Spring 2021 UCLA Teaching Symposium
Spring 2021 UCLA Teaching Symposium (April 2021)
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching presented the third annual UCLA teaching symposium — Teaching at UCLA: Looking Forward with 2020 Vision.
Description: This symposium took place during the third week of spring quarter, April 12th-16th, and focused on the theme “what we learned from remote teaching that we can apply to the future when we are back in person.” Sessions will be hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC), and Online Teaching & Learning (OTL), and CEILS.
Faculty panel: Equity-centered course transformations
Description: In the fall and winter quarters, 40 Life and Physical Science faculty participated in “Out of the Box” – a program that guided faculty through evidence-based course transformations centered around equity. In this panel, some share what they learned from implementing new teaching strategies to make their classrooms more equitable and inclusive. They will talk about lessons learned and what they will continue to use when we return to in person or hybrid teaching.
Who’s being left out?: Adapting teaching modalities to accommodate marginalized students
Description: Join CEILS for an interactive discussion about the different situations many of your students may be facing in the fall, so that you can practice how you might adapt your course structure to provide equitable opportunities for these students to succeed, while considering the constraints of large courses and/or minimal TA support.
Save time and grade more equitably – Introduction to Gradescope
Description: If you haven’t heard of the Gradescope grading program, or you have but don’t know how to use it, come to this interactive workshop where we will guide you through the use of this effective platform for saving time for you (and your TA’s!) while using more fair and equitable grading practices. Gradescope is most appropriate for assessments that involve open-ended questions (e.g. solving problems, drawing, or short answer), but it also has useful tools for grading multiple choice questions more creatively (e.g. ranking, giving partial credit for various sets of multiple choice responses, etc.).