Current & Upcoming Workshops

Challenge and Engage: Research-based principles for fostering deep learning

Presenter: Peter Felten

March 23, 2015; 10:00 am 11:30 am

What can we as faculty do to help students get beyond the superficial and really dig deeply into our disciplines? Research on how people learn and studies of effective teaching do not offer a simple prescription, but rather suggest some general principles that faculty can adapt to make their courses both more challenging and more engaging. This interactive session will use those principles to help you design and teach classes that lead to significant student learning - and that don't consume all of your time.

Bio

Felten portraitPeter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and vice president (US) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Available Spaces: 24

Student-Faculty Partnerships in University Teaching and Learning: A collaborative workshop

Presenter: Peter Felten

March 23, 2015; 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

 

Typically faculty teach to students. What happens if faculty approach the task differently, aiming to teach with students? Emerging research suggests that engaging students as partners in teaching and learning has the potential to enhance, and perhaps even transform, student learning – and also faculty teaching. This workshop for faculty and students will explore practical strategies from diverse disciplines for creating and sustaining student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning.

Bio

Felten portraitPeter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and vice president (US) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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This workshop is co-sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and Student Voice

Available Spaces: 8

Mindful Classroom Assessment: What results from contemplative pedagogies?

Presenter: Peter Felten

March 24, 2015; 9:30 am 11:00 am

A growing number of college faculty use contemplative pedagogies to support their students’ learning. While research has demonstrated the positive outcomes of many contemplative practices, little is known about the results of contemplative pedagogies in university settings. And some may reasonably wonder whether assessment and grading might undermine the purposes of contemplative pedagogies. In this interactive session, we will explore how our pedagogical intentions and disciplinary methods can inform the ways we assess our students, our courses, and our programs. We also will consider whether assessment practices truly can be mindfully aligned with course goals and classroom cultures.

Co-sponsored by the Contemplative Sciences Center and the Teaching Resource Center

Bio

Felten portraitPeter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and vice president (US) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Available Spaces: 22

Innovation in Pedagogy Summit 2015

Presenter:

May 6, 2015; 8:00 am 5:00 pm

UVa's Annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit brings together faculty, staff, and students from across UVa and the Commonwealth to engage in conversation about excellence in teaching and learning. For 2015, the Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 6 in Newcomb Hall, and record attendance is expected!

You can also join the conversation via Twitter using the hashtag #UVaTeach


Call for proposals! Click here to learn how you can share your teaching experiences with the UVa community and view the call for proposals. To help prepare your submission, a preview of the CFP form will be available.


Details for each session can be found by following this link.


Brief Schedule

Registration & Breakfast begins at 8:00 am

Welcome (8:45 - 9:00 am)

Opening Keynote (9:00 - 10:00 am)

  • Modeling Democracy in the Classroom: Making the Most of Class Participation
  • Jan French, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Richmond

Plenary Panel (10:00 - 11:00 am)

Break (11:00 - 11:15 am)

Concurrent Morning Sessions (11:15 am - 12:05 pm)

Break (12:05 - 12:15 pm)

Lunch (12:15 - 1:30 pm)

  • Free lunch will be provided to all presenters as well as all attendees who pre-register.

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions (1:45 am - 2:35 pm)

Break (2:35 - 2:45 pm)

Closing Keynote Address & Workshop (2:45 - 5:00 pm)

  • It Could Be Beautiful: Aspirational vs Operational EdTech (Closing Keynote)
  • Towards Gross Personal Happiness: Ecosystems of Inspiration & Frictionless Workflows (Workshop)
  • Tom Woodward, Associate Director of Learning Innovation, Academic Learning Transformation Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University

IDEAx Unconference (5:15 - 6:30 pm)


The Innovation in Pedagogy Summit is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost and co-hosted by the Teaching Resource Center, the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Curry School of Education, and the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost.


Attendance is welcome from our colleagues at other Colleges and Universities! If you do not have a UVA email address or UVA department, please enter your relevant home institution information in those fields.

Available Spaces: 196