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2019 Summer Faculty Workshops

Offered by the Faculty Collaborative for Teaching Innovation

The Collaborative for Teaching Innovation invites all faculty teaching undergraduates to participate in a new opportunity for SCU faculty. Beginning this summer, a pilot FacultyCommunity of Practice (FCP) on teaching and learning that addresses some of the known gaps in student learning experiences identified in the recent climate study and NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement). We believe faculty engagement is key to promoting a more equitable and inclusive learning environment for SCU students and faculty alike.

This FCP, Teaching to Improve Equitable Learning, consists of a three-part faculty learning experience offering participants opportunities for learning, implementation, and reflection. The FCP will include faculty representing different disciplines who wish to engage students in authentic disciplinary (and/or interdisciplinary) problem-solving and support all students as they grow and challenge themselves.

Why should I participate?

  • Gain the time and space to make meaningful changes to a fall course
  • Incorporate evidence-based changes to assignments and learning activities
  • Share and receive feedback from colleagues on teaching changes
  • Improve equitable learning for all students in your courses
  • Take an intentional approach to your professional teaching development in a way that is visible to SCU colleagues

Supported by Undergraduate Deans and Provost

As Deans we recognize that participation in the Faculty Community of Practice on Teaching to Improve Equitable Learning signifies a faculty member’s commitment to effective teaching and to their own professional development. This particular opportunity is timely--helping Santa Clara address areas of needed change identified in recent data about SCU student experience.  We encourage department chairs and evaluation committees to recognize participation in this (and other substantive experiences such as ACUE/Institute for Teaching Excellence) in concrete ways in their evaluation of facultyteaching performance.

Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean, Leavey School of Business
Ron Danielson, Interim Dean, School of Engineering
Debbie Tahmassebi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

In support of the work of the FCP, the Deans and Provost’s offices will provide participants with a stipend of $600.00 and two recent, relevant books on teaching and learning.  

When is this offered?

The four-part FCP begins in June (three days), continues in September during the week before classes begin (one day), and concludes in December (one day, finals week or grading week).

We plan to offer two sections of the FCP (depending on interest).

Section 1: Part I: June 20-22 (WRF) 9-4 pm, Part II: September 12 or 13, Part III: December 13 or 16

Section 2: Part I: June 24-26 (MTW) 9-4 pm, Part II: September 12 or 13, Part III: December 13 or 16

More details: What is the focus of each part?

Part I - Inclusion by Design- focuses on research-based course design strategies that create supportive, inclusive, and learner-centered learning environments within any of our disciplines. We contextualize this by what we’ve learned from the Campus Climate study and NSSE, so that we can work toward changes in course design (in-class activities, engagement techniques, assignments, formative feedback strategies, etc.) that will benefit students in one of your fall courses.

Part II - Practice and Preparefaculty have the opportunity to fine-tune their syllabi, assignments, and in-class activities before the start of classes, drawing upon the principles and strategies identified in Part I.  Using a charrette approach, faculty will share and receive feedback from peers on assignments and in-class activities designed to promote student learning.

Part III - Reflect and Debrief- invites reflection on and sharing of the specific strategies used to create a supportive, inclusive, and learner-centered learning environment during Fall quarter, drawing upon peer feedback to identify additional areas for improvement.

Part IV- Share- faculty participants will share their insights and revised practices with the broader faculty community through CAFES or other venues (TBD).

What is the relationship between this FCP and other Fac Dev/Collaborative programs?

You may be familiar with other programs sponsored by Faculty Development and the Collaborative for Teaching Innovation such as the ACUE program (year-long Institute for Teaching Excellence program for 30 faculty), Faculty Collaborative CAFEs (noontime sessions offered several times per quarter on different topics related to teaching), and the summer hands-on workshops on technology. This program, like ACUE, is designed around the model of a cohort who have opportunities for sustained interaction about teaching. It also draws upon some of the same evidence-based practices, but is a less time intensive opportunity for those who may not have the opportunity for a year-long institute.

Please respond with this google form to let us know if you are interested, and we will be in touch soon.

 

 

Offered twice by Instructional Technology team, Academic Technology - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri
This workshop meets two consecutive days.

July 25 & 26 from 9 AM - 4 PM
or
August 13 & 14 from 9 AM - 4 PM

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If you want to illustrate course concepts in an engaging and dynamic way, the Instructional Technology Team has some techniques and tools to lend a hand. This workshop will cover some emerging technologies you can use to create engaging content for your students. During this two-day, hands-on workshop, participants will sample a variety of tools and create content with close support from the Instructional Technology team. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn how to engage students with multimedia to inspire creativity and innovation
  • Augment lectures with 360° media to engage audiences
  • Spot opportunities in their courses for multimedia enhancements
  • Identify existing resources, such as video clips, images and podcasts to illustrate key course concepts

Stipend for this two-day seminar is $200.  Participants must attend both days.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, Christina Ri or Nancy Cutler.

