Table of Contents

Fall 2011


Best Practices for Engaging First Generation and Underrepresented Students

Share your successes and challenges with teaching our students. Learn what the research says about the best practices for meeting students where they are. Acquire methods and develop strategies to enhance student success in your classes while preparing them for lifelong success.

  • Date: Friday, October 7
    Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Location: Broome 1750

Webinar/Discussion: Project Based Learning

Learn how to increase the depth of student learning in many curricular areas by moving toward student-directed inquiry on academic topics in which students develop their understanding through the completion of in-depth projects.

  • Date: Thursday, October 13
    Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    Location: Broome 1750

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to develop writing prompts and rubrics to assess writing efficiently and effectively while keeping workload in balance. Discuss writing and rewriting at all academic levels, including the sophomore year to avoid the “sophomore slump” and promote student success at writing for upper-division courses across disciplines.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 18
    Time: 2:30 pm-5:30 pm
    Location: Broome 2325

Infusing Service-Learning & Community Engagement Across the Curriculum Part I – Oct 21, 2011

Hear from experienced CI service-learning practitioners on what works, learn how to build relationships with community partners, and how to enhance student learning through structured reflection in lower division and upper division courses.

  • Date: Friday, October 21
    Time: 9:00 am-12:00pm
    Location: Broome 2325

Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum Part I

Hear from CI faculty from different disciplines who have incorporated multicultural perspectives into their courses. Reflect on where culture fits into your teaching strategies and course content. Learn about the multicultural rubric under development as part of the new GE outcomes program. Brainstorm in groups about the range of lessons and assignments that give students opportunities to acquire and implement multicultural perspectives in your classes.

  • Date: Monday, October 24
    Time: 2:00 pm-5:00pm
    Location: Broome 1750

Webinar/Discussion: Developing and Engaging a Community of Learners

A wide variety of mediating factors contribute to students’ academic success and achievement during the college years. Although there are patterned variables that influence success, practitioners argue that student success is highly idiosyncratic and individualized. How do institutions create and promote a climate that attends to individuals’ unique predispositions for engagement? Explore ways to cultivate habits of mind for academic success & lifelong learning.

  • Date: Friday, October 28
    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Location: Broome 1750

Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum Part II

Bring your syllabi, multicultural assignment ideas, and/or examples of student work to this hands-on workshop. Attendees will consider the multicultural rubric under development as part of the new GE outcomes program, 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 knowledge of how to use folioCI to efficiently assess mission-based outcomes.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 1
    Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
    Location: Broome 2325

Infusing Service-Learning & Community Engagement Across the Curriculum Part II

Develop service-learning projects for your favorite course, learn how to engage community partners in SL course design, develop key assignments that foster student learning through service, learn to use rubrics and folioCI to assess mission-based outcomes.

  • Date: Friday, November 4
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Location: Broome 1750

Webinar/Discussion: High Impact Practices

This webinar will be reporting on last June's Association of American Colleges and Universities Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, where CSU teams participated with sponsorship from the Graduation Initiative. Institute organizer Susan Albertine, Vice President of Engagement, Inclusion, and Success at the AAC&U, will outline its key messages and findings, and selected CSU participating campuses will describe what they've done with those ideas in the time since.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 9
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Location: Broome 1756

Webinar/Discussion: Identifying and Reaching Unprepared Students

Found that almost half of first-time students who leave their initial institutions by the end of the first year do not return to higher education. Identifying and engaging with these students is crucial to their persistence. Participants will learn teaching strategies and techniques for engaging unprepared students, allowing them a better chance at success in college.

  • Date: Friday, November 18
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Location: Broome 1350

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum (Repeat)

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to develop writing prompts and rubrics to assess writing efficiently and effectively while keeping workload in balance. Discuss writing and rewriting at all academic levels, including the sophomore year to avoid the “sophomore slump” and promote student success at writing for upper-division courses across disciplines.

  • Date: Friday, December 2
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Location: Broome 1750

Outcomes Assessment Working Groups

Join with other faculty in your discipline area to develop common strategies for embedding outcomes-based assessment in the grading process at the course level. Examine and develop “signature assignments” and assessment instruments that promote student achievement of GE learning outcomes. Learn about how folioCI can build our assessment capacity and efficiency to foster continuous improvement and a campus “culture of evidence.”

Working Group 4

October 31, 2011 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
November 21, 2011 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
December 5, 2011 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Working Group 5

October 25, 2011 9:00 am-12:00 pm
November 8, 2011 9:00 am-10:00 am
December 9, 2011 8:30 am-10:00 am

Spring 2012


Reflective Judgment: Teaching Students To Think Critically In A Time Of Information Overload (LIVE Webinar & Discussion)

Overview: Each day, Google users perform more than 2.9 billion searches. Wikipedia claims over ten million articles in two-hundred and fifty-three languages. Today’s students have greater access to information than ever before. As Keeling (2004) articulated in Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience, “…knowledge is no longer a scarce – or stable – commodity. (It) is changing so rapidly that specific information may become obsolete before a student graduates and has the opportunity to apply it” (p. 4). And while this vast quantity of often conflicting information should make students less confident in what they know and believe, it seems often to have the opposite effect. For many college students, highly dubious information passes as truth based only on the credibility of the Internet or some other source they believe to be authoritative. Most students lack the skills to evaluate the claims of these sources. Despite decades of research, few teachers or practitioners can claim mastery in eliciting critical thinking or reflective judgment in others. This session will provides practical, hands on activities to help participants gain the skills they need to enhance their own critical thinking and reflective judgment in order to improve these skills in their students in a variety of contexts.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1350

Identifying and Reaching Unprepared Students (Webinar & Discussion)

Participants in this session will learn teaching strategies and techniques for engaging unprepared students, allowing them a better chance at success in the college classroom.

