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, Spring 2020

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Plagiarism Traps and Helping Students Avoid Them

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Langsam Library, Room 571

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Participants come together to share experiences and make connections across campus. Bring your lunch and join participants in discussing Plagiarism Traps and Helping Students Avoid Them. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to share teaching experiences in an informal setting, gather teaching strategies from colleagues, and expand teaching and learning networks. 

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Teaching First Year Students

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Langsam Library, Room 571

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Participants come together to share experiences and make connections across campus. Bring your lunch and join participants in discussing Teaching First Year Students. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to share teaching experiences in an informal setting, gather teaching strategies from colleagues, and expand teaching and learning networks. 

Teaching Engaging Courses Series: Engaging Students Through In-Class Group Activities

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
From 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Langsam Library, CET&L, 480C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the benefits of in-class group activities and how to design such activities to engage students in collaborative learning. Participants will discuss how to select activities and what is necessary to incorporate them into teaching. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe a variety of in-class group activities, discuss the logistics and expectations required for group activities, and begin to create a plan to incorporate short group activities into classroom teaching. 

Acing the Academic Interview

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
From 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
TUC 415

This workshop is worth five activity points. Register here.

Hosted by UC's Preparing Future Faculty program, this workshop will offer students with a crash course on acing the academic interview. Join participants and Dr. Scott Belck to discuss the basics of academic interviews, quick tips, and considerations. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better idea of what to expect on interview day and will gain guidance on how to leave a lasting impression. This workshop is specifically geared towards academic interviews, for those planning on pursuing faculty positions. 

Teaching Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum

Tuesday, March 3rd 2020
From 10:00 - 11:00 AM
CET&L, Langsam Library, 480C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop is designed to help faculty think of new kinds of activities that utilize technology in ways that improve students' digital literacy. First, we will discuss what digital literacy is and how it might impact specific kinds of courses (from humanities to STEM). Next, we will explore specific ways to bring digital literacy development into our courses by using different kinds of technology in the classroom. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to explain the advantages of technology in the classroom, summarize the importance of technology in any course, begin developing content that addresses digital literacy, and define next steps and supports available. 

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

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Langsam Library, CET&L, 480C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Participants come together to share experiences and make connections across campus. Bring your lunch and join participants in discussing Building Community in the Classroom. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to share teaching experiences in an informal setting, gather teaching strategies from colleagues, and expand teaching and learning networks. 

Documenting Teaching Effectiveness for RPT - Becoming A Reflective Teacher Series

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
From 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Langsam Library, CET&L, 480C

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop is designed to help participants move at least more of what you know over into that category of stuff that you can also prove. Participants will discuss strategies for showcasing your teaching in more effective ways but also for identifying and collecting the important evidence that you might have overlooked. Participants 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 this 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. 

CET&L Brown Bag Series: Technology in the Classroom

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
From 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Langsam Library, Room 571

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This series allows participants to come together, share experiences, and make connections with colleagues across campus. Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation about Technology in the Classroom. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to share teaching experiences in an informal setting, discuss teaching strategies with colleagues, and expand teaching and learning networks.