Workshops

PFF-approved workshops are offered by the Graduate School, the Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning (AFTL), the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L) and other UC groups. This page and the Blackboard organization show which workshops qualify for credit for the present term. The workshops chosen by the PFF program typically focus on pedagogy.

To obtain the PFF certificate, you must earn five PFF-approved workshop credits. If you are a UC student, you can sign up for the CET&L workshops online at their website. Post-docs and non-matriculated students should contact CET&L directly at either cetl@uc.edu or 513-556-3053 to register for workshops.

We have new workshop credit reporting procedures: we will no longer track workshop attendance through registration confirmation emails. From now on, students will download attendance transcripts from all programs they attend that have registration through Faculty Development | Onestop and email them to the program coordinator (these transcripts are available for download at the Faculty Development | Onestop site). For all programs that do not have a Faculty Development | Onestop registration (the AFTL Showcase, for instance), students will receive credit by attending the program and then submitting a brief summary of the material to the PFF program coordinator.

Another great workshop & seminar resouce on campus is the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE), a teaching initiative developed by graduate students, for graduate students.
 

Workshops Fall 2017

Registration is available through Faculty Development | Onestop

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in Academia

Monday 8/21/2017

2:00pm to 3:30pm

450 University Hall

1.0 Workshop Credit

For those unaware of their own biases, hidden attitudes about those different than themselves can turn into microaggressive speech and behaviors.  Microaggressions based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other identities happen in the classroom and the workplace every day.  Unlike “old-fashioned” bigotry, microaggressions are subversive, cumulative, and subtly destructive.  This interactive workshop will assist participants in uncovering their unconscious biases, provide insight into the impact of bias on the campus community, and offer strategies for addressing prejudices and preferences.  This session is designed to follow the Informed Discussions workshop; enhancing participants’ ability to recognize and address microaggressive comments and behavior. 

Top Ten Data Management Tips

Wednesday 8/30/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

850D Baldwin

1.0 Workshop Credit

Managing your data has many benefits.  And more and more funding agencies are requiring it.  Learn how to save time and increase your research efficiency as well as preserve your data and facilitate new discoveries with these top 10 data management tips.  Learn about open source tools like DMPtool, best file formats, data back-up and storage options, and what UC libraries can offer researchers to support data management best practices.  Please bring your own laptop to follow along.

Simple Strategies for Making Your Classroom More Inclusive and Equitable

Thursday 8/31/2017

10:15am to 11:45am

480C Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

Recently, higher education has seen a proliferation of strategies for providing diverse students with equal opportunities to learn. As a result, it can be daunting to figure out where to begin efforts to make classrooms more inclusive and equitable. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore a framework for thinking about how to design inclusive classrooms. Drawing on social science and education research, including work on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multi-cultural teaching and learning, stereotype threat, and self-regulated learning, participants will examine simple evidence-based strategies for designing inclusive learning environments. These strategies can be applied in a variety of contexts across disciplines and many require very little time investment. The workshop will provide participants with time to reflect on their own courses and discuss strategies with colleagues. Participants will leave with an initial plan for making their courses more inclusive, as well as concrete resources for moving this work forward.

Intro to Echo360 ALP

Friday 9/01/2017

10:00am to 10:45am

480D Langsam Library

0.5 Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to use Echo360 ALP.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Informed Discussions

Tuesday 9/05/2017

1:00pm to 2:30pm

TUC 419 AB

1.0    Workshop Credit

We often engage in discussions around challenging topics without employing the tenets of effective, intentional, and positive dialogue. This workshop is considered fundamental for enhancing cross-cultural communication skills; offering tips and strategies to participants for facilitating difficult conversations around “hot button” issues. The interactive components of this workshop are designed to enhance understanding of respectful communication, addressing conflict to avoid destructive speech and behavior, and encouraging honest dialogue while remaining civil with classmates and colleagues.