  • Date: Monday, February 27
    Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Location: Broome Library Conference Room 1670

Employers Speak on a Liberal Education (LIVE Webinar & Discussion)

The webcast will engage two lively panels of employers and business leaders discussing the types of knowledge, skills, and attitudes they seek when hiring college graduates. How have recent years of economic contraction and technological progress realigned workforce needs? In a shifting, interconnected global marketplace, what can colleges and universities do to provide graduates with the capacities needed to succeed today and into the future? The panels will be hosted in front of live audiences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and at the California State University System office in Long Beach, CA. AAC&U will co-host from Washington, DC.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 29
    Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1350

Re-centering Teaching: 20+ Techniques for Promoting Active Learning (Webinar & Discussion)

Connecting teaching strategies to learning outcomes is a challenge that higher education faculty face on a daily basis. Ever wonder how and when to use particular teaching techniques or feel the need to revitalize your course/session designs? In this session participants explore active learning/teaching techniques, examining their advantages and sharing ideas for how to implement them to enhance student learning. By the end of the session, participants will have co-imagined strategies for redesigning the way they teach at least one challenging concept or topic in their courses and will have expanded their repertoire of strategies to promote students’ active engagement in learning.

  • Date: Friday, March 2
    Time: 9:00am-11:00am
    Location: Broome Library 2330

Student Motivation: Increasing Engagement, Persistence and Learning (Webinar & Discussion)

Student motivation is an essential precondition or prerequisite for both student learning and student development. Simply stated, students will not learn and develop unless they are motivated to do so. This webinar is built on the premise that student motivation is malleable and is not beyond our control or influence. Student motivation for the college experience cannot be assumed; instead, it must be intentionally ignited by classroom instructors, academic support specialists, and student life professionals through the systematic application of powerful motivational principles. Faculty, student support specialists and student services professionals will all benefit from this presentation. Learn how to use key, research-based principles of human motivation to motivate students on your campus. Joe Cuseo will present practical strategies that you can begin using immediately to ignite and sustain students' interest in learning.

  • Date: Monday, March 5
    Time: 9:00am-11:00am
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum Part 1 (Workshop)

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to develop writing prompts and rubrics to promote student success and to assess writing efficiently and effectively while keeping workload in balance. Part 1: Learning to write: How to structure and teach larger writing assignments so that students can be successful.

  • Date: Friday, March 9
    Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Intrusive Academic Advising: An Effective Strategy To Increase Student Success (LIVE Webinar & Discussion)

This session will examine the concept of “intrusive academic advising”, which was formulated by Robert Glennan in the mid-1970s. Intrusive (or “proactive”) advising has been found to have a positive impact on student success. Intrusive advising means that colleges and universities—through instructional faculty, academic advisors, counselors and others—take the initiative to reach out to students to offer advice, support and assistance, rather than waiting for students to seek help. For example, intrusive academic advising expects that advisors will schedule meetings with their advisees at critical junctures, especially during the first-year of enrollment, following receipt of notifications of academic difficulty, planning academic programs, changing majors, etc. Intrusive advising does not mean “hand holding” or the return of in loco parentis. Rather, it suggests that faculty, counselors, academic advisors and others demonstrate an active concern for students’ academic progress and a concomitant willingness to assist students to understand and utilize programs and services that can increase the likelihood for their success. Intrusive advising programs and advisors understand that many students, especially those who may be at greater risk for dropping out, often do not seek assistance in time for the assistance to have a positive impact on their progress.

  • Date: Thursday, March 15
    Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Revisiting Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum (Workshop)

Hear from CI faculty from different disciplines who have incorporated multicultural perspectives into their courses. Reflect on where culture fits into your teaching strategies and course content. Learn about the multicultural rubric under development as part of the new GE outcomes program. Brainstorm in groups about the range of lessons and assignments that give students opportunities to acquire and implement multicultural perspectives in your classes.

  • Date: Friday, March 16
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1750

How To Use ePortfolios To Improve Teaching, Learning, And Assessment (LIVE Webinar & Discussion)

Electronic portfolios, ePortfolios, have long been used to share one’s work. However many institutions are beginning to use ePortfolios for assessment purposes. Used effectively, ePortfolios can also engage students more deeply in learning by encouraging reflection. In this webinar, participants will learn about the varied uses of ePortfolios and suggested practices surrounding their use. Resources to support use of ePortfolios to improve teaching, learning, and assessment will be made available.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 21
    Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1350

First Year Student Success: Integrating Advising, Teaching, and Learning (Webinar & Discussion)

This session examines Bryant University’s innovative approach to supporting students during their first year and beyond. The University has designed a support system intentionally integrating three functional areas of the institution: Advising, The First-Year Experience, and Learning Assistance. The design of the support system lays the “foundation” for academic success and retention during the first year through graduation. The purpose of the presentation is to provide attendees with the information and tools to create a similar integrated model at their institutions.

· Date: Wednesday, March 28

Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Location: Broome Library 1350

Developmental Education: How to Create an Effective Training Program for Faculty (Webinar & Discussion)

This webinar will describe the three module program that has helped faculty at Mt. San Antonio College better understand and implement the concept of developmental education. The first module introduces the faculty to brain compatible learning theory and its application in the classroom. The second module describes project/problem based learning, classroom assessment and the infusion of study techniques into the curriculum. The third module looks at learning communities and how they increase retention and tie into brain research.

  • Date: Monday, April 2
    Time: 9:00am-11:00am
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum Part 2 (Workshop)

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to develop writing prompts and rubrics to promote student success and to assess writing efficiently and effectively while keeping workload in balance. Part 2: Using writing to push learning in your courses; finding efficient and effective ways to assign, assess and respond to writing.

