Professional Development Calendar

September 13: Managing a Course Web Site (Sakai)

Thursday, September 13
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Sakai is a learning management system for organizing class materials, discussions, assignments, grade reporting, and group work. This introduction covers the basic use of Sakai for the most common course tasks.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

September 20: Basic Web Design

Thursday, September 20
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

The fundamentals of creating webpages are discussed. Using the free "BlueGriffon" software, this workshop addresses how to create a simple site with multiple pages, links and images, and covers some basics of best web design practices.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

September 25: The Nuts and Bolts of Academic Book Publishing

Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:30pm to 6:00pm College Avenue Student Center, Atrium Conference Room 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop will outline the basics of academic book publishing: types of publishers and publishing options, how to present your work to editors, and what makes an effective book proposal. You will leave with a better understanding of how your work, regardless of discipline, fits into the publishing industry, and with more confidence to approach editors. Kimberly Guinta, Executive Editor at Rutgers University Press, will lead the workshop. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Ramazan Gungor.

 


 

September 26: Strategies for Teaching in a Multilingual Classroom

Wednesday, September 26
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 109
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop will provide practical suggestions on how to make use of your students' different languages and cultures within your teaching. We will also discuss how to effectively teach a group of students with various languages in a classroom setting.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

September 27: Online Grade Reporting & Communication

Thursday, September 27
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop will offer a discussion of acceptable practices for distributing student grades both online and in class, with a focus on how to use the SAS Gradebook for posting grades online. It will also provide a look at the Sakai gradebook and the online roster website, as well as some resources for managing mailing lists and student communication.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 3: Creating eBooks for the Classroom

Wednesday, October 3
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Resources for creating ebooks from original materials or collections of course materials, and distributing these ebook "course packs" will be reviewed. We will discuss the formats needed to support Kindles, iPads, and other devices. Software covered will include Sigil, Calibre, and iBooks Author.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 4: Active Learning

Thursday, October 4
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 120ABC
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Flipped classrooms, think-pair-share, inquiry-based learning, clicker questions and more: active learning takes many forms and has many advocates. In this session, we will discuss the spectrum of active learning methodologies, educational research supporting its effectiveness, and tips for incorporating active learning techniques into your classrooms, including resources available at Rutgers.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 9: Basic RefWorks 3.0

Tuesday, October 9
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

RefWorks (free to members of the Rutgers community) is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create and administer their own personal bibliographic database. This hands-on workshop introduces RefWorks and demonstrates how personal bibliographies can be created and managed. Two additional RefWorks tools, Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It will also be demonstrated. Additional help will be available for persons logging into RefWorks for the first time.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 11: Creating Excel Spreadsheets for Grading

Thursday, October 11
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop explores different methods of using Excel to calculate student grades. In addition to calculating weighted averages, we discuss methods of dropping the lowest grade and assigning letter grades based on numeric average grades via a lookup table. Finally, we cover various dynamic means of assessing the performance of an entire class by using charts and summation functions.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 

October 12: Introduction to Prezi

Friday, October 12
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation application that lets you organize and share ideas and information in a very dynamic way. You can lead your students (and audience) on a visual journey, collaborate in real time across time zones, and run your presentation from the cloud, desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. In this workshop you will learn how to set up a free account, navigate the canvas, create topics and subtopics, utilize templates, apply text, images and video, and use the Tool/Prezi Editor.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 16: Crafting Useful and Appropriate Learning Goals

Tuesday, October 16
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 109
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

How often do you actually step back and ask, “What should my students walk away from this class having learned?” Probably not often enough. Learning goals are the driving force behind any university course, and effective learning goals can be endlessly helpful to both you and your students. This workshop will teach you how to interpret, utilize, and, most importantly, craft useful and appropriate learning goals for any class in any field.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 17: Introduction to Canvas

Wednesday, October 17
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
Public Safety Building, Room 205A
55 Commercial Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop will cover the basics of how to navigate the Canvas learning management system and edit content in it. By the end of this session you will be able to navigate the global menu and a course menu, edit content and settings, and use Speedgrader. We will also look at the best ways to move Sakai content into Canvas and edit it there.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 25: Creating PowerPoint Presentations for Teaching

Thursday, October 25
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop provides a quick hands-on overview of PowerPoint; its structure, utilities, slide management features, animation, and design templates (with a number of tips and tricks).

