Loading Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

April 2022

Why Assign 15 Pages When 5 Will Do?

April 20
Microsoft Teams
Free

During this virtual workshop, we will look at strategies for assigning short papers that meet your assignment goals, increase student attention, strengthen writing skills, and reduce grading time.

Find out more »

Living (and Thriving) in Vermont

April 22
Free

Burlington often appears on lists of “Best Places to Live,” but Vermont is one of the whitest states in the nation. How are BIPOC faculty and staff faring as we make our homes and raise our families here? Panelists Pablo Bose (CAS faculty), Marie Vea (RSENR staff), Mandar Dewoolkar (CEMS faculty), and Gabriela Mora-Klepeis (CAS staff), will share their challenges and experiences and, hopefully, foster a lively discussion.

Find out more »

Wicked Course Design – A Workshop Series (Session Three)

April 26
Microsoft Teams
Free

In this last session, we’ll design assignments that will help students develop the skills they need to take on wicked problems and showcase their knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and outside-the-box thinking. We’ll look at several assignment examples provided by Paul Hanstedt and consider how they might or might not work for us.

Find out more »

May 2022

The National Survey of Student Engagement: Using UVM Student Data To Inform Teaching

May 3
Microsoft Teams
Free

UVM has administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) every three years since 2005, but the survey and its data have not previously been shared in faculty-to-faculty conversations about teaching practices. The role of this session is to introduce faculty to the survey and most recent set of findings in order to gather initial impressions of the data and its potential uses for faculty.

Find out more »

Focus Group: Follow-Up on Dr. McGuire’s Metacognition Workshops

May 11
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session is for people who attended or watched one or more of Dr. McGuire’s metacognition workshops. We are eager to hear about your reactions to Dr. McGuire’s workshops and any thoughts and experiences you can share about incorporating metacognitive practices in your work and teaching. This will help as we consider future programming and support the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Tutoring Center can offer.

Find out more »

Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

May 16
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop introduces participants to the basics of SoTL research. Opportunities for doing SoTL at the University of Vermont will be discussed. Anyone who is curious to learn more about SoTL is encouraged to attend.

Find out more »

SoTL Research Designs and Methodologies

May 16
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session will provide an overview of the most common methodologies, including non-western methods used in SoTL research. Anyone interested in learning more about educational research methods that can be used to answer pressing questions about teaching and learning is encouraged to attend. (It is a good idea to attend the Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning workshop first.) 

Find out more »

The National Survey of Student Engagement: Using UVM Student Data To Inform Teaching

May 16
Microsoft Teams
Free

UVM has administered the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) every three years since 2005, but the survey and its data have not previously been shared in faculty-to-faculty conversations about teaching practices. The role of this session is to introduce faculty to the survey and most recent set of findings in order to gather initial impressions of the data and its potential uses for faculty.

Find out more »

Tips for Conducting a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Literature Review

May 17
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session will provide tips and strategies for navigating educational literature in preparation for a SoTL project. The session will be led by Dan DeSanto, Library Associate Professor, who will provide an introduction to searching with the ERIC database as well as other tools to begin SOTL literature review work. To help jumpstart searching, participants will be afforded search time with their own topics of interest and will leave with a plan for moving forward with their literature search. 

Find out more »

WID Institute for Course and Assignment Design

May 17
Microsoft Teams

The WID Institute returns with a redesigned, 3-day format (May 17-19) emphasizing course planning in the context of UVM’s new general education program, the Catamount Core. During the Institute, you’ll create or revise a course with smart, sustainable plans for assignments that support your writing and information-literacy goals. By the end of the Institute, you’ll have a quality course-assignment-activities plan, and you’ll have a clear vision of how you want to guide your students.

Find out more »

Climate Wisdom Lab: Future-scaping

May 17
Remote
Free

The stories we live in shape our energy, agency, and purpose. This session combats powerlessness and despair by identifying assumptions about social change, and fostering new personal and collective stories that can support active engagement and thriving in times of rapid social and ecological change.

Find out more »

Obtaining IRB Approval to Conduct SoTL Research

May 17
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session, led by Dr. Ted Marcy, IRB Chair of the Committee on Human Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, will provide information that you can use to adequately protect the rights of students as research participants, apply for the appropriate study designation from the IRB, and obtain IRB approval in a timely manner. 

Find out more »

Climate Wisdom Lab: Change-Vision-Action

May 17
Remote
Free

This is an open-ended workshop to surface essential challenges, prioritize breakthrough leverage points, cultivate a desire for the future, and create a personal (or collective, depending on the setting) plan of action.

Find out more »

Focus Group: Follow-Up on Dr. McGuire’s Metacognition Workshops

May 17
Microsoft Teams
Free

This session is for people who attended or watched one or more of Dr. McGuire’s metacognition workshops. We are eager to hear about your reactions to Dr. McGuire’s workshops and any thoughts and experiences you can share about incorporating metacognitive practices in your work and teaching. This will help as we consider future programming and support the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Tutoring Center can offer.

Find out more »

Using an Interactive Syllabus to Engage & Communicate with Students

May 18
Microsoft Teams
Free

It can be difficult to make static documents, such as syllabi, feel motivating, collaborative, and developmental for students. “Interactive” syllabi can transform the way you not only share information with students but build relationships with them, using a simple survey. During the workshop, we’ll explore several options, both thematically and technologically, for using an interactive syllabus, including starting from a template to reduce your workload.

Find out more »

Perusall: A Social Reader and Annotation Tool

May 19
Microsoft Teams
Free

Perusall is a collaborative annotation tool that integrates with Blackboard (meaning no separate login is needed). Students can engage with a variety of course materials (readings, videos, podcasts, websites, student-generated documents)—in whole-class or in small groups—to collectively react, question, and discuss. This workshop will blend an overview, hands-on experience with the software, and guidance for use.

Find out more »

The Power of Transparent Assignment Design

May 19
Microsoft Teams
Free

This workshop presents an overview of Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (TILT), an award-winning, scholarly project focused on improving students’ learning experiences. In this workshop, we’ll share examples and a simple framework for transparent assignment design—Purpose, Task, Criteria. You’ll be able to start the groundwork to “TILT” two of your own assignments.

Find out more »

Project-Based Learning Primer

May 24
Free

This session introduces you to project-based learning via a participatory exercise, illustrating the design and scaffolding of a student project experience.  Working in small groups, we will work through the initial steps of a project and reflect on its educational design and strategies. This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Kristin Wobbe, director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Project-Based Learning.

Find out more »

Planning Your TAP Course

May 25
302 Howe Memorial, 302 Howe Memorial Library

Planning Your TAP Course workshop offers a one-day, in-person experience focused specifically on the TAP program. We’ll look at how the TAP program has evolved now that CAS has professional advisors, reflect on the four FWIL (Foundational Writing and Information Literacy) outcomes to see how your course assignments and activities can prepare students for further writing adventures, and think about how to construct assignments that are meaningful for first-year students in your course context.  

Find out more »

Project-Based Learning: Strategies for Successful Teamwork

May 25
Free

One of project-based learning’s key benefits and challenges comes from using team-based projects.  In this session we will share and use tools that reduce stereotyping and bias on student teams, resulting in more effective and equitable teaming.  Participants will begin a guided process of developing projects for their own classes, and the session will conclude with the group identifying remaining challenges and brainstorming solutions to these challenges. This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Kristin Wobbe, director of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Project-Based Learning.

Find out more »
+ Export Events