ON-TRAC

ON-TRAC Courses

Thursday, April 24th 2014

CIRTL Workshops Series: Leveraging Diversity

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Diverse graduate students will share their academic experiences and views on leveraging diversity in STEM. Dr. Ashanti Johnson, Assistant Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences will lead the discussion.

Contact: Lisa Berry

12:00pm–1:00pm

http://www.cirtl.net/events, Room Online Event

100 Seats Available

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Thursday, May 22nd 2014

CIRTL Workshop Series 2: Leveraging Diversity in the STEM Classroom

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The last workshop in this year-long series that has examined the learning environment for multicultural students will focus on African American students in the classroom. Presented online through the CIRTL Network. No registration required. http://www.cirtl.net/events

Contact: Lisa Berry

12:00pm–1:00pm

http://www.cirtl.net/events, Room Online Event

100 Seats Available

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Monday, June 2nd 2014

Teaching and Learning Course

Academic · Professional · Social · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

Dr. Samir Iqbal, Associate Professor Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, is offering a Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Course (BE 5291-016) this summer. The class meets each day from June 2 to June 20 from 2-2:50pm in room 122 ERB. UT Arlington graduate students have the opportunity to attend this course for FREE and need not officially register for the course. Students who are interested in attending the course and receiving ON-TRAC credit towards second-level certification should email Lisa Berry lberry@uta.edu no later than May 1, 2014. Students from ALL disciplines are welcome and encouraged to register for the course. A multidisciplinary class will enrich the discussions in the course. Note on enrollment: Funded, half-time assistants (GRA/GTA), should officially register for the 2-credit hour course. All other students MUST email Lisa Berry to register as an ON-TRAC participant.

Contact: Lisa Berry

2:00pm–2:50pm

Engineering Research Building, Room 122

19 Seats Available

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Unscheduled Courses & Workshops

CIRTL Network Coffee Hour at UTA

CIRTL · ON-TRAC

Eighteen percent of Americans have disabilities, making students with disabilities one of the largest minorities on college campuses. This session will begin with an introduction to the burgeoning field of disability studies, and will then explore the increasingly diverse population of students with disabilities, which ranges from people with autism and traumatic brain injury to those with chronic illnesses and more familiar mobility or sensory impairments. The session will conclude with a discussion of universal design in teaching: an inclusive approach that not only makes classrooms more accessible students with disabilities but which can also help all students learn better. Presenters: Sarah F. Rose, Director, Minor in Disability Studies Program, University of Texas at Arlington Penny Acrey, Director, Office for Students with Disabilities, University of Texas at Arlington Gina Ceylan, Ph.D. Student, Department of Science Education, University of Missouri

Contact: Lisa Berry

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Day One Workshop

Academic · Professional · Social · Late · ON-TRAC

Setting the Tone on Day One: A Workshop of Best Practices for the First Day of Class Bring your laptops and mobile devices! Participatory and Engaging! Refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Lisa Berry

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First Generation Students in the College Classroom

Academic · Professional · Social · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

CIRLT Network online workshop: Students' Experiences: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for College Professors Increasing the number of minority and first generation college students in higher education is a top educational priority. Join the discussants as they share their experiences working with these students in a variety of educational settings, including high schools, community colleges and traditional four year universities. Discussants will also share the lessons learned from implementing projects aimed at developing a college-going culture among prospective first generation college students as well as recommendations for capitalizing on these students' experiences in and out of the college/university classroom. http://www.cirtl.net/events Presenters:Dr. Carla Amaro-JimA©nez, Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington Dr. Barbara Tobolowsky, Assistant Professor of Education

Contact: Lisa Berry

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Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Early · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

This Learning Community meeting will include a discussion of modern STEM classroom disruptions and how faculty should respond to the new forms of distractions in their classrooms.

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Learning Community meeting

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Learning Community meeting to generate ideas for future local and Network events. If you are unable to make it to campus, you may access this event using Adobe Connect: https://univoftexas.adobeconnect.com/EDGE Attendees should enter their first and last name and then select "Enter Room."

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON TRAC OPEN HOUSE

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Drs. Raymond Jackson, James Grover, and Kevin Schug would like to invite faculty and graduate students to ON-TRAC Open House. The Organizational Network for Teaching as Research Advancement and Collaboration (ON-TRAC) provides both faculty and students with access to a network of experts in STEM Teaching. The program is part of the NSF-funded, 22-institution Network - Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learninga"or CIRTL. Please join us to learn more about ON-TRAC programming, Certificates in STEM Teaching, and additional benefits for faculty and students. Reservations encouraged but not required.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC - Best Practices in Teaching and Learning

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Topics include presentation techniques to enhance learning, using feedback and assessment to improve teaching, and collaborative learning vs. individual learning. Interested students should email Lisa Berry lberry@uta.edu for registration information.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC - Faculty Series (1st)

Academic · Professional · Social · Early · Middle · Late · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

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ON-TRAC - IRB Process

Academic · Professional · Social · Middle · Late · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

ON-TRAC Learning Community Meeting. Topic: Navigating the IRB Process for Human Participants Research. Psychology doctoral student, Colin Jenney, will lead a discussion of the IRB process with specific emphasis on education protocols (often needed for scholarly teaching projects).

