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March 29, 2015 - April 27, 2015

  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 2
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Overview

You will enhance your ability to create accurate masks and image effects, retouch images, work with video files, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate with other Adobe applications.

Audience

Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: Level 2 is intended for intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communication, using Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 ACE exam objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate and Adobe Certified Expert exams.

At Course Completion

• After completing this course, students will be able to
• Use image-editing tools in Photoshop to manipulate and enhance the appearance of an image.
• Create and edit vector paths. • Work with shape layers and masks.
• Automate tasks in Adobe Photoshop. • Use the tools available in Adobe Photoshop to edit and export video files. • Work with other Adobe applications.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should have taken the Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: Level 1 (First Look) course or have equivalent knowledge.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Essential Communication Skills (Course 3 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

This course provides participants with skills for effective two-way communication, including listening, empathy, observing and responding. A recent survey found that 86% of all workplace issues could have been prevented through better communication. The facilitator gives attendees tools to improve their ability to communicate effectively with employees, managers or customers.

Learning fee -- $50 per person
Microaggressions in the College Classroom
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

University of Maryland

“You’re really smart! You don’t seem Black.” “You speak really good English.” “Where are you from? No, I mean, where are you from originally?”

These common statements are examples of microaggressions  or “brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities — whether intentional or unintentional  — which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults to people from marginalized groups” (Sue, 2010). To create an inclusive learning environment, this workshop will focus on how to establish a positive classroom climate, identify common  microaggressions, and constructively address instances of microaggressions.  

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Facilitating Group Work Online
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 3rd at 12:00 PM and end on April 10th at 11:59 PM.

Group work poses challenges for faculty and students for a number of reasons, including lack of online technology skills, time conflicts, differences in team member participation, as well as logistics such as design and student satisfaction with group work activities. In this workshop you will learn how to address those challenges by participating in a collaborative group work activity. During the activity you will experience effective group work processes and develop a group work activity for use in your teaching.

Learning Objectives

    Evaluate models and processes that support effective group work
    Develop a group work activity

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
TLTC-OLC: Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction and Engagement
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 3rd at 12:00PM and end on April 10th at 11:59PM.

Student engagement can be one of the most important indicators for a successful class experience. In this workshop, you will explore theories and practices that foster student engagement in your own courses, including the use of multimedia feedback, discussion techniques, and group involvement. You will learn about the barriers to engagement, and how you can best address these challenges, and develop a plan for your course which will lead to greater student involvement and engagement.

Learning Objectives

    Identify strategies that help overcome obstacles to student engagement
    Develop a plan to improve student engagement in your online course

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
TLTC-OLC: Introduction to Mobile Apps and Tablets
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 3rd at 12:00 PM and end on April 10th at 11:59 PM.

Combined with educational apps, tablets have become powerful educational tools. Based on recent surveys, mobile apps are the fastest growing dimension of the mobile space in higher education right now, with impacts on virtually every aspect of informal life, and increasingly, every discipline in the university. So, how can this popular technology be used to benefit both students and instructors? What are the implications and limitations that need to be considered regarding course access, design, delivery and assessment? In this workshop, you will explore these benefits and challenges to determine ways to effectively integrate mobile apps and tablets into your own courses.

Learning Objectives

    Identify and discuss benefits and challenges of using tablets and mobile apps for learning.
    Create a learning plan to integrate tablets/mobile apps into your online course.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
Event Image New Employee Orientation - UHR
9:00 AM

University of Maryland

The goal of new employee orientation is to engage you, our new employees, into the UMD culture, giving you a greater sense of connection to the University, providing pertinent information you need without overloading you as you learn about your job duties, and expose you to university colleagues throughout the process.

Objectives

New Employee Orientation will help you to:

  1. - Gain critical insights into UMD’s history, organizational culture, values, and goals
  2. - Learn about university resources (perks, benefits, tools etc)
  3. - Identify key policies and procedures
  4. - Review the health care, life insurance, retirement plans, flexible benefits, and tuition remission.
  5. - Energize UMD engagement and excitement – Cheer the Turtle!!
Scheduled 9 AM-12:30 PM
Margaret Brent Room, 2112
Stamp Student Union

Friday, April 03, 2015

Pre-Retirement Seminar
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

For Members of the Optional Retirement Program

Topics Discussed

Presented by Alesia Ruiz/Joe Windsor - UHR Office of Employee Benefits

     • Retiring Under the Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Presented by TIAA-CREF and Fidelity

      • What you need to know about your Retiree Health Benefits
      • Social Security and Medicare Overview


Open to Faculty and Staff that are members of the Optional Retirement Program only.

