Special Topics

Occasionally, the CETL will offer need-based workshops that fall outside the purview of Teaching Matters and Faculty Seminar Series. These workshops will address a variety of topics, are open to anyone, and do not involve a certificate. Details will be announced over Happenings one week in advance and will also be posted on our website.
To suggest possible topics, please feel free to email us at cetl@ucmerced.edu.

 

Date Workshop Description Open to
Wednesday,
Nov. 2, 2016
11:00am-12:15pm
Successfull Group Work in the Classroom

This workshop provides some of the basics behind setting up and managing small group work in a way that will maximize the groups' work output, the individual members' learning, and the individual's and group's self-awareness and self-monitoring. We will discuss group dynamics and provide the attendees with relevant resources. The information provided in this workshop is applicable to all types of group work, though the focus is for academic purposes. This workshop will be held live simultaneously in person, and via a webcast.  Register here.

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff
Friday,
Sept. 1, 2016
2:00pm-3:30pm
How to Write a Statement of Diversity

This workshop is dedicated to writing a diversity statement. A statement of diversity is increasingly becoming an expected component both of a faculty's portfolio, as well as of an academic application/promotion. The workshop is desigend so that the attendee will leave with at least a skeleton for an effective diversity statement in hand.

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

*More sessions will be presented throughout the semester.
 

 

 

Student Engagement in Large-Enrollment Courses

After a review of current research, and basic pedagogical terms, including Bloom's taxonomy, we will focus on the presentation of several activities and models that can easily be implemented in large-enrollment classrooms to increase student engagement with course material, without the need to drastically change your current course curriculum/design. The techinques presented in this workhsop have been especially curated for instructors of large-enrollment classes (e.g. 50 to 300+ students), though they can still be easily used in smaller classes, too. Note: this workshop will be offered several times during the spring 2016 semester.
PowerPoint
Activities - Active Reviews
Activities - Assessment Based
Activities - Integrated Quizzes
Activities - Interspersed Tasks
Effective Quiz Questions
Metacognitive Note-Taking
Six Things To Do To Learn Better
Priming Students For Self-Directed Learning

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff
TBD Creating a Teaching Portfolio The basics of how to create a teaching portfolio will be presented in this workshop, including where to start, what materials to include, and best ways to curate. Registered attendees will be asked to bring in specific materials prior to the workshop. Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff
TBD Are Student Evaluations Reflective of Teaching Effectiveness? We will evaluate and discuss this question from different perspectives, and present summary of data from various studies that have tried to address this topic. Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

 

PAST PRESENTATIONS:

Date Workshop Description Open to

Friday,
Mar. 14, 2014,
10:30am - 12:00pm
KL 360

Commenting on Student Writing

This workshop will adress where to focus your attention and how to phrase comments on student writing. A portion of our time will be spent practicing these skills. Please note that this workshop is intended for those who are not trained in teaching writing.

PowerPoint

Tip Sheet

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff
Thursday,
Nov. 19, 2015,
1:00pm-2:00pm,
KL 159
Using Cognitive Psychology to Improve Student Learning This presentation introduces some of the current research in the field of cognitive psychology as it relates to learning, as well as ways to use these findings as instructors.
PowerPoint
Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

Friday,
June 17, 2016
9:30am-12:00pm,
KL 360
 

Monday,
Jan. 25, 2016
10:00am-11:50am,
KL 360

Tuesday,
Jan. 26, 2016
10:00am-11:50am,
KL 360

 

Thursday,
Feb. 4, 2016
3:30pm-5:30pm,
KL 360

Student Engagement in Large-Enrollment Courses

After a review of current research, and basic pedagogical terms, including Bloom's taxonomy, we will focus on the presentation of several activities and models that can easily be implemented in large-enrollment classrooms to increase student engagement with course material, without the need to drastically change your current course curriculum/design. The techinques presented in this workhsop have been especially curated for instructors of large-enrollment classes (e.g. 50 to 300+ students), though they can still be easily used in smaller classes, too. Note: this workshop will be offered several times during the spring 2016 semester.
PowerPoint
Activities - Active Reviews
Activities - Assessment Based
Activities - Integrated Quizzes
Activities - Interspersed Tasks
Effective Quiz Questions
Metacognitive Note-Taking
Six Things To Do To Learn Better
Priming Students For Self-Directed Learning

Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff