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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

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, 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

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Friday, September 01 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

Friday, September 01 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, English
  • 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
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

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

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

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

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

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
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

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

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

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 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

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

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

Collegial Feedback Workshop - Assignment Design

Friday, October 13 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Do you have a new assignment you’d like feedback on, or an assignment you would like to update and improve? This workshop is designed so that you can receive rich feedback from colleagues who can look at your assignment with fresh eyes, ask you insightful questions, and offer ideas to help your assignment achieve its goals.

During this workshop, small groups of faculty will use a protocol, developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, to provide each other with structured feedback on their assignments. There is some “homework” - prior to the workshop, participants will submit a rough draft or short description of the assignment.

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
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • 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
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • 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

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

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

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

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, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, English
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library (CTL)

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

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
  • 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

Tips for Online Teaching in Winter Session

Thursday, November 09 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
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 learn about designing and assessing reflective writing components. Participants will 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
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

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, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, English
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library (CTL)

Past Events (last 180 days)

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

Engagement Strategies for Teaching Large Enrollment Classes

Wednesday, May 24 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
This event is now full. Registration is closed.
This session focuses on practical engagement techniques for teaching large enrollment courses and how these techniques can contribute to improved student learning outcomes. We will discuss and practice methods such as jigsaw, discussion as active learning and share tips for managing the class to encourage engagement.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: 235 Marsh Life Science

Blackboard Grade Center for Large Enrollment Classes

Wednesday, May 24 2017
@ 12:45 PM- 2:15 PM
This workshop is designed for faculty who are teaching large enrollment courses and who have previously used the Blackboard Grade Center and are familiar with its basic functions.

During this session, we will offer some strategies to streamline the grading process, specifically:

  1. Developing a grading criteria
  2. Column management tips
  3. Strategies for sharing grading with Teaching Assistants
  4. Using the grade center to quickly identify students in trouble
  5. Common "gotchas" and how to avoid them
  6. Backing up your grade center

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 302

Visual Design: a Crash Course

Tuesday, May 23 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Effective graphic design can wake up tired PowerPoints, add clarity to data visualizations, and make documents more comprehensible and pleasant to read. We will focus on these core design principles and how you might apply them to your work:
  • typography and hierarchy
  • color and contrast
  • scale and proximity
  • balance and white space

The workshop will be a blend of presentation and analytical discussion. We'll examine the building blocks of good design, critique examples, and share resources, tools, and design tips.

Event details:

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

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Friday, May 19 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
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Friday, May 19 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
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Friday, May 19 2017
@ 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
In this workshop, we will explore Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features. We will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Assignments
  • 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

7 Less Familiar Features Every Blackboard User Should Know About

Friday, May 19 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
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

One-Day Intensive Training in Object-Based Learning at the Fleming Museum

Thursday, May 18 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Join us for an intensive one-day training focused on object based learning and opportunities for teaching and research collaborations with UVM's Fleming Museum. In this practical training, faculty will learn about object-based assignments, exercises and multimedia apps, as well as exploring how they can work with Fleming resources, staff and collections.

During the workshop, participants will try their hand at cataloging and curating a Fleming object, explore short writing exercises in the galleries, and discuss how to apply workshop ideas in their own classes or research projects. Please note enrollment is limited to faculty.

May workshop participants will be invited to a followup two-hour lunch in August to continue the conversation.

Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided.

Event details:

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

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

Wednesday, May 17 2017
@ 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
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
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Mixed Media Bootcamp

Monday, May 15 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Mixed media can spark creative possibilities for designing engaging student projects. For example, imagine students:
  • Creating timelines that show changes over time
  • Building and curating a digital image exhibit that explains and supports a point of view
  • Analyzing a video by adding comments and annotations

In this all-day bootcamp, you will learn the practical skills of working with multiple forms of media, and then explore how they can be combined. We’ll start with the basics: how to find, edit, and use images and how to capture, edit, annotate, and share video. After that we’ll explore apps like TimelineJS, ThingLink, YouTube Annotations, VideoAnt, Omeka, and more. Along the way we’ll consider how to develop mixed media assignments and strategies for assessing student projects.

This is an all-day, hands-on workshop with lunch and plenty of time for practice, questions, and sharing ideas.