Monday, April 06, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Designing with Accessibility in Mind


This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 8th at 12:00PM and end on April 10th at 11:59PM.

How accessible is your online course? What steps can you take to make it more accessible? In this 3-day problem solving asynchronous workshop, you will work with your accessibility specialist facilitator and your fellow participants to explore and answer these and other related questions, and evaluate the accessibility of your course materials. Then you will develop an actionable plan for improving the accessibility of your online course.

Learning Objectives

    Evaluate the accessibility of materials in your online course
    Develop an action plan to improve the accessibility of your course materials

Format
This workshop is a three day, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.
TLTC-OLC: Exploring Interactive Video Tools
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 8th at 12:00PM and end on April 10th at 11:59PM.

Interactive video content encourages active learning and participation from students. In this workshop, you will explore free online video tools and easy to implement strategies for creating interactive video. The interactive video format enables you to add quizzes, embed resources, and place discussion questions directly into your videos, transforming the learning experience from passive to one that is engaging for students.

Learning Objectives

    Discuss how interactive video can engage learners and promote active learning
    Create interactive video content to support your teaching

Format
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Conflict Resolution (course 4 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Participants learn, and practice, skills to prevent and resolve conflict in the workplace. The facilitator shares tips on how to turn negative situations into positive ones! And clear up and clear out misunderstandings that prevent group unity and hinder performance. You will learn how to create the work space that honors differences and invites creativity and trust to grow.

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Jan 20 - Eppley Recreation Center

April 7 - University Golf Course

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Fundamentals: Engaging Learners in Online Discussions


This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 10th at 12:00PM and end on April 17th at 11:59PM.

Well-designed online discussions address a number of research-based strategies critical to effective online learning and improved educational outcomes. Through online discussions, student-student and student-content interactions are increased, and both faculty and students can collaborate in the learning process as they explore new perspectives. In this workshop you will learn how to engage learners in effective discussions, explore different strategies and tools that can be utilized in designing effective discussions to improve educational outcomes.

Learning Objectives

    Identify strategies and tools to improve online discussions.
    Develop a plan for creating engaging and interesting online discussions in your course.

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
TLTC-OLC: Fundamentals: Frameworks for Quality Design


This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 10th at 12:00PM and end on April 17th at 11:59PM.

Quality course design is one of the many things that need to be considered in online and blended instructional models. Many institutions and organizations have carried out extensive research and published useful guidelines and rubrics to help ensure the design of quality courses. There are numerous quality frameworks for online courses, online programs and online teaching. This workshop will help you explore various well-known and well-respected quality frameworks that can help you improve the quality of your online course.

Learning Objectives

    Explore & discuss common quality metrics.
    Evaluate the quality of your course based on the identified quality metrics and develop an improvement plan.

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
TLTC-OLC: New to Online: The Essentials


This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 10th at 12:00PM and end on April 17th at 11:59PM.

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself.  This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. Your explorations will include research-based readings, presentations and discussions with other new online teachers and will be supported by sample documents such as online syllabus, discussion rubric etc. There will also be an hour-long optional (recorded) live session where you will get a chance to meet your facilitator to discuss important topics related to online teaching and ask your questions.

Topics:
Course design, delivery and assessment
Instructor roles and competencies
Five Pillars of Quality in online education
Engaging the learners
Student readiness and expectations

Learning Objectives

    Identify the differences between online and face- to -face courses in terms course design, roles, and expectations
    Create a learning resource for your online course based on your readings and explorations during this workshop

Format:
This is a weeklong asynchronous workshop, with an optional one-hour synchronous (live) session with the facilitator. The workshop will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The live session will be held on Monday, on the fourth day. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
TLTC-OLC: Putting Your Content Online


This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 10th at 12:00PM and end on April 17th at 11:59PM.

Converting face-to-face classroom materials for use in an online course can be challenging. Decisions such as what formats to use and when to use synchronous or asynchronous strategies are an important part of course design.  In this workshop, you will develop strategies for migrating content from the face-to-face to the online environment. You will learn to determine when to use asynchronous or synchronous methods, and you will explore tools for easily converting various types of content into web-appropriate formats.

Learning Objectives


    Identify web-appropriate content formats.
    Use different conversion strategies based on original content format.

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
Event Image PRD - Basics
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

University of Maryland

University employees (staff) are required to attend PRD Intro training. PRD- Intro is an abbreviated, 45 minute class that focuses on the basics of the PRD process. Participants will review the PRD cycle (expectation setting, midway feedback and final review meetings). Supervisors must attend a more detailed session for the PRD - In Depth training held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*. Lot 4 is an overflow lot is P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/#  

This course is required before the PRD In Depth Course. And both classes are required for supervisors who give the PRD.
Event Image PRD - In Depth
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Prior to attending PRD In-Depth, UMD staff must attend PRD Intro/Basics; usually given immediately prior to PRD In-Depth. This PRD In-Depth training is required for managers to learn specific supervisory, coaching and performance feedback techniques needed to successfully employ the PRD process. This in depth session is designed to provide a forum to discuss/review the PRD process, develop performance expectations based on unit/dept. goals, employ performance coaching and capacity building opportunities. This session will cover situational leadership strategies, coaching/motivating and providing performance feedback. Performance Improvement Plans and development planning will be covered. Supervisors new to their departments will find this session helpful in working to address challenging performance issues, and this course is required for all supervisors who conduct PRD's for other staff.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*  Lot 4 P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/#
ORA #08 - Role of Departmental Business Managers
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 8 - Role of Departmental Business Managers - covers the following topics:

  • Responsibilities & Priorities (Research Administration as part of Department Administration)
  • Balancing Administrative Requirements with Faculty Requests

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.

Friday, April 10, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use, Part 2


This synchronous workshop will begin on April 14th at 12:00PM and end on April 14th at 3:00PM, with a mandatory 3-hour live session.

Copyright infringement lawsuits against colleges and universities are no longer hypothetical – they are reality. Numerous universities around the country have been sued for everything from illegally posting articles and book chapters to e-reserves and learning management systems, to improperly streaming video and digitizing books for the purposes of facilitating research and providing access to patrons with disabilities. In this workshop, you will learn what the courts have said about these lawsuits. Further, you will develop a working familiarity with the “transformative use” doctrine and its growing importance to educational fair use and the continuously expanding collection of “Best Practices in Fair Use.”

Learning Objectives

    Describe best practices in Fair Use
    Recognize the legal implications of copyright infringement

Format
This workshop is in a one-day, synchronous format. You will have access to the workshop content one day prior to the live session. There will then be a mandatory, 3-hour live session during which you will hear a presentation and participate in a question and answer session. During the workshop, you will engage with your colleagues on an online discussion board. Following the session, you will be required to complete a quiz testing your knowledge within 24 hours of the conclusion of the live session. Total length of time to completion: 2 days, approximately 6 hours of work.
Event Image Administrative Professional Track -Getting Things Done (Lynda.com) - Facilitated by L&TD, UHR
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

We are bringing Lynda.com to the classroom and facilitating the courses with you!

Author and world-renowned productivity and time management expert David Allen walks you through his five-step process for 
Getting Things Done. He'll show you how to stay on top of your work and avoid feeling buried by it, while carving out space in your life to do more meaningful things. Learn how to capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage with tasks that are demanding your attention, and come away with a clear head and a clear focus.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*. Lot 4 is an overflow lot is P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/#   

Monday, April 13, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Introduction to Screencasting Tools


This asynchronous workshop will begin on April 15th at 12:00PM and end on April 17th at 11:59PM.

Screencasting enables you to capture anything on your screen, add an audio narration, and share the resulting presentation with your students. Screencasting tools can help you create course orientations, present mini lectures, provide assignment feedback, and even support students’ technology use. In this workshop, you will look at a variety of web-based, desktop and mobile screencasting tools to find the right one for your teaching and learning needs. You will engage in the process of creating a screencast, including planning, storyboarding, preparing your screen, recording and publishing.

