October 2020 Faculty Forum Invitation: Promoting Engagement in Remotely-Taught Classes

Dear Colleagues, This month our Faculty Forum will focus on a topic important to all of us as we continue to teach remotely this fall: Promoting Engagement in Remotely-Taught Classes. We meet Friday, October 16th at noon PST via Zoom. Faculty Forums are informal, discovery-based conversations that present the thoughts of faculty from across the disciplines on the topic of the […]

October 2020 DOLCE Invitation: Zoomarchaeology, Canvas Modules, and Piazza

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  On behalf of Academic Technology Services, I’m writing to welcome you back to another quarter of remote teaching, and to invite you to participate in a series of faculty events on teaching remotely that I will be hosting this school year on Zoom. For the last several years, Academic Technology Services has […]

‘Zoomarchaeology’: Teaching Animal Skeletal Anatomy in an Online Format

This article is an excerpt from the current issue of the International Council for Archaeozoology Newsletter 20(2):67-69. The author is Dr. Christyann M. Darwent, UC Davis Professor of Anthropology and a 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Dr. Darwent will serve as one of three presenters at the first DOLCE of fall quarter […]

Research Spotlight: Strategies for Remote Teaching and Learning

Dear Faculty, As UC Davis continues to shift to remote teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, instructors may wonder how best to adapt their courses to effectively use instructional technologies.  The strategies in the infographic, “Research Spotlight: Strategies for Remote Teaching and Learning,” reflect recommendations from the UC Davis Keep Teaching website and findings […]

Register now for UC Davis CEE’s 2020 Student Learning Outcomes Symposium (September 22-24)!

The UC Davis Center for Educational Effectiveness is hosting the fourth annual symposium on Student Learning Outcomes this coming Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 22nd-24th! The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Exploring the Intersections between Equity and Assessment.” In addition to two keynote addresses from national assessment experts Dr. Natasha Jankowski and Dr. Divya Bheda, […]

Trends from SITT 2020 | Part 2 of 5: Community & Connection

This entry is Part 2 of the 2020 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology five-part blog series, which includes write-ups on (1) Equity & Accessibility, (2) Community & Connection, (3) Video, (4) Multimodal/Multitasking, and (5) Breakout Rooms.  Part 2. Community & Connection In each square of the Zoom screen’s technicolor grid of avatars is a […]

Trends from SITT 2020 | Part 1 of 5: Equity & Accessibility

Lillian Jones, guest blogger for The Wheel, is the author of this series. Lillian is a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, studying Hispanic linguistics and second language acquisition. Her research interests include educational technologies, computer-mediated communication, computer assisted language learning, and pedagogical applications of messaging apps and social media. In her […]

Online Teaching Strategies, Ideas, and Tools Planned for Fall: Evaluation Report from SITT 2020

  Fei Xue and Larissa Saco, Graduate Student Researchers for Academic Technology Series, are the authors of this blog post.   Introduction The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) experienced its highest participation to date – over 200 participants attended live webinars, watched pre-recorded faculty talks and interviews, and participated in discussions about teaching […]

Trends from SITT 2020: A Five-Part Blog Series Coming Soon!

Lillian Jones, guest blogger for The Wheel, is the author of this series. Lillian is a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, studying Hispanic linguistics and second language acquisition. Her research interests include educational technologies, computer-mediated communication, computer assisted language learning, and pedagogical applications of messaging apps and social media. In her […]