Workshops, Classes, & Webinars

As part of OIA’s mission to build capacity for excellent teaching on our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, webinars and facilitated online mini-courses to individuals who teach for the UA. 

All of our professional development offerings incorporate Universal Design principles. Registration for these offerings includes space for participants to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate their full participation, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text. Please use the Contact Us link to ask any other questions about the accessibility of our offerings.

Credentials for Completion of Professional-Development Offerings


Workshops & Webinars

Preparing for Faculty Job Applications Workshop Series


Details about each workshop are available. All workshops will be in the Graduate Center and Postdoctoral Affairs Classroom, 1600 E 1st St.
Register at http://bit.ly/pfjas-fall2019.

  • Sept. 10, 2019, noon-1:30 pm: Paving Pathways Beyond PhD: Academia and Higher Education
  • Sept. 17, 2019, noon-1:00 pm: Creating ePortfolios and an Online Presence 
  • Sept. 24, 2019, noon-1:00 pm: Writing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
  • Oct. 1, 2019, noon-1:00 pm: Preparing for the Academic Job Interview
  • Oct. 8, 2019, noon-1:00 pm: Developing your Teaching and Research Statements
  • Oct. 15, 2019, noon-1:30 pm: Application Materials Review

Mini-Courses

You can expect to spend about an hour a day on the content for these online mini-courses. Where indicated below, some include synchronous meetings, but most of the work for these will be at your own pace.

2019 Mini-Courses

Dates Mini-Courses
September 23-27, 2019

Building Communities in Online Courses This class has reached capacity.
Participants in this fully online five-day mini-course will conceptualize community in online environments while exploring tools, techniques, and activities that support student-to-student and student-to-instructor connectedness.  This mini-course will be capped at 30 participants.

September 30-Oct. 4, 2019

Building Intentional Learning Relationships  Register
This 5-day, fully online mini-course will help you address the intersections between cognitive and affective learning to promote academic achievement for your students. Drawing from the research on culturally responsive teaching, you will practice strategies and techniques for building intentional learning relationships with students. This course includes two synchronous, optional webinars. Your expected time investment are 1-2 hours per day. A showcase and feedback session takes place one week later. This mini-course will be capped at 20 participants.

November 4-8, 2019

Reimagining Online Lectures
This five day online mini-course will invite participants to reconsider the construct of “lecture” as it relates to online teaching and learning. Participants will explore ways that online content might be created and delivered. 

January 6-10, 2020

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning
This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus.

2020 Mini-Courses

Dates Mini-Courses
January, 2020 (before the start of spring semester)

Course-Level Assessment
This five-day online mini-course introduces assessment strategies and techniques that can be implemented at the course level to measure student learning, course design, and teaching practices.

January, 2020 (before the start of spring semester)

Effective Online Discussions
This five-day online mini-course introduces strategies for designing and facilitating effective online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement.

February, 2020

Facilitating Collaborative Learning 
(Online with synchronous meetings TBD) 
Participants in this 5-day mini-course will explore the implementation of evidence-based collaborative learning, observe examples of effective use of collaborative learning in actual college courses, create a plan for facilitating collaborative learning in a course of their choice, and give and receive feedback to and from colleagues. 

February, 2020

Building Communities in Online Courses
Participants in this fully online five-day mini-course will conceptualize community in online environments while exploring tools, techniques, and activities that support student-to-student and student-to-instructor connectedness.

March, 2020 Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.
April, 2020  Reimagining Slides
This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen.
May, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.

June, 2020

Facilitating Collaborative Learning (Online with synchronous meetings TBD)
In this two-week, hybrid mini-course, participants will learn about, plan, and practice using evidence-based, active and collaborative learning strategies for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. 

July, 2020

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning
This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus. This mini-course is paired with an optional peer-review and discussion meeting face-to-face on Thursday, Aug 8, 10-11:30 am or asynchronously online on the same day.

August, 2020 Reimagining Slides
This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen.
August, 2020
(week before fall semester starts)

Course-Level Assessment  
This five-day online mini-course introduces assessment strategies and techniques that can be implemented at the course level to measure student learning, course design, and teaching practices.

August, 2020
(week before fall semester starts)

Effective Online Discussions
This five-day mini-course introduces strategies for designing and facilitating effective online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement. 

August, 2020
(week before fall semester starts)

Teaching a Large Online Course 
This five-day online mini-course introduces instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses. 

September, 2020

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics
This mini-course includes a face-to-face session, TBD.
Participants in this 5-day mini-course will learn strategies to design (or redesign) a writing assignment for maximizing student engagement and success. This mini-course is paired with a face-to-face workshop focusing on developing a fair, effective, and efficient rubric for your assignment. Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited.

September, 2020

Collaborative Learning by Design
(Online with synchronous meetings via Zoom)
Participants in this 5-day mini-course will explore the design of evidence-based collaborative learning activities, discuss examples of effective collaborative learning activities from actual college courses, plan or revise a collaborative learning activity for a course of their choice, and give and receive feedback to and from colleagues.

October, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.


Self Paced Tutorials

The OIA offers several online, self paced tutorials that are available through D2L.  A list of available tutorials and descriptions, along with enrollment instructions, are available at this Tutorials page. 


Mini-Primers

The OIA has also created several mini-primers, which are short introductions to various teaching and learning topics, and include links to additional resources. A list of our mini-primers is available on this Mini-Primers page.