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

Workshops, Spring 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 gradpff@uc.edu and are required within thirty days of the workshop. 

Virtually Flipping your Course for Online Delivery - Best Practices for Sync and Async Blended Online Courses

Thursday, January 7th, 2021
From 10:00-11:30 AM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

Research has shown that when blended and hybrid models flip the classroom, the experience for both instructors and students have shown to be better than that of the traditional transmittal model. These studies have found that there is greater success in uncovering and closing learning gaps through target analysis of a learner’s functional knowledge through thoughtful interactions and immediate feedback. However, in our current pandemic, student these beneficial elements of a flipped classroom are not possible... or are they?! Let's discuss strategies to "Virtually Flip" the classroom and bring back the educational excellence into the online environment.

Designing Rubrics for Your Course

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
From 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop will be held via WebEx. A link will be sent to all registered attendees within 24 hours of the workshop.

This workshop will focus on rubrics. Specifically, we will discuss the pedagogical benefits of using rubrics, when rubrics might not be a good fit, and how to design rubrics for specific assignments. Rubrics are a great way to streamline comments, give students specific directions, and ensure equitable grading. We will also go over how to create rubrics in Canvas.

Introduction To DE&I – Simple Strategies To Create More Inclusive And Equitable Courses

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
From 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop will be held via WebEx. A link will be sent to all registered attendees within 24 hours of the workshop.

This workshop is a basic introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) teaching strategies and is designed for instructors who are just starting to dip their toes into creating more inclusive and equitable courses. We will briefly explore four areas including course content, instructor presence, participation and assessment, and student feedback. Participants will discuss strategies within these four areas in breakout groups (verbally or through chat) and choose a few strategies to implement in the spring semester.

Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty in the Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Panel

Friday, January 22th, 2021
From 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

This workshop will be held via WebEx. A link will be sent to all registered attendees within 24 hours of the workshop.

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty are serious issues both in face-to-face courses as well as in online learning. Please join the Faculty Enrichment Center, UC Libraries, and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning for an interdisciplinary panel on plagiarism, featuring our experts, Drs. Libby Anthony (UCBA Interim Faculty Director of the Writing and Study Skills Center & Associate Professor of English), Michele Griegel-McCord (Associate Professor of English),  Susan Mantel (Professor of Marketing), and Olga Hart (Senior Librarian & Coordinator of Library Instruction). The panelists will discuss the motivation behind academic dishonesty, impact of plagiarism and cheating, as well as strategies to tackle these issues. Panelists will also answer questions you may have about academic dishonesty.

How's it Going as a TA? *Special workshop for graduate students*

Thursday, January 28th, 2021
From 2:00-2:45 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

*Note: The morning of the workshop, we will send you a WebEx link to join the session.*

Join CET&L for a virtual conversation with fellow graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs). The aim of this session is to build community with other TAs by sharing experiences and discussing practices related to teaching. We’ll share the challenges and successes of being a TA and swap tips to help you have a great semester.

Creating Safe Spaces For Students By Taking ACTION Against Microaggressions

Tuesday, February 8th, 2021
From 1:00-2:00 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

*Note: The morning of the workshop, we will send you a WebEx link to join the session.*

Microaggressions are small, subtle moments when communication can be offensive, even when it’s not intended to be. Over time, they build up, create tension, and can have a long-lasting negative impact on the student. It can be difficult to confront these situations, for fear of making the situation worse. However, it is necessary to intervene to build community and trust and to ensure a safe space for your students.Come to this webcast to learn how to intervene the moment a microaggression impacts your student. You will be introduced to a framework that will guide you through how to:

Ask the right questions to defuse the tension

Respond to the microaggression in a way that creates a safe space for your students

Take action to make the situation right

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: Working Effectively with Gen Z

Tuesday, February 15th, 2021
From 3:00-4:00 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

*Note: The morning of the workshop, we will send you a WebEx link to join the session.*

The first rule of working with Gen Z: Remember they are not Gen Y! Born in the mid-90s, Gen Z students spend differently, communicate differently and learn differently than Millennials. This session will provide an overview of the general characteristics of Generation Z and the ways in which they differ from their predecessors. Through this interactive workshop, participants will develop a plan for working effectively with this new generation of students.

Providing Students With Feedback To Promote Motivation, Persistence, And Retention

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
From 10:00-11:30 AM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

*Note: The morning of the workshop, we will send you a WebEx link to join the session.*

The first rule of working with Gen Z: Remember they are not Gen Y! Born in the mid-90s, Gen Z students spend differently, communicate differently and learn differently than Millennials. This session will provide an overview of the general characteristics of Generation Z and the ways in which they differ from their predecessors. Through this interactive workshop, participants will develop a plan for working effectively with this new generation of students.

How To Navigate Difficult Conversations With Students

Monday, March 8th, 2021
From 11:00-12:00 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

*Note: The morning of the workshop, we will send you a WebEx link to join the session.*

Attendees interested in bolstering their communication skills and confidence relative to having difficult student discussions will learn practical tips and gain awareness of common pitfalls that make or break the outcome of such conversations.

