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The Social Justice Pedagogy Working Group

Published: March 22, 2018

 The Social Justice Pedagogy Working Group: A Community for Graduate Student Teachers at UCLA   As an English Phd student here at UCLA and as the Chair of the Social Justice Pedagogy Working Group, I am excited to announce that we are currently planning new workshops and meetings throughout the rest of the 2017-2018 academic…

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Professor Jin from University of Macau visits Language Expertise STE

Published: February 12, 2018

Professor Jin, Faculty of Arts and Humanities from University of Macau, visited the Language Expertise STE on February 9, 2018. Professor Jin’s primary research interests include cognitive processing of languages, first and second language acquisition, input, interaction, and output analyses, foreign language curricular design, and teacher development. In the last 25 years of her career,…

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5 Great Online Resources for TAs in the Humanities

Published: December 20, 2017

For Teaching Assistants (TAs), regardless of whether this is your first quarter teaching or you have spent several years in a classroom, sharpening your pedagogical skills and learning new techniques is an important part of honing teaching skills in the humanities. While training courses and workshops are certainly core ways to build teaching skills, when…

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The Past, Present, and Future of UCLA’s TA Conference

Published: October 25, 2017

A conversation with 2017’s TA Conference Coordinator, Jennifer MacGregor On the first Monday of the Fall quarter every year, hundreds of UCLA graduate students arrive on campus to take part in the TA Conference. Organized through the TA Training Program, which is a part of the Office of Instructional Development (OID), the TA Conference provides…

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“Small Changes, Big Impact” Workshop

Published: October 25, 2017

On October 16, 2017, EPIC’s Program Director, Dr. Lisa B. Felipe, led a workshop titled, “Small Changes, Big Impact.” Using 2001’s revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and James Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, Dr. Felipe focused on how teachers can encourage two foundational learning actions, remember and understand, to strengthen the necessary…

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Call for Applications

Published: September 25, 2017

Seminars in Teaching Excellence Academic Year 2017-18: Winter and Spring 2018   EPIC Program is now recruiting for the Winter/Spring 2018 STEs: Language Expertise and Course Design and Assessment Techniques. For faculty application, please click here. For Mellon-EPIC Fellowship for graduate students, please click here. Application deadline is October 27, 2017. Overview and Commitment The Seminars in…

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Welcome to EPIC!

Published: September 12, 2017

Hello, stranger! We are happy to welcome you to the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program website and, more importantly to this blog. EPIC, a partnership between the UCLA Division of Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, focuses on the art of teaching in the Humanities disciplines and their ever-changing landscape ion…

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