Event Recordings Available Below!

Session Descriptions

Faculty Roundtable

April 13 (Tues) 10-11:30am

Exploring the thesis that “the past year of pandemic and spotlighting of racial injustice was a catalyst that will change the way we think about teaching.”

Clarence H. Braddock III – Vice Dean for Education and Chief Medical Education Officer, David Geffen School of Medicine, moderator

Jeffrey B. Lewis – Professor of Political Science; Chair, College Faculty Executive Committee

Victoria Marks – Professor of World Arts and Culture/Dance; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

David Schaberg – Dean of Humanities; Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures

Abel Valenzuela Jr. – Professor of Chicana/o and Central American Studies and Urban Planning; Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment


Student Panel

April 12 (Mon) 2:30-4pm

Jake Arakawa (Marine Biology major)

Ivana Damjanovic (Design Media Arts major & Digital Humanities minor)

Lilia Diaz (Physiological Science and Human Biology and Society double major)

Imani Easton (Civil & Environmental Engineering Master’s program)

Jason Vu (Asian American Studies and Global Studies double major and Linguistics minor)

Faculty Panel: Equity-centered course transformations (CEILS)

April 14 (Wed) 12:30-2pm

In the fall and winter quarters, 40 Life and Physical Science faculty participated in “Out of the Box” – a program that guided faculty through evidence-based course transformations centered around equity. In this panel, some share what they learned from implementing new teaching strategies to make their classrooms more equitable and inclusive. They will talk about lessons learned and what they will continue to use when we return to in person or hybrid teaching.

Use of Discussion Platforms Panel

April 15 (Thurs) 10-11:30am

Melissa Paquette-Smith (Psychology)

Joshua Samani (Physics and Astronomy)

Elisheva Gross (Psychology)

Tony Friscia (Integrative Biology and Physiology)

Chris Surro (Economics)

EPIC’s Ready, Set, Teach! Faculty Panel: From Zoom to Classroom: Remote Teaching Strategies Worth Keeping

April 16 (Fri) 11am-12pm

EPIC presents our Spring 2021 Ready, Set, Teach! event, From Zoom to Classroom: Remote Teaching Strategies Worth Keeping. This panel will feature instructors who have experienced successes while remote teaching and discuss how these strategies can translate into our return back to campus. Please join us as in highlighting just some of the hard work by instructors and look ahead to our return to in-person teaching. While discussions will focus on Humanities teaching and learning, all are welcome to join.

Lightning Talks Session 1

April 12 (Mon) 12:30-2pm

Jorja Leap (Social Welfare, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs) – Thinking Personally, Teaching Virtually or How I Learned to Love (sort of) the Webinar

Veronica Santos (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science) – Tips for teaching tech savvy students

George Abe (Anderson School of Management) – Hybrid and Online Teaching At Anderson

Carrie Spratford (Biomedical Research Minor, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology) – Development of a Virtual Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Kristen Choi (School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public Health) – Creating Community and Mental Wellness on Zoom

Jay Phelan (LS Core) – Easy-to-implement learning activities that connect ideas to students’ lives and nurture a sense of community–with or without classrooms

Lightning Talks Session 2

April 14 (Wed) 10-11:30am

Marissa Lopez (English) – A Pedagogy of Compassion, Ethics, and Rigor

Satya Patel (School of Medicine) – Teaching with Twitter: Asynchronous Education through Social Media

Carissa Eisler (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science) – To teach is to learn twice: creating an assessment for engineering students to educate each other

Mark Kligman (Ethnomusicology & Musicology, Herb Alpert School of Music) – World Music during the Pandemic: Teaching Diverse Music in New Modalities

Chandler McWilliams (Design Media Arts, School of Arts and Architecture) – Moving from Caring For to Caring With

Safiya Noble (Information Studies, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and African American Studies) – Engaged Pedagogy in the Here and Now

Lightning Talks Session 3

April 15 (Thurs) 2:30-4pm

Jim Stigler (Psychology) – Giving Students a Job to Do During Large Lecture Classes