  • Date: Friday, April 6
    Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Staying Smart: Strategies For Moving Forward With Assessment (Webinar & Discussion)

Assessment of student learning is not a fad and is not going away; it is central to the mission and purpose of higher education. Campuses are engaged in developing purposeful assessment cycles that inform and improve teaching and learning. Maintaining momentum with the assessment of student learning requires campuses to stay “SMART” - 1) Showcasing success; 2) Maintaining relationships; 3) Assessing, assessing, assessing; 4) Reporting; and 5) Training. In this webinar we will discuss how these five areas are critical to building and sustaining the assessment of student learning. For many campuses, getting started was a challenge but moving forward and keeping the momentum can be a struggle as well. This workshop will ask you and your colleagues to consider your assessment challenges and will help you identify tools to enhance assessment planning and the use of assessment to improve teaching and learning. The presentation will include a discussion of ways to keep assessment front and center so that programs continue to improve in meaningful ways.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 11
    Time: 9:00am-11:00am
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Navigating Cultures with Monica Marcel (Workshop)

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Navigating Cultures™ workshop, which explores the concept of cultural diversity, allowing participants to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills. The tools, frameworks, and concepts presented lead to higher levels of competency, greater team synergies, improved performance in a global environment, and serve as a rich base for ongoing cross-cultural and intercultural development.

  • Date: Friday, April 13
    Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
    Location: Bell Tower 1302

Designing Learning Communities for Developmental Students (Webinar & Discussion)

This session will describe the development and use of learning communities for developmental students. The rationale for creating learning communities will be discussed, as well as providing tips for getting started. Sample learning communities will be discussed, including a successful learning community model that links a no-credit developmental reading course with a credit-bearing Introduction to Psychology course. The session will highlight successful lesson plans and assessments. It will also discuss the pitfalls of offering learning communities on your campus.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 24
    Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1350

Best Practices for Engaging First Generation and Underrepresented Students (Workshop)

Share your successes and challenges with teaching our students. Learn what the research says about the best practices for meeting students where they are. Acquire methods and develop strategies to enhance student success in your classes while preparing them for lifelong success.

  • Date: Friday, April 27
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Appreciative College Instruction and the First Year: Creating a Culture of Empowerment to Help our Students Succeed (Webinar & Discussion)

The webinar will include 1) an overview and definition of Appreciative College Instruction, 2) theoretical infrastructure of the six phases of ACI, 3) practical application of ACI in first-year seminar courses, 4) suggested assignments, resources, and active learning strategies, and 5) an overview of data and lesson learned. By presenting an overview of ACI, attendees will be able to understand the framework and mindset of teaching first-year courses using a positive, appreciative approach.

  • Date: Monday, April 30
    Time: 9:00am-11:00am
    Location: Broome Library 1750

The College Coach Approach: A Low Cost, High Impact Strategy For Student Success (Webinar & Discussion)

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a unique repertoire of emotional skills and competencies that a person uses to navigate everyday challenges of life. EI skills can assist students in adapting to the demands and pressures of the college environment, promoting effective student learning, and contributing to college success. This session will highlight an innovative and collaborative approach that significantly contributes to student success and college retention. College employees (staff, faculty and administrators) utilize their leadership and EI skills to make a meaningful difference in the lives of college students. In their role as ‘College Coach’, they encourage students to develop those EI skills that are paramount for being academically successful. In doing so, college employees expand their own personal repertoire of EI skills which leads to personal and professional growth.

  • Date: Thursday, May 3
    Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Fall 2012


Faculty and folioCI 1

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. Facilitators: Geoff Buhl and Marie Francois

  • Date: October 4, 2012
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to develop writing prompts and rubrics to assess writing efficiently and effectively while keeping workload in balance. Discuss writing and rewriting at all academic levels, including the sophomore year to avoid the “sophomore slump” and promote student success at writing for upper-division courses across disciplines. Facilitators: Mary Adler and Julia Balén

  • Date: Tuesday, October 9
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Working With Community Partners for Successful Service-Learning

This workshop discusses to best engage community members with service-learning opportunities. We address not only the benefits of such engagement but the challenges and appropriate responses to issues that may arise. Specific topics that will be addressed include: developing an appropriate plan, meeting the requirements of the university, securing funding and institutional support, logistics and preparing students. At the end of the workshop, participants will have developed a working plan/guideline for engaging with community members within their specific field/interest or across disciplines. Facilitator: Tracylee Clarke

  • Date: Friday, October 19
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Fostering Collaborations Across Campus

Where and how can faculty and Academic Affairs staff and administrators connect with staff and initiatives of Access, Orientation and Transition Programs in Student Affairs? And what could we be doing to create other successful collaborations so that we can work smarter not harder to best serve our diverse students?" Facilitator: Kirsten Moss-Frye

  • Date: Friday, October 26
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1360

Engaging First Generation and Underrepresented Students

Share your successes and challenges with teaching our students. Learn what the research says about the best practices for meeting students where they are. Acquire methods and develop strategies to enhance student success in your classes while preparing them for lifelong success. Facilitators: Christy Teranishi and Julia Balén

  • Date: Monday, October 29
    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Faculty and folioCI 2

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. Facilitators: Geoff Buhl and Marie Francois

  • Date: October 30
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum

Participants must bring syllabi, multicultural assignment ideas, and/or examples of student work to this hands-on workshop. Discuss how to incorporate the multicultural GE rubric into the grading of assignments to facilitate assessment of learning outcomes, and apply the rubric to sample student work. Leave with new or improved multicultural projects for your favorite course, and knowledge of how to use folioCI to efficiently assess mission-based outcomes. Facilitator: Julia Balén