Designing Accessible And Equitable Learning Environments

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
From 2:00-3:00 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 19% of undergraduate students report having a disability. While the type of disability varies, the need for access does not. In this workshop, we will examine teaching methods and course design principles to create an accessible environment for learning. In the first portion of the workshop, the focus will be on using inclusive language and identifying teaching methods that foster equitable opportunities for students to succeed. In the second portion of the workshop, we will apply Universal Design principles to address common accessibility barriers like captions, color contrast, and alt text for images as well as share best practices for structuring a course and communicating expectations to students.

Straight From Gen Z’S Mouth: Considering Generational Differences In Student Interaction

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
From 2:00-3:00 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

*Note: The morning of the workshop, we will send you a WebEx link to join the session.*

The vast majority of current college students belong to “Gen Z,” which can mean different preferences in communication, classroom leadership style, relational dynamics, and academic engagement. This panel offers the opportunity to discuss with students (from a variety of academic disciplines) their perceptions of their classroom, workplace, and advising experiences, and how faculty and staff can better understand and engage Gen Z students.

Building Community In Your Online Course

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
From 1:30-2:30 PM
Register to attend via OneStop

This workshop is worth five activity points. 

In face to face courses, instructors and students are familiar with attending class, being around others, and working together throughout the term. In the transition to online teaching, the sense of connection does not come as naturally. Please join us for a discussion on how to build a sense of community in your online course to create a sense of belonging for your students.

PFF Faculty Panel

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
From 11:00-12:30 PM
Register to attend 

This event is worth five activity points. 

Curious about what it is like seeking and starting a faculty position today, from those who have recently been through the process? Join us virtually as a panel of professors from local institutions share insights on tenure, hiring, and being a new faculty member.

Office Of Gender Equity & Inclusion Supportive Measures, How Can I Help?

Monday, April 12th, 2021
From 10:00-11:00 AM
Register to attend 

This event is worth five activity points. 

This presentation facilitated by the Office of Gender Equity & Inclusion will provide an overview of types supportive measures provided by the office. Participants will learn why are supportive measures important how they can be a campus partner when they receive a request. Participants can register for this workshop through Faculty One Stop and will receive a WebEx invitation a day prior to the presentation.

Lessons Learned From Teaching Online

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
From 2:00-3:30 PM
Register to attend 

This event is worth five activity points. 

What can we learn from teaching online these past few semesters? For many instructors, it was their first experience teaching online using video, discussion boards, and other kinds of technology-enhanced teaching. While many instructors plan on returning to face-to-face teaching once able, it is important to take stock of what pieces of online learning are worth taking into our face-to-face courses. In this workshop, participants will discuss how to transfer the most valuable parts of online learning to their face-to-face courses.

Effective Remote Teach: Lunch & Learn with Faculty & Grads 

April 14th, 2021
From 12:00-1:30 PM
Register to RSVP 

This event is worth five activity points. 

GATE presents a panel of great teachers will discuss their road to transitioning to remote learning. Audience is welcome to ask questions! 

Like to contribute? RSVP and choose to share a TIP from your TeachingExperience, either pre-recorded message or live, 2-3 minutes. Submission deadline April 5th. 

Virtually Flipping Your Course For Online Delivery - Best Practices For Sync And Async Blended Online Courses

Monday, April 19th, 2021
From 2:00-3:30 PM
Register to attend 

This event is worth five activity points. 

Research has shown that when blended and hybrid models flip the classroom, the experience for both instructors and students have shown to be better than that of the traditional transmittal model. These studies have found that there is greater success in uncovering and closing learning gaps through target analysis of a learner’s functional knowledge through thoughtful interactions and immediate feedback. However, in our current pandemic, student these beneficial elements of a flipped classroom are not possible... or are they?! Let's discuss strategies to "Virtually Flip" the classroom and bring back the educational excellence into the online environment.

Unconscious Bias

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
From 9:00-10:30 AM
Register to attend 

This event is worth five activity points. 

This 90 minute (approx.) virtual seminar facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access defines unconscious bias, explores the different types of biases, and examines why it is important to talk about bias in our University community.  This interactive seminar is designed to utilize participant engagement in order to have participants discover biases they may hold and offer strategies to manage those biases.  The seminar concludes with a commitment to live inclusively to help to provide a more positive environment for the University community.

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 gradpff@uc.edu and are required within thirty days of the workshop. 

CET&L Pedagogical Workshops (Recordings)

Driving Engagement in the Online Classroom
Introduction to Course Design - Anna Donnell

Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Simple Strategies - Anna Donnell & Workshop takeaway sheet

Virtually Flipping Your Online Course - Christian Drennen

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 (gradpff@ucmail.uc.edu). 

Workshops, Summer 2021

CET&L Pedagogical Workshops (Recordings)

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 gradpff@uc.edu and are required within thirty days of the workshop. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
From 9:00-10:30 AM
Register to attend 

This event is worth five activity points. 

This 90 minute (approx.) virtual seminar facilitated by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access defines unconscious bias, explores the different types of biases, and examines why it is important to talk about bias in our University community.  This interactive seminar is designed to utilize participant engagement in order to have participants discover biases they may hold and offer strategies to manage those biases.  The seminar concludes with a commitment to live inclusively to help to provide a more positive environment for the University community.