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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and are required within thirty days of the workshop.
CET&L Pedagogical Workshops (Recordings)
During Summer 2021, these CET&L workshops can be viewed for asynchronous workshop credit. Please note that in order to receive credit, you must send an activity log to the PFF coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Design Thinking Tools For Rapid Ideation And Transformative Learning In The Classroom
Thursday, May 20, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Professor Aaron Bradley will share tools and techniques for conducting rapid ideation useful for instruction in both remote and in-person learning. These methods, refined from "Design Thinking" strategies for problem solving, involve a transformative cross-disciplinary team-based approach to addressing challenges developed from collaborative work with more that a dozen external partners. In this session we’ll introduce and practice various design thinking tools and methods of idea generation that bring collaborative energy and innovation into classes and student projects. This will be a highly participatory workshop, and participants are encouraged to come with ideas for an existing class exercise or lesson that could be enhanced by team brainstorming and ideation, or a new idea for an exercise or lesson that you’d like to build brainstorming and ideation into.
Implementing Social Justice In Your Pedagogy
Thursday, August 5th, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
In this workshop you will learn about the importance of DEI, specifically social justice, in higher education. You will develop 1 idea to increase social justice in your classes, which will include the creation of a class activity or assignment. You will develop or expand a social justice toolkit to increase DEI activities in the classroom. This workshop will provide resources for future DEI activity development.
Concrete Strategies For Implementing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In Your Syllabus
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
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.