Workshops - Faculty

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The Center for Educational Effectiveness offers workshops designed to support faculty who want to advance, enhance, or fine-tune their teaching. Each experiential workshop offers practical, evidence-based teaching methods that you can apply in your classes right away. Faculty are welcome to attend any number of these stand-alone workshops. Those who attend five or more of the sessions in a given academic year may receive a Certificate of Participation. Faculty who would like to lead a workshop and share their innovations in teaching can contact to let us know about your interest and we’ll follow up with you. This is a great way to showcase your teaching strategies and get direct feedback from peers and members of the UC Davis teaching community.

Please find a full listing of all the workshops offered during the current quarter here.

Below is an overview of upcoming workshops.

Writing Apprehension and Student Success: Devising Innovative Strategies

Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 12:00-1:15pm
Room 1360, The Grove
Facilitator: Stephanie Pulford, Ph.D., Associate Director of Instructional Research & Development with the Center for Educational Effectiveness
A light lunch will be provided

Most instructors are aware of student writing apprehension, an emotional aversion to writing itself that can cause student demotivation or barriers to learning. In this workshop, you'll develop strategies to respond to students' writing apprehension based on insights from UC Davis-centered research, through student case studies and evidence-based approaches. Help your students shift their relationship to writing and learn more deeply.

Using Information Literacy to Leverage Student Learning and Instructor’s Cultural Competence

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 12:15-1:30pm
Location provided upon registration
Facilitators: Cecilia Gomez, Ph.D., Center for Educational Effectiveness & Melinda Livas, MS, MLIS, MA, Library Research Services
A light lunch will be provided

This interactive workshop will present techniques for teaching information literacy to diverse learners, including students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Join us to explore how you can implement information literacy instruction effectively, while supporting student engagement and student learning.

Promoting Wellbeing in the Classroom and Beyond

Friday, June 1, 2018 from 12:15-1:30pm
Location provided upon registration
Facilitator: Monica Christina Esqueda, Ph.D., Center for Educational Effectiveness
A light lunch will be provided

Wellbeing and higher education are connected, and those connections matter. They matter for the individual lives of students, for those who teach, for the institution, and for whether the unique and full promise of higher education can be realized. Participants will explore multiple dimensions of wellbeing within a higher education context as part of this interactive workshop. Strategies for promoting psychological wellbeing will also be discussed.