Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
February 22, 2017
10:00 am

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Workshop: Engaging Students with Learning Technologies

Classes and Workshops

Looking for new ways to engage students in your class? In this workshop, participants will discuss a variety of activities that can be used to encourage student engagement and learning technologies that can support these activities.

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February 23, 2017
10:00 am

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Workshop: Writing for Love, Money, and Applause (and to Snag Academic Jobs, Tenure, and Promotions)

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, discusses reasons she thinks so much of academic writing stinks (hint: one of the biggies is fear) and gives her top ten strategies for how to write better academic prose (including almost too-obvious-to-speak-aloud tips that often get overlooked). The talk will be geared to academics at all career levels, from graduate students to full professors who care about writing better.

February 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Evidence of Student Learning: Collection Methods to Consider

Classes and Workshops

There are many ways to collect evidence of student learning, but determining what methods will provide the most useful, trustworthy, and actionable information for your academic program may be overwhelming. This session will introduce and explore different direct and indirect methods of collecting data for program assessment purposes.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
February 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Workshop for Graduate Students on Revision

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

In this workshop, graduate students are encouraged to bring papers they are working on to learn strategies to revise their own prose and improve it.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
February 23, 2017
4:00 pm

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Crafting a Nonfiction Book Proposal: Workshop for Faculty

Classes and Workshops

In this workshop, Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses and professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University, will describe the components of a book proposal. Participants are encouraged to come with an idea for a book, a draft of a proposal, or even a complete manuscript, and together will work through each section.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
February 27, 2017
11:30 am

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Write@UGA 2017 Exhibit

Exhibitions

This event will feature writing programs, initiatives, and publications associated with the University of Georgia. This exhibit will be the culminating event of Write@UGA 2017.

Tate Student Center
45 Baxter St.
Athens, GA Get directions
February 27, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Mentoring FYO Students

Classes and Workshops

Opportunities to get to know students in small groups and supportive seminars are a part of the FYO design. A time, space, and setting for students and teachers to speak and listen to one another are also pieces of a successful mentoring blueprint. This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to share their strategies and experiences as mentors.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
March 15, 2017
9:00 am

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Workshop: Redesigning Representations of Student Learning in the Digital Era

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Participants will collectively brainstorm and explore how to strengthen learners’ self-understanding of what they know and can do and empower innovation in both learners and campus educators.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
March 15, 2017
1:30 pm

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Worskhop: Design Thinking – Using Design Thinking to Promote Innovation in Curriculum Redesign

Classes and Workshops, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

In this workshop, participants will engage in activities and techniques developed by Stanford University’s d.school and collectively brainstorm strategies to incorporate and apply these methods in design work and practice.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
March 16, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Why Aren’t My Students Talking?

Classes and Workshops

This workshop offers a means to reconsider student participation, or seeming lack of, by moving to more productive means of understanding why students may not be participating and to find solutions to increase student contributions to in-class discussions.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
March 27, 2017
11:00 am

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Workshop: Writing up SoTL Research for the Non-Education Researcher

Classes and Workshops

This workshop will provide participants with practical advice, samples, and hands-on opportunities to draft the abstract or other section of their study. Editors will share their perspectives on the most common problems seen with journal manuscripts.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
March 28, 2017
9:00 am

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Seminar: Designing Your FYO Seminar

Classes and Workshops

Participants in this interactive seminar will examine best practices in how to design and structure a successful FYO course experience. Structured like a true workshop, participants can expect to make progress in the development of their FYO seminars.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
April 4, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Best Practices in Analyzing and Displaying Qualitative Data

Classes and Workshops

This workshop will describe the process of organizing and extracting findings from qualitative data, giving participants tools to tackle their own projects.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
April 6, 2017
2:00 pm

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Workshop: Using Assessment Results to Close the Loop

Classes and Workshops

This session will explore how to use and make sense of assessment results and address how programs can (or should) use results to ultimately improve student learning and strengthen academic programs.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
April 10, 2017
9:30 am

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Workshop: Launching a Successful FYO Seminar

Classes and Workshops

This interactive session will examine UGA’s First-Year Odyssey’s program goals as well as best practices in how to design and structure a successful FYO course. Faculty will leave with practical assignments and goals for the first weeks of their FYO seminar and beyond.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
April 13, 2017
11:00 am

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Persistent Student Tendencies to Memorize versus Abstract: Effects on Learning in Science Courses

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

In this talk, Mark McDaniel proposes a potentially important difference across individuals in the qualitative characteristics of what they learn from conceptual training experiences. He suggests that during instruction, some learners focus on acquiring the particular exemplars and responses associated with the exemplars, whereas other learners attempt to abstract underlying regularities reflected in the particular exemplars linked to an appropriate response (termed "rule learners").

Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
500 D. W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA Get directions
April 13, 2017
2:00 pm

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Discussion: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of “Best” Practices

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

In this discussion, co-sponsored by the SEER Center, Mark McDaniel, professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the founding co-director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) at Washington University in St. Louis, presents a number of experimental demonstrations of test-enhanced learning showing that quizzing results in subsequent improvement on exam performances relative to target content that is not quizzed or that is presented for restudy.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA Get directions
April 19, 2017
2:30 pm

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Workshop: Assessment for Reflective Teaching and Learning

Classes and Workshops

This workshop will focus on the role of reflective teaching and learning that results from the assessment process. The session will highlight the importance of reflective teaching and learning for improvement of student learning outcomes, as well as improved teaching practices.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 22, 2017
9:00 am

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Teaching GRSC 7770: A Course Development Workshop

Classes and Workshops

Required for departments that are receiving Graduate School funding for a TA to co-teach GRSC 7770 in the 2017-2018 academic year, faculty members and designated graduate teaching assistants attending the three-hour workshop will work on developing or revising their departmental pedagogy courses using a proposed set of guidelines for the course as well as using the best practices of others attending the workshop. 

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 12, 2017
1:00 pm

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Teaching GRSC 7770: A Course Development Workshop

Classes and Workshops

Required for departments that are receiving Graduate School funding for a TA to co-teach GRSC 7770 in the 2017-2018 academic year, faculty members and designated graduate teaching assistants attending the three-hour workshop will work on developing or revising their departmental pedagogy courses using a proposed set of guidelines for the course as well as using the best practices of others attending the workshop.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 8, 2017
9:00 am

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Seminar: Designing Your FYO Seminar

Classes and Workshops

Participants in this interactive seminar will examine best practices in how to design and structure a successful FYO course experience. Notions of backward design will be central to this session, and faculty will leave with practical pre-planning steps for developing and finalizing their FYO.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 11, 2017
9:30 am

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Workshop: Launching a Successful FYO Seminar

Classes and Workshops

This interactive session will examine UGA’s First-Year Odyssey’s program goals as well as best practices in how to design and structure a successful FYO course. This session offers faculty “best of" experiences and advice on how to begin an FYO seminar as well as a concise review of research on “day one” practices in small seminar classes. Faculty will leave with practical assignments and goals for the first weeks of their FYO seminar and beyond.

Instructional Plaza
185 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA Get directions