Integrating Play & Passion into Online Learning

In this seminar, Professor Rob Prince discusses his efforts to create uniquely engaging online courses using props, humor, and discussions. From puppets to a spacesuit and his DeLorean, Rob uses every possible tool at his disposal to energize his students and set his...

Share your Feedback

We’d like to create more opportunities like this Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop and to do that, we’d like your feedback. What did you take away from your experience? What do you want more of, please fill out the form below, or open the link here, and...

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy — Part 2

On November 19th, Jody Hassel engaged UAF faculty and other participants in dialogue around trauma-informed pedagogy. This workshop was part 2 of 2 in a series sponsored by UAF’s Faculty Learning Community on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. View the workshop and...

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop — Part 1

On November 17th, Linda Thai offered a 2-hour workshop on Trauma-Informed Practices, sponsored by the University of Alaska Faculty Learning Community on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. See the recordings of this 2-hour workshop and 1-hour Q&A below. You can also...

Workshop Details

See workshop recordings and resources.On November 17th and 19th, UAF welcomes trauma-informed practice teachers Jody Hassel and Linda Thai for a workshop on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. This 2-day, 4-hour workshop with Jody Hassel and Linda Thai is for all UAF faculty,...

Community Seminar: Mentoring Remote Students in Research

Watch Jen Peterson (PSY), Trent Sutton (CFOS/URSA), and Abel Bult-Ito (BIOL) to learn how they are facilitating research opportunities for remote students. Dr. Peterson discusses her CITE project, creating research assistantships for distance learners; Dr Bult-Ito...

Managing Interactions in Synchronous Online Sessions

As many of us have transitioned to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, many are wondering how to engage students in this new context. Watch Wendy Martelle and Sabine Siekmann (LING) for tips on keeping your Zoom sessions and online courses engaging for you...

The Online Student Experience

A panel of UAF students discusses their experiences as online learners. Students discuss their techniques for managing an online courseload, what gets them engaged in their online courses, and what they wish more teachers knew when teaching online.

Video Editing and Publication

Make your DIY videos more professional in post-production using media editing tools. Learn more about your options for editing and publication from Media Studio Production Designer Eric Lonn. 

Best Practices for Media Recording

Recording your own instructional content at home? Want tips on lighting, staging, tools, and more? Join Media Studio Production Designer Eric Lonn to learn how to turn your home recording space into the best media studio it can be! 

Teaching in Low-Bandwidth Online Contexts

Learn about distance delivery designed for students in rural or low-bandwidth contexts. Claudia Ihl, biology professor with the UAF Northwest Campus, will share insights and perspectives.  Download Claudia’s tips for teaching in low-bandwidth online...

Bridging Social Divides with 21st Century Learners

Examine the psychological impacts of attention-grabbing media and how this correlates to students’ maintaining attention and motivation in their college courses. How can we as faculty design our courses to recognize and integrate the online contexts that...

Propose a Community Seminar

Community Seminars in Teaching and Learning are led by faculty who’ve had success with a particular aspect of or approach to teaching and learning — i.e. contract-based grading, online accessibility, hybrid teaching, etc. Faculty facilitators discuss their experiences...

Supporting Student Mental Health

Learn about successful, evidence-based practices for supporting students’ mental health across the curriculum at UAF. This Community Seminar was hosted by Mat Wooller, Director of Alaska Stable Isotope Facility and founder of UAF’s The Well, Jen Peterson,...

Incorporating Career Development into Courses

Amanda White, Program Director of Applied Management, and Madara Mason, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning at UAF eCampus, hosted a Community Seminar on “Incorporating Career Development into Courses.” They share about how to infuse small...

Discovery-Based Group Learning

Gordon Williams, Professor of Mathematics, hosted a Community Seminar on “Discovery-Based Group Learning,” highlighting the techniques he has used in his UAF courses to keep students engaged in group projects. Dr. Williams shares about facilitating...

Contract-Based Grading

Sarah Stanley, Director of University Writing, and Deborah Rinio, Instructor in Library Sciences, hosted a June 2020 seminar on “Contract-Based Grading.” In addition to sharing applications of this collaborative approach to grading in their own courses,...

Reflecting on 30 years of distance and online education

Heidi Olson managed paper-based correspondence courses in the ’80s, supported UAF’s first online offerings in the late ’90s, and has handled thousands of online courses since. She retired last week. Read her reflections on these changes over time and advice on giving students the best possible learning experience.

Use student conferences to develop positive rapport

Research shows that the relationships between students and their instructors in a university-level course is “one of the most important factors’ contributing to student success. Use student conferences to give and receive feedback and build relationships that will improve everyone’s engagement in the course.

Cancel your final

Give everyone a break from the stress of traditional finals and infuse a new sense of purpose in your final assessment with these suggestions for alternative final assessments.

Practicing project management

As the semester settles into a rhythm, the more daunting but less urgent projects that we’ve put off are beginning to demand attention. But where to start? Make a plan, commit to a practice and voila, the only work you’ll have to do is the work, not the managing of the anxiety about the work.

Support students’ basic needs

If we learned anything this summer, it’s that working under conditions of uncertainty and crisis makes it hard to get the work done. This is equally true for students, and it is true at the macro-level of statewide budgeting as well as the micro-level of individual...

iTeach Live Interviews

UAF eCampus’s iTeach is an in-person event for UAF faculty interested in exploring pedagogy, technology, and online learning. Over the course of multiple days, UAF faculty are invited to work closely with the eCampus instructional design team to explore course...

Facilitate active learning online

We learn better when we are involved in constructing our own knowledge. Some of us know this from experience — it’s why we do research, why we collaborate, why we ask our kids questions when we read to them. But this is also a finding backed by decades of...

Storytelling as Teaching

Storytelling is a powerful tool for communicating a message. How can you leverage this power in your teaching? Whose stories are shared — yours? Students’? In this workshop, we’ll look at examples of how and where storytelling can be most impactful...

Reflecting on your teaching

With all the logistics that go into wrapping up the semester, it’s hard to think about almost anything else — painful to think about the whole semester that you’re just trying to move beyond. But of course, as teachers we know that there’s great value in...

Try inclusive class agendas

An agenda creates transparency and welcomes inclusion in the classroom. If these are qualities you strive for in your teaching, consider these principles for creating open, inclusive class agendas.