UT Tyler

Upcoming Professional Development Events

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Advancing Virtual Reality Series

Dr. Leanne Coyne

Friday, August 31, 2018 (12-2pm)   An Introduction to Virtual Reality

Workshop #1 PowerPoint

Workshop #1 Overview

Friday, September 28, 2018 (12-2pm)   Introduction to Building Activities for Mobile VR

Workshop #2 Handout 

Recorded Presentation

Unity Tutorial          

Location: LIB 127

Please see the Professional Development Catalog, pages, 15-16, for a description of each workshop in the series.

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning 

Dr. Belinda Deal 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

10 am -11:30 am

Location: LIB 127

Small Teaching Workshop PowerPoint 

Small Teaching Workshop Handouts

Recorded Presentation

This workshop will teach you how making small changes can make a big difference in learning without a significant time or financial investment. Strategies include: predictions, retrieval, interleaving, connecting, practicing, and self-explaining. 

Academic Innovation: Faculty Learning Community 

Dr. Danielle Bailey, FLC Liaison 

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 (11:30-1pm) Open Forum (see below for more information)
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (11:30-1pm) Focus: Online Courses
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 (11:30-1pm) Open Forum
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 (11:30-1pm)  Focus: Graduate Courses
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 (11:30-1pm) Open Forum 
  • Friday, March 22, 2019 (11:30-1pm) Service and Learning
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2019 Academic Innovation Showcase (1-5pm; Alumni House)

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Academic Innovation Faculty Learning Community (FLC) meeting

The Academic Innovation FLC business meeting will continue planning our April 2019 Academic Innovation Showcase as well as other events showcasing innovation on campus. The Academic Innovation FLC is open to all faculty and staff who are interested in promoting and expanding the scholarship of teaching and learning through academic innovation at the university.

 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Innovation in the Online Classroom Roundtable

The Innovation in the Classroom roundtable is a monthly event sponsored by the Academic Innovation FLC. The Roundtable is an open meeting to all faculty and staff to share ideas of about new ideas and projects they want to try or have successfully put into place. Instructors are encouraged to bring syllabi, course assignment instructions, or any other material that they would like to share with or get feedback regarding during the roundtable. The current Roundtable will focus on innovation in the online class environment. Please join us to share your ideas, get feedback on current practices, and support innovation in the classroom! A light lunch will be provided for all attendees.

 Please see the Professional Development Catalog, page 25, for more information.

Qualtrics Training

Tonya Gaddis & Michael Giordano

Qualtrics Boot camp LIB 422

Qualtrics Workshops LIB 127

Please see the Professional Development Catalog, page 20, for more information. 

Why Won't They Talk? Using Discussion to Facilitate Learning

Dr. Jay Howard

Friday, September 21, 2018

12 - 2 PM 

Location: UC Ballroom

Recorded Presentation

Faculty often wish to engage students in class discussion, but sometimes our efforts fall flat and we give up the effort.  Why should we seek to engage students?  What classroom norms sometimes undermine students’ participation?  Which students are most likely to participate and to choose not to participate? How can an instructor manage both the dominant talkers and the quieter students?  We will engage each of these questions utilizing a review of the research to identify ways to structure class discussion to engage students and maximize learning.

Global Awareness and Diversity - Faculty Learning Community Forum

Drs. Colin Snider & Paul Streufert

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Recorded Presentation

Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Location: LIB 127

The Global Awareness/Diversity Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty members who engage in a collaborative program focusing on global awareness for teaching, learning and as an avenue for scholarly work. The FLC is open to ALL Faculty and instructional staff who are interested in helping to promote and expand global awareness and diversity across the university. Come join us! 

Ditch Your Textbook: Create Your Own OER to Drive Diverse and Inclusive Pedagogy

Dr. Kyle Gullings & Mrs. Terra Gullings, MLIS, CA

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Location: LIB 127

Power Point

Recorded Presentation 

Learn a basic overview of what OER are, best practices for designing them, and the process of making them as open as possible. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own self-authored teaching materials (homework assignments, projects, exams, textbooks/chapters, etc) to the workshop. 

Student Research - Faculty Learning Community 

Dr. Amy Hayes

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Location: LIB 127

Recorded Presentation

If We Learn Like That, Why Do We Teach Like This? 

