CATL Needs Analysis

As we emerge from the pandemic together, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning would like to align its efforts with the needs of the instructors we serve.

In that spirit, we are asking instructors to fill out a needs analysis survey.

The survey focuses on two main areas: 1) equity, diversity, and inclusion and 2) pedagogy. Each area will present you with various items and ask you to rate each according to your perceived skill level and the priority you would place on it for professional development.

The survey will then ask about the formats you prefer to engage with the items you rate as having high priority.

There will then be some space for open-ended responses.

Your responses will be anonymous and the survey should take about ten minutes to complete.

CATL needs analysis survey

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey and all you do to make UW-Green Bay a great place for students and colleagues.

Invitation: HIPs Workshop Webinar (Apr. 30, 2021. 10:30 a.m.)

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice President, UW System Office of Academic Programs & Faculty Advancement

After a two semester delay, I am pleased to announce a HIPs Workshop webinar by Dr. Katie Linder titled, Implementing High Impact Practices Across Modalities, to be held on April 30, 2021 from 10:30 AM – Noon (CDT). Dr. Linder is currently an associate dean at Kansas State University’s Global Campus. Previously, she directed the award-winning Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University.

Workshop Description

The concept of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) has been around for years, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs into online and blended/hybrid environments is just getting started. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Katie Linder, a co-editor of High-Impact Practices in Online Education, will guide participants through the steps needed to create an HIP implementation action plan that is applicable in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online classrooms. Participants will also learn more about the state of the research for HIPs and have the opportunity to discuss tips and strategies for incorporating various HIPs across modalities. Each participant will walk away with some new ideas for how to incorporate HIPs into a range of classroom settings as well as an increased awareness of how the constellation of HIPs can positively impact student learning across the modalities.

Additional details and registration information can be found at www.wisconsin.edu/hips-initiative/hips-workshop-webinar-2/. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the workshop. Contact apfa@uwsa.edu if you have any difficulties registering.

Teaching Enhancement Opportunities Showcase (March 3. 3-4 p.m.)

Join us March 3, 2021, 3–4 p.m. via Microsoft Teams for a virtual showcase of sustained programming opportunities that might be available to instructors through UW System and UW-Green Bay to support your educational development in the coming years. Highlights will include upcoming programming in Spring 2021 and annual programming opportunities:

  • Reading group for Agile Faculty—dates TBA
  • Annual OPID Spring Conference on Teaching and Learning—April 9, 16, & 23 2021, and usually in April each year
  • Annual Faculty College through the UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID)—June 1-4, 2021, and usually in late May or early June each year
  • Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars through the UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID)—Fall application deadline
  • Communities of Practice through UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning—Call for participants in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Early Career Teaching Fellows through UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Apply Spring 2021 to start in late Summer/Fall 2021

Register by March 3, 2021.

Register here

Exam Conversions Available

In response to the added challenges of the semester, CATL has procured limited access to a tool for converting and importing “quizzes” (or exams) to Canvas. The tool converts a formatted text document (.txt, .rtf, or Word) into a Canvas quiz. Details of the formatting required can be found in this document (downloadable PDF).

Use this form (instructor login required) to submit a link to the intended course and your documents of 20 or more questions for CATL to convert and upload. Note that depending on the volume of requests, it may take some time for CATL to process your document. We will upload your exam directly into Canvas in the Quizzes area. The confirmation message that the exam is available will include information on how to finish applying settings and making the exam available to students.

J-Term with CATL

CATL is eager to spend January with you!

There are options below for people who wish to reconnect with colleagues and some for those who wish to deepen their relationship with distance education.

Click to expand the sections below to see all the opportunities we have available! Once a program sparks your interest, click on the event name to learn more. You may also email questions as they arise in your mind to the Center at catl@uwgb.edu. Finally, register for these sessions on Qualtrics.

Pandemic to Online (Jan. 4-18)

This course is for instructors who would like to take their recently created pandemic courses and turn them into fully online classes. This is for you if you anticipate offering your pandemic course in the online environment in the future. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

My-flex (Jan. 4-18)

You may have found yourself grappling with how to incorporate students in more than one environment at the same time. Maybe you teach a “virtual classroom” course, but some students attend asynchronously. Maybe you teach hybrid or in-person but have some students who attend from at home. This course is for you if you incorporate students across space and time. We will take wisdom from the “hyflex” teaching style and adapt it to the circumstances of your courses, turning hyflex into “my-flex.”

Streaming/Recording classrooms (Jan. 4-18)

This course is for instructors who have been assigned to a technology enhanced classroom and want foundational knowledge to successfully integrate elements of this technology into their spring classes while engaging with best practice in distance and blended/hybrid instruction. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Action (Jan. 4-18)

This course is for instructors who understand the basic principles of culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) and would like to engage in more substantive integration of CRP within their existing courses. The purpose of this course is to support instructors in moving from positive dispositions regarding CRP to its meaningful application in relationships to teaching and learning. Instructors will earn a stipend upon completion.

Pre-Institute Workshop

CATL is holding sessions embracing the name of “workshop” as an analogymilling, sanding, and finishing courses or assignments. Attendees will build community as they dovetail one another’s successes and chisel away at shared challenges. Small group topics to true up our teaching will emerge organically from those who attend as we work together to embrace the grain of courses with character.  Sign up to sand and buff out problem spots in your courses with colleagues who are addressing similar concerns. Click here for details.

Virtual Instructional Development Institute: Making Meaningful Connections

CATL and the Instructional Development Council invites applicants to either lead or present synchronous sessions or submit asynchronous resources for our Virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21, 2021. More information on how to apply may be found here. We also look forward to your attendance. It will be more fun if you are there!

Foundations of Teaching with Canvas 

This self-paced course takes about five hours to complete and is for those who are unfamiliar with Canvas and would like to start building their courses from a solid foundation. 

Pivotal Pedagogies

This self-paced course takes about ten hours to complete and helps instructors strategize ways to help all students be full course participants if they engage synchronously or asynchronously.