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

Basic Video Techniques for Digital Scholarship

Tuesday, May 02 2017
@ 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Have you thought about creating a project like a filmed interview, video mash-up, or mini documentary for your class but don’t know where to start? Come explore the video recording and editing equipment and software available at the Multimedia Resources and Services Department at the Bailey/Howe Library. This workshop will introduce participants to digital cameras, digital video recorders, and ancillary equipment. Participants will also be taught basic video importing and editing techniques on Final Cut Pro. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to work hands-on with the equipment and editing software.

Note that this workshop will be held in the Multimedia Lab, 048 Bailey/Howe.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Location: Multimedia Lab, 048 Bailey/Howe)

FWIL Assessment Review and Discussion

Wednesday, April 26 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM
Remember last fall's FWIL Assessment?

Join us to review and discuss the results!

Whether you contributed or not, you are invited to participate in a discussion about what our FWIL Assessment results mean for structural or curricular changes, actions, and innovations. For assessment to be meaningful, it must lead to changes that will enrich teaching and learning for all involved. So, your perspective is needed, important, and welcomed.

During our time together, we will

  • share data gathered during January's Rating Day
  • listen to how you make meaning of the data
  • discuss recommendations based on what we hear and what we've learned
And then there are snacks. Please rsvp by Friday, April 21st so we know how much to purchase. You are welcome to come late and/or leave early as needed.

Please join us, and help create the changes you hope to see.

Event details:

  • Contact: Elizabeth Miles, Libby.Miles@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-5769
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Introducing the Assessment Plan Form: An Overview for Chairs of Non-externally Accredited Programs

Thursday, April 20 2017
@ 3:30 PM- 4:00 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

Introducing the Assessment Plan Form: An Overview for Chairs of Non-externally Accredited Programs

Tuesday, April 18 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 10:30 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
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Brown Bag Reading Discussion: Internal Activism: Love, Anger & Liberation

Tuesday, April 18 2017
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Black, queer poet and activist Audre Lorde once stated, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Why might it be important to turn one’s activism inward, focusing energy on healing and dismantling the oppressive systems we carry within us?

Join us as we unpack a rich, ten-page excerpt from the book “Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation.” This discussion is in preparation for a campus visit later in the month by one of the book’s author’s, Lama Rod Owens, who will be addressing the intersections between Buddhism, identity and social change. For more details regarding Lama Rod’s visit, see this page.

This discussion is sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Interfaith Center. Please bring your lunch with you. Light snacks will be provided. Open to the entire UVM community. Registrants will be emailed copy of the reading excerpt.

Event details:

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

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, April 14 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
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe

Introducing the Assessment Plan Form: An Overview for Chairs of Non-externally Accredited Programs

Thursday, April 13 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
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Introducing the Assessment Plan Form: An Overview for Chairs of Non-externally Accredited Programs

Wednesday, April 12 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
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Mapping Stories: Enriching Maps and Creating Spatial Narratives

Tuesday, April 11 2017
@ 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Maps have always been a powerful way of communicating geographic information. This workshop introduces you to several creative cartographic tools for blending standard quantitative spatial data with images, sound, text, and other media. We will explore several strategies for generating spatial narratives, from basic annotations in Google’s MyMaps and easy census mapping in Social Explorer, to creating more sophisticated Story Maps using ArcGIS Online, which integrate geographic data with text, pictures, and videos in an online portal for interaction with the information in new and exciting ways.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Jarlath Dunne; O'Neil; O'Neil-Dunne, Transportation Research Ctr; Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303

Teaching in Higher Education

Monday, April 10 2017
@ 2:00 PM- 4:00 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, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Creating Conditions for Dialogue across Difference - A Blackboard Jungle Workshop

Wednesday, April 05 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Diversity is one of the most striking and defining patterns of healthy living systems. From an ecological perspective, diversity is the raw material for systems to change, adapt, and evolve. Yet paradoxically, many group processes and social structures make it difficult to engage diverse perspectives, cultural practices, experiences, and ways of knowing. As a result, we often miss out on opportunities to tap into deeper learning, collaboration, and creativity.

This workshop will be an opportunity to collectively explore questions about the practice of facilitating dialogue across difference. More specifically:

  • How do we create the conditions to engage in challenging conversations about diversity?
  • What practices/capacities can improve our ability to facilitate dialogue across difference?
  • How can we use tension as a generative force in our learning environments?

