Faculty Events

Challenges and opportunities of flipping a class - Video from a recent DOLCE with Joseph Biello

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Thanks to all of you who attended our February 3rd DOLCE about flipping a class using instructional videos. This DOLCE featured Professor Joseph Biello from the UC Davis Department of Mathematics.

Enjoy this short preview, and review the full recording.

Please plan to join us every first and third Friday of the month at noon (via Zoom) for forums like this one.

Join us for DOLCE this Friday, February 3 for a noon discussion on teaching with video and other topics

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Before the pandemic made Zoom ubiquitous and home-recorded instructional videos commonplace, our colleague from Mathematics, Joseph Biello, had started sharing what he calls “really clear videos” in his Math 21D: Vector Analysis class, and then using class time to engage with students and solve math problems requested by the students. 

A conversation about metacognition - Video from a recent Faculty Forum

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Thanks to all of you who attended our November 18th Faculty Forum, and special thanks to our friend Dr. Victoria Cross from the Department of Psychology. Dr. Cross led a thoughtful discussion about how we can encourage students to think about their thinking and learn about their approaches to learning.

Enjoy this short preview, and review the full recording.

Redesigning office hours - Video from a recent DOLCE event

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

Thanks to all of you who attended our November 4th DOLCE event. James Housefield from the Department of Design shared a thought-provoking talk about how his BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) model for office hours came about, and what he hopes his current students get out of it. A few of Dr. Housefield’s students - past and present - attended and shared the value they found in the format of these office hours and the community that results.

ATS Ed Tech Spotlight Series: Gradescope for New Users

Have you been searching for a tool to streamline your evaluation of paper-based or electronic assignments and quizzes? Do you want to collaboratively create and modify grading rubrics? Do you wish it were easier to coordinate teams of TAs as they review student work? If so, Gradescope may be a good fit for your courses.