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EPIC Inaugural Conference Playlist

Published: July 10, 2018

The videos for the EPIC Inaugural Conference are now live with closed captioning and transcripts. Please visit this YouTube Playlist, which includes videos for the Keynote by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, and panel discussions including Inclusive Classrooms (Edna Chavarry, Catherine Knight Steele, Mana Hayakawa, and Peter Chesney), Innovative Teaching With Technology (Mary Flanagan, Miriam Posner, Juliette…

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Faculty Leads Announced for AY 2018-2019 Seminars in Teaching Excellence

Published: June 3, 2018

EPIC is pleased to announce the new Faculty Leads for the 2018-2019 Seminars in Teaching Excellence. The co-leads will work in tandem to design and facilitate one of the EPIC Seminars in Teaching Excellence (STE) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each STE in Medical Humanities (Fall 2018), Environmental Humanities (Winter 2019), and Digital Humanities (Spring 2019) represents an interdisciplinary curricular track within…

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Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research

Published: May 4, 2018

On March 12, 2018, the UCLA Data Archive offered a full-day workshop in conjunction with Project TIER on “Teaching Methods of Empirical Research.” Attendees comprised Social Sciences and Humanities faculty and staff, who participated in an active workshop in R Markdown and learned about the TIER Protocol for documenting the research process to make it transparent and reproducible by others. The…

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EPIC’s Inaugural Conference Highlights

Published: May 4, 2018

EPIC held its inaugural conference, Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching, from April 5 to 6, 2018  in Royce Hall here at UCLA. The conference brought together professors, graduate students, public humanities scholars, and education professionals from a multitude of humanities fields and institutions in order to participate in an extensive conversation on pedagogy in the humanities. The…

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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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