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Designing and Reimagining Large Enrollment Courses

Wednesday, December 13 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
This workshop offered by CTL Faculty Associates Nicole Phelps and Dianna Murray-Close will focus on strategies for promoting engagement, reaching a diverse set of students, and managing common challenges in large enrollment classes. We will share strategies that have worked well for us as well as tailor the discussion to topics of interest to faculty participants.

This workshop is especially well-suited for faculty who are developing new large courses or considering ways to increase learning and engagement in their existing courses.

Event details:

  • Contact: Dianna Close; Murray; Murray-Close, Dianna.Murray-Close@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-4142
  • Facilitated By: Dianna Close; Murray; Murray-Close
    Nicole Phelps, History
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Creating your Assessment Cycle

Thursday, January 04 2018
@ 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have sustainable, cyclical assessment plans in place for most programs by the end of Spring 2018.  This two-hour workshop is recommended for Chairs, Directors, Faculty and others involved with planning assessment for their academic program, and will be an effective way for teams to jumpstart assessment planning work. 

The session will lead you through the steps of sustainable assessment planning, and includes working time for teams or individuals to identify current activities, consider ways to reduce barriers and outline next steps.  Participants should come with a copy of their current program-level outcomes and some information of what assessment is already in place or has been done in the past.  If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Lunch/workshop for graduate program coordinators.

Thursday, January 04 2018
@ 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
This lunch workshop is designed specifically for graduate program coordinators or faculty tasked with assessment of a Masters or PhD level program.  We will discuss the process of developing outcomes, how to plan for assessment within a specific degree program, and how to report and use the results of assessment.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Intro to curriculum mapping for program assessment

Thursday, January 04 2018
@ 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Participants are encouraged but not required to take Parts 1 and 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.

This workshop for department/program chairs, assessment coordinators and faculty will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department. After the workshop, participants can continue to receive support as their department develops a curriculum map and assessment plan. 

Some departments may wish to send a small team (2-3 people) to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of their current program-level learning outcomes. If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Intro to direct assessment

Friday, January 05 2018
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Participants should have taken parts 1 and/or 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.  Part 3 is also encouraged but not required.

This workshop is open to chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators and faculty teams working on assessment in their program.  Due to the applied nature of the workshop, small teams are especially encouraged to attend.

This workshop focuses on how to select, collect, organize, and assess examples of student work to gauge student progress towards program-level learning outcomes. The workshop begins with a discussion of different ways to directly assess student progress towards learning outcomes, and helps participants identify possible assignments/assignment types that may be good candidates for direct assessment processes.

The workshop will also cover different approaches to evaluating student work as part of program-level assessment; planning and organizing a direct assessment session (e.g. rating day or targeted faculty discussion); and processing and making sense of the results of your direct assessment. Teams or chairs may wish to identify a particular outcome they would like to gather data on prior to attending the workshop

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Open/group consultation time for program chairs/assessment coordinators.

Friday, January 05 2018
@ 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
This is open consultation time.  Drop in any time during this session for a consult or to work in an interactive environment.  Some consults may take a "group" format depending on the number of drop ins at any given time.  Consultation topics can include:  Review of your program outcomes; review of your assessment plan form; consults on how to move forward/take the next step in working with your department.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Lunch/Workshop: Writing a Student-Friendly version of your outcomes

Friday, January 05 2018
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Can students and prospective students read your program outcomes and understand what your program offers them? Many departments write their program-level outcomes for a faculty and administrative audience, with an eye towards assessment. However, discipline-specific vocabulary and writing style may leave students and prospective students struggling to understand what a major in your program offers. Additionally, well-crafted outcomes language could help raise student interest in your program. This workshop will help you create a version of your program outcomes that communicates to students, and is an appropriate length to add to your department webpage -- your primary communications vehicle.