  • Date: Tuesday, November 6
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Faculty and folioCI 3

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. Facilitators: Geoff Buhl and Marie Francois

  • Date: November 8
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Infusing Service-Learning & Community Engagement Across the Curriculum

Learn about the resources available through the Center for Community Engagement. Brainstorm on developing key assignments that foster student learning through service, including reflection. Learn to use rubrics and folioCI to assess mission-based outcomes. Facilitators: Pilar Pacheco, Lisette Rodriguez and Marie Francois

  • Date: Friday, November 9
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 2325

Instructional Design for Multicultural Audiences

Empowers instructional designers to design and create culturally-relevant learning. Highly practical, this workshop explores the four key aspects of contextualization and then applies them directly to current learning and development programs. Those registered will be asked to do some prep work ahead of time. Facilitator: Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide

  • Date: Wednesday, November 14
    Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location Broome 1756

Navigating Cultures*

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Navigating Cultures™ workshop, which explores the concept of cultural diversity, allowing participants to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills. The tools, frameworks, and concepts presented lead to higher levels of competency, greater team synergies, improved performance in a global environment, and serve as a rich base for ongoing cross-cultural and intercultural development. Facilitator: Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide. *This workshop is open to students, staff, and faculty, and will fill up.

  • Date: Thursday, November 15
    Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1360

The Broken Spoon (Webinar)

Students think that they like being spoon-fed: passively taking notes, randomly guessing on multiple choice tests, and viewing lectures on static powerpoint slides. They think that easy learning is to open up, swallow some facts, spit them out, and forget about them. Of course, this is not learning at all. And the truth is that it really is not interesting or enjoyable either. Real learning—applying, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating—is not only enjoyable but increases academic success and persistence. How are you and your team breaking the spoon and stimulating higher-order thinking? How are you contributing to the critical thinking that defines a college experience? This workshop will share easy-to-implement techniques for creating interactive, high-impact experiences for students. These techniques apply to venues in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. If you train student employees, work with student organizations, or support students academically, this workshop will prepare you to make a difference. Support the vision for students who can think for themselves.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 27
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Faculty and folioCI 4

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. Facilitators: Geoff Buhl and Marie Francois

  • Date: Thursday, November 29
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Re-Centering Teaching: 20+ Techniques For Promoting Active Learning

Connecting teaching strategies to learning outcomes is a challenge that higher education faculty face on a daily basis. Ever wonder how and when to use particular teaching techniques or feel the need to revitalize your course/session designs? In this session participants explore active learning/teaching techniques, examining their advantages and sharing ideas for how to implement them to enhance student learning. By the end of the session, participants will have co-imagined strategies for redesigning the way they teach at least one challenging concept or topic in their courses and will have expanded their repertoire of strategies to promote students’ active engagement in learning

  • Date: Friday, November 30
    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 2325

Outcomes Assessment Working Groups

Occurrence: This is a series of 3 meetings, scheduling is dependent on participants. Join with other faculty to develop common strategies for embedding outcomes-based assessment in the grading process at the course level. Examine and develop “signature assignments” and assessment instruments that promote student achievement of GE learning outcomes. Learn about how folioCI can build our assessment capacity and efficiency to foster continuous improvement and a campus “culture of evidence.”

Veterans on Campus

Occurrence: This is an individual online training to complete at your own convenience. A 30-minute training where faculty, staff and administrators engage in simulated conversations with three virtual student veterans, helping each one resolve a challenge they are facing due to their transition. Users practice referring a service member who is being redeployed, managing a challenging class discussion about conflicts overseas, and approaching and referring a veteran who is exhibiting signs of post-deployment stress.

Spring 2013


folioCI Open Laboratory

Questions about doing authentic assessment of student learning outcomes, turning your favorite assignments into GE Signature Assignments, creating Assignment Templates, exploring e-portfolio models -- really anything you want to know about or do with folioCI -- drop by and we'll get to work!

  • Date: Tuesday, February 12
    Time: 12:00p - 2:00p
    Location: Broome 1750

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum with Mary Adler and Marie Francois

What are ways that students can use writing (formally AND informally) to increase learning in college courses? Learn strategies for responding to student writing without ramping up your workload.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 20
    Time: 1:00p - 4:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

SAFE Training

The SAFE on Campus program seeks to reduce homophobia and heterosexism at CSUCI. Through education, advocacy, and promoting awareness, the program contributes to building a campus climate that is safe and accepting of all members of the University community. This workshop offers 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.

  • Date: Friday, February 22
    Time: 9:00a - 12:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

Active Learning and “High-Impact Practices” with Marie Francois and Kaia Tollefson

Share with colleagues ideas to best engage our students and promote their active learning, and hear about ways to incorporate “high-impact practices” into your everyday teaching. Builds on “Continuing the Conversation” sessions sponsored by Project VISTA and the Student Success Partnership in Fall 2012.

  • Date: Thursday, February 28
    Time: 1:00p - 4:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

folioCI Open Laboratory

Questions about doing authentic assessment of student learning outcomes, turning your favorite assignments into GE Signature Assignments, creating Assignment Templates, exploring e-portfolio models -- really anything you want to know about or do with folioCI -- drop by and we'll get to work!

  • Date: Tuesday, March 6
    Time: 9:00a -11:00a
    Location: Broome 1756

Teaching Academic Reading Strategies with Marie Francois

Faculty are often dismayed at the undeveloped reading skills some of our students bring to the university. Reading is a metacognitive skill. Research shows that teaching reading strategies result in students’ deep learning of texts and disciplinary content. How can we model and embed reading strategies into our teaching to help students synthesize prior knowledge and information from academic texts to create new knowledge?

