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June 2021

Course Development STE Application Information Session #2

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom,

To learn more about our new Course Development STE offerings and the application process, we welcome you to attend on of our upcoming info sessions. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q & A. Session #2 will take place over Zoom on June 4, 3:00 PM PDT. To register, please click here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcu6prjIsHd0PttEF34mIMRZ_o-63OUXv

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Course Development STE Application Information Session #1

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

To learn more about our new Course Development STE offerings and the application process, we welcome you to attend on of our upcoming info sessions. There will be a short presentation followed by a Q & A. Session #1 will take place over Zoom on June 4, 11:00 AM PDT. To register, please click here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlf-utrT8sEtGQNhBHVIRADGZMVA35NaFU

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May 2021

EPIC-Lang Launch Event and Open House

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom,

Please join us for the launch of EPIC-Lang, a set of new EPIC initiatives that expands EPIC's language pedagogy programming to include more workshops, new grant opportunities, and access to resources on language instruction. This open house will feature introductory remarks from Dean Schaberg and an overview of all EPIC-Lang initiatives from Gyanam Mahajan, EPIC Faculty Co-Director. There will also be time for participants to offer their input and suggestions about EPIC-Lang. After the event, please feel free to join…

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Course Development STE Application (EXTENDED DEADLINE – June 23, 2021)

May 13 - June 23

The Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity to promote innovative and inclusive undergraduate teaching in the following interdisciplinary fields within the Humanities: Health & Medical, Environmental, Digital, and Urban Humanities. Building upon the foundational work of the Mellon-EPIC Fellows from the Collaborative Humanities Track Seminars in Teaching Excellence (STE), the new EPIC Course Development STE will bring together Humanities faculty and graduate students to develop undergraduate courses in these four fields. Participants will work collaboratively across…

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UCLA QGrad Conference 2021 – Queer Intimacies: Community, Control, Resistance

May 6 - May 7
Zoom,

Conference dates: May 6-7, 2021 Location: Online, Zoom conference Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Doyle Featured Performer: Dorian Wood QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. Please save the date for our annual Queer Graduate Conference! Queerness intertwines with intimacy, or the closely personal. Simultaneously signaling the individual and the relational, intimacy builds lives and the communities that hold them. What are the rules governing queer intimacy, and how have they been imagined in the past and…

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TA Workshop: Teaching Hot Topics (Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Series – Part 3)

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom,

This workshop builds on concepts and strategies from Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Interrupting Bias to Cultivate Inclusivity to help instructors learn how to address hot topics in their classrooms when they arise. Participants will engage in and practice key concepts related to how to use dialogue in the classroom and how to challenge dominant narratives within texts. Instructors will also practice troubleshooting moments in the classroom when challenging content is being addressed. Note: We highly encourage you to take Creating…

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April 2021

TA Workshop: Assessment & Grading – Measuring Student Achievement in the Classroom

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

How is assessment different from grading? Do you know when students have learned the knowledge and skills required to introduce new material? How can you best assess and grade students via Zoom? In this workshop, you will discuss the difference between assessment and grading, the importance of incorporating assessment into your approach to instruction, and various assessment techniques to gauge student learning. You will learn to identify appropriate ways to evaluate student growth, develop a system for measuring your effectiveness…

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TA Workshop: Interrupting Bias to Cultivate Inclusivity (Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Series – Part 2)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom,

This workshop is Part 2 of CAT’s Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Series. It builds on concepts and strategies learned in Creating Inclusive Classrooms to help you develop knowledge and skills for interrupting bias and managing hot moments in the classroom. In this workshop, you will engage in and practice vulnerability, active listening, recognizing intent versus impact, and strategies for confronting bias. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the impact of bias from the perspectives of both students…

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Ready, Set, Teach! – From Zoom to Classroom: Remote Teaching Strategies Worth Keeping

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

EPIC presents our Spring 2021 Ready, Set, Teach! event, From Zoom to Classroom: Remote Teaching Strategies Worth Keeping. This panel will feature instructors who have experienced successes while remote teaching and discuss how these strategies can translate into our return back to campus. Please join us as in highlighting just some of the hard work by instructors and look ahead to our return to in-person teaching. While discussions will focus on Humanities teaching and learning, all are welcome to join. Our…

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TA Workshop: Creating Inclusive Classrooms (Inclusive and Equitable Teaching Series – Part 1)

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom,

This workshop is the first in a 3 part series on Inclusive and Equitable Teaching. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to proactively set norms supportive of an inclusive classroom. Through self-reflection, you will develop an understanding of your own identities and how these identities appear in the classroom. You will practice using active listening techniques to troubleshoot difficult moments in and outside of the classroom. This workshop focuses on proactive strategies rather than on confronting bias. You will…

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