Medical Education Webinar Series: The Rising Tide of Competency-based Medical Education: A Global View

Thursday 9/07/2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lucas Board Room MSB E005HA

1.0    Workshop Credit

The Fall 2017 IAMSE Web Seminar Series takes on an increased international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators. Continuing with our longitudinal focus on competency-based-education, the series begins with an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education (ICBME). From the Far East, we will hear a presentation on Chinese medical education (World-China initiative) which places an emphasis on primary care in China. A panel will provide an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare. Another presentation will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The series will conclude with a session focusing on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America. At the end of the series the audience will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

The first session is an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education, presented by Jason R. Frank MD, MA(Ed), FRCPC, University of Ottawa

CETL Brown Bag Series: Artistry in Teaching

Thursday 9/07/2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

571 Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

The CETL  Brown Bag Lunch Series allows faculty to come together, share experiences, and make connections with colleagues across campus. During each lunch we will discuss a particular issue relevant to teaching and learning. This is a great chance for faculty at all stages of their academic career to share classroom strategies, learn from others, and troubleshoot teaching challenges in a supportive atmosphere.  Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation about how teachers orchestrate learning in the classroom and how to cultivate artistry in teaching.  We will discuss questions like: how do we use the body to convey meaning in the classroom through our tone of voice, pacing, movements and gestures; what is the overall choreography or structural sequence of the class; how can we use techniques and concepts from the performing arts to explore artistry in teaching.

Creating Presentations, Video, And Active Slides In Echo360 ALP

Thursday 9/07/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

480D Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create presentations, video, and active slides in Echo360 ALP.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

The Big Picture: A 360 Degree View of Intercultural Challenges

Monday 9/11/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

450 University Hall

1.0    Workshop Credit

When considering cultural dilemmas, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and overlook pathways to resolution. Rarely are these dilemmas purely cultural. Personality, history, and the environment play a very important role in shaping these challenges. Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn to view intercultural challenges holistically, identify contextual factors beyond mere cultural differences, and develop effective strategies for resolving intercultural situations. This session is designed to follow the Informed Discussions and Microaggressions in Academia; representing level 3 of our workshops covering courageous conversations.

Medical Education Webinar Series: The Future of Family Medicine in China

Thursday 9/14/2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Medical Sciences Building, Room 2001

1.0    Workshop Credit

The Fall 2017 IAMSE Web Seminar Series takes on an increased international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators. Continuing with our longitudinal focus on competency-based-education, the series begins with an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education (ICBME). From the Far East, we will hear a presentation on Chinese medical education (World-China initiative) which places an emphasis on primary care in China. A panel will provide an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare. Another presentation will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The series will conclude with a session focusing on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America. At the end of the series the audience will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

The second session is a look at Chinese medical education (World-China initiative), which places an emphasis on primary care, presented by William J. Burke, D.O., Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Classroom and Beyond

Monday 9/18/2017

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

TUC 425

1.0    Workshop Credits

For those unaware of their own biases, hidden attitudes about those different than themselves can turn into microaggressive speech and behaviors.  Microaggressions based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other identities happen in the classroom and the workplace every day.  Unlike “old-fashioned” bigotry, microaggressions are subversive, cumulative, and subtly destructive.  This interactive workshop will assist participants in uncovering their unconscious biases, provide insight into the impact of bias on the campus community, and offer strategies for addressing prejudices and preferences.  This session is designed to follow the Informed Discussions workshop; enhancing participants’ ability to recognize and address microaggressive comments and behavior. 

Medical Education Webinar Series: Globalization of Education to Global Healthcare: An Overview of European Model

Thursday 9/21/2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lucas Board Room MSB E005HA

1.0    Workshop Credit

The Fall 2017 IAMSE Web Seminar Series takes on an increased international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators. Continuing with our longitudinal focus on competency-based-education, the series begins with an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education (ICBME). From the Far East, we will hear a presentation on Chinese medical education (World-China initiative) which places an emphasis on primary care in China. A panel will provide an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare. Another presentation will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The series will conclude with a session focusing on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America. At the end of the series the audience will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

The third session is an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare, presented by Jennifer Cleland PhD, MSc, The Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen and Meabh Bhuinneain, MD, Mayo Medical Academy.

Teaching with Echo360

Thursday 9/21/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

480D Langsam Library

1.0 Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will see different applications for teaching with Echo360 ALP in the classroom and online.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve one through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424.

The Big Picture: A 360 Degree View of Intercultural Challenges

Tuesday 9/26/2017

1:00pm to 2:30pm

TUC 425

1.0    Workshop Credit

When considering cultural dilemmas, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and overlook pathways to resolution. Rarely are these dilemmas purely cultural. Personality, history, and the environment play a very important role in shaping these challenges. Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn to view intercultural challenges holistically, identify contextual factors beyond mere cultural differences, and develop effective strategies for resolving intercultural situations.