Learning Objectives

    Discuss educational uses and best practices of screencasts
    Create a short screencast

Format
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Effective Delegation (Course 5 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Participants learn, and practice, how delegation can empower, develop and motivate your team. These specific leadership skills uplift and inspire employees and elevate their performance. Engaging in practices learned through this course helps to create self-motivated and confident employees to work smarter, not harder!

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Practical Approaches to Creative Collaborative Learning
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Maryland

Changing your class to be more collaborative and interactive can be challenging. This TLTC workshop will provide participants a hands-on approach to promote collaborative learning in their classrooms. Kathryn Kaczmarek will guide through the workshop. She has been effectively incorporating interactive and engaging strategies into her teaching of Writing in the Wireless World to increase collaborative learning. Kathryn will highlight benefits of this instructional approach, guide participants to identify areas in their curriculum that may need to be energized, provide strategies to increase collaboration, facilitate participants’ application of these strategies, and identify resources available for support in the future.

Lunch provided, please RSVP.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

University Policy - Sexual Misconduct Policy Training
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

University of Maryland

The university policy on Sexual Harassment was updated in October 2013. It is now VI-1.20(A) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY, It is important that all UMD faculty and staff attend this training. The training includes information regarding all forms of sexual misconduct and consent and also the specifics of our own University policy, VI-1.20(A), including an emphasis of understanding the obligations of Responsible University Employees, in responding to/reporting Sexual Misconduct, what is consent and the new reporting obligations for those in Consensual Sexual Relationships involving supervisory and/ or evaluative duties.
(Rescheduled) “Beyond just grammar”: Immersing non-native English-speakers in disciplinary writing
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

University of Maryland

“Why are there differences between writing up newspaper articles and lab reports?” “I thought passive voice was ‘bad’; why is it used in the methods section of a research paper?” Such questions are often asked by non-native English-speaking students when introduced to academic writings at the university level. This workshop invites participants to consider how they can explicitly incorporate the teaching of writing into their courses by examining strategies and pedagogical practices that can aid this student population’s understanding of the contextual factors influencing the textual features of written genres both within and across disciplines.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ORA #09 - Budgeting
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The time of this class has been changed to 1:00pm to 3:30pm.  Please note the new time when you register. 

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 9 - Budgeting - covers the following topics:

  • Elements of a Budget
  • Direct Costs
  • Application of Facilities and Administrative (F & A) Costs
  • Federal Demonstration Partnership - Prior Approvals

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.

TLTC-ADOBE: The Future of Digital Learning
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

University of Maryland

As leaders in the education space, we have a responsibility to plan for the future while driving student outcomes today. Join Adobe and Chris Dede of the Harvard Graduate School of Education for a look at the future of digital learning. Discover how emerging trends will shape your institution, and what you can do now to prepare.

Register at https://the-future-of-digital-learning.attendease.com/ 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brain Strategies for Better Communication (Library Staff Only)
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

Addresses Core Competencies: Communication and Customer Service


Recent research in neuroscience has dramatically increased our understanding of the human brain and how it impacts our work and lives. Knowing the "default" settings of the brain allows you to harness its power to promote better communication, understanding, problem-solving, and empathy.

Participants will explore:

• Basic information about the brain and how it functions
• The social brain theory of human interaction
• Neuroscience concepts as they relate to communication and conflict resolution
• Brain calming techniques

Participants can expect an engaging session that includes individual, small, and large group work along with time for reflection, integration, and application of material.

Facilitators: John Robinette and Adrienne Hamcke Wicker, PhD  - Center for Leadership & Organizational Change

ITL Preconference: Integrating Creativity and Adobe Digital Tools into Teaching and Learning
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

University of Maryland

This session is designed to provide faculty with inspiring examples of ways faculty are integrating digital tools into their curriculum and provide a forum to consider how you might do the same. Please note that this session is not a product demo or product training.

ITL Preconference: Teaching Large Enrollment Classes
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

University of Maryland

Are you teaching a high enrollment course for the first time? Or are you an experienced teacher of large classes? The Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows will work with participants to develop ideas that will help instructors deal with the challenges arising from the large lecture environment including: the classroom management necessary when working with so many students; how to engage students who are disconnected and feel anonymous; and the implementation of active learning methods. Participants should come away with several ideas about how to enhance the learning environment for large enrollment classes and an appreciation of the opportunities afforded through teaching these classes.

