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Category Archives: Talks/Symposia

Annual Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture

Join the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences as we host the Annual Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series on October 10, 2017.  This year’s guest speaker is Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund. The reception is from 5:15 until 6:00 P.M.  The lecture begins at 6:00 P.M.  The event will be held in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom a the Holiday Inn-World’s Fair Park. Read more about Marian Wright Edelman and the lecture.

OIT Software and Services Workshop

OIT will be offering a workshop next week called Overview of Research Software and Services. In this brief workshop, participants will learn about the extensive range of free research software and services available from OIT. The next scheduled workshop is on Tuesday October 3 at 2:30pm in Greve Hall. However, OIT would also like to let you know that they are willing to present this workshop in departmental meetings at no charge as well. To register for the workshop, visit https://workshop.utk.edu/workshopinfo.php?workshop=326 . To schedule a workshop for your department, contact the Helpdesk at 974-9900.

Using UDL to Design Quality Courses in Canvas: Self-Paced Online Workshop

OIT has launched a new self-paced workshop focused on designing courses in Canvas according to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework of instructional strategies that improve the learning process for everybody while addressing accessibility. This self-paced workshop has four modules, each composed of four 10-15 minute lessons. To access the course, go to tiny.utk.edu/UDLonCanvas, then click “Join Course” in the top right-hand corner.

Reminder: Instructional Technology Community of Practice Kickoff

UT Faculty and Graduate Teaching Associates are invited to bring their lunch and a colleague to the fall 2017 Instructional Technology Community of Practice (ITCoP) kickoff. Past GTA@OIT Grant recipients will host a panel discussion on technology tools that enhance teaching and learning in their courses. The brown bag lunch event will be held on Wednesday, September 27th, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the Hodges Library Practice Presentation Room, 220E. The presenters include: Amy Heger, Psychology; Cara Sulyok, Mathematics; and Vincent Price, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. For more information, visit the ITCoP website or visit the GTA@OIT Grant website to apply for the fall 2017 GTA@OIT Grant.

Evaluating Publishers: Open Access Publishing and Predatory Journals

Whether you’re looking for journals in your field, receive a solicitation to submit work from a publisher, or are wondering which Open Access journals are trustworthy, librarians can help you find publishers and research their publishing practices before you submit your work. This workshop will briefly cover both monograph and journal publishers, with more time given to journal publishers. The workshop will be held on September 28th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hodges Library, Room 127.

Instructional Technology Community of Practice Kickoff

UT Faculty and Graduate Teaching Associates are invited to bring their lunch and a colleague to the fall 2017 Instructional Technology Community of Practice (ITCoP) kickoff. The brown bag lunch event will be held on Wednesday, September 27th, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the Hodges Library Practice Presentation Room, 220E. The presenters include: Amy Heger, Psychology; Cara Sulyok, Mathematics; and Vincent Price, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. For more information, visit the ITCoP website.

Reminder: UT Libraries Endnote Workshop

The Graduate School would like to remind you that the UT Libraries is hosting a class on using Endnote, for organizing your citations. There are two classes offered, September 12 (11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) and September 15 (2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.). Both classes will take place in Hodges Library, room 127. For more information go to libguides.utk.edu/endnote, and register by sending email to endnote@utk.edu.

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