This will be a participatory workshop. Please bring your own questions and stories to share!

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Marie Fagnant; Vea; Vea-Fagnant, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
  • Location: Bailey Howe 303

The Global Gateway: Understanding International Students' Experience

Tuesday, April 04 2017
@ 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

UVM's Global Gateway is among the newest initiatives welcoming international students to UVM. Join colleagues to learn more about how the Global Gateway supports multilingual and international students as they adjust to UVM and American higher education. This brownbag discussion will help participants understand what kinds of pedagogical and interpersonal moves can help students transition to degree programs.

This event is held in conjunction with Blackboard Jungle

Gayle Nunley, Director, Global Educational Initiatives; Professor, Spanish

Marthe Russell, Global Gateway Program

Michael Bade, Global Gateway Program

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Location: Fulwiler Room (302 Bailey/Howe)

Teaching in Higher Education

Tuesday, April 04 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
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, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Visualizing, Presenting, and Analyzing Tabular Data

Tuesday, March 28 2017
@ 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Have you been browsing the internet, looking at wonderful interactive dashboards that make large amounts of tabular data accessible and interactive and wondered, “how can I do that?” This workshop will introduce you to Tableau, an easy to use data visualization software package that you can incorporate into your teaching and research. We will also introduce JMP, a family of statistical discovery tools that are visual, interactive, comprehensive, and extensible. You learn the process of building data visualization dashboards and sharing these dashboards on the web.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom and research use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Jarlath Dunne; O'Neil; O'Neil-Dunne, Transportation Research Ctr; Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
    Alan Howard, Bailey Howe-Access & Tech Svcs; Mathematics & Statistics
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, March 24 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
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Wednesday, March 22 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

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

Improve Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Thursday, March 09 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 3:00 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

Assignment Design Round Robin

Thursday, March 09 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Do you have a new assignment you’d like feedback on, or an assignment you would like to update and improve? Here is your chance to receive rich feedback from colleagues who can help you look at your assignment with fresh eyes, ask helpful questions, and offer ideas to improve your assignment so it achieves the goals you have in mind. During this round robin, small groups of faculty will discuss each group member’s assignment in turn, and then offer written feedback. Participants will be asked to submit a rough draft or short description of the assignment ahead of time.

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
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching with Screencasts

Friday, March 03 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Creating a simple screencast is a straightforward process. Using Screencast-o-matic, we’ll discuss the steps for planning and scripting your screencast. In addition, you’ll learn some basic editing tasks to create useful resources for your students.

What is a screencast?

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

CANCELLED: Getting the Most Out of Blackboard Tools for Student Assignments

Thursday, March 02 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
What are the Blackboard tools for student work? How do you choose which to use?
  • Blogs to collect and share information class-wide (resources, problem sets, latest news)
  • Journals for students to privately share work with you (reflections, drafts)
  • Wikis to build collaborative or individual projects that are “book-like” with multiple pages and a table of contents (reports, encyclopedic-type collections)
  • The Assignment Tool to collect work in a “dropbox." If these files are created as docs, spreadsheets, or pdf files, you can comment on them directly in Blackboard without having to download.

In the workshop you will try each of these tools as a student, learn how to set them up in your own Blackboard course, including how to connect them to the Bb Grade Center.

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

SRC Workshop: Writing your Abstract for the Student Research Conference

Tuesday, February 28 2017
@ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project.

This workshop will:
- help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
- show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
- provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started

Visit the Student Research Conference web site for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

Visualizing Time: Timelines as Digital Storytelling

Tuesday, February 28 2017
@ 4:15 PM- 5:45 PM

In this workshop we will explore timeline programs that visualize changes over time and trace historical chronology. Intended for faculty and grad students interested in integrating digital timeline projects into their teaching, the workshop will discuss the features of different programs, offer a brief overview of how to use the tools, and provide examples of some assignments that could be built around digital timelines.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Daisy Benson, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303

SRC Workshop: Writing your Abstract for the Student Research Conference

Monday, February 27 2017
@ 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project.

This workshop will:
- help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
- show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
- provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started

Visit the Student Research Conference web site for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room
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