Ready, Set, Teach! Highlights from the April 16 roundtable luncheon

Published: April 30, 2019

Guest post by Annelie Rugg, Director & Humanities CIO, HumTech If you are looking to truly understand the reality of teaching and learning at UCLA, go to an EPIC “Ready, Set, Teach!” roundtable luncheon for an invaluable two-hour immersion into the hearts and minds of today’s humanities students and instructors. It’s impossible not to gain…

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Lessons Learned at the Inaugural Ready, Set, Teach!

Published: October 16, 2018

For many instructors at UCLA, Zero Week is a transitional time spent enjoying the last of summer vacation and getting ready to meet and teach a new cohort of students. On September 26, 2018, EPIC aimed to make this transition smoother by welcoming instructors back into the academic year with its inaugural Ready, Set, Teach!…

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Interview with Dana Milstein, EPIC’s Instructional Designer

Published: August 29, 2018
Dana Milstein

EPIC is lucky to have instructional designer Dana Milstein on the team to help us envision a better future for pedagogy in the humanities here at UCLA. I sat down with Dana to discuss how she got into instructional design, her work in developing pedagogical tools at UCLA, and the role of technology in this…

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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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