Online

The Teaching Online - Advanced Practice Short Course is designed to help faculty fine-tune their teaching strategies, student engagement, and Canvas skills. The course includes robust assessment strategies and active learning techniques such as multimedia, measuring individual and group learning outcomes, technology integrations that promote social and cognitive engagement, and advanced Canvas applications, visuals, and templates. Join us for a fun course that will take your teaching to a new level. The course starts Monday, July 18 and is self-paced through August 14. Upon completion of the course requirements, particpants will receive a stipend. 

Objectives:

  • Utilize academic technology such as Canvas to organize and enhance your online course
  • Design meaningful online assessments and activities
  • Identify methods for engaging and motivating online learners

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the OTL at otl@du.edu or at 303-871-2084. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, we may not be able to provide reasonable accommodations.

Pedagogy Educational Technology Online Education

Online

This interactive session will introduce simple, yet powerful actions faculty can take to increase pedagogical microaffirmations that foster sense of belonging among students. The practical tips and strategies offered by the Syllabus Challenge address both the syllabus document as well as broader course design. We will examine several examples of learning goals, course materials, assignments, and course policies via reflective questions posed by the Syllabus Challenge toolkit. 

 

Workshop goals and objectives:

  • Introduce faculty to ideas for small changes to syllabi and course content for maximum impact on reducing equity gaps.
  • Provide practical tips for inclusive practices that can be applied across a range of courses.
  • Create a space for faculty interaction and exchange of ideas with regard to inclusive practices that will extend beyond the workshop itself.
  • Practice application of critical questions to analyze one’s own course design, learning goals, course materials, assessment (or student learning products), and policies.
  • Provide a tool, the Syllabus Challenge, that can be used over time to continue to make changes that increase sense of belonging

 

Faculty Development Inclusive Teaching Practices Pedagogy

TBD

Registration for this summer's Institute is open - you can now register using this link to our registration survey in Qualtrics. But first, please see below for more details.

WHAT IS THE COURSE DESIGN INSTITUTE?

The Course Design Institute (CDI) is a week-long, immersive experience focused on designing courses for significant learning – that is, learning that has the potential to change students’ lives in lasting and important ways. The Institute brings faculty members together to engage in meaningful guided discussions, hands-on workshops, and working sessions to design or redesign a course in which all components (outcomes, assessments, and activities) align to result in significant learning.

WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF IT?

Though active participation and mindful engagement in this Institute, you will – in addition to completing a draft of the high-level design for your course – be better-prepared to: 

  • Intentionally design a course in which all components (outcomes, assessments, and activities) align with each other to result in important and lasting learning for students.
  • Use research-based perspectives on how learning works as "tools to think with" in designing learning experiences.
  • Articulate significant learning outcomes for your courses - that is, the lasting and most important learnings you hope students will come away with, and that can be used as a “north star” in designing/adapting your courses.
  • Identify assessments that support both you and your students in determining the extent to which the desired learning outcomes have been achieved.
  • Identify learning activities that will lead to the desired learning outcomes, and that actively engage students in the learning process.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THIS SUMMER'S CDI?

Most of this year's institute will happen face-to-face, and will include guided discussions, hands-on workshops, and working sessions led by the Office of Teaching and Learning staff. However, there will be asynchronous components as well as we draw upon what we've learned over the past few years to make the most of both the online and in-person modalities. The institute will culminate in a share-and-celebrate event on the final day of the institute.

Please note:

  • The on-campus portion of the CDI will run Monday 8/1 – Friday 8/5, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. However, there will be some times on those days when you will be working on your own and welcomed to work off-site to do that work if you choose. We will send additional detail on that structure as the CDI gets closer.
  • Before the institute begins, participants will need to complete 3 hours of pre-work. This pre-work – which will consist of some video and activities in Canvas - can be done anytime the week before the institute begins.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CDI, AND IS THERE A STIPEND?

University of Denver faculty interested in designing or redesigning a course that will be taught during the 2022-2023 school year are encouraged to apply. We hope to be able to accommodate all faculty members who are interested. However, capacity is limited, so if we are not able to accommodate everyone, priority will be given to faculty who have not yet taken the CDI.

Faculty members who complete the Course Design Institute, including key deliverables such as a course alignment table outlining key course components, will receive a $750 stipend.

REGISTRATION

To register for this summer’s CDI, which takes place 8/1-8/5, please complete this registration form. We encourage you to complete this form as soon as you are able, as capacity is limited, so later registrants are not guaranteed a spot. The application deadline is July 15.  

 

 

Pedagogy

TBD

This summer the Office of Internationalization and the Office of Teaching and Learning will hold an institute on August 8th and 9th designed to support faculty in understanding and applying the principles of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

COIL is a type of virtual mobility, where students from DU and a partner institution engage in purposeful interaction for intercultural and global learning in a joint course. COIL can work with a course that faculty currently teach at DU, or a completely new course can be developed. Students from both classes may interact synchronously or asynchronously for a few weeks or an entire term through whichever technologies are most relevant and useful. Often culturally diverse students work together on a project, class discussions, or similar group work with discipline-based and intercultural learning outcomes. COIL is ultimately about building connections and new relationships with people, knowledge systems, and perspectives across numerous types of borders. It a powerful opportunity to help students engage in cross-cultural and global learning.

Participating faculty will be given a stipend from the Office of Internationalization. Contact Casey Dinger, Executive and Academic Director for Internationalization, at Casey.Dinger@du.edu for more information.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the OTL at otl@du.edu or at 303-871-2084. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, we may not be able to provide reasonable accommodations.

Campus Partner Workshop Online Education

TBD

Register here: https://otl-events.du.edu/public/registration/6012

This summer the Office of Internationalization and the Office of Teaching and Learning will hold an institute on August 8th and 9th designed to support faculty in understanding and applying the principles of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

COIL is a type of virtual mobility, where students from DU and a partner institution engage in purposeful interaction for intercultural and global learning in a joint course. COIL can work with a course that faculty currently teach at DU, or a completely new course can be developed. Students from both classes may interact synchronously or asynchronously for a few weeks or an entire term through whichever technologies are most relevant and useful. Often culturally diverse students work together on a project, class discussions, or similar group work with discipline-based and intercultural learning outcomes. COIL is ultimately about building connections and new relationships with people, knowledge systems, and perspectives across numerous types of borders. It a powerful opportunity to help students engage in cross-cultural and global learning.

Participating faculty will be given a stipend from the Office of Internationalization. Contact Casey Dinger, Executive and Academic Director for Internationalization, at Casey.Dinger@du.edu for more information.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the OTL at otl@du.edu or at 303-871-2084. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, we may not be able to provide reasonable accommodations.

Campus Partner Workshop Online Education