Privileging Learning: Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom with LARA

Wednesday 9/27/2017

1:00pm to 2:30pm

480C Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

This interactive workshop is designed for those who wish to learn new approaches to facilitating discussions about challenging or controversial topics in diverse classrooms, including strategies for setting ground rules, using student-based feedback to reinforce positive behaviors, and examing the use of the LARA (Listen, Affirm, Respond, Add) tool as a protocol for facilitation.

Using R Software Suite to Create Scientific Data Reports and Papers

Wednesday 9/27/2017

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Muntz 117

1.0    Workshop Credit

The presentation would be open to everyone who would like to learn about the use of software programs other than Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to prepare professional slide-show presentations and write high-quality scientific documents and research papers.

Medical Education Webinar Series: Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday 9/28/2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Medical Sciences Building Room 2001

1.0    Workshop Credit

The Fall 2017 IAMSE Web Seminar Series takes on an increased international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators. Continuing with our longitudinal focus on competency-based-education, the series begins with an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education (ICBME). From the Far East, we will hear a presentation on Chinese medical education (World-China initiative) which places an emphasis on primary care in China. A panel will provide an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare. Another presentation will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The series will conclude with a session focusing on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America. At the end of the series the audience will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

The fourth session will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, presented by Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, FCAP Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Creating Presentation and Lecture Content In Kaltura CaptureSpace

Thursday 9/28/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

480D Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create Presentations and Lectures content using Kaltura CaptureSpace.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Spreadsheet Best Practices

Monday 10/02/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

850D Baldwin—CEAS Library Classroom

1.0    Workshop Credit

Spreadsheets are a great way to organize and analyze research data. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will work with a data set in a spreadsheet format and improve the machine readability and function of the spreadsheet through implementing best practices for worksheets.  Thought this not an excel workshop per say, attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of basic excel functions.  Also please bring your own laptop. 

Informed Discussions

Tuesday 10/03/2017

11:00am to 12:30pm

TUC 400A

1.0    Workshop Credit

We often engage in discussions around challenging topics without employing the tenets of effective, intentional, and positive dialogue. This workshop is considered fundamental for enhancing cross-cultural communication skills; offering tips and strategies to participants for facilitating difficult conversations around “hot button” issues. The interactive components of this workshop are designed to enhance understanding of respectful communication, addressing conflict to avoid destructive speech and behavior, and encouraging honest dialogue while remaining civil with classmates and colleagues.

Medical Education Webinar Series: Lessons From the Design and Implementation of a Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Training Program in a Low Resource Country: The South American Experience

Thursday 10/05/2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lucas Board Room MSB E005HA

1.0 Workshop Credit

The Fall 2017 IAMSE Web Seminar Series takes on an increased international flavor as presenters review health professions education around the world each with unique challenges and solutions. The goal of this series is to foster the exchange of ideas in the community of health science educators. Continuing with our longitudinal focus on competency-based-education, the series begins with an overview of medical education in Canada with an emphasis on the initiatives of the International Competencies in Basic Medical Education (ICBME). From the Far East, we will hear a presentation on Chinese medical education (World-China initiative) which places an emphasis on primary care in China. A panel will provide an overview of the European model of health professions education from globalization of education to global healthcare. Another presentation will explore medical education challenges and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The series will conclude with a session focusing on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America. At the end of the series the audience will be able to identify global challenges and solutions to medical education that may provide valuable perspectives at the local level.

This last session will focus on an integrated model of medical care: childhood disease prevention in South America presented by Michelle Grunauer, M.D., MSc., PhD, Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Ecuador.

Intro to Echo360 ALP

Thursday 10/12/2017

2:15pm to 3:00pm

480D Langsam Library

0.5 Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to use Echo360 ALP.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Creating Presentation and Lecture Content In Kaltura CaptureSpace

Friday 10/13/2017

11:00am to 12:00pm

480D Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create Presentations and Lectures content using Kaltura CaptureSpace.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Top 10 Data Management Tips

Monday 10/16/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

850D Baldwin

1.0    Workshop Credit

Managing your data has many benefits. And more and more funding agencies are requiring it. Learn how to save time and increase your research efficiency as well as preserve your data and facilitate new discoveries with these top 10 data management tips. Learn about open source tools like DMPtool, best file formats, data back-up and storage options, and what UC libraries can offer researchers to support data management best practices. Please bring your own laptop to follow along.