Travis Cross (Music, Herb Alpert School of Music) – Finding Time to Teach What We Never Had Time to Teach Before

Katsushi Arisaka (Physics) – Large-scale remote/asynchronous physics labs and research projects

Noreen Webb (Education, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies) – Restructuring “Introductory Statistics” for Remote Teaching

Moana McClellan (Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) – What tools and approaches used during the pandemic are worth preserving when we return to in-person learning

Minh Tran (School of Dentistry) – Remote Clinical Assessments, Case-Based Learning, and Talking Circles: How a Dental School Adapts in the Midst of a Pandemic and Racial Justice Movement

Lightning Talks Session 4

April 16 (Fri) 12:30-2pm

Kelly Fong (Asian American Studies) – Supporting students with an Ethnic Studies pedagogy

Roch Nianogo (Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health) – Using technology to improve students’ learning and engagement

Michelle Liu Carriger (Theater, School of Theater, Film, and Television) – Accessibility by Design, not by Exception

Danny Snelson (English) – Striking the Right Discord: Rendering the Classroom as Gaming Community

Vilma Ortiz (Sociology) – Teaching Compassionately

Eileen Scallen (School of Law) – Where I Went Wrong and What I Learned as a Result

Workshops and Discussions

Introduction to Authentic Assessments (OTL)

April 12 (Mon) 10-11:30am

Using the principles of Authentic Tasks we will discuss some alternatives to quizzes, exams, and term papers, which will allow you to create assessments that are relevant and applicable to the real world. This session will be a brief presentation and then dialog on defining, designing and measuring online Authentic Assessments.

Best Practices for Lecture Video Production (OTL)

April 13 (Tues) 12:30-2pm

Creating pre-recorded lecture videos can be an intimidating process, but with the right tools, you’ll be making clear, concise, and high-quality videos for your students in no time. This workshop will cover: different types of instructional video content, unique approaches to production, and the best practices for each step of the process from start to finish.

An Introduction to Canvas (OTL)

April 13 (Tues) 2:30-4pm

Get an early look at UCLA’s new Learning Management System.

Who’s being left out?: Adapting teaching modalities to accommodate marginalized students (CEILS)

April 14 (Wed) 2:30-4pm

Join CEILS for an interactive discussion about the different situations many of your students may be facing in the fall, so that you can practice how you might adapt your course structure to provide equitable opportunities for these students to succeed, while considering the constraints of large courses and/or minimal TA support.

From Remote to Online: Switching Your Remote Class to a Fully Online Course (OTL)

April 14 (Wed) 2:30-4pm

Following the “rush to remote” this past year, maybe you are starting to see the possibilities for taking your course fully online beyond the pandemic? In this interactive session, you will work collaboratively with other instructors and Online Teaching & Learning team facilitators Kim DeBacco and Sirui Wang to identify what worked well in your remote course, and pinpoint what could be done differently (and how) to produce an outstanding online learning experience for you and your students. Under the spotlight: delivering lectures and content, communicating expectations and feedback, grading and assessment practices.

An Introduction to Canvas (OTL)

April 15 (Thurs) 12:30-2pm

Get an early look at UCLA’s new Learning Management System.

Mixing & Matching: Designing a Course Pathway through A/Synchronous Options (OTL)

April 15 (Thurs) 12:30-2pm

In this workshop you will review a range of blended learning course scenarios, considering questions such as: What can the students do in live, synchronous sessions? What can be done asynchronously? What elements of course work could fall into either mode? We will assist you in defining a structured, consistent instructional pathway through course materials, lectures and interactive activities.

Save time and grade more equitably – Introduction to Gradescope (CEILS)

April 16 (Fri) 10-11:30am

If you haven’t heard of the Gradescope grading program, or you have but don’t know how to use it, come to this interactive workshop where we will guide you through the use of this effective platform for saving time for you (and your TA’s!) while using more fair and equitable grading practices. Gradescope is most appropriate for assessments that involve open-ended questions (e.g. solving problems, drawing, or short answer), but it also has useful tools for grading multiple choice questions more creatively (e.g. ranking, giving partial credit for various sets of multiple choice responses, etc.).