Offered twice by Instructional Technology team, Academic Technology - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri
This workshop meets three consecutive days

July 31 - August 2, 9 AM - 4 PM
or
August 20 -22,  9 AM - 4 PM

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Are you looking to implement a multimedia assignment in your course? Participants in this workshop will preview a variety of possible student assignments, including student websites, blogs, and ePortfolios; podcasts and videos; and infographics and immersive media tools. Participants will work with a team of peers to workshop a lesson plan for a multimedia assignment for use in an upcoming course. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Discover opportunities in their courses for student active-learning to promote collaboration, creative exploration, research, discussion, and ownership of a multimedia project
  • Design learning experiences that can demonstrate student learning
  • Preview resources available at the University to design multimedia assignments
  • Evaluate various submission methods to receive student work
  • View previous successful assignments at the University

Stipend for this three-day seminar is $300.  Participants must attend all three days.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, Christina Ri or Nancy Cutler.

Offered by Instructional Technology team, Academic Technology  - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri
This workshop meets one day a week for three consecutive weeks.

Mondays, July 15, 22, & 29 from 9 AM - 2 PM
or
Fridays, August 9, 16, & 23 from 9 AM - 2 PM

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Bring out your inner film director with this fast-paced, hands-on workshop on creating videos for your course. Whether you want to create an introductory welcome video, explain a difficult concept for repeated student viewing, or learn how to screen capture a technical process, the Instructional Technology team will teach you the basics and mentor you on to successful video creation.

Faculty are encouraged to bring a syllabus in order to locate a spot in their course for video enhancement. In addition to the three weekly face-to-face sessions, expect to spend time over the two weeks working on your video.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Film and edit instructional videos
  • Demonstrate how video can support engaged learning
  • Know what video resources -- spaces, equipment, and support -- are available at SCU
  • Create quick videos with their own devices
  • Curate pre-existing video content for their courses
  • Distribute video content with proper privacy and sharing settings

Stipend for this three-day seminar is $300.  Participants must attend all three days.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, Christina Ri or Nancy Cutler.

Offered by Instructinal Technology team, Academic Technology - Jeremy Kemp, Brian Larkin, and Christina Ri

This workshop meets in person, and is offered as four distinct modules which can be split up throughout the summer.

Dates for Camino Basics, Course Design, and Grading & Assignments:

June:  Tuesday, 6/11; Wednesday, 6/12; Wednesday, 6/19, Thursday, 6/27

July:  Tuesday, 7/2; Wednesday, 7/17; Friday, 7/19

August:  Tuesday, 8/6; Wednesday, 8/7; Tuesday, 8/27; Wednesday, 8/28; Thursday, 8/29

September:  Wednesday, 9/4; Friday, 9/6; Tuesday, 9/20; Thursday 9/12; and Camino Basics only Monday, 9/16; Tuesday, 9/17; Wednesday, 9/18; Thursday, 9/19; and Friday 9/20

Dates for Camino Quizzes:

August:  Wednesday, 8/28

September:  Wednesday, 9/11; Thursday, 9/19

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Camino Basics (80 minutes)
In this introductory workshop, participants will receive a beginner’s guide to Camino, Santa Clara University’s learning management system. Participants will learn the basics, such as: how to log in, access courses, communicate with students, and organize resources in Modules.

  • Camino in Context
  • Interface Overview
  • Personal Settings
  • Course Settings
  • Communication
  • Home Page
  • Syllabus
  • Assignment Basics
  • Modules Basics
  • Getting Help

Course Design (50 minutes)
In this workshop participants will learn how to structure their Camino course content to augment their face-to-face course. Points of emphasis include: using modules to sequentially structure course materials, creating pages for course content, and embedding Google materials on your Camino course.

Note: Placeholder materials will be available in the workshop, but it will be more efficient if you bring your own materials on a flash drive.

  • Modules
  • Pages
  • Google Integration with Canvas
  • Build One Module for Your Own Course

Assignments & Grading (50 minutes)
In this workshop participants will learn how to create, grade, and give feedback on a variety of assignment types. Points of emphasis will be: choosing the appropriate assignment settings, grading student work in SpeedGrader, and optimizing the grade book.

  • Assignments
  • Plagiarism Detection
  • Group Assignments
  • Peer Reviews
  • Grading process
  • Gradebook
  • Assignment Groups / Weighted Grades

Quizzes (50 minutes)
In this workshop participants will learn how to create, moderate, and grade quizzes on Camino.

Learn the basics needed to start using quizzes and surveys in your Canvas course during this hands-on workshop. Points of emphasis include: making various question types, creating question banks, and interpreting quiz results.

  • Complete a Camino Quiz
  • Quiz Creation
  • Various Question Types
  • Question Groups
  • Question Banks
  • Grading Quizzes
  • Moderating Quizzes

​For ongoing Camino support, please email caminosupport@scu.edu or call 408-551-3572