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* NEW * Teaching on Semesters Certificate: Attend 4 workshops on Semester Conversion during the academic year to receive a Teaching on Semesters Certificate, for your Dossier or portfolio. Back to the Bay 2017 is included as one of the workshops.
Teach Smarter Not Harder with Rubrics
Date: Wednesday, January 10th 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Where: SA 4350
Bring your laptop for a hand's-on workshop to learn how to easily add a rubric to a key class assignment. We'll show you where to locate a library of rubrics built by faculty, how to quickly download a rubric into your course, and how to customize it to fit the expectations of your course assignment. One-on-one support and tips on rubrics will be provided. Participation in this workshop counts towards the Teaching on Semesters certificate.
Presenters: Cheryl Saelee, The Online Campus, Jeffrey Newcomb, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Julie Stein, Academic Programs and Services
Pacing Courses for Sanity and Student Success
Date: Thursday January 25th, 11:00 - 12:30 PM
Where: SF 121
How we pace activities, assignments, and assessments will be key to the success of our courses under semesters. This will be especially challenging in the first year of semesters as we, and our students, figure out how to organize ourselves and our work to get the most out of courses. In this workshop we will discuss integrating formative feedback and summative assessments into our semester courses. Participants will leave with a draft course timeline that incorporates best practices in semester assessment planning. Participation in this workshop counts towards the Teaching on Semesters certificate.
Presenters: Andrew Carlos, Library, Julie Glass, Mathematics, Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development
Teaching on Semesters: Redesigning Assignments
Date: Wednesday, January 31st, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: SF 329
Engage your students in the real world applications of your discipline! Learn how to align your activities, assignments, and assessments to your goals and learning objectives, from university and program outcomes to professional standards. This workshop provides a brief overview of Authentic Assessment & Alignment followed by a hands-on activity. Bring a current syllabus, lesson plan or assignment to revise for semesters during the session. Participation in this workshop counts towards the Teaching on Semesters certificate.
Presenters: Sweety Law, Marketing & Margaret Harris, Educational Leadership
Tips for Revising Your Online Courses for Semester
Date: Thursday February 8th at 1:00pm
Where: SF 121
With semester conversion less than a year away, have you converted your quarter course yet? Join a panel of recent QM certified course instructors who have converted their courses to a semester format. Faculty will share their experiences on using basic design principles to develop or enhance their courses in preparation for semester conversion. Participation in this workshop counts towards the Teaching on Semesters certificate.
Making the Jump: Taking your Course from Quarters to Semesters
Date: Tuesday February 20th, 12-130 PM
Where: SF 328
Worried about what your semester class might look like? Learn from your colleagues across disciplines who have experience teaching on semesters. Hear about how panelists have taught similar courses in both the quarter and the semester format. Practical tips, strategies and insights will be shared. Participation in this workshop counts towards the Teaching on Semesters certificate.
Presenters: Ya You, Marketing, Samantha Francois, History, Jeri Little, Psychology, Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development