Our workshops provide opportunities for faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students and postdocs to discuss best practices in teaching and learning. Some workshops, indicated by the module category, partially meet the requirements for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. You will need to write a reflection on the workshop to apply workshop attendance towards the Certificate requirements.

Please note that the Course Design Certificate Program is offered multiple times a year.

The DTEI will also create a tailor-made workshop for a particular department, school, or instructional group. Contact DTEI to request a workshop (dtei@uci.edu).

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NOTE: If you have signed up for a workshop and are no longer able to attend, please let Ashley Hooper (amhooper@uci.edu) as soon as you can.

Workshops at a Glance (Winter 2022)

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation Winter 2022 Workshop Series is now open for registration.  Please find the workshop series schedule and information below.

Please contact Ashley Hooper at amhooper@uci.edu, if you have questions. 

Click on the workshop links in the calendar below for more information. Workshops in bold partially satisfy the requirements for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence.

Winter 2022

  • Course Design Certificate Program
    • Friday, January 14th, January 21st, January 28th, and February 4th, 2022, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST via Zoom. *Participants must attend all sessions.*
    • This certificate program provides a foundational overview of successful course design practices. Participants will practice ‘backward, integrated course design,’ by establishing goals for student learning and aligning assignments and assessments with these goals. By completing the program, participants will earn a Certificate in Course Design, create a draft syllabus for a course they may teach in the future, and learn effective teaching strategies.
    • Facilitators: Scott Jung, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Anthropology and Tom Colclough, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science
    • Please fill out this form by January 10th at 11:59 pm PST to register.
    • *After registering, you will receive an email with additional information and the Zoom link.*
    • This workshop partially meets the requirements for the "Course/Lesson Design" module for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. 
  • Circle of Voices: Strategies for Creating and Inclusive Collaborative Learning Environment
    • Wednesday, January 26th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST via Zoom
    • In this workshop, participants will discuss benefits of and applications for using different types of collaborative learning activities. Drawing on participants' experiences as well as relevant research literature, we will also explore challenges that may arise from using collaborative learning exercises, especially in the context of creating an equitable learning environment. We will then examine strategies to mitigate those challenges and help students work toward inclusion when engaging in collaborative learning activities.
    • Facilitator: Fran Tsufim, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of English
    • Click here to register for this workshop
    • This workshop partially meets the requirements for the "Collaborative Learning" module for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. 
  • Designing Effective Assessments to Promote and Evaluate Learning
    • Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm PST via Zoom
    • In this workshop, we will explore the different ways to assess student learning. By the end of this workshop, participants will understand the differences between formative and summative assessments, identify strategies for utilizing formative and summative assessments, and practice aligning assessments with learning goals.
    • Facilitator: Veronica Swanson, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Click here to register for this workshop 
    • *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.*
    • This workshop partially meets the requirements for the "Assessment" module for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. 
  • Inclusive Teaching: Course Delivery and Syllabus
    • Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PST via Zoom
    • In this workshop we will discuss the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We will look at ways to incorporate diversity into teaching and building an inclusive classroom environment through the syllabus. Questions we will explore are: Who is represented through your course materials, readings, and images? How do you provide opportunities for all students to bring their own experiences into the classroom?
    • Facilitator: Bianca Rubalcava, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Political Science
    • Click here to register for this workshop
    • *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.*
    • This workshop partially meets the requirements for the "Inclusive Teaching" module for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. 

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