The Center for Faculty Excellence and University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) have extended the deadline to apply for the “Performance Task Academy” on Friday, February 19, 2016 and Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Thompson Alumni Center. Meals will be provided.
This two-day conference led by Dr. Marc Chun is designed to help faculty members use their course content to develop performance tasks. The follow-up workshop from 2015 will help participants understand how to consistently and efficiently score open-ended responses from a performance task. The workshop will have participants develop scoring guides and rubrics, as well as a plan for revising their performance tasks based on what was learned from the initial administration.
A pre-conference workshop will be held on February 1, 2016 for those who wish to attend, but were unable to attend last year’s conference. Information can be found on the Center for Faculty Excellence website.
Conference facilitator Dr. Marc Chun earned a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sociology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Check out Marc Chun’s latest Ted Talk here.
Applications can be found on the Center for Faculty Excellence website at: http://cfe.unomaha.edu/ucat/. Application deadline has been extended to January 29, 2016. Stipends will be awarded to faculty as outlined on application and the Center for Faculty Excellence website. You are welcome to attend without applying for the stipend. Please RSVP to CFE to reserve your spot.
Comments from UNO faculty regarding last year’s conference:
- "One of the best workshops I have attended!"
- "Dr. Chun is clearly an expert and a professional, not to mention a pleasant/likeable person. I did not expect an 8-5 conference to fly by!"
- "I feel like I gained valuable skills that I will actually implement in my classes."
- "The presenter was excellent, the activities were fantastic and the colleagues there were phenomenal."
- "Great experience! More faculty at UNO should take the opportunity to attend this conference."
- "Presenter was exceptional and the workshop was very well organized and executed."
- "Meeting and working with faculty from other colleges was extremely valuable."
- "Dr. Chun provided rationale and evidence first and then gave us some examples followed by activities-well organized and well-prepared."
- "The speaker was excellent and had us practice the concepts versus just explain how it works."
For more information, please contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at 402-554-2427 or firstname.lastname@example.org