Grad

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), the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE), 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.

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 gradpff@uc.edu within one month of the activity date. 

Workshops, Fall 2019

Preparing Future Faculty Information Session

Please note: This workshop will be held twice. Register here.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
From 12:00 - 1:30 PM  
Room 411, Teachers-Dyer Complex

Monday, September 30th, 2019
From 11:00 - 12:30 PM
MSB 3051 (Medical Campus)

Interested in joining UC's Preparing Future Faculty program? Curious about a career in academia? Preparing to become a professor? Join UC's Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program for an informational session. During this session, we will cover the mission of PFF, the elements of PFF, and potential benefits of PFF. Come hear about the program and discover what PFF can do for you. 

Providing Students with Feedback that Promotes Motivation, Persistence, and Retention - Teaching for Equity and Inclusion Series

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
From 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Langsam Library, CET&L, 480C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This hands-on interactive workshop is designed to give instructors the tools needed to give feedback that promotes engagement, motivation, and persistence. During the workshop, we will explore the concepts of mindset and stereotype threat and how instructors can use these concepts to provide feedback that support all students' desire to learn and improve. Participants will be able to: identify best practices for providing students with feedback that promotes engagement, motivation, and persistence, incorporate these best practices into written and oral feedback to students, and reflect on how they might improve the quality of feedback they provide to students in the future. 

Advocating For Yourself: Navigating Leadership As Women In Higher Education

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
From 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
UCBA Muntz Hall Room 117

This workshop is worth five activity points. This workshop is only being held on UC's Blue Ash campus.

Join Dr. Geneva Murray, director of the Women's Center at Ohio University and ACE Women's Network Ohio Board Member, in a discussion about navigating leadership in higher education as a woman. Participants will examine the language they use to communicate their confidence level, evaluate the underselling of skills, and will develop new ways to communicate confidence and skills. Participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to manage stigma while presenting their successes.  

Learning & Teaching @ UC Conference (LT@UC)

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
From 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Langsam Library Digital Commons

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to register for the fourth-annual Learning and Teaching at UC Conference (LT@UC). This year's theme, Designed for Impact, focuses on our efforts to cultivate students' transferable skills fro careers and lifelong learning. Presentations will focus on pedagogies, philosophies and practices aimed at providing students with, in the words of Cathy Davidson's The New Education, "an intellectual toolkit of ideas and tactics that are as interactive and dexterous as our post-Internet world demands." Find the agenda and event registration on the UC CET&L webpage. 

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Generation Z In The Classroom

Monday, October 14th, 2019
From 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Langsam Library, Room 571

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

The CET&L Brown Bag Lunch Series allows faculty to come together, share experiences, and make connections with colleagues across campus. Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation about Generation Z in the Classroom. We will discuss questions like: what are some of the characteristics of this generation, and how can we leverage their strengths in the classroom. We will also discuss strategies navigating technology in the classroom with a generation that has been described as "all technology all the time." By the end of the workshop, students will be able to share teaching experiences in an informal setting, will gather teaching strategies for colleagues, and will expand their teaching and learning networks.  

Writing Your Diversity Statement Workshop

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
From 1:00 - 2:00 PM
TUC 400C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join UC's Preparing Future Faculty program, in collaboration with the UC Academic Writing Center, in an interactive workshop on writing your diversity statement. This workshop is designed for those preparing to apply to faculty positions within academia. Students will receive instruction and tips on writing a diversity statement and will have the opportunity to interact with PFF and Academic Writing Center staff. Preparing faculty applications? This workshop might be right for you! Register here.

Documenting Teaching Effectiveness for RPT - Becoming A Reflective Teacher Series

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
From 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Langsam Library, CET&L, 480C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop is designed to help you move at least more of what you know over into that category of stuff that you can also prove. We'll discuss strategies for showcasing your teaching in more effective ways but also for identifying and collecting the important evidence that you might have overlooked. You will come away with both short- and long-term strategies that will help you make a more effective impact through the teaching component of your dossier. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: articulate strategies for showcasing teaching in more effective ways, identify and collect important evidence to support their teaching narrative, and describe short- and long-term strategies to create impact through the teaching component of their dossier. 

The World Studies Here Part I: Immigration Basics for Faculty

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
From 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Langsam Library, CET&L, Room 480

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

UC is home to nearly 3,500 international students. Faculty and educators who advise and teach international students need to understand some key immigration regulations when having discussions with students about registration, co-op, capstones and other academic matters. Through this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore student scenarios that highlight relevant immigration regulations in academic situations. This workshop is a collaboration between UC International, UC Libraries, and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. By the end of th workshop, participants will be able to identify key immigration regulations that have significant impacts on international students' success and be aware of the resources when challenges arise involving international students. 

The World Studies Here Part II: Strategies For Teaching And Learning With International Students

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
From 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Langsam Library, CET&L, Room 480

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Students come from vastly different cultural backgrounds, encounter sociocultural and academic differences, and many strive to develop academic English language proficiency. This workshop seeks to support faculty on multiple levels who aim to holistically support international students enrolled in their courses, and is a collaboration between UC International, UC Libraries, and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe challenges international students face academically and socioculturally, draw on pedagogical approaches for setting clear expectations with international students, preventing plagiarism and miscommunication, and communicating with empathy and respect, and identify resources available to support UC's international students.