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April:


CTL Executive Presenter Series: Making the Sausage
Curtis A. Carver Jr., PhD, Vice President for Information Technology/CIO
Third Ingredient: Technology
Friday, April 1, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, CTL 243
In The CTL Executive Presenter Series, UAB leaders at the vice president level speak to faculty about their areas of influence. Topics include finance, recruitment, information technology, and diversity.
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10kexecutive
  • 10,000 Gold points
  • Executive Series Badge


Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teachers - Tino Unlap
Tuesday, April 5, 8:10-9:00 AM, 240-G
Thursday, April 7, 12:10-1:00 PM, LRC 210-A
What do you think are the seven habits most closely associated with successful teachers? Come find out when Dr. Tino Unlap presents the concluding topic of the Teaching Innovation Certificate series.
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  • 10,000 Gold points
  • Innovative Teaching Series Badge


Faculty Quick Guide to the IDEA Survey - Scott Phillips
Monday, April 11, 12:00-1:00 PM, CTL 240-G
Lunch Provided.
This session will explain the rationale for selecting objectives on the Faculty Information Form, and how to make sense of the IDEA results summary report for teaching effectiveness, selecting new teaching methods to support learning goals, and curriculum revision.
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  • Effective Teaching Badge


Writing Good Test Questions - Tino Unlap
Tuesday, April 12, 8:10-9:00 AM, 240-G
Thursday, April 14, 12:10-1:00 PM, LRC 210-A
We will examine techniques for increasing test construction efficiency and grading. These techniques help ensure questions assess student mastery of course objectives. Creation of different types of questions will be discussed including techniques such as structured white space and abbreviated critical thinking as well as multiple choice and multiple answer.
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  • Innovative Teaching Series Badge


CTL Executive Presenter Series: Making the Sausage
Paulette Dilworth, PhD, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Fourth Ingredient: Diversity
Friday, April 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, CTL 243
Lunch Provided.
In The CTL Executive Presenter Series, UAB leaders at the vice president level speak to faculty about their areas of influence. Topics include finance, recruitment, information technology, and diversity.
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10kexecutive
  • 10,000 Gold points
  • Executive Series Badge


Writing Good Test Questions II - Scott Phillips
Wednesday, April 20, 12:10-1:00 PM, LRC 210-A
Writing good test questions is the first step in creating effective quizzes and exams. After the test is over, Canvas LMS can provide an item analysis that tells you which questions were most effective at distinguishing high-performing from low-performing students. This information can be used as you work to improve the test, allowing you to remove ineffective questions.
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  • 10,000 Gold points
  • Effective Teaching Badge
  • Canvas Badge


Moving from Lectures to Problem-Based Applications - Tino Unlap
Thursday, April 21, 12:10-1:00 PM, LRC 210-A
Every graduate deserves to learn how to identify and solve problems regardless of major. Dr. Tino Unlap, an experienced teacher, mentor, and researcher, will explain his approach to "full application" problem-solving to enhance student skills for independent thinking and long-term retention of learning.
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  • Effective Teaching Badge


Assessment of UAB  - Gregg Janowski
Monday, April 25, 3:00-4:00 PM, CTL 243
UAB does a great deal of assessment at the program and institutional level. This seminar will give an overview of the instruments that UAB uses. Results of the Spring 2015 administration of the Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) from Ruffalo Noel Levitz will be presented.
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  • Effective Teaching Badge


Elevation One’s Teaching to the Synthesis and Evaluation Levels - Tino Unlap
Tuesday, April 26, 8:10-9:00 AM, 240-G
Techniques to convert existing course activities and content from the lower cognitive levels of Bloom's taxonomy (Knowledge / Comprehension) to the higher levels (Application through Evaluation) will be demonstrated. We will touch upon question-writing but this is more thoroughly addressed in “How to Write Good Questions.”
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10kinnovation
  • 10,000 Gold points
  • Innovative Teaching Series Badge



Elevating One’s Teaching to the Synthesis and Evaluation Levels - Tino Unlap
Thursday, April 28, 12:10-1:00 PM, LRC 210-A
Techniques to convert existing course activities and content from the lower cognitive levels of Bloom's taxonomy (Knowledge / Comprehension) to the higher levels (Application through Evaluation) will be demonstrated. We will touch upon question-writing but this is more thoroughly addressed in “How to Write Good Questions.”
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10kinnovation
  • 10,000 Gold points
  • Innovative Teaching Series Badge