  • Date: Friday, March 8
    Time: 2:00p - 3:30p
    Location: Broome 2480

AB 540 Awareness and Ally Training with CME and other Campus Partners

Do you want to learn how to be a better ally to our AB 540 students? If so, join us for an in-depth training that will prepare you better meet student needs. The morning session includes the Information Session described above. We will cover all the basics of the laws and how they relate to faculty, staff, and administrative roles at CI. The afternoon will include a student panel and personal training on how to be an ally.

  • Date: Friday, March 15
    Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
    Location: El Dorado Commons

Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum: Special Session

Panel topic: Examining the Intersections of César Chávez’s Core Values, Art, and Community Activism. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Jose Alamillo and feature faculty members, community activists and artists who will discuss the intersections of César Chávez's core values of service and learning, art, and community activism. A reception will follow at 7:00pm. Prior to the panel discussion, an art exhibit will open at 5:00pm which will showcase the works of Jess Gutierrez and Xico González. Photojournalist Jess Gutierrez has captured the spirit of Ventura County farmworker communities for over three decades. Artist Xico González honors labor leaders of the United Farm Workers movement in celebration of the 50th Anniversary. For more information, please contact Frank Barajas at frank.barajas@csuci.edu or 805-437-8862. Sponsors for this event are Laborers' International Union of North America-LIUNA-Local 585 Ventura, Cabo Seafood, Grill, and Cantina, Xavier Montes, and Marie Gregorio-Oviedo.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 27
    Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1320 - Exhibition Hall

Teaching Reflection as a Genre, Building Reflection into Courses with Marie Francois

Reflection has a role in the deeper approaches to learning – making meaning, working with meaning, and transformative learning. Deliberately introduced reflective activity can enhance learning in any discipline (Moon, 2001). Learn different reflection tools and approaches to use in your classes: learning logs, blogs, diaries, letters, point of view, dialogs, descriptive reporting, perspective taking, scenarios, role plays, etc.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 3
    Time: 1:00p - 4:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

folioCI Open Laboratory

Questions about doing authentic assessment of student learning outcomes, turning your favorite assignments into GE Signature Assignments, creating Assignment Templates, exploring e-portfolio models -- really anything you want to know about or do with folioCI -- drop by and we'll get to work!

  • Date: Thursday, April 11
    Time: 3:00p - 5:00p
    Location: Broome 1730

ISLAS Academy: Teaching and Learning in Developmental Math with Dr. Geoffrey Buhl and Ms. Jennifer Clinkenbeard

To help further the Project ISLAS goal promoting high impact practices that foster academic success, the Learning Resource Center and Mathematics Program have collaborated to develop a series of modular workshops intended for undergraduate student tutors and graduate student teaching assistants. In particular, the topics addressed are presented in the context of standard curriculum for the Math 94/95 courses. However, many of the ideas and techniques presented are discipline-agonistic and applicable in any instructional leadership setting. These workshops are offered in order to facilitate long-term professional development, as well as immediately applicable tutoring and teaching techniques. This workshop is recommended for tutors at the Learning Resource Center as well as Math 94/95 Instructors. To register, please contact Ms. Jennifer Clinkenbeard at jennifer.clinkenbeard@csuci.edu or 805-437-8921.

  • Date: Friday, April 12
    Time: 2:00p - 3:30p
    Location: Broome 2480

Community-based Research with Dennis Downey

Community-based research -- the "what is" and the "how to." Spoiler alert: it's a great way to simultaneously serve the needs of the university and the community -- and we'll talk about ways to implement it in classes at CI with our students.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17
    Time: 2:30p - 4:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

First Gen Students at CI: Assets and Challenges with Sunghee Nam

This workshop promotes the understanding of the assets that first generation college students bring to the classroom. Participants will explore pedagogical methods and institutional environments that allow students to feel at home and transform their cultural and personal experiences into both meaningful and potent content and contexts that enhance educational success.

  • Date: Thursday, April 18
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Broome 1756

Institutionalizing International Perspectives Across the Curriculum with Antonio Jiménez Jiménez

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.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 24
    Time: 1:00p - 4:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

Navigating Cultures with Monica Marcel

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Navigating Cultures™ workshop, which explores the concept of cultural diversity, allowing participants to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills. The tools, frameworks, and concepts presented lead to higher levels of competency, greater team synergies, improved performance in a global environment, and serve as a rich base for ongoing cross-cultural and intercultural development. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for International Affairs. * Facilitator: Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide. *This workshop is open to students, staff, and faculty, and will fill up quickly.

  • Date: Friday, April 26
    Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Broome 2330

Instructional Design for Multicultural Audiences with Monica Marcel

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Instructional Design for Multicultural Audiences workshop, which empowers instructional designers to design and create culturally-relevant learning. Highly practical, this workshop explores the four key aspects of contextualization and then applies them directly to the current learning development programs. Those registered will be asked to do some prep work ahead of time.

  • Date: Monday, April 29
    Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm
    Location: Broome 1756

folioCI Open Laboratory

Questions about doing authentic assessment of student learning outcomes, turning your favorite assignments into GE Signature Assignments, creating Assignment Templates, exploring e-portfolio models -- really anything you want to know about or do with folioCI -- drop by and we'll get to work!

  • Date: Wednesday, May 1
    Time: 10:00a - 12:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

Outcomes Assessment Working Groups

Join a faculty team to examine student work on “signature assignments” and assessment instruments that promote student achievement of GE learning outcomes during multiple GE rubric vetting and norming sessions.