Lunch included.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Open/group consultation time for program chair/assessment coordinators

Friday, January 05 2018
@ 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
This is open consultation time.  Sign up, then drop in any time during this session for a consult or to work in an interactive environment.  Some consults may take a "group" format depending on the number of drop ins at any given time.  Consultation topics can include:  Review of your program outcomes; review of your assessment plan form; consults on how to move forward/take the next step in working with your department.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Livak Ballroom, Davis Center

Past Events (last 180 days)

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, November 10 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
This writing workshop offers participants the chance to give and receive feedback on drafts of teaching philosophy statements. Participants should come with draft in hand (computers will be provided for those who wish to work electronically). We will facilitate small group discussion that provides constructive feedback for each participant. While this workshop grows out of the Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop, anyone with a teaching philosophy draft is welcome to attend. The workshop will include opportunities for writing and revising as well as conversation.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Leadership and Development Sci; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library (CTL)

CANCELLED: Tips for Online Teaching in Winter Session

Thursday, November 09 2017
@ 11:49 AM- 11:49 AM
Calling all Winter Session faculty! Come join us for a collegial conversation that focuses on defining an appropriate work load for you and your students, strategies to encourage student engagement and time management techniques to keep you sane. Bring your ideas and we’ll bring the snacks.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Reflective Writing: Strategies for Encouraging Students to Think About their Learning

Thursday, November 09 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM
Join colleagues to identify useful moments for student reflection, considering ways students can strengthen their understanding of course concepts and disciplinary performance through meta-cognition. We will look at various examples of teaching with reflection, from classroom activities to formal assignments.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

Program Assessment Series, Part 4: Introduction to Direct Assessment Techniques for Outcomes Assessment

Wednesday, November 01 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Participants should have taken parts 1 and/or 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.  Part 3 is also encouraged but not required.

This workshop is open to chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators and faculty teams working on assessment in their program.  Due to the applied nature of the workshop, small teams are especially encouraged to attend.

This workshop focuses on how to select, collect, organize, and assess examples of student work to gauge student progress towards program-level learning outcomes. The workshop begins with a discussion of different ways to directly assess student progress towards learning outcomes, and helps participants identify possible assignments/assignment types that may be good candidates for direct assessment processes.

The workshop will also cover different approaches to evaluating student work as part of program-level assessment; planning and organizing a direct assessment session (e.g. rating day or targeted faculty discussion); and processing and making sense of the results of your direct assessment. Teams or chairs may wish to identify a particular outcome they would like to gather data on prior to attending the workshop. 

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Elizabeth Miles, A&S Dean' s Ofc; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Designing Writing Assignments: Get the Writing You Want to Read

Wednesday, November 01 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
How do assignments (dis)encourage students to work? This workshop will present research findings on writing and engagement, and then look at strategies for shaping assignments that get students working in ways you value. This interactive workshop will allow time for participants to apply these strategies to their own courses—whether you’re considering developing a new assignment, or whether you’re problem-solving with existing assignments, this workshop should open up possibilities for you.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

Program Assessment Series, Part 3: Introduction to Program-Level Curriculum Mapping 

Monday, October 30 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Participants are encouraged but not required to take Parts 1 and 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.

This workshop for department/program chairs, assessment coordinators and faculty will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department. After the workshop, participants can continue to receive support as their department develops a curriculum map and assessment plan. 

Some departments may wish to send a small team (2-3 people) to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of their current program-level learning outcomes. If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, October 27 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Leadership and Development Sci; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library (CTL)

7 Features Every Blackboard User Should Know About

Wednesday, October 25 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
In this demo session we’ll show seven Blackboard features that may be unfamiliar to you. These 7 features are designed to help you save time, stay organized, and provide a better Blackboard experience for your students.

By the end of this session you will have a fuller understanding of: 1. Student Preview - a fully interactive student view of your course

2. Inline Grading - Collect, grade, and comment on student work without downloading files.

3. Grading with Rubrics - provide feedback for your students and grade according to specified criteria.

4. Grade Center Categories - understand this key feature for calculating grades.

5. Test Options - Provide options for students who need accommodation, and customize how and when students will see test results, answers, and feedback.

