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UHD Teaching and Learning Events Resources

​​Here, you will find archived videos and additional resources from recent faculty development events sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Note that some video recording hyperlinks will take you to a secured section of our streaming video service where you will be asked for your UHD network username and password. 

Creating & Maintaining Instructor Presence for Online Learners
Mr. Georges Detiveaux
Video Recording
PPT Slides​

In this 30-minute presentation, Georges shares ways to establish and maintain instructor presence in online courses through the use of audio, images, video, and text. Links to UHD-supported and external (3rd party) resources are provided as well. 

Fall 2016 Freshman Faculty Convocation: Creating Effective Syllabi
Dr. Bill Waller, Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield, & Mr. Georges Detiveaux
Video Recording​
Dr. Hatfield's PPT​

Dr. Bill Waller, Dr. Beth Hatfield, and Mr. Georges Detiveaux present "Creating Effective Syllabi" to UHD faculty teaching freshman and sophomore level courses. Event was held on Monday, August 15, 2016. In this presentation, Dr. Waller welcomes the group, shares data from the scholarship of teaching and learning on syllabi, and compares his older syllabi to newer ones. Dr. Hatfield presents her interactive syllabi and shares best practices in interactive syllabus creation. Mr .Detiveaux presents UHD resources and services related to creating better syllabi, including the CTLE's resource page on syllabi and the online professional development grant (OLC course) on syllabi available to faculty via online application.​

Fall 2016 Freshman Faculty Convocation: Anonymous Midterm Feedback Surveys
Mr. Georges Detiveaux & Mr. John Williams
Video Recording

In this session (from Monday, August 15, 2016), Georges Detiveaux (CTLE) and John Williams (TTLC) present best practices and technology tools for creating and deploying anonymous midterm feedback surveys. Although end of semester evaluations can be useful to improve the classroom experience for future students, they do little or nothing for the students you currently have! Getting feedback from your current students may allow you to adjust your instruction to better suit your learners' immediate needs before it's too late to do anything to avoid their not being as successful as possible in the course.

Faculty Mentoring Workshop
Dr. Faiza Khoja, Dr. Lisa Morano, & Colleagues
Video Recording, Part 1
Video Recording, Part 2​

On Friday, June 3, 2016, UHD faculty were introduced to the campus Faculty Mentor Initiative. Session included a general introduction, academic coaching, the power of peer mentoring, challenges, activity planning, faculty roles and responsibilities, and more. 

Helping Students Think Critically: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Dr. Gerald Nosich, Guest Presenter from the Foundation for Critical Thinking
Video Recording​​

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence presented this exciting faculty development opportunity on critical and creative thinking across the disciplines on April 21, 2016. In an effort to assist faculty with promoting critical and creative thinking within and across the disciplines, Dr. Gerald Nosich, from the Foundation for Critical Thinking, was our featured facilitator for a series of events for the UHD community. In the afternoon of day 1, Dr. Nosich provided all UHD faculty an introduction to what we mean by critical thinking, the elements of reasoning, critical thinking standards, and teaching strategies that foster critical thinking.  Prior to attending, faculty were asked to read the Preface and Chapter 1 of Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum. Readings are at www.tinyurl.com/UHDCTreadings. In addition to faculty addressing the QEP, this event was also intended for all faculty teaching in the CORE, as well as anyone interested in fostering critical thinking in teaching and learning.​

QEP Faculty Workshop: The QEP, A+CE Designations, & Creative/Critical Thinking
Faiza Khoja, Lea Campbell, and guest workshop facilitator Troy Voelker
Video Recording, Part 1
Video Recording, Part 2
Video Recording, Part 3​
This initial workshop covering critical thinking and the QEP was held on March 11, 2016. It introduces faculty to the QEP, A+CE course designations and the associated process, teaching critical thinking, developing activities and assessments with critical thinking in mind, and the UHD assessment plans for A+CE courses. 

