Grad

Workshops

To obtain the PFF certificate, you must earn five PFF-approved workshop credits. 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.

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.

Workshops, Summer 2019

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Cultivating Curiosity and Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
CET&L Langsam Library (Room 480D)
1 Credit

Bring your lunch and join faculty in a conversation about cultivating curiosity in the classroom. Participants will discuss effective tools to help student understanding, creating a culture of curiosity, and fostering a feeling of belonging in the classroom. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: (a) share teaching experiences in an informal setting, (b) gather teaching strategies from colleagues, and (c) expand teaching and learning network. 

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Building Community in the Classroom

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
CET&L Langsam Library (Room 571)
1 Credit

Bring your lunch and join faculty in a conversation about building community in the classroom. Participants will discuss creating this community, creating belonging in the classroom, working with large and small classes, and fostering connections through teaching. Participants will be able to: (a) share teaching experiences in an informal setting, (b) gather teaching strategies from colleagues, and (c) expand teaching and learning network. 

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Identifying Student Learning Bottlenecks in the Disciplines

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
CET&L Langsam Library (Room 480C)
1 Credit

Bring your lunch and join faculty in a conversation about identifying student learning bottlenecks in the disciplines. Participants will discuss predictable areas where students get off track, basic concepts one needs to know in order to operate in a discipline, differences between novice and expert responses to bottlenecks, and teaching students to approach these challenges more like experts. Participants will be able to: (a) share teaching experiences in an informal setting, (b) gather teaching strategies from colleagues, and (c) expand teaching and learning network.