we will provide you an overview of the FERPA law, which protects the educational records of students and is an important consideration when communicating with (or about) students. You will learn several UCF-specific practices and information security techniques that ensure compliance. We will discuss challenges and strategies in handling requests that come in from third parties including parents and outside agencies.

Session Three (Choose One Workshop) 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

  • Option A: Student Consultants on Teaching
    Anna Turner and Student Consultants, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
    Anna Turner and Student Consultants, Faculty Center
    A Student Consultant on Teaching (SCOT) is a UCF student who, when requested, can provide faculty with feedback about their classes in a variety of ways. After a brief overview of the program, SCOTs will be available to answer questions and meet with faculty individually.
  • Option B: Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Integrative Learning Initiatives
    Anna Jones, Quality Enhancement Plan
    CB1 202
    QEP integrative learning initiatives around campus, with highlights of current funded projects and Q&A and advice for those who wish to submit a proposal for this year’s deadline (February 23). The presentation will also cover other faculty resources, such as our new travel grants.

Session Four: Lunch Conversation 12:20 to 1:20 p.m.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Table Topics
RSVP by February 1 for provided lunch (up to 30) or bring your own lunch


March 9th, 2018

Session One (Choose One Workshop)

  • Option A: Using TurnItIn.com
    Eric Main, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
  • Option B: New Tools for Teaching (Lightboard and Vimeo)
    Todd McMahon and Don Merritt, Office of Instructional Resources
    CB1 202

Session Two (Choose One Workshop)

  • Option A: Virtual Reality and the College Classroom
    Melody Bowdon and Will Dorner, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
  • Option B: Signature Experiences for Undergraduate Students
    Kimberly Schneider, Office of Undergraduate Research
    CB1 202

Session Three (Choose One Workshop)

  • Option A: Three Pillars of Student Learning
    Amanda Wolcott, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
  • Option B: Textbook Affordability and Student Success
    Penny Beile, UCF Libraries
    CB1 202

Session Four: Lunch Conversation 12:20 to 1:20 p.m.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Table Topics
RSVP by March 1 for provided lunch (up to 30) or bring your own lunch


April 13th, 2018

Session One (Choose One Workshop) 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

  • Option A: Active Learning Classrooms
    Melody Bowdon and Anna Turner, Faculty Center; Ann Miller, Nicholson School of Communication
    CB1 205
  • Option B: Quality Online Teaching  
    Aimee deNoyelles and Linda Futch, Center for Distributed Learning
    CB1 202

Session Two (Choose One Workshop) 10:10 to 11:10 a.m.

  • Option A: Student Motivation
    Amanda Wolcott, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
  • Option B: Identifying Campus Resources to Maximize Student Learning
    DeLaine Priest and Rebekah McCloud, Student Development and Enrollment Services
    CB1 202
  • Option C: FERPA Essentials for Faculty
    Brian Boyd, University Registrar
    CB1 TBD

Session Three (Choose One Workshop) 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

  • Option A: Leveraging Students’ Prior Knowledge
    Eric Main, Faculty Center
    CB1 205
  • Option B: Predictive Analytics/myKnightSTAR
    Melody Bowdon, Faculty Center; Susan Chase, College of Nursing, DeLaine Priest, Student Development and Enrollment Services
    CB1 202

Session Four: Lunch Conversation 12:20 to 1:20 p.m.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Table Topics
RSVP by April 1 for provided lunch (up to 30) or bring your own lunch

 

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