April 21, 2020 - Getting Started with Open Educational Resources
What are Open Educational Resources? This session provides a general overview of Open Educational Resources, including what they are (think free and openly licensed educational materials), where you can locate them, and how to use them in your courses.
Scott Kupferman, College of Education | Angie Dodson, Faculty Resource Center
April 15, 2020 - Facilitating Powerful Peer Review Online
How can we help students to engage in meaningful peer review of their classmates' writing? This session will explore the rationale behind peer review, ideas for structuring peer review within Canvas, and ways to enhance student learning in providing and implementing feedback.
Michelle Neely, Department of English | Brandon Poulliot, Faculty Resource Center
April 10, 2020 - Remote Learning Town Hall Meeting: Active Learning in Remote Learning Environments
Teaching remotely presents many challenges, including how to engage students and how to manage the logistics of an online learning environment. This session presents engagement and management strategies to address the logistics associated with remote learning.
Patrick McGuire, College of Education | John Adams, College of Engineering & Applied Science | David Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
March 25, 2020 - Security Solutions for Online Assessment
The academic integrity of exams and assessments presents a challenge to faculty and institutions as a whole. Everybody wants to assess student learning, not their skills in Google or Quizlet. We’ll talk about the benefits and deficiencies of exam security software as well as evidence-based instructional interventions for increasing the integrity of your online assessments.
Brandon Poulliot, Faculty Resource Center
March 6, 2020 - Teaching Students to Master Skills in Test-taking
Tests are one of the most common assessments used. This session provides some test-taking tips and strategies that you can share with your students.
Henriikka Weir, School of Public Affairs | Michelle Neely, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
March 19, 2020 - Applying Universal Design for Learning
This 30-minute session via Teams will explore Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a method of accessing, including and engaging all students within online courses. Specific technology tools will be shared. Attendees will come away with tangible ideas to quickly implement into their own online courses.
Scott Kupferman, College of Education | Sharon Stevens, Faculty Resource Center | Angie Dodson, Faculty Resource Center
March 12, 2020 - Strategies for Managing Disruptive Students in the Classroom
Disruptive student behavior can impede learning for other students. This session provides proactive methods of managing disruptive behaviors and how to create a constructive learning environment.
Henriikka Weir, School of Public Affairs | John Adams, College of Engineering and Applied Science
February 20, 2020 - Appy Hour
Want to know how to engage students using different apps? Join us at Clyde’s for an engaging conversation with “appy” gurus Patrick McGuire and Brandon Poulliot as they share new apps that work in the classroom and online. Clyde’s “real” appetizers will be served.
Patrick McGuire, College of Education | Brandon Poulliot, Faculty Resource Center
February 11, 2020 - Teaching 101
Would you like a refresher on some teaching basics? Do you want to be more thoughtful in preparing for your upcoming classes? This session introduces elements of “good” teaching, including class planning, activities designed to increase student engagement, and assessments that measure learning.
Patrick McGuire, College of Education | Angela Dodson, Faculty Resource Center
November 5, 2019 - Valuing Differences: Being Aware and Adaptive to Cultural Diversity and Individual Identity
Valuing Differences: Being Aware and Adaptive to Cultural Diversity and Individual Identity
Sandy Ho, Director of the Excel Languages Center
October 23, 2019 - How do I Make My Documents Easy to Access?
How do I Make My Documents Easy to Access?
Leyna Bencomo, Office of Information Technology
October 17, 2019 - GoReact: Video Coaching Made Easy
GoReact: Video Coaching Made Easy
Gina Burton, Heath Sciences, and Sam Butterfield, GoReact Account Executive
October 14, 2019 - How Online Courses Can be more Conducive to Inclusive Teaching
How Online Courses Can be more Conducive to Inclusive Teaching
Abby Ferber, Associate Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion
October 10, 2019 - Supporting Students’ Wellness Needs In and Outside of Class
Supporting Students’ Wellness Needs In and Outside of Class
Katie Gordon, Wellness Promotion Manager and David Fehring, Associate Director Campus Recreation
October 9, 2019 - Class Accessibility – How am I Doing?
Class Accessibility – How am I Doing?
Leyna Bencomo, Office of Information Technology
October 1, 2019 - Writing Outcome-Driven Written Assignments
Writing Outcome-Driven Written Assignments
Matt Balk, Director, Excel Writing Center
September 19, 2019 - Successful Students: Building Impactful Connections
Successful Students: Building Impactful Connections
How do we define student success, and why does it matter? Why do some students persist to graduation, while others leave? What impact can faculty have on students’ academic success, however it’s defined?
Join us for a discussion where we address these questions and talk about potential strategies to increase students’ academic persistence, as well as helping them make meaningful connections with faculty and staff on campus.
The Excel Center faculty panelists include:
Jenny Dorrington, Director, Math Center
Sean Dean, Assistant Director, Math Center
Matt Balk, Director, Writing Center
March 2019 - Supporting Student's Academic Success in Large Classes
Supporting Students' Academic Success in Large Classes
We know that connecting with students can help them succeed at UCCS. But what if you have 70, 100, or more students in the room? How can faculty who teach large classes help retain students?
Join us for a faculty panel to address these challenges. Panelists will share successful strategies they employ in large classes in Biology, Chemistry, and Health Sciences to facilitate students’ academic success. Facilitated by Ann Amicucci, English Department, the faculty panelists include: