Center for Teaching and Learning

2017 Faculty Fellows schedule

Presenter details are provided on the paper version of the schedule.

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Tuesday, September 5

9:00-9:30

Check-in: packet pick-up and registration
Location: Johnson Hall (JHN), Lobby

9:45-10:20

Welcome
Location: JHN 102

Beth Kalikoff, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor of Writing Studies
Phil Reid, Vice Provost,  Academic & Student Affairs; Professor of Chemistry

10:20-10:30

Break

10:30-11:45

Plenary: “Why we do what we do”
Location: JHN 102
Teaching scholars from two UW campuses talk about why they do the kind of work they do and why that matters.

12:00-1:20

University Libraries Lunch
Location: Suzzallo-Allen Libraries Commons
The Libraries Faculty Fellows luncheon welcomes new instructors to the award-winning University Libraries. Eat and chat with librarians from your own campuses about ways you can partner with departmental librarian liaisons to support your teaching and research while learning how to use what each campus has to offer to the fullest.

1:30-2:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Getting off to a good start
Location: MGH, Room 241
How might you design your course syllabus and online resources and plan your first class meeting to set clear expectations, establish ground rules, and create a climate conducive to learning?  How can you find out more information about your students and your particular classroom before the first day?  We will address these questions (and others) to help you get off to a great start.
Gathering and using student feedback to improve teaching and learning
Location: MGH, Room 234
In this workshop, we will explore ways to gather student feedback during the quarter and use the feedback to improve teaching and learning. We will also discuss gathering feedback via UW’s course evaluation system at the end of the quarter, administering the course evaluations, and interpreting the summary report you’ll receive.

3:00-4:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

 

Success strategies for new faculty: Off to a good start
Location: MGH, Room 241
Looking for some tips to ride the waves of your first few years as a faculty member? This workshop covers strategies to improve your productivity, effectiveness, and well-being. We offer practical tips (e.g., how to effectively network with your colleagues) and discuss issues that are notoriously challenging for faculty (e.g., setting clear and concrete writing goals). We also present characteristics of new faculty members that researcher Robert Boice calls “quick starters,” those who develop strong research and teaching records relatively early in their careers.

 

Good learning/Less time: Using rubrics
Location: MGH, Room 251
How do instructors assign students meaningful work in increasingly large courses – without drowning in grading?  One answer: by using rubrics or explicit assessment criteria and categories.  When used well, rubrics allow the assignment of meaningful work, increase the transparency of grading criteria, improve the quality of student work, and reduce the instructor time spent grading and defending grades.

 

Wednesday, September 6

9:00-11:45

Group A: Teaching Reflections

Refer to the PINK sheet for your room assignment

Watching colleagues teach can bring a fresh perspective to our own classroom approaches. This session offers a multi-disciplinary peer mentoring experience where seasoned and newer instructors learn from one another and serve as teaching resources.Each participant shares a brief (3-4 minute) lesson presentation on a concept from one of their courses. The lessons are recorded, and after everyone has presented, the videos are played back for participants to reflect on and discuss. What worked well? What might you do differently? Participants’ contributions make this an enriching opportunity to reflect on how our teaching embodies our learning goals.

Come prepared to share a 3-4 minute lesson and some responses to the following:

  • What are your lesson objectives?
  • What goals do you have for student learning?
  • Are there particular aspects of your presentation on which you would like feedback?
 9:00-11:45 Group B: Select ONE session from each of the following time slots
 9:00-10:15

 

Everything you want to know about academic integrity: From process to attaining positive outcomes
Location: MGH, Room 288
This session focuses on academic education research, policy, practices, & resources.  After briefly reviewing research on why students cheat, participants consider evidence-based and equitable best practices that prevent academic misconduct.  A special emphasis is placed on helping students to connect the dots between a decision to commit misconduct in your class and the broader ramifications of their actions in the outside world.  Participants will review the UW’s policy on academic misconduct – as well as resources on each UW campus – to consult when you think one of your students has cheated.


Using technology to enhance student learning
Location: MGH, Room 287

Technology for its own sake is just busywork. When selected purposefully to serve student learning goals, however, technologies offer students purposeful ways to engage topics, create knowledge, and practice skills. The session focuses on technology supported by UW Learning Technologies, including Poll Everywhere (a classroom response system), the tools of Canvas LMS, and more.

 

 10:30-11:45 Developing a repertoire of active learning strategies
Location: MGH, Room 241
This session explores a range of evidence-based strategies and tactics – from simple to complex – that excite, engage, and encourage students to move from passive listeners towards becoming active participants and co-creators of new knowledge and skills.  The focus is on activities that can be implemented in small and large classrooms, across disciplines, and in online spaces as well as the traditional classroom.


Forming and managing group work in class
Location: MGH, Room 284

This session explores specific strategies that we might use to generate effective, in-class group work. Participants will work together to explore ideas, activities, challenges, and questions while experiencing an example of group work management.

 

 12:00-1:00 Lunch:

 1:15-4:00

Group A: Select ONE session from each of the following time slots
 1:15-2:30 Everything you want to know about academic integrity: From process to attaining positive outcomes
Location: MGH, Room 288
This session focuses on academic education research, policy, practices, & resources.  After briefly reviewing research on why students cheat, participants consider evidence-based and equitable best practices that prevent academic misconduct.  A special emphasis is placed on helping students to connect the dots between a decision to commit misconduct in your class and the broader ramifications of their actions in the outside world.  Participants will review the UW’s policy on academic misconduct – as well as resources on each UW campus – to consult when you think one of your students has cheated.


Using technology to enhance student learning
Location: MGH, Room 287

Technology for its own sake is just busywork. When selected purposefully to serve student learning goals, however, technologies offer students purposeful ways to engage topics, create knowledge, and practice skills. The session focuses on technology supported by UW Learning Technologies, including Poll Everywhere (a classroom response system), the tools of Canvas LMS, and more.

 

 2:45-4:00 Developing a repertoire of active learning strategies
Location: MGH, Room 241
This session explores a range of evidence-based strategies and tactics – from simple to complex – that excite, engage, and encourage students to move from passive listeners towards becoming active participants and co-creators of new knowledge and skills.  The focus is on activities that can be implemented in small and large classrooms, across disciplines, and in online spaces as well as the traditional classroom.


Forming and managing group work in class
Location: MGH, Room 284

This session explores specific strategies that we might use to generate effective, in-class group work. Participants will work together to explore ideas, activities, challenges, and questions while experiencing an example of group work management.

 

 1:15-4:00

 

 Group B: Teaching Reflections

Refer to the PINK sheet for your room assignment

Watching colleagues teach can bring a fresh perspective to our own classroom approaches. This session offers a multi-disciplinary peer mentoring experience where seasoned and newer instructors learn from one another and serve as teaching resources.

Each participant shares a brief (3-4 minute) lesson presentation on a concept from one of their courses. The lessons are recorded, and after everyone has presented, the videos are played back for participants to reflect on and discuss. What worked well? What might you do differently? Participants’ contributions make this an enriching opportunity to reflect on how our teaching embodies our learning goals.

Come prepared to share a 3-4 minute lesson and some responses to the following:

  • What are your lesson objectives?
  • What goals do you have for student learning?
  • Are there particular aspects of your presentation on which you would like feedback?

4:15-6:00

Reception at the Center for Teaching and Learning
GRB 100

 

Thursday, September 7

9:00-10:00 Faculty perspectives
Location: MGH, Room 241
What can you expect as a new UW faculty member? What are our students like and what do they expect from us?  Hear from recently hired and promoted UW faculty members about their teaching and research experiences at UW.  The panel will share 1 or 2 pieces of advice for new faculty and answer the questions you provided on the first day of the program.
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15

 

Getting to know UW students
Location: MGH, Room 241
This session welcomes students who will share their experiences with faculty both inside and outside of the classroom.  Topics and questions will be based on the questions new faculty provided on the first day of on the program.
 11:30-12:30 Lunch with UW Learning Technologies
Location: Mary Gates Commons
The Learning Technologies staff looks forward to meeting you to introduce services and support they’ll provide through the years. They want to know what’s on your mind. What tools do you currently use? What technologies interest you?  What hurdles can Learning Technologies help you jump? This lunch conversation aims to spark ideas and think about your first year at UW.
12:45-2:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Everyone is talking about teaching as if new faculty members have nothing else to do
Location: MGH, Room 241
The Faculty Fellows Program introduces participants to teaching at UW and to resources that support teaching. But how do you carve out time to do your research and creative work (which may include writing grant proposals)? This session identifies efficiencies and resources that allow faculty members in all fields to excel in their scholarship while teaching effectively.
Mentoring and working with graduate students
Location: MGH, Room 251
This session addresses a key component of faculty work: mentoring graduate students. Graduate students play a critical role in research and teaching at UW and look to faculty to advise them, in and outside of the classroom. Among the topics we will discuss are: how to establish a strong mentoring relationship in research, including co-authoring papers; how to help graduate students lead classroom discussions and interact with undergraduates; and how to respond to (or avoid) potential conflicts and grievances.
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

 

Career trajectories: Tenure-track and tenured
Location: MGH, Room 241
This session focuses on professional campus-wide policy around tenure and promotion while offering information about policy and practice within the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering. While the session doesn’t “cover” every UW department or college, it previews conversations and questions at the department level, answers questions, and refers participants to relevant resources.

 

Career trajectories: Promotion-eligible and promoted lecturers
Location: MGH, Room 251
This session focuses on career development for promotion-eligible lecturers, including campus-wide policy and practices for review and promotion. While the session doesn’t “cover” every UW department or college, it previews conversations and questions at the department level, answers questions, and refers participants to relevant resources.

 3:30-4:00

What’s next
Location: MGH, Room 241

  • Thaisa Way, Faculty Senate Chair
  • Senior Fellows
    An opportunity to Senior Fellows a few questions on teaching at UW.
  • Beth Kalikoff, Center for Teaching and Learning
    Fast preview of Faculty Fellows lunch programs throughout the year and other opportunities to stay in touch with the CTL, Learning Technologies, Senior Fellows, and each other.