2019-2020 Seminars in Teaching Excellence
All Seminars in Teaching Excellence for 2019-2020 required a 50-hour commitment over the quarter that included 30-hours of face-to-face meeting and 20 hours of at-home preparation for reading and project development. Fellows were expected to attend all meetings and to contribute towards the final group project, which generally included an Annotated Bibliography and a pedagogical toolkit to be shared out to the UCLA teaching community.
Fall 2019, Mondays 1-4pm
This STE explored intersectionality through the lens of demographics (race, class, gender, sexual orientation), psychographics (community and individual attitudes and beliefs), and social justice pedagogy in the undergraduate humanities classroom.
Winter 2020, Tuesdays (bi-monthly) 2-4pm
This STE was grounded in “multimodal and immersive pedagogy,” and was formatted as an experiential exploration into how the design of the human mind and learning spaces can be leveraged to give instructors and students equal access to content in ways that work best for each participant in a learning moment.
- Dr. Meredith Cohen, Associate Professor, Art History
- Dr. Dana Milstein, Instructional Designer, EPIC Program
Spring 2020, Mondays 2-5pm
This STE explored models of service learning and community engagement teaching, including the nuts and bolts of forming meaningful and sustainable external partnerships and how to integrate community engagement into an existing course. Topics included transfer, experiential and project-based learning, citizenship, and institutional ethics.
- Dr. Elizabeth Goodhue, Associate Director for Faculty Engagement, UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- Dr. Willeke Wendrich, Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Spring 2020, Tuesdays 10am-1pm (starting Week 2)
This STE built upon UCLA’s robust Urban Humanities community by exploring the theory and practice of urban humanities as it relates to environmental design, urban planning, geohumanities, and architectural and civil engineering disciplines.
- Dr. Dana Cuff, Professor, Architecture and Urban Design
- Dr. Todd Presner, Professor, Germanic Languages
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