Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment - Western Washington University's Teaching and Learning Center

The Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment provides workshops and seminars, sponsors speakers, and holds open houses dedicated to supporting faculty use of innovations in their teaching. If you would like to suggest a workshop or speaker for the next academic year, please use our Suggestion Box form.

Upcoming CIIA-sponsored events are listed below. Often we provide online access to supporting materials associated with an event. For this reason, you may search events or view an archive of past events.

If you are looking for a particular event, use the search events feature.

Upcoming Events

 
Learning Technology Group: Using Rubrics to Increase Feedback and Save Time in Canvas
Location: ONLINE,  Date: 12/3/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join Kevin Dixey, Peter Agras, and Justina Brown for this session on how to use the various kinds of and settings for rubrics in Canvas. When complemented with SpeedGrader and free form comments, rubrics can make grading easier and faster while increasing feedback for students. We will use the BigBlueButton web conferencing tool via Canvas. We will not be meeting in person. Direct your browser to our Canvas site, log in, enroll, and follow the directions. Need assistance? Call x7210. Learning Technology Group more


Past Events

 
FACULTY GUR GROUP – Depth vs. Breadth: Using Big Ideas to Unburden Your GUR Curriculum
Location: Bond Hall 111,  Date: 11/25/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choosing the big ideas for your GUR course can provide a road map for what content to cover and what to eliminate. Join Georgianne Connell (Biology) for two sessions on unburdening the curriculum. The first will be an explanation of the process she went through to unburden the curriculum for Biology 101, and the second will be a workshop to allow you to begin the process of unburdening with your own GUR course. Faculty GUR Group more


FACULTY GUR GROUP – Depth vs. Breadth: Using Big Ideas to Unburden Your GUR Curriculum
Location: Bond Hall 111,  Date: 11/18/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Choosing the big ideas for your GUR course can provide a road map for what content to cover and what to eliminate. Join Georgianne Connell (Biology) for two sessions on unburdening the curriculum. The first will be an explanation of the process she went through to unburden the curriculum for Biology 101, and the second will be a workshop to allow you to begin the process of unburdening with your own GUR course. Faculty GUR Group more


WORKSHOPS: Open Educational Resources with special guest, Boyoung Chae
Location: Haggard Hall 222,  Date: 11/7/2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join one or both of these sessions lead by Dr. Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate, eLearning and Open Education, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges. She is volunteering her time to visit with our campus and share her expertise about finding, using, creating, and curating openly-licensed educational materials. Sign up for one or both workshops. Refreshments provided. Free. * 11-11:45: Overview & Introduction of OER * 1-2: Finding and Using OER Hands-on Workshop Space is limited: RSVP Required. Sponsors: CIIA, Writing Instruction Support, TLA, and Extended Education more


Learning Technology Group Webinar: Creative Cloud (via Big Blue Button)
Location: ONLINE,  Date: 11/5/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AJ Barse will guide us through the newest version of Adobe Creative Cloud and show us the all-the-rage connective creative work flow. We will use the BigBlueButton web conferencing tool via Canvas. We will not be meeting in person. Direct your browser to our Canvas site, log in, enroll, and follow the directions. Need assistance? Call x7210. Archive video will be available on our public site. See also: Resources for Creative more


WEBINAR: Discussing OER and Open Policy with Creative Commons, featuring Cable Green
Location: Viking Union 567,  Date: 10/14/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for tea and treats--and a live web-based presentation just for WWU by Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons (and former Director of eLearning & Open Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges). Cable will discuss how the Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals, and open educational resources (OER) provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Cable will discuss specific examples including how to build effective teams for institution-wide OER p... more


WEBINAR: Discussing OER and Open Policy with Creative Commons, featuring Cable Green
Location: Viking Union 567,  Date: 10/14/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for tea and treats--and a live web-based presentation just for WWU by Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons. Cable will discuss how the Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals, and open educational resources (OER) provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Cable will discuss specific examples including how to build effective teams for institution-wide OER projects. single-site interactive web presentation, tune in “live” or later more


Innovative Teaching Showcase Learning Event
Location: Wilson Library 268 and 270,  Date: 6/6/2014 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Every year, the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment creates a cutting-edge multimedia showcase, featuring the best practices of and video interviews with Western’s most dynamic instructors. This year's Showcase theme is Blended Learning. At the Learning Event, visitors can learn more about the Innovative Teaching Showcase, watch the videos, enjoy refreshments, and meet this year’s featured instructors. more


Faculty GUR Group: World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively! (part 2)
Location: Humanities 108,  Date: 5/20/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Shirley Osterhaus, (Fairhaven) will present “World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively!” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs. This GUR class, grounded in justice, human rights and activism, is accompanied by the World Issues Forum speaker series that has hosted, over the past 13 years, 300+ visionaries, activists, and scholars who have stretched students' minds and hearts. All faculty and staff are invited to attend t... more


Learning Technology Group: Alternatives to PowerPoint
Location: Miller Hall 56,  Date: 5/14/2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members of our campus community are welcome to join the "Learning Technology Group" monthly discussion aimed at increasing our campus-wide understanding and use of technology as a teaching tool. All Western faculty, staff, and interested students are welcome to attend. The focus of this session, lead by Kevin Dixey and AJ Barse (ATUS), will be on exploring alternatives to PowerPoint, including desktop, web, and mobile applications. The Learning Technology Group at Western is an ongoing collaboration of the team at the Teaching, Learning, & Technology Faculty Development Office (Academic... more


Faculty GUR Group: World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively! (part 1)
Location: Humanities 108,  Date: 5/13/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Shirley Osterhaus, (Fairhaven) will present “World Issues—learning widely, living ethically, advocating actively!” offered by the Faculty GUR Group. Please join your colleagues from across campus to explore excerpts of her course and reflect with participants on the instructional methods she employs. This GUR class, grounded in justice, human rights and activism, is accompanied by the World Issues Forum speaker series that has hosted, over the past 13 years, 300+ visionaries, activists, and scholars who have stretched students' minds and hearts. All faculty and staff are invited to attend t... more


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