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Fall Program Guide

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall Program Guide is now here! Explore our exciting lineup of workshops, events, and resources designed to help you thrive in your academic journey. Find the perfect program to elevate your skills, connect with peers, and explore the vanguard of higher education pedagogy. View them below or open the guide in a new window.

Upcoming Events & Past Events

  • Watercolor Wednesdays

    Watercolor Wednesdays

    Discover the art of watercolor with Shayla Sackinger on Feb. 21, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, and May 1, 2024, join us from noon to 2 pm for one of our four watercolor classes

  • WCET AI+Education Virtual Summit

    WCET AI+Education Virtual Summit

    February 22, 2024 • 8 am – 12 pm AKST The UAF Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a limited number of registrations on a first-come basis. Participate the Summit virtually or at 145 Bunnell Building at CTL. Contact Moss at jlmoss@alaska.edu or 907-455-2081 if you are interested in attending. WCET is the…

  • MILL Makerspace February Challenge

    MILL Makerspace February Challenge

    Map Your Teaching & Learning JourneyFebruary Challenge – MILL Makerspace This challenge is open to all students, faculty and staff, encouraging you to explore and express your educational experiences, growth and discoveries through the creative medium of mapping. We encourage you to think broadly and creatively, using maps as a metaphor for exploration, discovery and…

  • Build Interactive Content with H5P

    Build Interactive Content with H5P

    Join us for an introduction to building interactive content for your course! This event took place on February 15, 2024 — 9:30 am. Please find H5P resources below. Schedule an instructional design consult if you would like assistance using H5P in your course. About H5P Make fun interactive learning activities in your course quickly and…

  • Concept Mapping Workshop

    Concept Mapping Workshop

    Join us Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 1-4pm Instructional designer Dan LaSota for a workshop exploring conceptual maps to assess student comprehension and illustrate course content effectively. Learn teaching and assessment methods through hands-on activities. Available online and in-person; participation requires laptops and access to course materials. Tuesday, January 30⋅1:00 – 4:00pm

  • AI and Your Teaching Practice

    AI and Your Teaching Practice

    Join us, from 10:00am until noon, 11 January, 2024, for a semester-start discussion on generative artificial intelligence. This session will offer an overview of current efforts at UAF to integrate AI with teaching and learning, as well as share resources available to faculty and your students. We will look at example assignments that help introduce…

  • RSI in Practice: A Faculty Panel

    RSI in Practice: A Faculty Panel

    Join us, 11 January 2024, for this virtual event In this panel discussion, UAF faculty will share their strategies and practices for meeting the new federal standards for “Regular and Substantive Interaction” (RSI) in online courses. Read more about RSI.

  • Spring 2024 Semester Start Opportunities

    Spring 2024 Semester Start Opportunities

    Although the Fall 2023 semester isn’t quite concluded, we have programs scheduled to help you get your courses up and running for Spring 2024. Events kick off after the winter break, and begin 4 January. Below are events we currently have scheduled. We will be sharing descriptions for each event over the next few days.…

  • Design Thinking for Families

    Design Thinking for Families

    This is a 2-day event that will be held on the evenings of 29 November 2023 and 6 December 2023, from 5-7pm, in the MIX/CTL Makerspace. Do you have a kid who likes problem-solving? Would you like to learn more about design thinking processes? Do you want a creative new light fixture for your home?…

  • RISE-UP Ideation Studio Mixer

    RISE-UP Ideation Studio Mixer

    UAF faculty, staff, and researchers from all disciplines are invited to an Ideation Studio mixer on November 16th from 10-12 p.m. in the newly opened MIX/CTL Faculty Makerspace (131 Bunnell in the Center for Teaching & Learning).  The Ideation Studio is a program designed to help researchers and scholars connect, spark innovative ideas, and co-develop…

  • AI and the Writing Process

    AI and the Writing Process

    Join us 30 November 2023 from 1000-1200. In this workshop, participants will explore what generative AI can and cannot do when it comes to the writing process, emphasizing the human skill of revision while incorporating use of AI to help with stuck-points. This workshop will focus on research writing and is a collaboration between the…

  • 12 Days of Google-y AIs 2023

    12 Days of Google-y AIs 2023

    Join the Center for Teaching and Learning to learn about the power of Google for Education tools and applications of AI solutions to your work. Led by instructional designers, these sessions offer immediately practical guides to using work-based technologies to enhance and streamline our work.

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Makerspace

UAF CTL has a makerspace that is opening for the Fall 2023 semester. This space will be open for both faculty and students to use. More details will be shared when this space is officially launched.

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Transdisciplinary iTeach

This workshop explores how transdisciplinary activities in your course may help engage and motivate students to be more successful. Make content relevant to a variety of discipline areas and encourage students to be well-rounded and open to new ideas, skills they can take to any classroom and to the workplace.

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LEAP

In the Learner Experience Advocacy Program, undergraduate students learn about course feedback strategies and partner with participating instructors to observe and share feedback on course design and delivery. The goals of the program are to meaningfully improve the learner experience at UAF, build community among instructor and student leaders, and provide professional development to students and instructors alike.

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iTeach Online

iTeach Online is a cohort-based workshop where faculty work on building their courses in the company of their peers. Attention to best practices, course alignment, student engagement and usability are emphasized. Synchronous sessions allow for cohort building and tool practice.

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SoTL iTeach

In 2023, with support from the Provost’s Office, the Center for Student Success, and UAF CTL, faculty will work together to review student success data in their courses, ask questions about barriers and contributors to success, and design interventions to address equity gaps identified through this process. The program will follow participants through at least one semester of teaching with these interventions to help understand and document their impacts. Finally, participants will share their learning with a wider audience through a written report, presentation, grant or SEP proposal, or other method.

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized peer review process for certifying quality in online courses. UAF is a QM subscribing institution. To get started, you may choose to pursue a self-guided review, or arrange for a formal review of your hybrid or online course.

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