6. Retention Center - Check the academic health of your students and get insight into student performance.

7. Date Management - a useful feature when reusing courses from one semester to the next

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Canceled: Variety of Students? Variety of Teaching Strategies! Addressing the Variability of Learners Through UDL

Tuesday, October 24 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
This workshop focuses on reducing barriers to learning by examining teaching strategies that will help you reach the wide variety of students in today’s classroom. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), provides a framework for creating such inclusive learning spaces. This workshop boils down UDL theory and practical experience from UVM faculty, and presents CTL’s “Top Five Tips for Implementing UDL.”

The workshop will be a blend of presentation and discussion, so please bring a course syllabus as a reference because we will discuss how to integrate these “Top 5 Tips” into your existing assignments, assessments, and teaching practice.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 2: Creating an Assessment Cycle for your Program

Thursday, October 19 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have sustainable, cyclical assessment plans in place for most programs by the end of Spring 2018.  This two-hour workshop is recommended for Chairs, Directors, Faculty and others involved with planning assessment for their academic program, and will be an effective way for teams to jumpstart assessment planning work. 

The session will lead you through the steps of sustainable assessment planning, and includes working time for teams or individuals to identify current activities, consider ways to reduce barriers and outline next steps.  Participants should come with a copy of their current program-level outcomes and some information of what assessment is already in place or has been done in the past.  If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 1: Introducing the Assessment Plan Form - An Overview for Non-externally Accredited Programs

Wednesday, October 18 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 10:00 AM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have Assessment Plan Forms for each non-externally accredited academic program in place by December 2017. This half-hour information and Q & A session is for Chairs, Directors or Faculty in charge of assessment for their academic program.

The session with introduce the basic components of the Assessment Plan Form for Non-Externally Accredited programs, followed by Q & A. Registration is requested, but not required. (Externally accredited programs do not need to send a representative, as the information we need is included in the E1B for your program).

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching Roundtable Discussion for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, October 17 2017
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Join us for an informal discussion of your teaching experiences. This is a chance for you to ask us questions and get feedback on any challenging or situations in your classes so far. Please bring questions or just join us for the discussion.

Refreshments will be served.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Leadership and Development Sci; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Emma Swift
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blogging with UVM’s Wordpress

Monday, October 16 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
IIn this workshop, we'll get you up and running with WordPress, UVM’s blogging software. We'll go over the first steps and recommended settings, selecting a design theme, and customizing menus. We'll cover how to make pages and posts; organizing them with categories and tags.

If you are interested in using WordPress for student assignments, at 2:30 pm we will discuss assignment design, assessment strategies, and show examples from your UVM colleagues.

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Cancelled: Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Environment

Thursday, October 12 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
This discussion-oriented workshop presents tools and strategies to help promote a productive and inclusive classroom climate. Specifically, we will discuss:
  • tools to help create a community of learners
  • ideas for “holding” a space that is conducive for reflection and inclusive discussion
  • strategies to help participants respond to classroom situations in ways that are supportive and compassionate, yet also challenge students to think deeper

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1218
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Introduction to Service-Learning Pedagogy

Wednesday, October 11 2017
@ 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
This workshop will help participants consider what courses might most effectively include a service-learning component, and introduce participants to key elements of service-learning pedagogy - reciprocity and critical reflection. We'll conclude with thinking about considerations for developing effective community partnerships. We will workshop possible course/project or service/partner combinations, so bring ideas!

This workshop is facilitated by Susan Munkres, Director of Community-University Partnerships for Service-Learning.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 4: Introduction to Direct Assessment Techniques for Outcomes Assessment

Tuesday, October 10 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Participants should have taken parts 1 and/or 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.  Part 3 is also encouraged but not required.

This workshop is open to chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators and faculty teams working on assessment in their program.  Due to the applied nature of the workshop, small teams are especially encouraged to attend.

