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SITT 2020- Save the Dates for July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th!

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  Please save the dates! The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) has been scheduled for the week of July 20th. Historically, SITT has taken place in September before the beginning of fall quarter. During this time of remote teaching, we have reenvisioned SITT to meet current faculty needs over the summer, […]

Dr. Karen Pollack Presenting at SITT 2019

Materials from SITT 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues, The 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) spurred thoughtful discussions of active learning and using instructional technology to promote active students and increased learning. The SITT organizing team offers special thanks to our keynote speaker, Dr. Karen Pollack from the Penn State World Campus, and to our UC Davis faculty […]

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Agenda for SITT Now Available (and Last Chance to Register)

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  The Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) agenda is now available!  Thank you to those who have already registered. We look forward to seeing you on September 13th at 8:30 AM in Kleiber 3 for an exciting day filled with discussions about teaching and technology.  If you have not already registered, […]

Dr. Karen Pollack Presenting at SITT 2019

Interview with Dr. Karen Pollack Now Available!

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  On Wednesday, September 4th, Dr. Karen Pollack, the Associate Vice Provost for Online Education at the Penn State World Campus, joined me on my weekly KDVS public affairs radio show, Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour. Dr. Pollack will be joining us as the keynote speaker for the Summer Institute on Teaching […]

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Introducing the Faculty Microtalk Presenters for SITT 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  The 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology is fast approaching! In addition to an exciting keynote speaker this year, five faculty will be giving 10-minute microtalk presentations on teaching and instructional technology topics. These microtalks have engaged participants and sparked discussions at past SITTs, and have led many of us to […]

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Registration Now Open for the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology 2019

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Academic Technology Services staff — our instructional designers, instructional technologists, and media production experts — join me in inviting all UC Davis faculty to the 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT). With a nod to the new Teaching and Learning Complex coming in 2022, which will include multiple classrooms configured […]

Reminder: Faculty Microtalk Proposals for SITT Due May 24th

SITT 2019: Building in Active Learning Dear Faculty Colleagues, The deadline for faculty microtalk proposals for the September 13th, 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT) is fast approaching. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by May 24th. We invite presentations on encouraging student engagement, integrating technologies to support student learning inside […]

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Consider Presenting a Microtalk at SITT 2019 on September 13th!

SITT 2019: Building in Active Learning Dear Faculty Colleagues, I’m writing to invite you to propose a presentation for the 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT), to be held on Friday, September 13th in 3 Kleiber. For more than 20 years, SITT has provided faculty an opportunity to meet with colleagues from across […]

A Student Perspective on Journalism in the Digital Age

In his reflection on the changing nature of journalism in our digital age, UC Davis undergraduate student Josh Gelfat offers a thoughtful commentary on BuzzFeed. A third-year American Studies major specializing in Political Media and Popular Culture, Josh is particularly interested in the ways journalism and social media influence and create popular culture. Josh wrote […]

A Student Perspective on Feminism & Video Games as Art

In the below essay, UC Davis undergraduate student Melanie Manzana offers an insightful commentary on feminist criticism of video games. A Technocultural Studies & English student at UC Davis and an intern for the Davis Feminist Film Festival, Manzana wrote short stories, novels, and stage plays throughout high school and is now interested in writing […]