Upcoming Events

14
Feb

Gen Z: What’s Not to like? Understanding the new generation of learners and how to unlock their potential

Workshop/Training | Sparkshops

Gen Z will most likely not remember a time before smartphones and social media. They gravitate towards 10 to 15 seconds worth of content (thanks TikTok) and were forced to be online learners (thanks pandemic). This Sparkshop will identify characteristics of Gen Z and explore teaching strategies to increase engagement.

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm | Online/Virtual |
07
Mar

Springboard to Action! Rethinking Student Assessment

Workshop/Training

The "Springboard to Action!" series events are yearly workshops sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Empowering Teaching Excellence. These workshops are designed for USU instructors to dedicate the day and implement a practice in their teaching that they had been planning on doing. Each Springboard workshop has a different theme. This year's "Springboard to Action Series" is rethinking student assessment with a focus on implementing ungrading practices into course construction. Participants will be presented with several short ignition ideas by facilitators, participate in breakouts, implement their own practices, and receive feedback from their group and designated facilitator.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Life Sciences Building |
21
Mar

Concurrent Enrollment Workshop

Workshop/Training

This workshop was designed to provide our CE Instructors with insights into what USU resources are available, how they fit into USU's goal of teaching excellence, and building community. During this event, instructors will learn about general education assessments, Canvas basics, and departmental resources.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online/Virtual |
13
Apr

Facilitating Students Engagement with Challenging Material: The Power of Literary Learning Circles

Workshop/Training | Sparkshops

Many of us teach required courses that are not at the top of most students' list of classes they are most excited to take. Small group learning circles have been a powerful tool we have used over the past three years to improve student engagement with course material in what we have come to call in Social Work, high resistance topic areas/courses. The response from students has been overwhelmingly positive and the experience of faculty has been equally positive. Come learn about how you might adapt this assignment/tool to enhance your students learning and your own teaching experience.

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm | Online/Virtual |