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Classroom and Beyond

Tuesday 10/17/2017

11:00pm to 12:30pm

TUC 415 AB

1.0 Workshop Credit

For those unaware of their own biases, hidden attitudes about those different than themselves can turn into microaggressive speech and behaviors. Microaggressions based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other identities happen in the classroom and the workplace every day. Unlike “old-fashioned” bigotry, microaggressions are subversive, cumulative, and subtly destructive. This interactive workshop will assist participants in uncovering their unconscious biases, provide insight into the impact of bias on the campus community, and offer strategies for addressing prejudices and preferences.

The Big Picture: A 360 Degree View of Intercultural Challenges

Tuesday 10/24/2017

11:00am to 12:30pm

TUC 415 AB

1.0    Workshop Credit

When considering cultural dilemmas, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and overlook pathways to resolution. Rarely are these dilemmas purely cultural. Personality, history, and the environment play a very important role in shaping these challenges. Through this interactive workshop, participants will learn to view intercultural challenges holistically, identify contextual factors beyond mere cultural differences, and develop effective strategies for resolving intercultural situations.

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Syllabus Tune-up for Spring Semester

Monday 11/06/2017

10:00am to 11:30am

571 Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

The CETL Brown Bag Lunch Series allows faculty to come together, share experiences, and make connections with colleagues across campus. During each lunch we will discuss a particular issue relevant to teaching and learning. This is a great chance for faculty at all stages of their academic career to share classroom strategies, learn from others, and troubleshoot teaching challenges in a supportive atmosphere. Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation about how to make your syllabus support student learning and describe your "contract" with your students.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 1) Share experiences in an informal setting
  • 2) Gather strategies from colleagues
  • 3) Expand teaching and learning network. 

Creating Presentation and Lecture Content in Kaltura CaptureSpace

Thursday 11/09/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

480D Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create Presentations and Lectures content using Kaltura CaptureSpace.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Creating Presentations, Video, And Active Slides in Echo360 ALP

Monday 11/13/2017

10:15am to 11:00am

571 Langsam Library

0.5 Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create presentations, video, and active slides in Echo360 ALP.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Spreadsheet Best Practices

Monday 11/13/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

850D Baldwin—CEAS Library Classroom

1.0    Workshop Credit

Spreadsheets are a great way to organize and analyze research data. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will work with a data set in a spreadsheet format and improve the machine readability and function of the spreadsheet through implementing best practices for worksheets.  Thought this not an excel workshop per say, attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of basic excel functions.  Also please bring your own laptop. 

Lesson Study Workshop - Evening Session

Wednesday 11/15/2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Muntz 117

1.0    Workshop Credit

Participants will engage in the collaborative, scholarly design of a common lesson plan on integrating sources responsibly.

Creating Interactive Quizzes With Kaltura

Thursday 11/16/2017

2:00pm to 3:00pm

480D Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use the Kaltura Quiz feature to add knowledge-check questions to an existing Kaltura video.  Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop. If don't have access to your own, you can reserve on through UC Libraries in person or over the phone @ (513) 556-1424. 

Designing Flexible Curricula for a Variety of Learners: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Friday 11/24/2017

10:00am to 11:30am

480C Langsam Library

1.0    Workshop Credit

This interactive workshop explores how to design flexible curricula for a diverse range of learners. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an inclusive and student-centered pedagogical framework which focuses on three guiding principles: multiple modes of engaging students, presenting materials, and expressing knowledge. Participants will identify barriers to student success and use the principles of UDL to evaluate current course content, activities, and assessments. By the end of the workshop, participants will identify 1-2 UDL informed strategies to incorporate into their courses.   

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • 1) Explain the concept of UDL including the three guiding principles. 
  • 2) Identify barriers to student's ability to access materials and succeed in the class. 
  • 3) Apply UDL principles to the evaluation of current course content, activities and assessments. 
  • 4) Develop an action plan for implementing UDL in their courses.