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EVENTS Fall 2017


UCSB Students' Perceptions of i>clicker

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

12-1pm at 6020 HSSB - McCune Conference Room

RSVP: http://apps.id.ucsb.edu/registration/faculty-workshop-reg/

Are you curious to know what our students think about the i>clicker student response system?  

Dr. Lisa Berry will present the results of UCSB’s Winter 2017 survey of “Students’ Perceptions of i>clickers,” which yielded 1650 responses.  The influence of the i>clicker technology on students’ motivation to attend class, enjoyment, and (perceived) understanding of course concepts will be discussed, along with the variation in students’ responses by major and class level.  We will then brainstorm, as a group, future research questions involving the i>clicker technology.

Please bring your own lunch; light refreshments and drinks will be provided.


De-mystifying Flipped Classrooms

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

12-1pm at 6020 HSSB - McCune Conference Room

RSVP: http://apps.id.ucsb.edu/registration/faculty-workshop-reg/

"Flipped classroom" has become a loaded buzz phrase with varying meanings.  It is cloaked in beliefs about learning that seem to challenge the status-quo of undergraduate teaching.  It looks like it is inextricably bound to additional preparation time and fancy digital materials.  But effective flipped classrooms can also be simple to prepare and contain no digital materials.  Join us at this brown bag workshop to explore the nuances of flipped classrooms.   

Please bring your own lunch; light refreshments and drinks will be provided!


TAs and Classroom Conflict:
Navigating Discussion of Identity, Politics and Violence

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
4-5pm at 6020 HSSB - McCune Conference Room
RSVP: http://apps.id.ucsb.edu/registration/ta-workshop-registration/

Teaching Assistants from all departments are invited to this hands-on workshop. We will explore common challenges that arise from teaching sensitive topics such as identity, politics and violence.

Experienced TAs from a myriad of departments will share their experiences and strategies. Participants will work collaboratively to formulate their own approaches for navigating sensitive topics, diffusing conflicts, and creating a learning environment that welcomes diverse perspectives. 

Please RSVP to ensure that we have enough PIZZA for everyone! 

This campus-wide TA event is co-sponsored by Instructional Development and Graduate Division


Note: Materials and links for all our Brown Bags can be found in Instructional Development's Changing Instruction, Changing Times site in GauchoSpace.

1. Navigate to http://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/
2. Enter your UCSB NetID and password (same as used for e-grades).
3. If you are not already enrolled in the course, go to the Courses link and click on Project Sites.
4. Type in the search box: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.
5. Click the course title and then click Join this course site.
6. Scroll down to My Courses click on the "course" entitled the site Instructional Development: Changing Instruction for Changing Times.


consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
Aisha Wedlaw ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall
Breana Barakoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915