Support

CIC Training

The CIC administrative staff offers training each quarter to new CIC TAs. Sessions include both hands-on practice with tools available in our labs and discussion of how TAs can use technology to advance pedagogical goals. During training, instructors will have an opportunity to develop, present, and receive feedback on a computer-integrated activity they plan to use in their upcoming courses.

On-Site Support

During the first two weeks of each quarter, CIC administrative staff members provide technical support for all classes taught in the computer labs. Our goals is to help ease your transition into computer-integrated instruction. We help students with technical difficulties so that you can concentrate on teaching. After the second week of the quarter, we are available by phone and email. However, we encourage you to invite us to your class any time you're using a new tool. We're also pleased to discuss ideas and offer feedback on teaching materials during our office hours. A staff member is typically on duty M-TH from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Please email us if you would like to meet with us.

CIC Staff Contact Information

  • Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges, Director
    kgb[at]uw[dot]edu
    Padelford A-305
    206.543.4892
  • Holly Shelton, Assistant Director
    hshelton[at]uw[dot]edu 
    Padelford A-11-G
    206.543.9126

Observation

All new CIC TAs will have the opportunity to have their courses observed by a member of the CIC administrative staff. The CIC Director or an AD will contact instructors sometime between the fourth and fifth weeks of the quarter to arrange an observation time. All experienced CIC TAs may request an observation at any time. The observation includes a follow-up discussion and a written report filed with the EWP program. We view the observation as a mentoring exercise rather than an evaluation. We'll discuss your perspective on your course, exchange ideas about upcoming course activities and help you set goals for future technology-integrated teaching.

 

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