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Early · Middle · ON-TRAC

UTA's ON TRAC Leader, Dr. Kevin Schug (Associate Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor in Analytical Chemistry) will address the importance of teaching skills in a graduate portfolio. Examples of how ON-TRAC's core principle of teaching-as-research benefits your career and employment opportunities will also be discussed. The ON TRAC Learning Community Brown Bag Series is open to Master's students, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

Contact: Ashley Horn

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ON-TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Early · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

Dr. Ann Cavallo will lead this Learning Community Meeting focusing on active learning techniques in STEM education.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Early · Middle · ON-TRAC

Dr. Ann Cavallo will lead this Learning Community Meeting focused on problems in STEM classrooms.

Contact: Ashley Horn

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ON-TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Early · Middle · Late · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

Dr. Kevin Schug will review the ON TRAC program at UTA and the CIRTL Network opportunities available to all students.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC Learning Community Meeting: A Conversation with Harold McNair, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Academic · Professional · Social · Early · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

Professor Emeritus Harold McNair will discuss his career of research, teaching, and mentoring in Chemistry; however, all STEM disciplines will benefit from his expertise. As one news article states: "Dr. Harold McNair was there when gas chromatography began but considers his greatest achievements to have come as a teacher and mentor." http://digital.findanalytichem.com/nxtbooks/advanstar/lcgc0210/index.php?startid=26

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC Learning Community, Characteristics of Great Instructors in STEM

Academic · Professional · Early · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

Dr. James Epperson, Associate Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor, Mathematics, will lead a discussion of great instructor characteristics in the STEM fields.

Contact: Tonja Berry

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ON-TRAC Service Learning

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This course is within the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), which is guided by the mission to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. Specifically, this course will work to prepare graduate students and post-docs to successfully teach undergraduate STEM students within a service-learning context of collaboration with current STEM classes on campus. Learning Outcomes: 1.Prepare graduate students for effective STEM teaching in higher education. 2.Utilize an inquiry-based pedagogy to further their teaching skill and mastery. 3.Support faculty development within a service-learning context.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC Teaching as Research Projects

Academic · Professional · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

Participants will be viewing the CIRTL Network Leaders online meeting. During this event, students across the CIRTL Network who have been doing Teaching-as-Research projects this year will gather to share an overview of their project and results. If you are are curious about what TAR projects are being done, what results are coming out of the projects, or simply want to know more about what a TAR project involves this is a great opportunity to see some of this year's successful initiatives. A brief discussion will follow the video conference.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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ON-TRAC: Designing a Teaching As Research Project: How is discipline-based research different from research in Mathematics and Science Education?

Academic · Professional · Middle · Late · ON-TRAC

As part of the ON-TRAC program, you may be designing a Teaching as Research (TAR) project to implement in your classroom. In this presentation, we discuss the differences between conducting research in your discipline and designing a project that is grounded in research in mathematics and science education.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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Resources for Improving your Teaching: ON TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Social · Middle · Late · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

Current GTAs from Science and Engineering will lead a discussion of how to approach difficult concepts in STEM and resources for improving your teaching.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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Some Highlights around How People Learn - ON TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Social · Early · Middle · Late · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

Physics Professor, Dr. Ramon Lopez, will highlight some important findings from cognitive science relating to how people learn, with a special focus on findings from Physics education research.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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Summer Research Mentoring Opportunity

Academic · Professional · Social · Late · ON-TRAC

Join us to learn more about the summer I Engage Mentoring Program. The Office of Graduate Studies offers the I Engage Mentoring Program each summer. The program provides doctoral and doctoral-bound students who have completed 30 hours of graduate study an opportunity to gain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research mentor to a UT Arlington undergraduate. The program is open to all junior-senior level undergraduate students but minority and underrepresented and first generation undergraduates are particularly encouraged to participate. Graduate students receive a 400 stipend during the term in which they participate in the project. Undergraduates will receive a scholarship for 3 semester credit hours of independent study. Undergraduates will be expected to work closely with a graduate student mentor on either the mentor's research/creative project or on their own research/creative project.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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What is Teaching as Research? ON TRAC Learning Community Meeting

Academic · Professional · Social · Early · Middle · Late · CIRTL · ON-TRAC

In addition to the regularly scheduled noon-1:00pm Learning Community meeting, students who are available at 11:00am can join us for the CIRTL Capstone Teaching-as-Research Webinar.

Contact: Lisa Berry

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