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), the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE), and other UC groups. This page and the Microsoft SharePoint show which workshops qualify for credit for the present term. The workshops chosen by the PFF program typically focus on pedagogy.

Workshops lasting four hours or less are worth five activity points. Workshops lasting over four hours are worth ten activity points.

In order for students to receive activity points for attending a workshop, an activity log must be completed and submitted to within one month of the activity date. 

Workshops, Summer 2021

Due to COVID-19 workshop cancellations, PFF students are encouraged to participate in the following online workshop offerings for PFF recognition. These offerings will be periodically updated. 

Please note: PFF students in the tiered program are required to submit a one paragraph summary following the attended workshop. These summaries can be submitted via email to and are required within thirty days of the workshop. 

Concrete Strategies For Implementing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In Your Syllabus

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

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Your syllabus should signal to students that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are a priority in your teaching. We will use our time together to deconstruct your current syllabus and discuss and implement tangible syllabus revisions that promote DEI principles. You’ll leave the workshop with a revised syllabus and ideas that can be implemented in other syllabi as well. Facilitated by Julie Weast-Knapp, Associate Professor-Educator of Psychology and Erinn Green, Professor-Educator of Psychology.

Creating Community In Your Online Course

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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In face to face courses, instructors and students are familiar with attending class, being around others, and working together throughout the term. In the transition to online teaching, the sense of connection does not come as naturally. Please join us for a discussion on how to build a sense of community in your online course to create a sense of belonging for your students.

Tech Tools in the Online Classroom

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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This virtual session will introduce a variety of technology tools that can be incorporated into an online learning environment. As more and more online educational tools become available, it is important to find tools that support your pedagogy and build into your student learning objectives. We will present a curated list of options to enhance student collaboration, engage students with virtual experiential learning, and tools to leverage design and creativity in presentations and assessments. Our time will include an overview of each tool, a brief demonstration, discussion on how it can be applied in your courses, and resources for implementation.

Graduate Student Workshop: Intro To Inclusive And Equitable Teaching Strategies For Teaching Assistants

Monday, September 13th, 2021

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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In this interactive virtual workshop, Teaching Assistants (TAs) will explore how they can support student learning by gaining awareness of the student experience and working to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Coming together with other graduate students, participants are also welcome to share tips and strategies that have helped them in the past and challenges they anticipate for the upcoming year. Participants will investigate how to infuse Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into their teaching and how this may be similar or different to faculty.

Designing And Submitting New Courses Using Ecurriculum

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

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In this interactive virtual workshop, participants will focus on key aspects of course design to prepare for submitting new courses. We will discuss how to write measurable course learning outcomes and organize the course to meet such outcomes. We will review the course submission process, and begin entering the course information into eCurriculum.

Inclusive Teaching Endorsement Panel Presentation

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

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In this online presentation, 8 UCBA faculty who received the Inclusive Teaching Endorsement will share the strategies they are using to be more inclusive in their work with students. This session will also allow time for participants to explore how they might use some of these strategies in their own contexts.

Designing Rubrics For Your Course 

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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This workshop will focus on rubrics. Specifically, we will discuss the pedagogical benefits of using rubrics, when rubrics might not be a good fit, and how to design rubrics for specific assignments. Rubrics are a great way to streamline comments, give students specific directions, and ensure equitable grading. We will also go over how to create rubrics in Canvas.

Research, Teaching, and Mentoring at Minority-Serving Institutions & Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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"Join us for an online panel of faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) sharing their perspectives on being faculty at different types of institutions that serve diverse student populations."

Allyship in Higher Education (Workshop Series)

October 14th, October 21st, October 28th and November 4th, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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This workshop series will be worth 15 points. We will not be accepting partial credit for this opportunity; all four workshops must be attended to recieve credit. 

"Oppression of people of color does not occur solely in the behavior of individuals — it is embedded deep into our social systems. As participants in these larger systems, we all have a role in transforming them. One of our points of leverage is to help others understand systemic racism. This means we need to find ways to talk with those who think differently from us in ways that are connecting, rather than alienating. As educators, we have both a special responsibility and special opportunity to help shape discourse around race and racism.