This workshop focuses on how to select, collect, organize, and assess examples of student work to gauge student progress towards program-level learning outcomes. The workshop begins with a discussion of different ways to directly assess student progress towards learning outcomes, and helps participants identify possible assignments/assignment types that may be good candidates for direct assessment processes.

The workshop will also cover different approaches to evaluating student work as part of program-level assessment; planning and organizing a direct assessment session (e.g. rating day or targeted faculty discussion); and processing and making sense of the results of your direct assessment. Teams or chairs may wish to identify a particular outcome they would like to gather data on prior to attending the workshop. 

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    Elizabeth Miles, A&S Dean' s Ofc; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

UVM Communicates: Sharing Your Research and Scholarship with the Public

Monday, October 09 2017
@ 8:45 AM- 5:00 PM
Join colleagues for a day of hands-on activities designed to help you communicate more effectively with the public, with funders, with policymakers, and with fellow academics. Lunch will be provided.

Inspired by our affiliation with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, the morning combines a short plenary with a series of fun improvisation exercises. These exercises are not designed to turn you into an actor, but rather to free you to talk more effectively and personally about your research or scholarship and establish a more direct connection with your audience.

Please come prepared with an informal three-minute speech about your research or scholarship. After lunch, you will work in a small group to refine your pre-prepared three-minute speech, and you’ll also identify strategies that will transfer to other presentation settings.

For more information, please see UVM Communicates.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: Hills 20

Program Assessment Series, Part 3: Introduction to Program-Level Curriculum Mapping 

Thursday, October 05 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Participants are encouraged but not required to take Parts 1 and 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.

This workshop for department/program chairs, assessment coordinators and faculty will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department. After the workshop, participants can continue to receive support as their department develops a curriculum map and assessment plan. 

Some departments may wish to send a small team (2-3 people) to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of their current program-level learning outcomes. If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 2: Creating an Assessment Cycle for your Program

Wednesday, October 04 2017
@ 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have sustainable, cyclical assessment plans in place for most programs by the end of Spring 2018.  This two-hour workshop is recommended for Chairs, Directors, Faculty and others involved with planning assessment for their academic program, and will be an effective way for teams to jumpstart assessment planning work. 

The session will lead you through the steps of sustainable assessment planning, and includes working time for teams or individuals to identify current activities, consider ways to reduce barriers and outline next steps.  Participants should come with a copy of their current program-level outcomes and some information of what assessment is already in place or has been done in the past.  If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Mixed-Media Projects for Student Engagement

Tuesday, October 03 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Mixed media can spark creative possibilities for designing engaging student projects that can develop visual literacy skills, sharpen descriptive writing skills, and broaden approaches to research. For example, imagine students: creating timelines that show changes over time, telling a story through mapping, interpreting an image using annotations, building and curating a digital image exhibit that explains and supports a point of view, and critiquing a video by adding comments and annotations.

During this workshop we will demonstrate a variety of free or low cost web-based applications that students can use for multimedia projects and discuss considerations for assignment design and assessment. By the end of the session you will be able to choose an appropriate application for your students’ projects and plan the steps to bring your assignment idea to fruition.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Responding to Multilingual Writers

Monday, October 02 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 2:10 PM
How can we consider the needs of multilingual writers in ways that are both linguistically and culturally inclusive? How can we encourage writers to become increasingly attentive to the key learning goals in each course or department? Drawing on research on multilingual writing development, this workshop highlights effective teaching strategies for supporting multilingual students as learners and writers.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susan Dinitz, Writing in the Disciplines; English
    Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Teaching Roundtable Discussion for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Thursday, September 28 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Join us for an informal discussion of your teaching experiences. This is a chance for you to ask us questions and get feedback on any challenging or situations in your classes so far. Please bring questions or just join us for the discussion.

Refreshments will be served.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Leadership and Development Sci; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Emma Swift
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 1: Introducing the Assessment Plan Form - An Overview for Non-externally Accredited Programs

Tuesday, September 26 2017
@ 12:30 PM- 1:00 PM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have Assessment Plan Forms for each non-externally accredited academic program in place by December 2017. This half-hour information and Q & A session is for Chairs, Directors or Faculty in charge of assessment for their academic program.

