Upcoming Programs

VOISES

Gatherings

Production Suite

DiversityEdu

Online Learning

Literary Circles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewpoints of Inclusive Student Experiences (VOISES) Panels

From students, for faculty: a panel of student experiences

Join us for dialogue about key UNCG student experiences in the classroom and beyond. VOISES panels provide a venue for faculty to hear the perspective of students from marginalized identity groups on campus. These moderated panels give faculty the chance to ask questions while reflecting on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion at UNCG.

Spring Dates

Jan 23: American Indian/Native American/First Nation Students

Feb 7: Veterans

March 27: McNair Scholars

Click here to sign up for any of these panels.

*Please note that attendance caps will be strictly enforced for the VOISES panels in order to preserve a relatively safe environment for our student panelists.

Faculty Gatherings in the Faculty Center: Coffeehouse, New Faculty Brown Bags, Biergarten, and Soda Shop

Coffeehouse, 9-10 am on the First Wednesday of Every Month: Join us for coffee, tea, and snacks and catch up with colleagues in an informal setting 

New Faculty Brown Bags, Noon-1 pm on the Second Thursday of Every Month: New and seasoned faculty come together to discuss the challenges that new faculty face in their careers

Biergarten, 4-5 pm on the Third Wednesday of Every Month: A nice way to shift gears at the end of the day and catch up with friends in the center of campus

Soda Shop, 2-3 pm on the Fourth Thursday of Every Month: The Faculty Center returns to its roots as the campus Soda Shop to serve as an afternoon pick-me-up for faculty

Developing Video and Audio at the Production Suite at 1100 W Market St

Come to learn how to use the Audio Recording, Video Recording & Lightboard Studio in the Production Suite at 1100 W Market in the UTLC/ITS Learning Technology Offices. The Production Suite makes video recording easy with one-button recording straight to a USB drive for online instruction or adding digital content to a face-to-face course. You can also learn how to use the Lightboard, an easy-to-use solution for capturing handwritten notes and diagrams while still facing the camera in an instructional video.

Developing Video – 9-10 am on Feb. 25th and Mar. 25th

Developing Audio – 9-10 am on Feb. 21st and Mar. 21st

Space is limited, so sign up now!

Ongoing Opportunity: DiversityEdu

DiversityEdu is an online module through Canvas that offers faculty and staff skills-based development in areas of equity and diversity. Using case scenarios and practical application, DiversityEdu is a research-based resource for faculty and staff as UNCG continues to strive for inclusive excellence. Participants have access to two module types: a faculty/staff module or an academic search committee module. Participants who complete either of the two-hour modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Office of the Provost.

Space is limited in both modules, so sign-up early and don’t miss this great opportunity.

Click to Sign Up

Online Learning Levels One and Two

Online Learning Level One

Designing an online course can be a challenging process, but it does not have to be. That’s why we created Online Learning Level One. Together we can help you create a pedagogically-sound, technologically-strong online course for an upcoming semester.

This 8-week online course will give you guidance on how to start and complete the online course design process. A facilitator will give you feedback and suggestions every week of the course. After you register below, you will receive notification that you have a development site in your Canvas account. This development site is where you will create your online class.

Online Learning Level Two

If you have taught online before you are ready to explore new approaches and strategies, Level Two is your starting place. Participants review the latest research about what works in online environments, learn new ways for students to collaborate online, create new resources with media tools, explore new ways to facilitate and create assessments and experience a variety of communication tools from the viewpoint of a student. 

Current participants emphasize that the course is an important source of accountability as they work on an upcoming course.

Sign-ups for the Spring Sessions:

Online Learning Level Two – Spring Session: January 7 – March 1, 2019

Ideal for experienced online instructors who want to enhance their courses for this academic year!

Online Learning Level One –  Spring Session: March 11 – May 3, 2019

Ideal for instructors ramping up to teach online!

Faculty Literary Circles

Literary Circles unite faculty around a particular topic and reading related to the scholarship on teaching and learning. We provide the books, and you provide the thoughtful conversation!

There will be four literary circles for Spring 2019, starting February 4th. Check out the options below and then sign up here!

Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving the Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire 

Best for: Faculty interested in critical pedagogy

Thinking Collaboratively: Learning in a Community of Inquiry by D. Randy Garrison 

Best for: Faculty who want to develop critical thinking as a learning outcome

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan, Halee Fischer-Wright, and John King 

Best for: Faculty in, or interested in, leadership roles

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang  

Best for: Faculty who want concrete tips paired with learning theory