Our workshops are open to faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students and postdocs; however, the the series are geared more toward a graduate student audience. Our workshops provide opportunities for participants 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 (Spring 2022)

The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation Spring 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.

Spring 2022

  • Learning How People Learn
    • Time/Date/Location: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm PST via Zoom
    • Description: In this workshop, we will discuss our experiences as learners in order to create a toolkit to evaluate how and when learning happens in our classrooms. We will also examine the effectiveness of common approaches to learning in light of recent research from anthropology, cognitive and social psychology, and education. Some of the common approaches we will discuss include learning styles, the learning environment, active learning, and collaborative learning. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to mobilize both their experiences as learners and existing research on learning in order to strengthen their inclusive teaching practices.
    • Facilitator: Scott Jung, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Anthropology
    • Registration link*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.*
    • This workshop partially meets the requirements for the "How People Learn" module for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. 
  • Putting Theories of Inclusive Teaching into Practice
    • Time/Date/Location: Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PST via Zoom
    • Description: In this workshop, we will define the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice (DEIJ) in the context of teaching and learning. In addition, we will learn about the diversity of UCI’s undergraduate student body. With a centralized focus on the needs of our diverse student populations, we will explore opportunities for incorporating DEIJ frameworks when designing assessments, discuss challenges that may arise when putting these concepts into practice, and develop strategies for addressing these challenges.
    • Facilitator: Michelle Gardner, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Political Science
    • Registration link*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. 
  • How to Design Active Learning Techniques for Students with Different Learning Backgrounds
    • Time/Date/Location: Friday, May 20th, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PST via Zoom
    • Description: In this workshop, we will explore how to design and implement active learning techniques to engage students and improve their understanding of course material. We will discuss how to design active learning techniques to reach a wide range of students, in both large and small classroom settings. This workshop will also include tips for implementing active learning strategies that foster inclusive learning environments, where students from different backgrounds with different learning preferences can actively engage with course material. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create and incorporate active learning strategies that help them achieve the learning objectives in the course.
    • Facilitator: Katelyn Malae, Senior Pedagogical Fellow, Department of Sociology
    • Registration link*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.*
    • This workshop partially meets the requirements for the "Active Learning" module for the Certificate in Teaching Excellence. 

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