announcements

Announcements

Spring 2021 Forward FOCUS information

Information for individual faculty who opted into using the Forward FOCUS in addition to SRTI can be found on the Forward FOCUS page.

 

Faculty members in departments that have elected to administer the Forward FOCUS as their departmental Spring student evaluations, please visit our departmental guidelines page for more information. Faculty members in departments that have elected to administer the Forward FOCUS as their departmental Spring student evaluations will be required to share the results within their department.

 


Upcoming Events

May
21
Friday, May 21, 2021 -
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Contemplative Pedagogy Working Group Meeting

“Reflection and Retreat,” with Lena Fletcher (Environmental Conservation) and Brian Baldi (CTL).  For more information about contemplative pedagogy, please visit our CP Page For an event Zoom link, contact Brian Baldi.

May
25
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 -
12:00PM to 1:15PM
BLACK, BROWN, BRUISED: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation with Ebony O. McGee, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Join the public lecture by Dr. Ebony McGee, associate professor of diversity and STEM education at Vanderbilt University, for an important conversation about the negative effects of racialized STEM and the changes necessary to unlock the potential of all students and faculty. In this talk, Dr. McGee will share insight into her research and first solo-authored book, Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation. The event and discussion groups are primarily sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Biotechnology Training Program, with co-sponsorship by the department of Polymer Sciences & Engineering, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Information and Computer Sciences, and the Center for Teaching & Learning.  For more information and to register for this event please visit the Event Page.

 

May
27
Thursday, May 27, 2021 -
11:30AM to 12:45PM
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL): What is it and why do it?

Do you have a teaching strategy, activity, or learning sequence that you feel strongly “works” – and would love to have concrete evidence to prove that? Have you ever felt perplexed, confused, or intrigued about something related to your students’ learning and/or your teaching that made you want to uncover what is happening? In this workshop we will explore the scholarship of teaching and learning—the systematic study of processes and teaching and learning in our classrooms. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.

May
28
Friday, May 28, 2021 -
11:30AM to 12:30PM
Stress-free Submission of SoTL projects to the IRB

Are you uncertain if your Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project qualifies as human subjects research that requires review by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)? Do you have questions about starting a new IRB protocol or amending an existing one for your SoTL project? Would you like to learn some tips for successfully navigating the IRB review process? Please join Dr. Iris Jenkins, the Assistant Director of the UMass Human Research Protection Office for a workshop on submitting your SoTL project to the IRB. For more information and to register, please visit the Event Page.