  • Dates: May 16 - 22
    Location: Broome 1756

Veterans on Campus

Occurrence: This is an individual online training to complete at your own convenience. Link will be sent to the email provided in the registration form. A 30-minute training where faculty, staff and administrators engage in simulated conversations with three virtual student veterans, helping each one resolve a challenge they are facing due to their transition. Users practice referring a service member who is being redeployed, managing a challenging class discussion about conflicts overseas, and approaching and referring a veteran who is exhibiting signs of post-deployment stress.

Fall 2013


General Education 3.0: Signature Assignments, Outcomes, folioCI with 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.

  • GE 3.0 Workshop 1
    Wednesday, September 11
    Time: 9:00a-11:00a
    Location: Madera Hall 2381
  • GE 3.0 Workshop 2
    Monday, September 23
    Time: 2:00p-4:00p
    Location: Madera Hall 2381
  • GE 3.0 Workshop 3
    Wednesday, September 25
    Time: 3:00p-5:00p
    Location: Madera Hall 2381

Assessing Service Learning/Civic Engagement with Geoff Buhl and Pilar Pacheco

Service-learning/civic engagement is part of General Education Goal 1, focused on CI's mission. Come reflect on the major assignments for your service learning/civic engagement course and augment or modify them to align with GE learning outcomes. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement.

  • Friday, September 13
    Time: 9:00a-12:00p
    Location: Broome Library 1750

Using Video to Engage Students with Jill Leafstedt

This workshop will introduce 3 methods of creating and using personal video messages to increase student engagement and success in your course. We will examine, Eyejot, YouTube webcam recording and Screencast-o-matic as programs that can be used to send students video based communication.

  • Tuesday, September 24
    Time: 5:00p-6:30p
    Location: Broome Library 2325

First Gen Students at CI: Assets and Challenges with Sunghee Nam

This workshop promotes the understanding of the assets that first generation college students bring to the classroom. Participants will explore pedagogical methods and institutional environments that allow students to feel at home and transform their cultural and personal experiences into both meaningful and potent content and contexts that enhance educational success.

  • Tuesday, October 1
    Time: 5:00p-6:30p
    Location: Broome Library 2325

Teaching Academic Reading Strategies

Faculty are often dismayed at the undeveloped reading skills some of our students bring to the university. Reading is a metacognitive skill. Research shows that teaching reading strategies result in students' deep learning of texts and disciplinary content. How can we model and embed reading strategies into our teaching to help students synthesize prior knowledge and information from academic texts to create new knowledge?

  • Wednesday, October 9
    Time: 3:00p-5:00p
    Location: Del Norte Hall 3550

A Closer Look at Blended Coursework with Jill Leafstedt

This workshop will introduce faculty to the idea of blended learning in which a portion of course content is provided online rather than face-2-face. We will examine different models for organizing blended learning and look at examples of effective blended courses at CI.

  • Thursday, October 10
    Time: 3:00p-4:30p
    Location: Del Norte Hall 3526

Active Learning and "High-Impact Practices" with Kaia Tollefson and Marie Francois

Share with colleagues ideas to best engage our students and promote their active learning, and hear about ways to incorporate "high-impact practices" into your everyday teaching. Builds on "Continuing the Conversation" sessions sponsored by Project VISTA and the Student Success Partnership in 2012-13.

  • Tuesday, October 15
    Time: 2:30p-4:30p
    Location: Broome Library 2325

Undocumented, AB 540, Dreamers, or unDACAmented? Immigrant Students and the New Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Leisly Abrego, UCLA

Dr. Abrego will present her research on undocumented students and AB540. At least one class of students (UNIV 110) will be in attendance. All faculty and staff welcome. Co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Human Resources.

In a historical context of heightened policing and unprecedented criminalization of immigrants, how have U.S. immigration policies affected young immigrant students? This talk will examine the role immigrant students have played in pushing the immigration debate as they have fought for greater access to higher education. Based on over 10 years of research and activism with young immigrants, Abrego will share their voices, concerns, and contributions to the civil rights movement of our time.

This workshop will also have break-out sessions at 1:30p following the main workshop. Break-out sessions are not yet scheduled however please register if interested in attending.

  • Wednesday, October 16
    Workshop: 12:00p-1:30p in Petite Salon
    Break-out Sessions: 1:30p-2:30p in Madera Hall 2381

Teaching Reflection as a Genre, Building Reflection into Courses

Reflection has a role in the deeper approaches to learning - making meaning, working with meaning, and transformative learning. Deliberately introduced reflective activity can enhance learning in any discipline (Moon, 2001). Learn different reflection tools and approaches to use in your classes and programs: learning logs, blogs, diaries, letters, point of view, dialogs, descriptive reporting, perspective taking, scenarios, role plays, etc.

  • Monday, October 21
    Time: 2:30p-4:30p
    Location: Broome 1750

SAFE Training

The SAFE on Campus program seeks to reduce homophobia and heterosexism at CI. Through education, advocacy, and promoting awareness, the program contributes to building a campus climate that is safe and accepting of all members of the University community. This workshop offers 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 by the Center for Multicultural Engagement.

  • Wednesday, October 23
    Time: 2:00p-5:00p
    Location: El Dorado 110

Transfer Student Success Revisited: Community College and CI Faculty Collaboration with Jessica Hasson and Marie Francois

Join faculty, advisors, counselors, staff, and administrators from CI and our local Community Colleges in taking stock of the readiness of transfer students for upper-division courses and the alignment (or misalignment) between curriculum and articulation systems. Brainstorm goals and strategies at the individual and institutional levels to promote the success of transfers at CI.

  • Friday, November 1
    Time: 8:30a-12:30p
    Location: TBD

General Education 3.0: Signature Assignments, Outcomes, folioCI with 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.

  • GE 3.0 Workshop 4
    Monday, November 4
    Time: 9:00a-11:00a
    Location: Broome 1756
  • GE 3.0 Workshop 5
    Wednesday, November 13
    Time: 2:00p-4:00p
    Location: Broome 2325
  • GE 3.0 Workshop 6
    Monday, November 18
    Time: 3:00p-5:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

Examining "Culture and Diversity" Courses at CI with Jim Martinez and Julia Balén

CI offers many "Culture and Diversity" courses in a number of different departments. Join colleagues in bringing together syllabi and assignments from these courses to investigate similarities, differences, and what works best in developing multicultural perspectives in our students.

  • Wednesday, November 6
    Time: 3:00p-4:30p
    Location: Broome 1756

Infusing Service Learning and Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum with Pilar Pacheco and Lisette Rodriguez

Learn about resources available through the Center for Community Engagement. Meet community partners. Brainstorm on key assignments that foster student learning through service, including reflection. Learn about rubrics and folioCI to assess mission-based outcomes.

  • Friday, November 8
    Time: 9:00a-12:00p
    Location: Broome 1756

Infusing Writing Across the Curriculum with Mary Adler

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to make writing expectations explicit for students. Identify the hidden skills required for success on your assignments and hear from other faculty about ways to support student achievement in these necessary skills.

  • Wednesday, November 13
    Time: 10:00a-12:00p
    Location: Broome 2325

Fostering Collaborations Across Campus with Kirsten Moss and Marie Francois

Where and how can faculty and Academic Affairs staff and administrators connect with staff and initiatives? And what could we be doing to create other successful collaborations so that we can work smarter not harder to best serve our diverse students?

  • Tuesday November 19
    Time: 2:00p-4:00p
    Location: Broome 1360

Infusing Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum with Julia Balén

Participants must bring syllabi, multicultural assignment ideas, and/or examples of student work to this hands-on workshop. Discuss how to incorporate the multicultural GE rubric into the grading of assignments to facilitate assessment of learning outcomes, and apply the rubric to sample student work. Leave with new or improved multicultural projects for your favorite course, and knowledge of how to use folioCI to efficiently assess mission-based outcomes.

  • Wednesday, November 20
    Time: 3:00p-4:30p
    Location: Broome 1756

Spring 2014


MOOCs: A (mostly) Reasoned Discussion of Education's Latest Phenomenon:

Join us for the first of four conversations in the 'Technology: Change, Threat, Opportunity'Discussion Series. Our first guest speaker will be Rolin Moe, doctoral student in Learning Technologies at Pepperdine. He will share insights from his research on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), or as he calls them, free and ubiquitous learning centers. If you aren't familiar with MOOCs, check out this short article, 7 Things you Should Know About MOOCs. For more information please contact Jill Leafstedt at jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu.

  • When: Tuesday, February 18
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1710

Fostering Collaborations Across Campus:

Where and how can faculty and Academic Affairs staff and administrators connect with staff and initiatives? And what could we be doing to create other successful collaborations so that we can work smarter not harder to best serve our diverse students? Facilitators: Kirsten Moss, Julia Balén, and Marie Francois.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 11
    Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

SOS: Helping Students Cope with Crisis:

We all have encountered students in crisis: personal, medical, psychological, financial. Sometimes students come to us; sometimes we see it in behavior, absences, or written work; sometimes we simply sense that something might be wrong. But how can we reach out to these students in a compassionate and appropriate manner? How can we, as faculty and staff, assist them, and where can we direct them when their needs exceed our individual ability to help? Come and meet members of CI’s student support community, and workshop scenarios with colleagues as we learn to help students cope with crisis. Facilitators: Alison Perchuk, Julia Balén, and Marie Francois. Participating: Neil Rocklin from Counseling & Psychological Services, Neomi Bazquez from Student Business Services, Valeri Cirino-Paez from Disability Accommodations and Support Services, Chief Reid or his representative, and Monica Rivas from Academic Advising.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 12
    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

First Gen and Beyond: CI Employees' Higher Education Experiences:

What educational experiences did CI staff, administrators, and faculty members have as undergraduate and/or graduate students? In this workshop, we will report some preliminary findings of the survey regarding CI employees’ educational experiences conducted in November 2013. Who influenced their educational and career aspirations and experiences? How did they navigate their educational paths? Did they feel adequately prepared for undergraduate/graduate education? Particularly, we will examine if First-Gen CI employees’ experiences are significantly different from those who are not First-Gen. This event is co-sponsored with Project VISTA. Facilitators: Sunghee Nam, Kaia Tollefson, and Elizabeth Sowers.

  • Date: Thursday, March 13
    Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Best Practices for the Inverted/Flipped Model (and How Not to Do It) with Spencer Bagley:

The quality of education in introductory calculus classes is an issue of particular educational and economic importance. In work related to a national study of college calculus programs conducted by the MAA, I report on a study of four different pedagogical approaches to Calculus I at a single institution in the Fall 2012 semester. Using statistical methods, I analyze the effects of these four approaches on students’ persistence in STEM major tracks, attitudes and beliefs about mathematics, and procedural and conceptual achievement in calculus. Using qualitative methods, I draw links from the statistical results to differences and commonalities in the four classroom strategies. This is the second talk in the 'Technology: Change, Threat, Opportunity' Discussion Series. For more information please contact Jill Leafstedt at jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu.

  • Date: Thursday, March 13
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Make Writing Explicit Across the Curriculum:

Learn about strategies to integrate writing with course content for your discipline, and ways to make writing expectations explicit for students. Identify the hidden skills required for success on your assignments and hear from other faculty about ways to support student achievement in these necessary skills. Facilitators: Mary Adler and Rachael Jordan.

