LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

FALL 2015

 

August 26

One-day workshop

 

Registration for this workshop closes on August 19.

Designing a Flipped Learning Experience

Professors Denise Thorsen and Sarah Hayes will lead this workshop.

* Examine motivations for flipping.

* Review what research says about flipped classrooms

* Decide what material to present in and outside of class time.

* Strategize new ways to deepen learning during class time

*Consider ways to secure student buy-in with the flipped modality

*Establish assessment strategies to assess impact of flipping on student learning

*Evaluate methods for making instructional materials available to students

https://flipped.community.uaf.edu/home/flipped-classroom-workshop/

Murie Building 107

Time: 9am - 4:30pm   Lunch is provided.

August 27

 

 

eLearning Center/OIT Syllabus workshop

This day-long workshop will help you develop a comprehensive syllabus for both face-to-face and online faculty. All-day attendance is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome.  

The tentative sessions and labs are as follows:

Topic Presentations - 8:30-10:00
Welcome and A Review of the Basics
Understanding Assessment
Syllabus Templates, Calendars, and Google Drive

Breakout Labs - 10:00 - 12:00, 1:00-3:30
Syllabus Writing
Assignment and Assessment Strategies
Calendar Development and Assessment
Organizing and Sharing in Google Drive
Embedding in Blackboard
Blackboard Grade Center
Other places to share your syllabus (Sites, Wordpress, etc.)

Final Presentation - 3:30-4:00
Sharing with Other Faculty and Discussion

 

Class is in the Nook, 319 Bunnell Building

August 28

REPEAT

How to Deal With Challenging Students

The chief judicial officer for students will discuss how to keep you out of trouble with students. Fore-warned is fore-armed!!

11am-noon

RASM 340

September 3

Thursday

First day of classes.
 

September 8

 

 

Teaching using the small group discussion format.

I will show you an excellent training video and we will discuss the best practices for a seminar class like this.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

September 15

 

Brown bag lunch

Rich Boone talks about his 4 years at NSF

Rich just completed a 4-yr appointment in the Division of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation. He will discuss NSF structure, the features of competitive proposals, the review and funding decision process, new initiatives, stewardship of funded projects, program creation and elimination, ethics, NSF’s relationship with Congress, and serving as an NSF rotator. This session is appropriate for PIs, prospective PIs, and anyone (faculty, staff, and students) who would like to learn more about the NSF and how it works.  

Join us for a discussion, and Q & A.

1:00-2:00 pm

501 IARC/Akasofu Building, West Ridge

September 22

Women Faculty Luncheon

12:30-2:00 pm

Wood Center ballroom

September 22

EndNote Fast Start

Host: Donna Kirking 
Time: 1:00 pm
Registration ID: 815735 
Session number: 735 740 419 
Session password: training 

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To join the training session 
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1. Go to https://thomsonreuters.webex.com/thomsonreuters/k2/j.php?MTID=tcc40167199eafa12cc35555fbfbcdeb3 
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). 
3. Enter the session password: training 
4. Click "Join Now". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 

September 29

Brownbag lunch for new faculty

Join us for a discussion, and Q & A.

1:00-2:00 pm

Office of Faculty Development, 222 Bunnell

October 6

Mentoring luncheon

You and your mentor are invited to lunch. Mike Castellini, Assoc Dean of the Graduate School and past Dean of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Science and I will go over guidelines for a good mentor relationship, and Q & A will follow. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

1:00-2:00 pm

Wood Center, rooms E/F

October 13

Sustainability at UAF: How You Can Get Involved.

Did you know that UAF has an Office of Sustainability and a Sustainability Plan? Or that the funding of many sustainability-orientedprojects at UAF comes from a fee that the students imposed on themselves? Do you want to get involved?

Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more. Members of the Office of Sustainability and the RISE (Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability, and Energy) Board will be on hand to talk about all that they do to promote sustainability at UAF. They will share ways that you can join the effort including adding things to your syllabi to educate students.

Contact the Office at 474-5070 with questions.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

October 15

EndNote Fast Start

Host: Donna Kirking 
Time: 1:00 pm
Registration ID: 258493
Session number: 733 774 590
Session password: training 

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To join the training session 
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1. Go to https://thomsonreuters.webex.com/thomsonreuters/k2/j.php?MTID=tcadab75a9bleb9e11ca038babc1
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). 
3. Enter the session password: training 
4. Click "Join Now". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 

October 20

Calling All Researchers!

The VC for Research office will give a talk on their services. Gretchen Hundertmark, the Research Integrity Administrator and Bridget Watson, Senior Research Compliance Officer will walk you through what they can do to help you with your research proposals.

They will provide an overview of compliance in the areas of animal research, human subject research, work with infectious agents and recombinant DNA, and export controlled technologies.

They'll also cover general training requirements (IACUC, IRB, IBC, Export Controls, RCR, COI), online submission system and research misconduct

1:00-2:00pm

Runcorn Room, 300 Reichardt Bldg, West Ridge

October 27

Calling all researchers (cont.)

The Office of Grants & Contracts Administration staff will discuss what happens once you have been awarded a grant.

Rosemary Madnick, Executive Director, OGCA and Andrew Gray, the Associate Director, OGCA.

1:00-2:00pm

Runcorn Room, 300 Reichardt Bldg, West Ridge

November 3

How will your teaching be evaluated by students?

Sally Skrip and Joy Morrison will walk you through the new online teaching evaluation system that the students will be using this semester.

1:00-2:00pm

340 RASM

November 10

Supervising Graduate Students

Dr. Mike Castellini, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, will walk you through best practices for supervising graduate students, preparing graduate theses, and being part of the UAF external examiner program.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

November 17

Faculty 180 training

Michelle Strickland, Alex Fitts and Joy Morrison from the Provost's Office will go over this online Annual Activities Reporting system. Training will cover basic navigation and reporting in Faculty 180 software. All faculty have to report their acitivities and it is a good idea to get started by putting your Fall semester report online!

1:00-2:00pm

340 RASM

November 24

Faculty 180 training (cont.)

1:00-2:00pm

340 RASM

November 26-27Thanksgiving break
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