The session with introduce the basic components of the Assessment Plan Form for Non-Externally Accredited programs, followed by Q & A. Registration is requested, but not required. (Externally accredited programs do not need to send a representative, as the information we need is included in the E1B for your program).

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Designing Engaging and Effective Group Assignments

Tuesday, September 26 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for designing group projects that create an engaging and successful learning experience for students.

We'll discuss how to modify your own group assignments in manageable ways using a variety of organizational tools and assessments.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Diversity Awareness Building to Create Inclusive Learning Environments

Thursday, September 21 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
In this workshop, participants will explore their role as a mentor in classroom and/or laboratory environments through the lens of social identity. Through interactive exercises, participants gain awareness and understanding of the many types of student diversity. We will reflect on these discoveries while learning strategies to foster diverse identities of students and their mentors.

This workshop is based on the work of The National Mentoring Research Network (NMRN), a nationwide coalition. This network provides researchers with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming. The NMRN programs emphasize the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships and the research workforce.

This workshop is open to graduate students, teaching postdocs, faculty and researchers from the University community.

This workshop is facilitated by Veronica Sosa-Gonzalez, Outreach Specialist, EPSCoR.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Practices for Engaging Students: Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction

Wednesday, September 20 2017
@ 1:15 PM- 2:45 PM
This workshop introduces two teaching strategies—Just-In-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction—in the context of large enrollment classes. It addresses the quote, “As you enter the classroom, ask yourself this question: ‘If there were no students in the classroom, could I do what I am planning to do?’ If you answer yes... don't do it.” (Gen. Ruben Cebero, US Air Force Academy)

The facilitator, Laura Hill, teaches large enrollment biological science and botany courses and keeps students engaged in the classroom with these teaching practices.

If you would like to learn how to use iClickers, referenced in this workshop, attend the next workshop: iClickers in the Classroom(3:00pm - 4:30pm).

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Canceled - iClickers in the Classroom

Wednesday, September 20 2017
@ 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM
In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on student understanding of concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop covers the technical requirements of using iClickers and ideas for teaching with them.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Supporting Student Peer Review: Getting Students to Talk with Each Other About Their Work

Wednesday, September 20 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
How can students' responses to each other's writing help them develop as writers and improve the quality of the papers faculty receive? Thinking about peer review from the students' and faculty's perspectives, we will look at how to design both in-class and out-of-class peer review activities that are really worth doing.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

Teaching in Higher Education

Monday, September 18 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Leadership and Development Sci; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, English; Writing in the Disciplines
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 4: Introduction to Direct Assessment Techniques for Outcomes Assessment

Thursday, September 14 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
Participants should have taken parts 1 and/or 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.  Part 3 is also encouraged but not required.

This workshop is open to chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators and faculty teams working on assessment in their program.  Due to the applied nature of the workshop, small teams are especially encouraged to attend.

This workshop focuses on how to select, collect, organize, and assess examples of student work to gauge student progress towards program-level learning outcomes. The workshop begins with a discussion of different ways to directly assess student progress towards learning outcomes, and helps participants identify possible assignments/assignment types that may be good candidates for direct assessment processes.

The workshop will also cover different approaches to evaluating student work as part of program-level assessment; planning and organizing a direct assessment session (e.g. rating day or targeted faculty discussion); and processing and making sense of the results of your direct assessment. Teams or chairs may wish to identify a particular outcome they would like to gather data on prior to attending the workshop. 

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    Elizabeth Miles, A&S Dean' s Ofc; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 3: Introduction to Program-Level Curriculum Mapping 

Wednesday, September 13 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Participants are encouraged but not required to take Parts 1 and 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.

This workshop for department/program chairs, assessment coordinators and faculty will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department. After the workshop, participants can continue to receive support as their department develops a curriculum map and assessment plan. 

