Dear UC Davis Faculty Colleagues,
I’m writing to invite you to the 2016 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT), to be held (primarily) in 6 Olson Hall on September 9th from 8:30-5. Our theme this year is “Innovation in a Time of Change.” I hope you can join us.
This year we will enjoy “lightning” (that is, five minutes or shorter) presentations on innovative teaching from our fellow faculty. We will also hear from faculty and staff on new and important “teachnologies,” tools and applications that we can use to help our students reach their learning objectives in our classes. In the afternoon we will enjoy labs and presentations led by UC Davis faculty and instructional support staff.
Courtesy of Academic Technology Services, Dos Coyotes will be providing burritos to all participants. We will also enjoy some coffee and snacks in the morning to encourage you to join us by 8:30.
In addition, before the fall quarter begins you are encouraged to ease into Canvas, the new learning management system that UC Davis has begun to adopt, at one of the many workshops offered by the faculty support team within Academic Technology Services. Workshops will be held all summer, with even more intense offerings in the week before and after SITT. The schedule for the current week of Canvas workshops can be found on the Move to Canvas website under Events & Workshops (https://movetocanvas.ucdavis.edu/events/). You are also invited to participate in an instructor-led webinar introducing you to Canvas.
In order for us to order enough burritos, we invite you now to sign up for the September 9 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology. Please fill out the registration form to secure your seat. The Google forms link is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX-qgKa4w8nULdyhCeqnTqXcFkc5E2nAxqCQg84VZcoCjpXg/viewform?c=0&w=1
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in September!
P.S. Please share this invitation with new faculty colleagues, and with other interested parties who would like to take advantage of the oldest yearly teaching institute at UC Davis.