Newsletter Archive

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Newsletter Archive


June 2023

Reflecting on EPIC

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May 2023 

Generative AI

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April 2023

Culturally Responsive Teaching

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March 2023

Creativity in the Classroom

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February 2023

On the Joy of Teaching

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January 2023

Introducing the EPIC Resources and EPIC Showcase Websites

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December 2022

Reflecting on Teaching

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November 2022

Active Learning

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October 2022

Recap of the EPIC Summer Institute

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June 2022


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May 2022

Accessibility & EPIC-Lang Conference

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April 2022

Language Instruction

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March 2022

End-of-Quarter Matters

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February 2022

Midterm Feedback

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Quick Information Guide

Return To In-Person Teaching Winter 2022

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January 2022

Extended Remote Instruction

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December 2021

Student Feedback, Bruin Learn, Tools

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November 2021

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

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October 2021

Welcome back to campus!

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June 2021

Focusing on wellness

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May 2021

Remembering Jan Reiff, considering accessibility

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April 2021

New EPIC-Lang Initiative and Rethinking Participation Grades

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March 2021

Supporting the Asian and AAPI community, teaching multilingual learners, thinking about nonverbal feedback, and more

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February 2021

Pedagogical breakthroughs, Things to carry with us from remote teaching back to in-person instruction, and more

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January 2021

Spotlight on the CUTF Program, Call for Graduate Student Experiences with Student Engagement, Contribute to our Newsletter, and More!

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December 2020

Holiday card, Asynchronous TILT Workshop, and Resting over Winter Break

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November 2020

Hot moments in the classroom

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Special Edition: Post-Election Resources & Events

Post-election spaces for reflection, discussion; resources

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October 2020

Student engagement in the era of remote teaching

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June 2020

Self care with UCLA; TA perspectives on remote teaching; remote language instruction; and resources for anti-racist pedagogy.

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April 2020

Resources for remote learning and teaching; inclusive strategies for online learning; and more.

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February 2020

An interview with Kie Zuraw and Adam Royer on skills grading; assessment strategies; Mary Flanagan and critical play; Ready, Set, Teach! photo gallery; and more.

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January 2020

On first-generation college students; supporting first-gen students at UCLA; accessible higher education; and innovative note taking methods.

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November 2019

On community-engaged learning; interviews with Shalom Staub and Elizabeth Goodhue; EPIC’s Teaching Innovation Grant recipients; and more.

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October 2019

Ready, Set, Teach! and Humanities Welcome Day; linked-course learning communities and AAP’s Freshman/Transfer Summer Program; assigning team projects; and more.

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June 2019

UCLA’s 1st Gen Conference, “Everyday Superheroes”; an undergraduate perspective on the 1st gen conference; EPIC’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Recipients; and rethinking learning outcomes.

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May 2019

An interview with Whitney Arnold; highlights from Ready, Set, Teach!; EPIC TILT and UDL online pedagogical workshops; and more.

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March 2019

An interview with Kathy Komar; Universal Design for Learning (UDL); and resources on graduate mentorship and support.

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February 2019

Inclusive Gatherings, an EPIC Teaching Innovations Grant Project; Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT); and more.

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January 2019

On the winter quarter Ready, Set, Teach!; faculty spotlight on Helen Deutsch; increasing inclusiveness with technology; staff spotlight on Travis Lee; physical accessiblity in the classroom; and more.

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December 2018

Undergraduate perspectives on the humanities; intersectional pedagogy; learning environments; an interview with Chris Mott; and more.

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November 2018

Our inaugural issue. Lessons Learned at Ready, Set, Teach!; This Month in Innovation, Github; TAC Spotlight, An Interview with Joseph Tumolo; Teaching and Learning Resources Round Up; and more.

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