Some departments may wish to send a small team (2-3 people) to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of their current program-level learning outcomes. If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 2: Creating an Assessment Cycle for your Program

Tuesday, September 12 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have sustainable, cyclical assessment plans in place for most programs by the end of Spring 2018.  This two-hour workshop is recommended for Chairs, Directors, Faculty and others involved with planning assessment for their academic program, and will be an effective way for teams to jumpstart assessment planning work. 

The session will lead you through the steps of sustainable assessment planning, and includes working time for teams or individuals to identify current activities, consider ways to reduce barriers and outline next steps.  Participants should come with a copy of their current program-level outcomes and some information of what assessment is already in place or has been done in the past.  If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 1: Introducing the Assessment Plan Form - An Overview for Non-externally Accredited Programs

Monday, September 11 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 9:30 AM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have Assessment Plan Forms for each non-externally accredited academic program in place by December 2017. This half-hour information and Q & A session is for Chairs, Directors or Faculty in charge of assessment for their academic program.

The session with introduce the basic components of the Assessment Plan Form for Non-Externally Accredited programs, followed by Q & A. Registration is requested, but not required. (Externally accredited programs do not need to send a representative, as the information we need is included in the E1B for your program).

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

iClickers in the Classroom

Thursday, September 07 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on student understanding of concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop covers the technical requirements of using iClickers and ideas for teaching with them.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Tuesday, September 05 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:
  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Tuesday, September 05 2017
@ 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM
In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:
  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Tuesday, September 05 2017
@ 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
In this introduction to Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features, we will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Friday, September 01 2017
@ 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
In this introduction to Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features, we will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Syllabus Studio

Friday, August 25 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Whether you're just starting work on your Fall syllabi or putting in those finishing touches, visit our "Syllabus Studio" for advice, assistance, or for simply a collegial place to work. We will have information and ideas on creating assignments, formulating course objectives, and syllabus formats. CTL staff will be available to discuss course design and help with Blackboard or other instructional technology.

Please note, there is no formal program. This is a drop-in-whenever-you-can event. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be available throughout the day.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Leadership and Development Sci; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Open Clinic

Friday, August 25 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Walk-in clinics are a time for faculty to come to 303 Bailey/Howe Library to ask questions about Blackboard or other teaching technologies and work on their courses. No need for an appointment, just drop by. We look forward to seeing you.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

7 Features Every Blackboard User Should Know About

Thursday, August 24 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
In this demo session we’ll show seven Blackboard features that may be unfamiliar to you. These 7 features are designed to help you save time, stay organized, and provide a better Blackboard experience for your students.

By the end of this session you will have a fuller understanding of: 1. Student Preview - a fully interactive student view of your course

2. Inline Grading - Collect, grade, and comment on student work without downloading files.

3. Grading with Rubrics - provide feedback for your students and grade according to specified criteria.

4. Grade Center Categories - understand this key feature for calculating grades.

5. Test Options - Provide options for students who need accommodation, and customize how and when students will see test results, answers, and feedback.

6. Retention Center - Check the academic health of your students and get insight into student performance.

7. Date Management - a useful feature when reusing courses from one semester to the next

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Improve Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Thursday, August 24 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Annotations help focus student attention and improve comprehension. When faculty annotate PDFs, they can help students learn how to interpret the disciplinary clues in an article. Students can also learn to annotate as a way to identify and summarize the major points and arguments of their readings. In this hands-on session, we will learn how to add annotations, such as text comments, questions, highlights, or audio comments to PDF documents.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

iClickers in the Classroom

Wednesday, August 23 2017
@ 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on student understanding of concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings. This workshop covers the technical requirements of using iClickers and ideas for teaching with them.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Wednesday, August 23 2017
@ 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM
In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:
  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Wednesday, August 23 2017
@ 1:45 PM- 2:45 PM
In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:
  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Wednesday, August 23 2017
@ 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM
In this introduction to Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features, we will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Writing Learning Outcomes for Course Design