ITL Preconference: Writing Good Clicker Questions and Beyond
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

University of Maryland

This presentation will focus on writing quality multiple choice and true/false questions for application within Student Response Systems.   Participants will explore question “anatomy” and tips and tricks for avoiding extraneous text and overlapping alternatives.  Time will also be spent on analyzing the place of multiple-choice questions in formative and summative assessment.   The presenter will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of the true/false question format and define best practices for question construction.    The presentation will be led in a seminar/demonstration format.
ITL Preconference: TurningPoint 6: A Look at What’s Ahead with Turning Technologies
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland will upgrade to TurningPoint 6 in time for the fall 2015 semester.  Representatives from Turning Technologies will provide a demonstration of the new environment and enhanced features.
 
ITL Preconference: Accessibility Bootcamp
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

In this workshop, we will evaluate the accessibility of your course materials. Using simple tools and techniques, you will adapt your course content to meet accessibility guidelines and state and federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, while also creating a personalized learning experience for all students.  Bring your laptop and samples of course content (MS Word or PowerPoint document, ELMS course space or other web pages); there will be opportunities for hands-on work.

ITL Preconference: Assessment of Student Learning in General Education Courses
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

Join this session to learn about new tools available for General Education courses. This session is designed for faculty members who are presently teaching and/or are interested in developing a General Education course.

The General Education Faculty Boards, working in tandem with course instructors, have developed rubrics for each General Education category. These rubrics are designed to serve several purposes:

  • Offer guidance to instructors who wish to develop courses to meet General Education requirements.
  • Clarify to students and others the goals and expectations of General Education courses.
  • Serve as a tool for faculty to explore how their courses meet selected General Education learning outcomes.

At this session we will discuss how the new rubrics may be used to evaluate student work and to facilitate dialog among faculty teaching general education courses, with an emphasis on sharing best practices and challenges in meeting the learning outcomes. We will also discuss how faculty may use the ELMS Speedgrader tool to conduct a General Education Assessment, how assessment relates to course grading, and how to share the expectations of General Education courses with students.

Friday, April 24, 2015

ITL Conference
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

University of Maryland

The Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference brings the University of Maryland community together to discuss how we support and improve student learning. Whether you are developing innovative pedagogical approaches or applying known ones, deeply integrating technology or relying on paper and human contact. This conference provides an opportunity for the entire university instructional community, from teaching graduate assistants to distinguished university professors to learn from one another and to reflect on how we can improve student learning on campus.
Introduction to Photoshop CC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

This course is designed to introduce students to Photoshop- the industry-standard image rendering software. Photoshop is used to create customized graphics, edit photographs and make flyers and images for both digital and print platforms. In this course we will go over the Photoshop desktop, working with images, editing, and exporting and printing.  This course will include projects that will allow students hands on training to familiarize yourself with the various tools, work areas and layers.

Prerequisites:

  • Students must have Adobe Creative Cloud account
  • A basic, working familiarity with using computers
  • The ability to open a program and switch from one open program to another
  • The ability to save a document with a different name or location using the “save As” command
  • The ability to save a document in a different file format, move, resize, minimize, maximize, restore, and close a window
UMD Essentials - The Inclusive Workplace
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

There is a core of information that all of UMD's staff, especially supervisors, need to know to aid them in being successful in their roles.  

In collaboration with many university departments, we have created sessions with topics that are essential to your success.  Representatives from the University Police Department, Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Division of Information Technology, Office of Misconduct and Relationship Violence, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Environmental Safety and colleagues in University Human Resources have worked together to create this six module program.  Feel free to register for one, for some, or for all!

The third course speaks to the creating and supporting a culture of honoring diversity in the workplace. Representatives from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will present.

-- UMD Values Diversity

-- Inclusion & Retention: The Connection

-- Addressing Bias in the Workplace

-- Is Your Office Inclusive? What are micro-aggressions?

-- Next Steps 

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*. Lot 4 is an overflow lot is P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/#
   



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