UCLA Symposium: Exploring Practical Ways to Inspire and Reward Teaching Effectiveness and Instructional Innovation

Last updated: 4/19/18

8:00 AM Check-in & register (light breakfast)
8:30 AM Introductory Remarks by Associate Dean Tracy Johnson and Dean Victoria Sork
8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks by Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh
9:00 AM Judith Lengyel Memorial Lecture in Science Education
Emily Miller, Associate Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities

► Aligning Practice to Policies: Changing the Culture to Recognize and Reward Teaching at Research Universities

10:00 AM Panel Discussion with Professors Sandra Graham (Chair, Academic Senate), Patricia Ganz (Chair, Council on Academic Personnel), and TBA (Member, Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel Office)

► Overview of the current system for evaluating teaching in UCLA’s promotion and tenure process – its limitations and potential for making changes to the process

► Q&A Moderator: Associate Dean Al Courey

10:30 AM Break (coffee refresh)
10:45 AM Professors Elizabeth & Robert Bjork (Psychology Department)

► Implications of cognitive psychology research on the use of student ratings of instruction

11:15 AM Professors Elizabeth Bjork (Psychology) & Albert Courey (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

► Office of Instructional Development’s Student Course Evaluation Revision Committee: Activities, Motivation, and Pilot Results of New Instrument

12:00 PM Lunch

► Activity: Brainstorm ideas for revising the evaluation of teaching process

1:15 PM Moderators: Drs. Erin Sanders & Shanna Shaked (CEILS)

►Debrief on current ideas for revising evaluation of teaching

1:30 PM Professor Patricia Greenfield (Psychology Department)

► Case Study: UCLA Psychology Department’s Policy Change Process and New Policy Document for Teaching Reviews

► Q&A Moderator: Professor Janice Reiff

2:00 PM Plenary Session I
Sierra Dawson, Assistant Vice Provost at the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, University of Oregon

►Reforming the Evaluation of Teaching From the Department to Institutional Level

3:00 PM Break (coffee, snacks)
3:15 PM Plenary Session II
Diane O’Dowd, Vice Provost of Academic Personnel, University of California- Irvine

► Valuing and Evaluating Teaching at the Merit & Promotion Process

4:15 PM UCLA Leadership Panel

Deans Patricia Turner (Undergraduate Education), Robin Garrell (Graduate Division), David Schaberg (Humanities), Darnell Hunt (Social Sciences), Miguel García-Garibay (Physical Sciences), Victoria Sork (Life Sciences), and Jayathi Murthy (Engineering & Applied Sciences)

► Takeaways and action items moving forward

► Q&A Moderator: Associate Dean Tracy Johnson

5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Next Steps by Associate Dean Al Courey
5:15 PM Adjourn