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December 2019

Public Sphere Pedagogy
Friday Listening Series Brown Bag

December 6
303 Howe Library VT
Free

Today's episode:
Public Sphere Pedagogy, Thia Wolf
Join colleagues to listen to a different Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episode each Friday at noon. The podcasts are approximately 40 minutes and staying until 1:00 for some discussion afterwards is optional.

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Teaching with Microsoft Teams

December 11
303 Howe Library VT
Free 6 spots left

Microsoft Teams is a new software available to faculty, staff, and students at UVM. In this workshop, we will explore its functionality and features that have positive implications for teaching.

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All about iClickers

December 11
303 Howe Library VT
Free 10 spots left

In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty can use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on whether students understand concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings.

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3-Minute Thesis Information Session

December 12
Memorial Lounge, Waterman
Free

Come learn about UVM's first  3-Minute Thesis (3MT®)! Can you present your research in three minutes? And connect with an audience and leave them eager for more? The 3MT competition encourages graduate students to hone their communication skills–with prizes for our campus winners, including the chance to compete at the regional competition hosted by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.  The competition is open to doctoral students who have, or are expected to have, reached candidacy by March 1, 2020. Facilitated…

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Grading in a Motivating, Meaningful, and Manageable Way

December 13
303 Howe Library VT
Free 7 spots left

Are you interested in making your grading more efficient? Would you like to be more confident that your students meet the learning objectives? This workshop will introduce you to a different way of grading called, “Specifications Grading.” We'll show you examples of how this type of “contract grading” works in a college course and spend some time thinking about how to implement this type of grading in your own course so you can plan over the summer for the Fall semester.

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Recipes for Effective Teaching
Friday Listening Series Brown Bag

December 13
303 Howe Library VT
Free

Today's episode:
Recipes for Effective Teaching, Elizabeth Barkley
Join colleagues to listen to a different
Teaching in Higher Ed podcast episode each Friday at noon. The podcasts are approximately 40 minutes and staying until 1:00 for some discussion afterwards is optional.

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January 2020

Assessment Series: Breakfast/coffee Panel for Undergraduate Major Assessment

January 6, 2020
Frank Livak room, Davis Center
Free 40 spots left

Session 1 of 5: This panel will feature information on assessment in three undergraduate programs. How did these programs approach their assessment plan? What successes and challenges have they found in implementing the plan? What advice do they have for other programs? A continental breakfast will be served for workshop participants.

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Assessment Series: Creating and Maintaining an Assessment Cycle

January 6, 2020
Frank Livak room, Davis Center
Free 40 spots left

Session 2 of 5: This workshop will help new chairs, assessment coordinators, and faculty interested in assessment understand the assessment planning process better. In addition to covering the steps in creating an assessment plan, the workshop discusses ways to approach the challenges that programs can face in implementing their plan and maintaining momentum for assessment at the program level.

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Assessment Series: Lunch for Graduate Programs with Panel

January 6, 2020
Frank Livak room, Davis Center
Free 40 spots left

Session 3 of 5: This panel will feature information on assessment in three graduate programs. How did these programs approach their assessment plan? What successes and challenges have they found in implementing the plan? What advice do they have for other programs?

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Assessment Series: Overview of Curriculum Mapping

January 6, 2020
Frank Livak room, Davis Center
Free 40 spots left

Session 4 of 5: This workshop offers an overview of the curriculum mapping process. What is curriculum mapping and what can it offer programs? How can you gather information for curriculum mapping? What do you do with the information once it is gathered? Options for developing keys and creating visual maps of your curriculum are provided.

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Assessment Series: Overview of Direct Assessment

January 6, 2020
Frank Livak room, Davis Center
Free 40 spots left

Session 5 of 5: This brief workshop offers an overview of the direct assessment process. Programs considering organizing a rating day or other evaluation of student work as part of their assessment process will find this workshop a helpful introduction to the process.

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Designing and Reimagining Large Enrollment Courses

January 7, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 15 spots left

This workshop will focus on strategies for promoting engagement, reaching a diverse set of students, and managing common challenges in large enrollment classes. Annie Murray-Close will tailor the discussion to topics of interest to faculty participants as well as share strategies that have worked well for her.

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The Power of Transparent Assignment Design

January 7, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 13 spots left

Evidence from a national study shows that when faculty implement small changes to enhance transparency to the design of even just two assignments, there are statistically significant benefits for all students and even larger gains for first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color (Winklemas et al., 2016).

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All about iClickers

January 8, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 14 spots left

In this workshop, we demonstrate how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. Faculty can use clickers to poll students and get instant feedback on whether students understand concepts presented during lecture and in pre-class readings.

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Blackboard Housecleaning Day

January 8, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 10 spots left

Have you copied files from one semester’s course to the next? Do you have duplicate upon duplicate copies of many files? Do you know how to easily see just what files are currently linked in your courses and which are not? And, most of all, would you like to clean out unnecessary files to organize and streamline your Blackboard course space?

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Blackboard: Build and Manage a Course

January 9, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 13 spots left

This is the first of three Blackboard workshops this morning (attendance at all of them is optional). In this one, you'll learn about Blackboard at UVM, how to navigate it, and the important basics of building and managing a course.

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Blackboard: Intro to Tools for Student Work

January 9, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 14 spots left

Blackboard offers a variety of ways that students can interact with each other and submit work. In this second of three workshops, you'll learn about the following tools and how to choose the right ones for your course.

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Blackboard: Intro to Grading

January 9, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 15 spots left

In this workshop, we'll look at how to grade student work submitted with the tools described in the previous workshop, how to enter grades for work done outside of Blackboard, and how to manage Blackboard's most robust feature, the Grade Center.

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Visual Design: Powerpoint

January 9, 2020
303 Howe Library VT
Free 13 spots left

In this hands-on workshop, we'll be learning some core graphic design principles and then applying them to create presentations that are clear, accessible, effective, and interesting.

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All Day Drop-In

January 10, 2020
303 Howe Library VT

Our Open Hours program will be extended today with a few staff on call to provide support for Blackboard, iClickers, etc. No need to register! Location: 303 Howe Library

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