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 26: Introduction to Big Blue Button

Friday, October 26
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Big Blue Button is a web conferencing software application that you can use to conduct online classes, seminars, and meetings. Attendees will learn how to obtain an account, how to set up a meeting, and how to use the various features such as file sharing, link sharing, PowerPoint presenting, audio/video conferencing, polling questions, and live chat. Attendees will be able to see the Big Blue Button experience from the perspective of both a presenter and a participant.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

October 30: Creating Conference Posters in PowerPoint

Tuesday, October 30
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop explores how to easily create conference posters using PowerPoint. We will explore adjusting slides to poster dimensions, adding and managing text and bullets, images, charts, tables, and other poster content. We will also generate QR codes which will link to informational websites from the posters. Finally, we will explore saving the poster as a pdf file and printing options.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

November 1: Using Media in PowerPoint Presentations

Thursday, November 1
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This workshop will explore the incorporation of audio and video into PowerPoint presentations for the PC. We will cover the different audio and video formats that are compatible with PowerPoint and available web resources for downloading free content.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

November 5: Integrating Instructional Methodologies for Engaged Learning

Monday, November 5
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 120ABC
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tired of lecturing? Instructors can be far more effective as teachers by varying instructional methodologies to keep students engaged. During this session, we discuss how instructors can vary teaching methods to help focus student efforts in learning. For example, we’ll provide tips about breaking up your lectures, engaging students with discussion, using problems and case studies to relate content to the “real world,” utilizing small group work, and utilizing technology in the classroom.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

November 7: Basic RefWorks 3.0

Wednesday, November 7
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

RefWorks (free to members of the Rutgers community) is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create and administer their own personal bibliographic database. This hands-on workshop introduces RefWorks and demonstrates how personal bibliographies can be created and managed. Two additional RefWorks tools, Write-N-Cite and RefGrab-It will also be demonstrated. Additional help will be available for persons logging into RefWorks for the first time.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

November 7: Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Wednesday, November 7
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Rutgers Academic Building, Room 1180
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Are you interested in learning more about the second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)? 3MT is an international competition where doctoral candidates are challenged to effectively and efficiently present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. This information session will further explain the 3MT competition and guide students as they prepare to present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. The information session will cover a variety of topics including an overview of the competition, eligibility, benefits of participation, judging criteria, and prizes. In addition to these topics, videos of previous winners will be shown and evaluated to help students conceptually understand the requirements of 3MT.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in participating in 3MT attend one of the information sessions offered. For more information about 3MT and a full list of Information Session dates and times, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Steph Brescia.

 


 

November 8: The Academic Job Interview

Thursday, November 8
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 122
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Are you about to go on the job market? Are you ready for the on-campus interview? This session will discuss the search process, how to prepare for the interview, and developing your job talk.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.

 


 

November 13: Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Tuesday, November 13
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Medical Science Building, Room B610
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Are you interested in learning more about the second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)? 3MT is an international competition where doctoral candidates are challenged to effectively and efficiently present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. This information session will further explain the 3MT competition and guide students as they prepare to present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. The information session will cover a variety of topics including an overview of the competition, eligibility, benefits of participation, judging criteria, and prizes. In addition to these topics, videos of previous winners will be shown and evaluated to help students conceptually understand the requirements of 3MT.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in participating in 3MT attend one of the information sessions offered. For more information about 3MT and a full list of Information Session dates and times, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Doreen Badheka or Steph Brescia.

 


 

November 16: Intermediate Prezi Next

Friday, November 16
9:50 AM to 11:10 AM
CTAAR, Room 102A
116 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This Intermediate Prezi workshop will cover advanced aspects and functionalities of Prezi, such as animation, in-depth customization, and inserting audio & video content.

For more information about the TA Project (TAP) and a full list of workshop dates and times, please visit http://tap.rutgers.edu/certificate-programs.php. For more information about the CTAAR and additional workshops, please visit, https://ctaar.rutgers.edu/workshops/register/calendar.

Please register here. For more information, contact TAP.