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Mindset and Motivation

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

Students hold strong beliefs about their intelligence and capabilities as learners. Have you ever heard a student say, “I’m not a math person,” or “I’m just not good at writing”? Statements like these tell us that many students believe that their intelligence is “fixed.” The latest research shows that growth-oriented mindsets — the belief that knowledge and ability can be developed — increases students’ motivation, achievement, and resiliency and reduces racial, gender, and social gaps. In this workshop we will discuss the latest research regarding growth-oriented mindsets and identify several practical instructional strategies that will encourage the development of growth mindsets in your students.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Cara Worick (cara.worick@uky.edu) if you have questions.

Universal Design in Canvas with UDOIT

Event Location: 
213E King Library

Workshop concludes at 10:30. Bring a laptop or tablet, and have instructor access to a course in Canvas.

Do you want to create a more universally designed and accessible Canvas course? Do you want your course checked for you? Learn about our new tool that can be used within Canvas, UDOIT. UDOIT enables you to run a scan of your course and identify common universal design and accessibility issues. A report is generated from the scan that indicates errors needing revision and includes suggestions for improvement. You can easily preview and make edits from within the dynamic report generated using the UFIXIT option, as well as create a PDF of the report.

The workshop is hands-on so you will require a laptop or tablet device, as well as instructor or TA access to a course in Canvas.

Click here to register. Contact Deb Castiglione (deb.castiglione@uky.edu) if you have questions.

UDL and Accessibility Top Ten (+ 1)

Event Location: 
Study Room 1 (Room 205), Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:00.

Applying accessibility practices in the development of course materials enhances the learning experience for all students (universal design for learning). But, where do you begin? Discover the top eleven strategies that will benefit all types of learners, also increasing accessibility, while potentially reducing accommodations.

Click here to register. Contact Deb Castiglione (deb.castiglione@uky.edu) with questions or other correspondence.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Writing Multiple Choice Questions

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves testing using multiple-choice questions. These kinds of questions can test more than rote memorization. Designed well, they can assess higher levels of cognitive ability. This workshop examines writing good questions, creating a test bank, using item analysis for useful feedback, and conducting classroom activities before and after the exam that can assist students in performing well.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Writing Multiple Choice Questions

Event Location: 
Room 205, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Whether by choice or necessity, many of us find ourselves testing using multiple-choice questions. These kinds of questions can test more than rote memorization. Designed well, they can assess higher levels of cognitive ability. This workshop examines writing good questions, creating a test bank, using item analysis for useful feedback, and conducting classroom activities before and after the exam that can assist students in performing well.

Click here to register. Refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teaching Portfolios

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Putting together a teaching portfolio, including the teaching philosophy statement, is an excellent way of providing evidence of instructional practice so that judgments on teaching performance rely on more than student evaluations. It is also an excellent way to engage in reflective practice regarding your teaching. This workshop will cover how to write a teaching philosophy statement and what to include in a teaching portfolio.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teaching Portfolios

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:00.

This workshop will provide new faculty with basic information that will contribute to a successful start at UK. As with all of the workshops in the NFTA series, registration for this event is open to the entire campus.

Putting together a teaching portfolio, including the teaching philosophy statement, is an excellent way of providing evidence of instructional practice so that judgments on teaching performance rely on more than student evaluations. It is also an excellent way to engage in reflective practice regarding your teaching. This workshop will cover how to write a teaching philosophy statement and what to include in a teaching portfolio.

Click here to register. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teacher and Course Evaluations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:30.

End-of-semester student course evaluations will soon be upon us. Time to be elated, depressed, angry, and confused. This workshop will explore how to interpret the feedback so that it provides useful information for self-reflection on teaching practice. We will also examine some of the current dialogue in academia regarding student evaluations and ways that you can supplement the limited feedback that the standardized forms supply.

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. The workshop is offered twice in order to access more faculty. It is not a two-part workshop.

Click here to register. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions. Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teacher and Course Evaluations

Event Location: 
Room 205, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 1:00.

End-of-semester student course evaluations will soon be upon us. Time to be elated, depressed, angry, and confused. This workshop will explore how to interpret the feedback so that it provides useful information for self-reflection on teaching practice. We will also examine some of the current dialogue in academia regarding student evaluations and ways that you can supplement the limited feedback that the standardized forms supply.

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. The workshop is offered twice in order to access more faculty. It is not a two-part workshop.

Click here to register. Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions. Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Diving Deeply: Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 3:30.

Conceptualized as a working-group session, this event explores race and inclusive pedagogy beyond introductory theory and practice. The session is open to faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students across campus who are seeking deeper conversation and practical methods to interrogate privilege and oppression in the classroom. Registered participants agree to receive pre-workshop materials from session facilitators, including suggested readings or videos. Please note: familiarity with these materials is not a requirement for attendees, but is strongly encouraged.

Click here to register. For more information or questions, contact Nicole Martin (nicolemartin@uky.edu) or Ashley Sorrell (ashley.sorrell@uky.edu).

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