HIPs Proposal Webinar
Greg Dement
Video Recording​
Interested in submitting a proposal for funding for a high-impact practice? CTLE Director Greg Dement explains the application process. From February of 2016. 

Online Instruction 101: Preparing Yourself & Your Students (1: Planning an Online Class)
​Kelli Cargile Cook
Video Recording
This workshop is offered by Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook, Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, hosted by the English Department at UHD. Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook's research focuses on online technical communication pedagogy, program development, program assessment, and professional development. PowerPoint is here

Online Instruction 101: Preparing Yourself & Your Students (2: Teaching an Online Class)
​Kelli Cargile Cook
Video Recording
This workshop is offered by Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook, Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, hosted by the English Department at UHD. Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook's research focuses on online technical communication pedagogy, program development, program assessment, and professional development. PowerPoint is here​

Online Instruction 101: Preparing Yourself & Your Students (3: Preparing Students for Success in an Online Class)
​Kelli Cargile Cook
Video Recording​
This workshop is offered by Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook, Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, hosted by the English Department at UHD. Dr. Kelli Cargile Cook's research focuses on online technical communication pedagogy, program development, program assessment, and professional development. PowerPoint is here​

Dynamic Lecturing
Christine Harrington
Video Recording
Don’t stop lecturing! Research shows that lecturing is one of the best ways to teach novice learners (also known as first year students). Come explore how to maximize the effectiveness of your lecture by activating prior knowledge, zooming in on the most important concepts, integrating brief opportunities to reflect and process information, effectively using multi-media, and incorporating retrieval practice opportunities. You’ll walk away with several easy to implement strategies designed to increase learning. Dr. Harrington's website is here

Maximizing Learning Via Group Work: Putting Research Into Practice
Christine Harrington
Video Recording
Active learning is a “buzz” word we frequently hear in education but what really works? This extremely interactive workshop will get you involved and engaged with research on active learning and group strategies. The emphasis will be on putting research into practice and applying findings to your educational setting. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to mix it up with many group activities you can bring back to your classroom! Dr. Harrington's website is here​

ARCS-V: Applying the ARCS-V Motivational Model to Increase Student Engagement
Cindy Stewart
Video Recording
Presentation by Cindy Stewart, Social Sciences, as part of the CTLE's faculty workshop series. The ARCS-V model has been demonstrated to improve student engagement through mass communications. This technique is scalable and can be used in a variety of disciplines. In this session, we will examine the various aspects of the ARCS-V model and develop ways to apply it in your web-enhanced, hybrid, and/or online courses. Prezi is here

CATs: Classroom Assessment Techniques
Ronald Beebe
Video Recording
Ronald Beebe, Department of Urban Education, presents CATs as part of the CTLE's faculty development series. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) can give you immediate feedback about student learning. The general idea is this: get feedback about the class and student learning during the semester, while you can still do something about it! In this session, we’ll explore the steps for implementing CATs, discuss faculty concerns, and talk about a few specific techniques. Library resource guide is here

Collaborative Learning Techniques: COLTs
Amelia Hewitt & Kim Pinkerton
Video Recording
Presentation by Amelia Hewitt & Kim Pinkerton of the Department of Urban Education as part of the CTLE's faculty workshop series. CoLTs (Collaborative Learning Techniques) are activities for engaging students in collaborative learning in the classroom (Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty). Generally, collaborative learning can easily be implemented in your classroom by looking at what you are already doing in class and seeing if that same activity can be done collaboratively. In this session, we will share our experiences with collaborative teaching and explore techniques for enhancing collaborative learning experiences. For additional information, see the UHD library's research guide on this topic at http://library.uhd.edu/collaborative. PowerPoint is here

Peer Instruction
Greg Dement
Video Recording
Presentation by Dr. Greg Dement, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence on Peer Instruction. Session description: Peer instruction is a student-centered method wherein the application of learning is emphasized during class meetings through the use of concept questions, often delivered via electronic student-response systems. In this session, we will look at the procedure of questioning along with the process and tools for implementation of this approach. Additional links here. Prezi is here

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