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Teaching Large Classes

Event Location: 
Room 205, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Teaching large classes is a challenge whether it be a class of 100 students, 300 students, or 50 when you’re used to teaching 25. Some challenges are unique to large classes while others are common concerns writ large. Join us for a discussion of how some of us who instruct many students confront the challenge.

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Creating Universally Designed & Accessible Course Content in Canvas

Event Location: 
213F King Science Library

This workshop, part of the Universal Design for Learning series for faculty and staff, focuses on creating accessible content in Canvas. Topics include overall readability, tables, alternative text, heading structure, using descriptive link text and color as well as two ways to test and evaluate content built in Canvas.

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Event concludes at 11:30.

Creating Universally Designed & Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Event Location: 
106 McVey Hall

As part of the Universal Design for Learning series for faculty and staff, this workshop will focus on PowerPoint specific considerations for creating accessible content. Topics will include overall design elements, presentation organization, alt text, aesthetics, and options for alternative versions.

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Event concludes at 3:30.

Creating Universally Designed & Accessible Multimedia

Event Location: 
B23 William T Young Library

This workshop is part of a series developed to instruct faculty and staff on how to develop and deliver more accessible multimedia learning content. We will cover topics of tagging images, transcribing audio and creating closed captions in video. The presentation will be 60 minutes in length including time for questions plus an optional hands-on 30 minute lab time after the presentation. Computer workstations will be provided.

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Event concludes at 12:30.

Faculty Panel: Adventures in Teaching with Alternative Textbooks and OERs

Event Location: 
Alumni Gallery, William T Young Library

Event concludes at 4:40, with a reception until 5:10.

Join William T Young Library and CELT for a conversation with faculty who have successfully adopted alternative textbooks or other open educational resources for their courses as a result of Young Library's alternative textbook grant. While there is a clear consensus that students are increasingly burdened with rising textbook costs (among other rising college costs) and that instructors share common difficulties working with traditional textbooks, it can be difficult to locate, adapt, and combine open resources into a quality set for students, and to shift the course design and pedagogy to align with these new resources. Audience questions will be encouraged. The panel will cover topics such as:

  • why faculty decided to adopt an alternative textbook
  • how faculty located useful and quality alternative materials
  • how faculty adapted alternative textbooks and resources to align with their course
  • how faculty revised assignment/course design and pedagogy to align with the new materials
  • impacts on student learning, student responses, and lessons moving forward

Rethinking Presentation Slides Using Assertion-Evdence Structure

Event Location: 
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library, Room 209

Event concludes at 4:30 p.m.

This workshop encourages you to consider an alternative approach to slide design known as Assertion-Evidence Structure developed by Michael Alley at Penn State University. This technique eliminates bullets, minimizes text, and incorporates relevant graphics as a means of enhancing learning and retention. Summer break provides an opportunity to redesign presentation slides for the Fall semester.

This workshop is part of the New Faculty Teaching Academy series designed to provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. However, all instructional populations are welcomed to attend.

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