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Teaching at UCLA: Next Steps for Improved Remote Instruction

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching will be repurposing the planned Teaching Symposium as an online event, beginning next Tuesday, April 14th. Our goal is for attendees to address challenges and share great ideas for teaching remotely. This symposium is a collaboration of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, Online Teaching and Learning, and many individual contributors.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Time: 11:00am-4:30pm

Location: via Zoom

Schedule

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Rethinking Strategies for Evaluating Student Performance, Competency, or Mastery in STEM classrooms

Join the CEILS team for an interactive session sharing best practices for remote assessments in STEM that disincentivize cheating. We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of remote proctoring, and discuss alternative strategies to consider for remote assessment of student learning. We invite you to review the checklist currently in preparation describing recommendations from campus stakeholders.

Moderators: Shanna Shaked, Erin Sanders O’Leary, and Rachel Kennison (CEILS)

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Student Panel: 5 Things We Wish Faculty Knew About Teaching with Zoom

Undergraduate students will share their insights about learning remotely and offer suggestions about how faculty can maximize teaching with Zoom. Staff from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching will then moderate an open discussion with attendees.

Moderators: Roshini Ramachandran and Kumiko Haas (CAT)

Panelists: 

Faisal Alshamaa, Physiological Science

Christine Mavilian, Physiological Science

Jemma Tan, Political Science and English

Gillian Vaughn, Electrical Engineering

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Rethinking Strategies for Evaluating Student Performance, Competency, or Mastery in STEM classrooms

Join the CEILS team for an interactive session sharing best practices for remote assessments in STEM that disincentivize cheating. We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of remote proctoring, and discuss alternative strategies to consider for remote assessment of student learning. We invite you to review the checklist currently in preparation describing recommendations from campus stakeholders.

Moderators: Shanna Shaked, Erin Sanders O’Leary, and Rachel Kennison (CEILS)

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Student Panel: 5 Things We Wish Faculty Knew About Teaching with Zoom

Undergraduate students will share their insights about learning remotely and offer suggestions about how faculty can maximize teaching with Zoom. Staff from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching will then moderate an open discussion with attendees.

Moderators: Roshini Ramachandran and Kumiko Haas (CAT)

Panelists: 

Faisal Alshamaa, Physiological Science

Christine Mavilian, Physiological Science

Jemma Tan, Political Science and English

Gillian Vaughn, Electrical Engineering

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Cultivating Interactivity in Large and Small Classes

Explore strategies for using technology to foster interaction among students and between students and instructors/TAs. Share your success stories and challenges, and learn through conversation with faculty facilitators and attendees. Staff from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Online Teaching & Learning Initiative will be available to offer support and to introduce tools that can enhance student learning by fostering interactivity.

Moderators: Beth Goodhue (CAT), Kim Debacco (OTL), Kumiko Haas (CAT)

Conversation Starters: Ashley Sanders-Garcia (Digital Humanities), Tony Friscia (Integrative Biology & Physiology and GE Cluster Program), and Clarice Aiello (Electrical Engineering)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Creative Strategies for Evaluating Student Performance in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Explore innovative approaches to evaluating student learning in the performing arts, humanities, and social sciences. An interdisciplinary group of faculty will share brief reflections about how they have been adapting low-stakes and high-stakes assignments for remote teaching. We will then open the session for active discussion with attendees about opportunities and challenges in their own classes.

Moderators: Muriel McClendon (History) and Beth Goodhue (CAT)

Conversation Starters: Tawny Paul (History), Pierre-Olivier Weill (Economics), Gyanam Mahajan (Asian Languages & Cultures), and Lionel Popkin (World Arts & Cultures | Dance)

Recordings

This document provides additional remote teaching resources mentioned during the symposium.

Rethinking Strategies for Evaluating Student Performance, Competency, or Mastery in STEM classrooms

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Student Panel: 5 Things We Wish Faculty Knew About Teaching with Zoom

Transcript of Student Panel

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Cultivating Interactivity in Large and Small Classes

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Creative Strategies for Evaluating Student Performance in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

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The Center for the Advancement of Teaching at UCLA acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom link sent with registration confirmation

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom link sent with registration confirmation