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Teaching Transformation & Development Academy

The Teaching Transformation & Development Academy (TTaDA) is an innovative collaboration of dedicated staff and faculty with a mission to provide our campus community quality professional development, online and lifelong learning, teaching with technology, and quality in teaching.

Courses

Are you dealing with constantly changing priorities, continual interruptions, procrastination, too-much email? Is your work area covered with paper, reports, manuals and other stuff? If you answered yes, you probably are not using your time as effectively as you could. This session will review time management basics and provide techniques and tools to help you become more effective with your time and your priorities.


Thursday, March 12, 2020 09:00am - 10:30am

Qualtrics is a robust tool that is easy to use for creating and deploying surveys and analyzing results. In this training, you'll learn the basics of how to successfully get started with Qualtrics. You'll learn how to create a survey or project. This includes adding and editing questions, as well as how to add basic logic to your questions to increase survey usability. We will also cover how to activate and distribute your survey and view some of the different reporting options.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Learn how to build student engagement in your online course using voice, video, and text commenting with Voice Thread. VoiceThread is a new tool that is available in Blackboard that can provide collaborative spaces with video, voice and text commenting among students and instructors. This workshop will cover some different ways of using VoiceThread in your course to promote student engagement as well as how to set up a VoiceThread in your course.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Active learning activities and pedagogical strategies can look different in online learning environments, particularly in asynchronous courses when students are not interacting in real time with the instructor or each other. In this session we will share how to incorporate into your online courses intentional student-centered pedagogies, such as active learning, that can help generate the deep learning we associate with well-designed face-to-face instruction.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Effective working relationships, strong careers, and well-functioning organizations all draw from the same source of power: the ability to talk openly about high-stakes emotional and controversial topics. Attend this workshop to learn and practice the skills required to successfully have difficult conversations.

UND Partners with Emily Holth, Sustainable Solutions


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:30pm - 02:00pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:30pm - 02:00pm

Through the SELFI, all UND instructors receive student evaluation of their teaching, as well as student feedback. The SELFI report is part of your professional record and an important data point to think about in your development as a teacher. Our session focus will be on how to think about student evaluation of teaching, how to interpret your SELFI scores and how to get better feedback this coming semester.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020 01:00pm - 02:00pm

As a widely diverse and unique student population that enrich our college classrooms, this session will inform participants about unique characteristics and culture that military and veteran students bring to the classroom, as well as needs they may have. We will explore strategies that faculty can engage in an effort to be inclusive and supportive of their academic success.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm

Leadership is not about personality, popularity, title, role or age. It is about behavior - an observable set of traits, skills, and abilities. Leadership is about inspiring others to make extraordinary things happen, oftentimes against uncertainty. Ultimately, leadership development is self-development. Make the choice to develop your leadership skills! Come learn aspects of the research-based leadership principles developed by The Leadership Challenge, with trained facilitator Dr. Jeanie McHugo (Physician Assistant Studies).

This session is brought to you in partnership with UND Human Resources.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 03:00pm - 04:30pm

Please join our panelists, leaders from a range of backgrounds and experiences, for a conversation on advocating for transformational change that crosses communities and cultures. We'll discuss how each has led from a position of consciousness and self-awareness, asking people to embrace new ideas and perspectives as valuable and worthy of their attention. How do we manage the inherent challenges of seeking profound change in a world that is often resistant? And how do we persist when needed change can be slow in coming? Come ready for inspiration and insight as our panelists share their experience with leading for change.

Panelists are as follows: Dr. Stacey Borboa-Peterson, Director of Student Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Nikki Berg Burin, Assistant Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies, Robin David, Welcoming Community Fellow, City of Grand Forks, Dr. C. Casey Ozaki, UND Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence and Associate Professor, Education, Health, and Behavior Studies

Moderator: Dr. Anne Kelsch, Director of Faculty & Staff Development

This session is offered face-to-face or for those at a distance via Zoom.


Thursday, April 16, 2020 03:00pm - 04:30pm

Whether we like it or not interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplace. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict and avoid problem areas with the hope that the issues will just go away. As we know these problems do not disappear. Learn about the conflict experience and how to handle these conflicts more effectively and become more emotionally intelligent while working with others.

UND Partners with Emily Holth, Sustainable Solutions


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:30pm - 02:00pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:30pm - 02:00pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:30pm - 02:00pm

This training provides the tools necessary to navigate through Scholarship Central as both a scholarship review committee member and/or scholarship administrator. During this training, the Office of Student Finance will provide a demonstration of the newest way awards are to be submitted in Scholarship Central. Additional training will include important dates and deadlines, reviewer portal, how to find scholarship funds, donor thank you letters, and importance of following donor criteria. The following individuals are encouraged to attend one of the sessions:

  • Administrators who will be submitting notification of scholarship awards to the Student Financial Aid Office
  • Staff or faculty who will be receiving and assisting in the selection of scholarship recipients
  • Individuals new to the scholarship awarding process

This session is offered face-to-face or for those at a distance via zoom.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 03:00pm - 04:30pm

This training provides the tools necessary to navigate through Scholarship Central as both a scholarship review committee member and/or scholarship administrator. During this training, the Office of Student Finance will provide a demonstration of the newest way awards are to be submitted in Scholarship Central. Additional training will include important dates and deadlines, reviewer portal, how to find scholarship funds, donor thank you letters, and importance of following donor criteria. The following individuals are encouraged to attend one of the sessions:

  • Administrators who will be submitting notification of scholarship awards to the Student Financial Aid Office
  • Staff or faculty who will be receiving and assisting in the selection of scholarship recipients
  • Individuals new to the scholarship awarding process

Time will be allotted for a Q&A session as this is a refresher.

This session is offered face-to-face or for those at a distance via zoom.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 09:00am - 10:30am

This session is designed to support the development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements commonly requested when applying for academic and non-academic positions, applications, and funding opportunities. We'll explore what these statements are, what they often include, and how to begin writing one.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 02:00pm - 03:30pm

YuJa, an all-in-one service for recording, editing, storing and streaming multi-formatted video and audio content across any device. This hands-on workshop will focus on the editing features available within YuJa. Participants will learn how to trim the start/end and cut from the middle of existing videos. They will also learn how to insert slides, text, and other videos. Editing video/index chapters, tracking editing actions, editing captions, adjusting audio level, and saving/replacing and edited videos will also be covered.


Monday, February 24, 2020 01:00pm - 02:30pm