Friday, August 18 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
This workshop introduces the basics of writing clear and measurable learning outcomes and using them as the foundation for your syllabus. We'll cover:
  • Benefits of clearly articulated learning outcomes for faculty and students
  • Tips for writing good learning outcome statements and how to present them in your syllabus
  • An introduction to aligning learning outcomes with coursework and assessments of student progress
Participants draft learning outcomes for a course, and can stay for further consultations.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

ABCs of Bb: A Hands-on Blackboard Workshop

Thursday, August 17 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

Diving into Blackboard for the first time can be daunting. Even if you have used Blackboard to post articles or your syllabus, you may need some practice to use it more effectively. In this workshop we will take plenty of time to learn the basics with CTL staff to help you along the way. Specifically we will:

  • customize your Bb Course Menu
  • create folders, items and links (and learn how to organize them to make your course student-friendly)
  • add at least one Blackboard communication or assessment tool (Journal, Blog, Discussion Board, Assignment, or Test tool)
  • see how these tools connect to the Bb Grade Center
If you like to learn by doing, or if you want a better understanding of how Blackboard works before you take other workshops, start here.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 3: Introduction to Program-Level Curriculum Mapping 

Wednesday, August 16 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Participants are encouraged but not required to take Parts 1 and 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.

This workshop for department/program chairs, assessment coordinators and faculty will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department. After the workshop, participants can continue to receive support as their department develops a curriculum map and assessment plan. 

Some departments may wish to send a small team (2-3 people) to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of their current program-level learning outcomes. If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 4: Introduction to Direct Assessment Techniques for Outcomes Assessment

Wednesday, August 16 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Participants should have taken parts 1 and/or 2 of the Assessment series before taking this workshop.  Part 3 is also encouraged but not required.

This workshop is open to chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators and faculty teams working on assessment in their program.  Due to the applied nature of the workshop, small teams are especially encouraged to attend.

This workshop focuses on how to select, collect, organize, and assess examples of student work to gauge student progress towards program-level learning outcomes. The workshop begins with a discussion of different ways to directly assess student progress towards learning outcomes, and helps participants identify possible assignments/assignment types that may be good candidates for direct assessment processes.

The workshop will also cover different approaches to evaluating student work as part of program-level assessment; planning and organizing a direct assessment session (e.g. rating day or targeted faculty discussion); and processing and making sense of the results of your direct assessment. Teams or chairs may wish to identify a particular outcome they would like to gather data on prior to attending the workshop. 

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
    Elizabeth Miles, A&S Dean' s Ofc; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 1: Introducing the Assessment Plan Form - An Overview for Non-externally Accredited Programs

Tuesday, August 15 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 9:30 AM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have Assessment Plan Forms for each non-externally accredited academic program in place by December 2017. This half-hour information and Q & A session is for Chairs, Directors or Faculty in charge of assessment for their academic program.

The session with introduce the basic components of the Assessment Plan Form for Non-Externally Accredited programs, followed by Q & A. Registration is requested, but not required. (Externally accredited programs do not need to send a representative, as the information we need is included in the E1B for your program).

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Program Assessment Series, Part 2: Creating an Assessment Cycle for your Program

Tuesday, August 15 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
The next phase in UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have sustainable, cyclical assessment plans in place for most programs by the end of Spring 2018.  This two-hour workshop is recommended for Chairs, Directors, Faculty and others involved with planning assessment for their academic program, and will be an effective way for teams to jumpstart assessment planning work. 

The session will lead you through the steps of sustainable assessment planning, and includes working time for teams or individuals to identify current activities, consider ways to reduce barriers and outline next steps.  Participants should come with a copy of their current program-level outcomes and some information of what assessment is already in place or has been done in the past.  If your program does not yet have a set of updated program-level outcomes, please contact the facilitator for an individual session before attending the workshop.

Event details:

  • Contact: Jennifer Dickinson, Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0837
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303
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