Instructionally Related Activities Funds Request Summary

Project SponsorSean Anderson
Activity TitleSpeakers & Podcasting for Coastal Management (ESRM 462)
Activity/Event DateFall Semester
Date Funding Needed BySeptember 2014
Previously Funded?No
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Academic Program or Center NameESRM
Estimated total Course Fee revenue~$500 to 750
Amount Requested from IRA2,005
Estimated Number of Students Participating20 to 30
Conditions and ConsiderationsArtist/Performer/Speaker Fees & Honoraria
Brief Activity DescriptionI will invite two or three speakers to our course from the San Francisco Bay Area to augment our routine instruction. These speakers have been contacted and are interested in attending our course, but would need their travel costs covered. Our limited course fees are used during our other course activities and are not available for this purpose.
Invited Speakers:

Dr. David Revelle, lead hydrologist for ESA-PWA. Dr. Revelle is based in Santa Cruz and is a leading hydrological modeler. He will speak on issues related to forecasting sea level rise and associated impacts on the Ventura County Coastline.
Mr. John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources and Chair, California Ocean Protection Council. Mr. Laird will talk about the current workings of the Ocean Protection Council and issues related to MPA assessment and ocean energy permitting in California waters.
Dr. Margaret Spring, Vice President of Conservation and Science for Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dr. Spring will discuss the history and evolution of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s SeafoodWatch Card program.

In addition to these particular speakers, we will podcast the lectures/presentations of all guest speakers over the course of the semester. We have recently been asked to post our lecture podcasts to the CI campus YouTube Channel, but also been told we will need to pay for transcribing the audio to meet accessibility. We also seek funds to cover some moderate podcasting expenses and pay for the transcriptions of the final videos produced.
Learning Outcomes and Relation to IRA to Course OfferingsThese speakers should help students understand:
• the processes by which regional, national, and international governments and organizations manage coastal and marine environments.
• complexities inherent in coastal and marine management and the relationship between terrestrial and aquatic systems.
• various management options for coastal environments.
• the current state of our coastal and marine communities and resources.
Description of Assessment ProcessStudents will be tested on the material presented and assessed at the end of the semester with both routine and custom assessment tools.

Additionally, the committee and campus community will be able to assess these events by viewing our podcast post-fact.
Activity Budget13-14-ira-travelbudget-coastal-speakers-2014.xlsx
CIA Budget
CIA Proposal
Course Syllabus
CIA Certification
Other Sources of FundingCourse fees exist for this class ($25 per student) but are utilized by other course activities and projects.

Existing equipment, previously purchased software, etc. will support this effort.

I will handle the costs and time of creating the individual podcasts.

Target Audience/Student MarketingDirect audiences will be the enrollment of ESRM 462 (typically 20-30 students). This course is typically ~80% ESRM Majors, ~19% Biology Majors, and ~1% other majors.

Speakers will be announced and these class sessions opened to other interested students from any interested program, although similar such advertising efforts in the past usually only succeed in bringing in 2-6 additional students.

Our podcasting will reach additional students, with the exact numbers unclear. One recent podcast of an ESRM guest speaker has captured ~10 views a day upon posting of the video to our public site. Podcasting also offers up the possibility to time shift these presentations and offer them to students in subsequent years who would not otherwise be able to hear these speakers/explore this specific material.
Bring Benefit to CampusThe activity is on campus. Podcasting will make it available to any CSUCI student who is interested, free of charge.
SustainabilityMany of these speakers will have general lessons for improving sustainability on campus (e.g. food choices), but there are no direct improvements to CI sustainability per se with these efforts.
Program Chair/Directordonald.rodriguez
Academic Affairs AVPkaren.carey
AcknowledgementI acknowledge that I have reviewed and accepted the Conditions and Considerations herein. Please check off boxes as appropriate.

Program Chair/Director Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameDonald Rodriguez
Date/Time3/2/2014 9:48:42 AM

Academic Affairs AVP Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameKaren Carey
Date/Time3/4/2014 8:17:46 AM