Fall 2014 Schedule 
September    |    October    |    November    |    Coming SOON


General Education Re-boot Kick-off
Co-sponsored by Undergraduate Studies/Provost Office, GE Senate Committee, and Project ISLAS
Date: Friday, September 26
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Malibu Hall 100

Part I: Background, overview, updates, and questions!
  • History of GE @ CI: 2002 to Program Review 14-15
  • GE Assessment Infrastructure
  • Open discussion: how do/can minors certificates relate to GE: interdisciplinary procedure/policy; courses doubling as GE and major core, and more!
Part II: Brainstorming Next Steps for Integrative GE @ CI
  • CSU and national initiatives
  • "GE Paths"
  • Wicked Problems as Themes
  • Lower division/upper division alignments across institutions (community colleges/CI)

 Register here! https://csuci.wufoo.com/forms/ge-reboot-kick-off/


Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum (Two Part Workshop)
Facilitator(s): Sofia Samatar and Julia Balén

Date: Friday, September 26
Time: PART ONE 12:00pm – 1:30pm PART TWO 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Broome Library 1756

This will be two workshops in one day. The first portion will consist of a brief presentation on ways we have been thinking about multicultural perspectives across the curriculum (including the multicultural rubric now being tested in GE classes) followed by a facilitated discussion of our understandings as CI faculty of what it ideally might look like.

The second part will be more workshop/hands-on. Bring your syllabi, multicultural assignment ideas, examples of student work, and/or problems. Attendees will discuss how to incorporate it into the grading of assignments to facilitate assessment of learning outcomes, and apply it to student work. Leave with new or improved multicultural projects for your favorite course, and ideas for how to use folioCI to efficiently assess mission-based outcomes.

September Registration


Teaching in a Connected Age I
Facilitator(s): Jill Leafstedt and Julia Balén

Date: Wednesday, October 8
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: FIT Studio - Solano Hall 1201


Where We Live Now: Using Social Explorer to Examine the Racial and Socioeconomic Characteristics of American Neighborhoods
Facilitator(s): Luis Sanchez

Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Broome Library 1756

How prevalent is poverty in Ventura County? Which neighborhoods have experienced the most growth in their immigrant population? This workshop will introduce users to Social Explorer, a user-friendly resource for visualizing Census Data across American neighborhoods and exploring demographic and socioeconomic change over time. The mapping component allows for faculty and students to have a better understanding of how social, demographic, and economic characteristics are often unevenly sorted across the space.  These patterns have implications for how we might subjectively view local neighborhoods. This will be a hands-on workshop where attendees will be able to explore American neighborhoods and learn about what type of variables are available in Social Explorer. 


SAFE Training
Facilitator(s): Kirsten Moss and Julia Balén

Date: Wednesday, October 15
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Broome Library 1360

Faculty, staff and student leaders-sign up now for the "SAFE" workshop and get a SAFE sign for your door! This workshop will offer participants a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus. Participants will practice dealing with specific situations like hate speech and workshop ideas for making this a more welcoming campus for all. This workshop is co-sponsored with the Center for Multicultural Engagement.


Unheard Voices: Making the Most of Students' Unique Contributions in Group Settings
Facilitator(s): Lindsey O'Connor

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Location: TBD

Arguably, the best classrooms are ones in which all students feel they are able to make a contribution to group dialogue. All too often though, students do not participate in group discussions, or worse, they are not really heard when they do. In this workshop, participants will learn how gender dynamics operate in group settings to often stifle or undermine women's contributions. Drawing on research on team dynamics in the workplace, participants will work together to develop classroom-based mechanisms to reduce the likelihood that women's voices go unheard in group discussion.


Sustainable Information Literacy: Facilitating the Information Literate Classroom
Facilitator(s): Colleen Harris-Keith, Janet Pinkley, and Debi Hoffman

Date: Friday, October 31
Time: TBD
Location: Broome Library 1756

How can faculty help first-generation and underrepresented students achieve greater information literacy in their classes? This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to work with librarians to learn how to incorporate high impact information literacy practices into their courses. PLEASE NOTE: This is a hands-on session-please bring your course syllabus and research assignments with you to the session.

October Registration


Teaching in a Connected Age II
Facilitator(s): Jill Leafstedt and Julia Balén

Date: Wednesday, November 5
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: FIT Studio - Solano Hall 1201


Infusing International Perspectives into Curriculum
Facilitator(s): Antonio Jiménez Jiménez

Date: Thursday, November 20
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Broome Library 1756

This interactive workshop addresses ways of incorporating an international dimension into the curriculum to help prepare globally competent students. It also includes ways for involving faculty in campus internationalization.

November Registration


Coming in October and November - General Education Course Design and Assessment: Signature Assignments, Outcomes, and folioCI
Facilitators: Geoff Buhl and Marie Francois

As you incorporate GE outcomes to your GE courses, turn your favorite assignment into a Signature Assignment that aligns with GE outcomes; learn to assess outcomes achievement using on-line rubrics; discover what assessment report data can tell you about teaching and learning in your classroom.
Can be repeated as needed/desired.


Infusing Service-Learning into Curriculum
Facilitator(s): Dennis Downey, Pilar Pacheco, and Kaitlyn Cotton

Participants will learn about Center for Community Engagement resources, engage in SL course design, and brainstorm on developing key assignments that foster student learning through service, including reflection. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement.