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, Summer 2020

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 Legacy students are required to submit a one paragraph summary following the attended workshop. These summaries can be submitted via email to gradpff@uc.edu and are required within thirty days of the workshop. 

Strategies for Keeping Students Motivated and on Track in Online Learning (CET&L Virtual Coffee & Chat)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
From 2:00-2:45 PM
Register to attend via OneStop. 

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join CET&L for a weekly Virtual Coffee and Chat. The aim of these sessions is to build community by sharing experiences and discussing practices related to teaching remotely. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in length and is focused on a specific topic. A WebEx link to join the meeting will be sent the morning of the event. Register via OneStop. 

Developing a Teaching Persona in Remote and Online Teaching (CET&L Virtual Coffee & Chat)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
From 10:00 - 10:45 AM
Register to attend via OneStop. 

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join CET&L for a weekly Virtual Coffee and Chat. The aim of these sessions is to build community by sharing experiences and discussing practices related to teaching remotely. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in length and is focused on a specific topic. A WebEx link to join the meeting will be sent the morning of the event. Register via OneStop. 

Designing Effective Group Work and Collaborative Projects in Remote/Online Teaching (CET&L Virtual Coffee & Chat)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
From 2:00-2:45 PM
Register to attend via OneStop. 

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join CET&L for a weekly Virtual Coffee and Chat. The aim of these sessions is to build community by sharing experiences and discussing practices related to teaching remotely. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in length and is focused on a specific topic. A WebEx link to join the meeting will be sent the morning of the event. Register via OneStop. 

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Designing Online/Remote Courses with Efficiency in Mind (CET&L Virtual Coffee & Chat)

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
From 10:00 - 10:45 AM
Register to attend via OneStop. 

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join CET&L for a weekly Virtual Coffee and Chat. The aim of these sessions is to build community by sharing experiences and discussing practices related to teaching remotely. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in length and is focused on a specific topic. A WebEx link to join the meeting will be sent the morning of the event. Register via OneStop. 

Caring for Students in Times of Distress: Strategies to Encourage Self-Care and Coping in Times of Distress (CET&L Virtual Coffee & Chat)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
From 2:00-2:45 PM
Register to attend via OneStop. 

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join CET&L for a weekly Virtual Coffee and Chat. The aim of these sessions is to build community by sharing experiences and discussing practices related to teaching remotely. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in length and is focused on a specific topic. A WebEx link to join the meeting will be sent the morning of the event. Register via OneStop. 

Taking Student Services Online in Response to COVID-19

This webinar can be viewed at any time through the Innovative Educators website.

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

As colleges and universities address the spread of COVID-19, many institutions are putting structures into place to move classes online. But, what about student services? What can institutions do to address student support needs and resources at a distance and how can institutions move quickly to take student services online? The presenter will cover who will be helping students, what the plan looks like, where students will be directed for support, and how to create meaningful online connections with students.

Advising & Counseling Online: Responding Effectively to Academic Mental Health Issues

This webinar can be viewed at any time through the Innovative Educators website.

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Participants will learn how advising can be conducted online effectively and efficiently; i.e., one that serves to enhance success by addressing students’ academic and mental health needs and concerns. The webinar will accentuate proven virtual strategies that meet both students as well as institutional needs while preserving and reinforcing the advantages long associated with a face-to-face approach. 

Building an Online Learning Community: What to Start, Stop, and Continue

This webinar can be viewed at any time through the Mentoring Collective website.

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join a virtual panel of experts involved in online teaching and learning as they explore best practices in building online community. These experts combine years of experience in various online communities working with thousands of online learners. By the end of this webinar, participants will have received guidance on practices to start, stop, and continue on online learning platforms.

Ensuring Success for First Generation Students

This webinar can be viewed at any time through the Mentoring Collective website.

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop is led by Johns Hopkins University’s Director of Student Engagement. During this workshop, participants will hear about initiatives at Johns Hopkins regarding the success and support of first generation college students. Further, the speaker introduces core considerations regarding first generation student success, including student mentoring. Participants of this webinar will engage in the exploration of effective practices in mentoring and supporting first generation college students, observable at Johns Hopkins University. 

ASBMB Webinar: Inside a Faculty Search Committee

This webinar can be viewed at any time on YouTube

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Hosted by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, although applicable to all, this webinar joins a panel to discuss the academic job search. Panelists range from a recent faculty hire to those experienced on search committees. This panel discusses many elements of the job search process, including but limited to: the use of networking, writing diversity statements, and familiarizing yourself with institution functions. Check out this webinar to gain further insight into the faculty search committee and academic job search process. 

Online Adjunct Faculty Webinar

This webinar can be viewed at any time on YouTube

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Join the authors behind a study regarding online adjunct professors, carried out by the Learning House. These presenters discuss the findings of their data, broken into major conclusions regarding adjunct professors teaching online. Following a discussion regarding the conclusions from these data, the webinar hosts discuss recommendations for adjunct professors in online environments.