Dr. Robert Duke

Friday, October 12, 2018

Lunch will be served from 11:30am - 12:00 PM in the UC Theater Foyer

Presentation 12:00pm -1:30 pm

Location: UC Theater

Check back for recorded presentation! 

Bob Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is University and University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of the Center for Music Learning, and Clinical Professor in the Dell Medical School. For the past six years, he directed the psychology of learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Dr. Duke’s research on human learning and behavior spans multiple disciplines, and his most recent work explores the refinement of procedural memories and the analysis of gaze in teacher-learner interactions. A former studio musician and public school music teacher, he has worked closely with children at-risk, both in the public schools and through the juvenile justice system. He is the author of Scribe 4 behavior analysis software, and his most recent books are Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction, The Habits of Musicianship, which he co-authored with Jim Byo of Louisiana State University, and Brain Briefs, which he co-authored with Art Markman, his co-host on the public radio program and Podcast Two Guys on Your Head, produced by KUT Radio in Austin.

New Library Resources

Rebecca Fernandez, MLS, MBA

Friday, October 19, 2018

10 - 11:30 am

Location: LIB 127

Join us via Zoom! 

The library has new resources in support of faculty research and publication. Join the Electronic Resources librarian, Rebecca Fernandez, for a discussion on the many ways Nature Masterclasses, Scopus, Web of Science, and even Google Scholar can help. Learn how to search by research subject to find and evaluate appropriate journals; identify fellow scholars conducting similar research; and, analyze search results to make better informed decisions regarding journals and publishing choices. 

Teaching for the 21st Century: Incorporating Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence in the Classroom

Dr. Colleen Marzilli

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10 - 11 am 

Location: LIB 127

Join us via Zoom!

Cultural awareness and cultural competence is a skill that those in the 21st century need to compete in the professional environment.  Faculty members have a responsibility to provide an environment where cultural awareness and cultural competence are modeled and incorporated into the classroom in any subject manner. This workshop will review the basics of cultural awareness and cultural competence and provide three strategies to help faculty members prepare their students to compete with the advantage of cultural awareness and cultural competence as part of their toolbox.

Service-Learning - Faculty Learning Community 

Drs. Rochell McWhorter and Jessica Rueter

Thursday, October 25, 2018

10:30 am - 11:30 am 

Location: LIB 127

Join us via Zoom! 

At The University of Texas at Tyler, service-learning is a pedagogy whereby students learn through active participation and reflection about purposeful service activities that impact the university, governmental agencies, businesses, faith- based organizations, and non-profit entities in the community/region/state/nation or in our expanding global environment. Service-learning facilitates learning and growth by preparing students to change the world, empowering students to make an impact, and giving students the experience, tools, and opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of their efforts in authenticsituations

10 Tips to Making Online Teaching More Effective & Efficient

Dr, Jean Mandernach

Thursday, November 8, 2018

12 - 1:30 pm

Location: UC Ballroom

Join us via Zoom!

Innovative instruction can revolutionize student learning. Embracing this philosophy, Jean Mandernach blends her passion for teaching and research to explore the power of online education for transforming students one asynchronous interaction at a time. She applies her background in psychology to explore the dynamic influence that instruction has on student learning, engagement and satisfaction… and examines how institutions can effectively evaluate online teaching to ensure students receive a high-quality learning experience. Further, recognizing the clash between the ubiquity of the online classroom and the human need for sleep, Jean researches practical pedagogical approaches to help faculty be simultaneously effective and efficient.

Academic Integrity 

Dr. Tricia Bertram-Gallant

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

Location: STE 301

Dr. Bertram Gallant is an internationally known expert on integrity and ethics   in education. She has consulted with or presented at high schools, colleges, universities and professional associations throughout the U.S. and around the world, including in Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, Jamaica, Mexico, and Singapore. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as author of "Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century" (Jossey-Bass, 2008), co-author of "Cheating in School" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), editor of "Creating the Ethical Academy" (Routledge, 2011), and section editor for the Handbook of Academic Integrity (Springer, 2016).

Tricia is a long-time leader with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), of which UC San Diego is an institutional member, and currently serves on their Board of Directors. In 2018, Tricia was the first recipient of the Tricia Bertram Gallant Award for Service presented by ICAI. You can follow Tricia professionally on Twitter or facebook (@tbertramgallant).

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