2015 Video Archive

Center for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Mentoring Program Events

Overcoming Zombie Content

And Emotional Resistance to Learning

Presented by: Dr. Joan Middendorf, Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership at Indiana University, Lead Instructional Consultant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Co-author of Decoding the Disciplines, a pedagogical theory used to analyze common student mistakes, or “bottlenecks,” that are markers for the tacit knowledge of disciplinary experts. Students operating within a decoded class are not only more likely to learn to get past specific bottlenecks, but also gain an understanding of the underlying epistemology of the discipline.

What Do Students Gain From My Course?

Presented by: Stephen Carroll, PhD Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Santa Clara University
Dr. Carroll will provide an overview of SALG: Student Assessment of Learning Gains and how it can help you assess student-learning gains in your courses. The primary purpose of the SALG is to provide useful, formative feedback to faculty interested in improving their teaching.

Teaching & Researching Around the World

Could you be the Next Faculty Resident Director?

A panel discussion featuring former semester and summer Study Abroad Center (SAC) resident directors and is moderated by Sarita Rai, UHM Study Abroad Center Director. UHM faculty members will share their experiences of teaching and researching as resident directors in a foreign country. Join us for a lively discussion and find out more about the Study Abroad Program and how to apply to be a resident director in Europe, Asia, South America and the Pacific.

Creating Accessible Documents

Presented by:
Thomas Conway
Specialist and Media Coordinator,
Center on Disability Studies

Creating Accessible Videos

Presented by:
Thomas Conway
Specialist and Media Coordinator,
Center on Disability Studies

Digital Image Use 101

Finding and Using Images from the Internet

Presented by: Kanako Iwase, Visual Resources Librarian, Department of Art and Art History
Are you confident in finding and using images from the Internet? Do you know about "fair use"? Can you distinguish images in different license conditions, such as public domain and Creative Commons? This workshop will introduce tips for finding, identifying, and using digital images for your academic work and beyond. Knowing what resources are available on the Internet and using them properly are critical skills for succeeding in your academic and professional career.

A Unique Lens:

Promotion & Tenure for Faculty in Unique Categories

For Specialists, Librarians, Extension Agents, Researchers and other unique categories of faculty at UH.

Through the lens of a librarian, a specialist, an extension agent, a researcher, and other unique faculty categories such as law and medicine, professional self-presentation, contract renewal​, promotion, and tenure pose unique challenges and considerations.

Research Opportunities at Mānoa

Presented by:
Brian Taylor, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, UHM
Yaa-Yin Fong, Director, Office of Research Services, UH
This event will focus on:
• Research initiatives • Internal resources • Research program development • Opportunities for research funding • Assistance in securing and obraining extramural financial support

Formula for a Sure-Fire Abstract

Presented by: Kathryn L. Braun
Professor of Public Health and Social Work, Chair, Dr PH Program,
Office of Public Health Studies, UHM

This workshop will cover:
• The “formula” for a sure-fire abstract
• How to critique abstracts, to know the good from the bad
• Practice writing your own abstract

A Bird's Eye View of a Dossier

A panel including: Dr. Beverly McCreary, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel, a College Dean, Department Chairs, and members of Tenure, Promotion, Contract Renewal Committee (TPRC) and Department Personnel Committee (DPC).

Open Collaboration with GitHub

Presenter: Richard Rath (English and Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative)

Learn how the Digital Arts & Humanities Initiative at UH is using GitHub as a tool for collaboration.

Launching an Open Access Journal

Pam Wilson (University of Hawaii Press)
Kathleen Luschek (former Senior Production Coordinator, PLoS)

Hear perspectives on developing and distributing an open access journal.

Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Author Rights

Debora Halbert (Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)

Learn about managing author and co-author rights, reusing copyrighted materials, reading and negotiating publishing agreements, and reusing your own content.

A Collegial Community:

Developing Respectful Associations and Prospering as an Academic

Donna Ching, Faculty, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Dr. Ching has extensive expertise in workshops on leadership and building collaborative relationships

Effective Use of Writing Groups for Productivity and Publication

For Specialists, Librarians, Extension Agents, Researchers and other unique categories of faculty at UH

Presentations by Mānoa colleagues on their writing group experiences followed by exchange among all faculty present

Creating a Productive and Restorative Sabbatical

Secrets of Successful Sabbaticals Revealed!

Well, not all of them.
You’ll have to have to come up with some yourself.
Come hear how others did it!

Sabbaticals can make a substantial difference in career and intellectual work of faculty.


Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Honolulu HI 96822 USA

UH Manoa
contact info

Address: 1733 Donaghho Road Kuykendall 107

Email: cte@hawaii.edu

Phone: 808-956-6978