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November 2018

Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event

November 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Maine Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

World Usability Day, established in 2005, is a day that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen and government groups to promote the values of usability, accessibility and universal design to ensure that services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. The UMaine event is a conference designed to provide the opportunity for the campus and surrounding community to come together to help promote the core values of equity, access and inclusion. Presentations…

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January 2019

Seeing your Syllabus through your Students’ Eyes: Shaping your Syllabus to Improve Student Performance and Engagement.

January 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fernald Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Rising Tide Center and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning host events focused on recruiting and retaining majors through inclusive teaching practices. Your course syllabus can be a powerful tool that can effectively establish classroom norms, performance expectations and foster student engagement. Research has shown that the tone and content of a course syllabus can directly affect students’ perception of instruction, the choice to pursue a subsequent major, and the decision to engage with faculty outside of…

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Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fernald Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Rising Tide Center and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning host events focused on recruiting and retaining majors through inclusive teaching practices. Race. Sexual identity. Immigration. Health care. Climate change. Politics. All important topics. All increasingly becoming stressful and difficult conversations in the classroom. How can you effectively facilitate classroom conversations that may be difficult? How should you efficiently deal with classroom conflict when it arises? The Rising Tide Center and the Center for Innovation in Teaching…

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March 2019

America East Hackathon 2019 (Hack AE)

March 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - March 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, 04469 United States

Hack AE is a 24-hour civic hackathon designed to bring America East students together to build software and hardware projects that address real-world challenges facing our neighborhoods, cities, states and country. Hack AE 2019 turns its focus to the small farmers and other independent agricultural and agricultural-dependent businesses. This year’s event will bring together cross-disciplinary skill sets from across the northeast to address the integration of tech-savvy skills with the economic conditions of small agricultural businesses. Spectators and the public…

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June 2019

2019 Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Teaching

June 3, 2019 - June 6, 2019

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning will host the 2nd annual Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Teaching June 3–6. Join a diverse group of instructors in an intensive educational development opportunity working with a variety of topics including active learning strategies, effective assessment development, inclusive teaching practices, and design principles. Applications are now closed More information can be found by clicking this link. 

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