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Workshops: January 2019

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)

SOTL - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Do you have a question about how your students are learning in your class that you would like the opportunity to investigate? Is there a teaching and learning idea in your discipline that you have always wanted to explore? Come and find out how you can apply for a grant to assist you in achieving your pedagogical goals. We promise that it is a straightforward process!

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Thursday, January 03, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2019S 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Thursday, March 28, 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2019S 3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Intro to E-portfolios/teaching dossiers with WordPress

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the internet. Many students and instructors in higher-education use the WordPress platform as a means to showcase their professional profile, research, projects, publications, and other academic work. UVic has its own instance of WordPress called the Online Academic Community (OAC). Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use it for free. In this workshop, we will run through the basics of how to set up a new blog on the OAC. Then, we will focus on structuring your blog to be an online dossier. Part of this process will involve working with a WordPress theme and learning to customize blog settings via the WordPress dashboard and customizer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Intro to E-portfolios teaching dossiers with WordPress (series workshop no. 5)
WORDPRESS 2018F 2

Location: To Be Announced (Room: 00)

Facilitator(s): James Gatsi (Technology Integrated Learning (LTSI))

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Intro to E-portfolios/teaching dossiers with WordPress
WORDPRESS 2019S 1

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: 034J)

Facilitator(s): James Gatsi (Technology Integrated Learning (LTSI))

Prepare for the JCURA Fair: Prepare your Academic Poster

JCURA - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

Come join us and work on your poster for the JCURA Fair. We’ll guide you through choosing a style that fits with your discipline and help you develop your own poster. Bring your laptop or tablet for these sessions! Students from any discipline, including the arts, can learn from this workshop. Please note that you will have the opportunity to submit your poster for publication in the JCURA collection, housed in UVicSpace and searchable on the internet – a great addition to your resume! If you are unable to attend any of the JCURA workshops, we would love to assist you personally at the CAC, located in the library! Please email the CAC Manager to set up an appointment.

Giving priority to JCURA students, but interested individuals are welcome to attend, as long as there’s space.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Prepare for the JCURA Fair: Prepare your Academic Poster
POSTER 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Monday, January 28, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

Prepare for the JCURA Fair: Prepare your Academic Poster
POSTER 2019S 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Thursday, February 14, 2019 (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Prepare for the JCURA Fair: Prepare your Academic Poster
POSTER 2019S 3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Prepare for the JCURA Fair: Prepare your Academic Poster
POSTER 2019S 4

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT)

FIT - Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT)

Our intent is to make a real difference in how faculty approach their teaching, to save them time in their teaching preparations, to improve their satisfaction with the learning outcomes of students and, above all, to put them in a position to assume their UVic teaching responsibilities this year with increased competence and confidence. FIT is also open to other UVic instructors, including continuing and term sessionals as space permits. If you are a graduate student, the LATHE program may interest you.

FIT is composed of two separate but linked components. FIT 1 must be completed before FIT 2 can be taken:

(1) Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 1 Summer or Fall, and(2) Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 2 Spring

REGISTRATION is a two-step process.
1) Complete the REGISTRATION FORM found at: http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/faculty/professional/workshops/fit/index.php; and send to the LTSI.

2) The LTSI will confirm your registration status.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 to Thursday, March 28, 2019 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 2 Spring
FIT 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Monday, August 12, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT 1 SUMMER)
FIT 2019K 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Cynthia Korpan (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019 (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Faculty Institute of Teaching (FIT) 1 Fall
FIT 2019F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking about your research at the JCURA Fair

JCURA - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

Giving priority to JCURA students, but open to everyone if there is room. This workshop helps JCURA recipients understand the expectations of the Fair. Learn how to easily explain your topic in one minute, practice answering questions about your research from a diverse audience, understand what makes a good title, and more! You are welcome to attend this workshop as many times as you would like, no matter where you are in your research! If you are unable to attend any of the JCURA workshops, we would love to assist you personally at the CAC, located in the library! Please email the CAC Manager to set up an appointment.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking about your research at the JCURA Fair
PREP 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking about your research at the JCURA Fair
PREP 2019S 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Friday, February 15, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking about your research at the JCURA Fair
PREP 2019S 3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Prepare for the Fair: Speaking about your research at the JCURA Fair
PREP 2019S 4

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Grading: why and how?

GRADING - Grading Certificate Series

Assigning letters or numerical values to student work is a tradition that goes back to the 18th century. Despite severe criticisms of this method of assessment, it is still common practice. In this workshop, we will explore the rationale of grading, the meaning assigned to grades, and concerns around fairness of the process and the challenge of grade inflation. Some of the issues to be addressed are the distinctions between summative and formative assessment, reliability and validity, and normative and criterion-based grading.

Monday, January 14, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Grading: why and how? (Grading series)
WHY AND HOW 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Cynthia Korpan (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Active learning: How to make learning and teaching fun and engaging (ITACC Series)

ITACC CERTIFICATE - International Teaching Assistant Cultural and Communication (ITACC) Certificate (non-credit) Series

UVic prides itself on creating a dynamic learning environment, but what does that actually mean? In this session, we will explore and experience active dynamic learning and how you can easily implement activities and technology in your labs, tutorials, discussion sessions, or other teaching environments to engage your students.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Active learning: How to make learning and teaching fun and engaging
ENGAGING 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Pei-Ling Wang (Geography)

Interpersonal relationships: It is all about people (ITACC Series)

ITACC CERTIFICATE - International Teaching Assistant Cultural and Communication (ITACC) Certificate (non-credit) Series

In this session, you will develop skills to address different relationships in your role as a TA, or other teaching role, and how to deal with mis-communication. You will learn how important interpersonal relationships are in supporting student learning, and how to foster increased engagement and participation in the classroom.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Interpersonal relationships: It is all about people (ITACC Series)
PEOPLE 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Pei-Ling Wang (Geography)

Large-Class Lecturing

LECTURING - Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series

The large class is not merely a larger version of a small class; it presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. This workshop focuses on the application of a number of skills to achieve effective student learning in and out of the classroom.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

Large-Class Lecturing (Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series)
LARGE CLASS 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Christopher Eagle (Math & Stats)

JCURA Student Get Together

JCURA - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

Join fellow JCURA recipients to share interests, research ideas and some problem-solving. Each session will be informal and student-directed. Light refreshments will be available.

Friday, January 25, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

JCURA Student Get Together
GET-TOGETHERS 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

JCURA Student Get Together
GET-TOGETHERS 2019S 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Rubrics: What they are, why they are useful, and how to create them for your course assignments

GRADING - Grading Certificate Series

Rubrics are a useful framework to ensure consistency when grading assignments. Ideally, rubrics are designed at the same time as assignments are but can also be developed from the criteria stated for an assignment. In this session, we will discuss the various forms that rubrics can take, the many advantages of using rubrics, and how to create well-designed rubrics that will provide consistency in grading. We will also demonstrate how we use rubrics to provide clarity, both for ourselves and our students, in terms of staging learning throughout the course, and offering clear expectations of learning goals in specific situations. You will have a chance to design a rubric for an assignment in your course and receive feedback. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Rubrics: What they are, why they are useful, and how to create them for your course assignments
RUBRIC 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Teaching with PowerPoint

LECTURING - Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series

As with any other tool, PowerPoint can potentially be an effective teaching tool but is too often a distracting impediment to student learning. This workshop focuses on the do’s and don’ts of teaching with PowerPoint and on the strategy of “less-is-more” in order to enhance student learning.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Teaching with PowerPoint (Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series)
PPT 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)