In this series, we will explore ways to:

  • respond meaningfully and empathically to perspectives that are different from your own
  • stand up for racial and social justice that do not alienate those who differ with you
  • model for your students the possibility of engaging in dialogue across difference."

Teaching Students To Learn In Any Course

Friday, October 15th, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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This [virtual] workshop will focus on how to help students acquire metacognitive strategies to transform their attitudes about the meaning of learning and improve their success. We will discuss the particular challenges of different learning environments, including online, face-to-face, and hybrid and practical activities that can be included throughout a course to help students acquire effective learning strategies. The session will also provide examples of beginning-, middle-, and end-of-course metacognitive activities that can be incorporated into Canvas, UC’s Learning Management System.

*Registration will open closer to the scheduled workshop date

From Passive To Active Learning Online

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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When teaching online we often struggle with getting student interaction and engagement. In addition, a common misconception of online courses is that they are passive learning experiences where the student merely consumes content in solitude. In reality, a well-designed online course can offer students more opportunities to actively engage with the learning material, one another, and the instructor. We will present practical strategies to help the students take ownership of actively engaging in their learning.

Academic Impressions: Conflict Resolution: Practical Strategies For Handling Difficult, Disruptive & Aggressive Students

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Colleges and universities are experiencing an increase in disruptive and even aggressive, hostile, and violent student behavior. However, little training is offered to faculty and staff to manage these situations successfully. How can you address and manage student's difficult and sometimes challenging behavior? Join in the live question and answer session to have your specific questions answered on dealing with disruptive students.

Anti-Racist Teaching & Assessment

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

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Teach Students To Ask Their Own Questions For Active And Engaged Learning

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Why do postsecondary students struggle when we ask them to pose questions? It is because most of their schooling has focused on their ability to answer rather than ask questions. Yet question formulation is a fundamentally important lifelong skill. It also helps students become more curious, active, and engaged learners. This workshop introduces instructions to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple and adaptable strategy for teaching students to ask better questions. The QFT was originally developed by Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein, co-directors of the Right Question Institute and co-authors of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press). It is now used in more than one million K-20 classrooms in over 150 countries. Importantly, the strategy is flexible enough to use in small and large classes from any discipline, whether face-to-face or online. The workshop will equip you with the practical knowledge you need to implement the QFT in order to help your students become more sophisticated thinkers. 

*Registration will open closer to the scheduled workshop date

Lessons Learned From Teaching Online

Tuesday, November 9nd, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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What can we learn from teaching online these past few semesters? For many instructors, it was their first experience teaching online using video, discussion boards, and other kinds of technology-enhanced teaching. While many instructors plan on returning to face-to-face teaching once able, it is important to take stock of what pieces of online learning are worth taking into our face-to-face courses. In this workshop, participants will discuss how to transfer the most valuable parts of online learning to their face-to-face courses.

*Registration will open closer to the scheduled workshop date

Personalized Learning In An Online Classroom

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: CET&L - Langsam Library 480C

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Personalized learning has the potential for increasing student performance. This in-person workshop will introduce ways to offer personalized learning opportunities to your online students. We will discuss and demonstrate how to use Canvas to implement the personalized learning options. We will be working in real-time with a chance to try out at least one personalized learning opportunity, so please bring a laptop or other device with you.

Straight From Gen Z’S Mouth: Considering Generational Differences In Student Interaction (Equity And Inclusion)

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Faculty Enrichment Center (FEC) 540 F/C

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The vast majority of current college students belong to “Gen Z,” which can mean different preferences in communication, classroom leadership style, relational dynamics, and academic engagement. This panel offers the opportunity to discuss with students (from a variety of academic disciplines) their perceptions of their classroom, workplace, and advising experiences, and how faculty and staff can better understand and engage Gen Z students.