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Universal Design in Canvas with UDOIT

Event Location: 
213E King Science and Engineering Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00. 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.

Teaching with Open Educational Resources

Event Location: 
337 Jacobs Science Building

Workshops concludes at 3:00. Please bring a laptop or tablet. Note: registration for the workshop is full. Let us know if you'd be interested in another OER workshop in the future.

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Amid the concerns about the costs of higher education are the escalating prices of textbooks. According to the Census Bureau, the costs of college textbooks have risen 812% from 1978 to 2012. To alleviate students’ financial burdens, some educators have switched to library resources and/or openly licensed peer-reviewed materials (open educational resources, OER) in place of traditional textbooks. In addition to being free of charge to students, OER allow instructors to customize the content to suit their pedagogical needs and provide students with up-to-date information on the subject. As a 2016 survey of 16 studies of OER adoption in higher education found, "students generally achieve the same learning outcomes when OER are utilized and simultaneously save significant amounts of money."[1]

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the forms and purposes of OER, provide resources and best practices for finding OER, and connect OER to participants’ course goals and student learning outcomes.

Contact Trey Conatser (trey.conatser@uky.edu) from CELT or Adrian Ho (adrian.ho@uky.edu) from UKY Libraries' Digital Initiatives with questions. Coffee, water, and snacks will be served. Note: for this event, please bring a laptop or tablet.

[1] John Hilton III, "Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions," in Educational Technology Research and Development, vol. 64, no.4, 2016, pp. 573–590.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Faculty Panel on Teaching Large Classes

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

What are the challenges and possible solutions inherent in teaching a large class? Some of the management, logistical, and pedagogical issues are unique to large classes and others are common, but amplified. What constitutes a "large class" is relative and depends, in part, on the instructor's perceptions. It could be a class with a very large number of students (e.g., more than 100) or a class that has experienced a significant increase in enrollment (e.g., a jump from 20 students to 60) and now poses new course management challenges for the instructor. A panel of faculty who teach large classes will share some of their challenges and solutions.

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.

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PvNc5kfhq5Srkx

Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teacher and Course Evaluations

Event Location: 
Room 205, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

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.

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6MuH3E9Qzk6pL3T

Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Teacher and Course Evaluations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

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.

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Register at: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6MuH3E9Qzk6pL3T

Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Handling Challenging Situations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

Student incivilities in and out of the classroom are uncomfortable situations, whether it's texting or talking during class, dominating a discussion, using a laptop for non-class purposes, making inappropriate remarks, or other discourteous and disrespectful behavior. This workshop will focus on what could have been done to prevent or mitigate these incidences and what can be done if the behavior occurs.

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.

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Register at:  https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Vda6ZJMFehN95z

Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions.

New Faculty Teaching Academy: Handling Challenging Situations

Event Location: 
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Workshop concludes at 4:00.

Student incivilities in and out of the classroom are uncomfortable situations, whether it's texting or talking during class, dominating a discussion, using a laptop for non-class purposes, making inappropriate remarks, or other discourteous and disrespectful behavior. This workshop will focus on what could have been done to prevent or mitigate these incidences and what can be done if the behavior occurs.

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.

Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Register at:  https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Vda6ZJMFehN95z

Contact Bill Burke (burke@uky.edu) if you have any questions.

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