  • Date: Monday, March 17
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

How to Use and Create Videos in Class:

In this workshop we will discuss how you may use videos to enhance your teaching. You are encouraged to share with other participants how you use your favorite video in your own class. Online resources for finding and using free educational videos will be discussed such as YouTube EDU and TED-ED. The Video Everywhere feature in Blackboard (CI Learn) will be discussed and we will show you how to manage your YouTube collections for a course by creating YouTube playlists. Tools such as Camtasia for making your own videos will be reviewed and demonstrated. Tips and strategies for preparing and planning you video recording and production will be discussed. Facilitators: Minder Chen and Jill Leafstedt.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 19
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Broome Library 1756

High-Impact Practices For the Classroom:

Share with colleagues ideas to best engage our students and promote their active learning, and hear about ways to incorporate “high-impact practices” into your everyday teaching. Builds on “Continuing the Conversation” sessions sponsored by Project VISTA and the Student Success Partnership in 2012-13. New this round: tips on using technology for engagement. Facilitators: Marie Francois, Kaia Tollefson, and Jaimie Hoffman.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 1
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Technology Will Destroy Higher Education - If You Let It:

Technology, economics and political forces are placing tremendous pressure on our current models of higher education. Does this mean a dim future for higher education? And is that future coming so fast that we can’t control it? While the change is real, there is still the possibility that those of us with the greatest stake in higher education can respond in a meaningful way to make positive change for our students. However, if we don’t respond, political and economic forces will impose change upon us, and it’s not going to be pretty. I will explore my view of the challenges and opportunities we face and lead a discussion on how we can build upon the opportunity to design a better university. This workshop is part of the 'Technology: Change, Threat, Opportunity' Discussion Series. For more information please contact Jill Leafstedt at jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu. Facilitator: Michael Berman.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 1
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Broome 1756

The Communal Classroom: Increasing Student Success through "Community”:

Studies continue to show the positive impact that a shared sense of "community" has upon student performance. This reality is especially evident among minority populations and first generation students. For each of these reasons, this workshop explores what it means to be a communal classroom, as well as specific tips and techniques for achieving a sense of community within your own classroom environment. Facilitator: J. Jacob Jenkins.

  • Date: Thursday, April 3
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Sage Hall 2030

Presentation by Dr. Carlos Castillo Chavez:

Dr. Chavez is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) and The Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science (SUMS), both of have been nationally recognized for helping minority students aspire to and achieve Ph.D.s in STEM fields. This presentation is open to all (staff, faculty, students, and community members) and is hosted by Project ACCESO. For more information and to register, please contact Cindy Wyels at cynthia.wyels@csuci.edu.

  • Date: Monday, April 7
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Grand Salon

Critical Reflection in Service-Learning:

This workshop led by Sunghee Nam and Pilar Pacheco will explore the concept of reflection and learn how to use various types of reflective activities to help students, in the class and at the partner site, meet learning and service objectives, and promote student development. Open to faculty and community partners. This event is sponsored by Center for Community Engagement. For more information contact Pilar Pacheco at pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu.

  • Date: Thursday, April 10
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Transfer Student Success at Moorpark College:

Join faculty, advisors, counselors, staff, and administrators from CI and Moorpark College in talking about advising and mentoring strategies for transfer students, readiness of transfer students for upper-division courses, and alignment between curriculum and articulation systems. Facilitated by Nenagh Brown, Jessica Hasson, and Marie Francois.

  • Date: Friday, April 11
    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Moorpark College Library

Infusing International Perspectives Across the Curriculum:

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. Facilitator: Antonio Jimenez Jimenez.

  • Date: Tuesday, April 15
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Navigating CulturesTM:

Monica Marcel, Partner at Language and Culture Worldwide, will present LCW’s Navigating Cultures™ workshop, which explores the concept of cultural diversity, allowing participants to expand their awareness, knowledge, and skills. The tools, frameworks, and concepts presented lead to higher levels of competency, greater team synergies, improved performance in a global environment, and serve as a rich base for ongoing cross-cultural and intercultural development. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for International Affairs. * Facilitator: Monica Marcel, Language & Culture Worldwide. *This workshop is open to students, staff, and faculty, and will fill up quickly.

  • Date: Thursday, April 17
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1360

SAFE Training:

The SAFE on Campus program seeks to reduce homophobia and heterosexism at CI. Through education, advocacy, and promoting awareness, the program contributes to building a campus climate that is safe and accepting of all members of the University community. This workshop offers 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 by the Center for Multicultural Engagement. Facilitators: Julia Balén and Kirsten Moss.

  • Date: Thursday, April 24
    Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Teaching in the Dark: Learning through Risk and Vulnerability with Michelle Pacansky-Brock:

In this presentation, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, will share how teaching online challenged her to rethink deep-seated notions about pedagogy and learning differences, provided richer relationships with more of her students than face-to-face teaching, and even led to incorporating a flipped classroom model (which required giving up lectures -- her ultimate fear!). http://www.teachingwithoutwalls.com/. This workshop is part of the 'Technology: Change, Threat, Opportunity' Discussion Series. For more information please contact Jill Leafstedt at jill.leafstedt@csuci.edu.

  • Date: Thursday, April 24
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Broome 1360

Transfer Student Success:

Community College and CI Collaborations Revisited: Join faculty, advisors, counselors, staff, and administrators from CI and our local Community Colleges in taking stock of the readiness of transfer students for upper-division courses and the alignment (or misalignment) between curriculum and articulation systems. Brainstorm goals and strategies at the individual and institutional levels to promote the success of transfers at CI. Facilitators: Jessica Hasson and Marie Francois.

  • Date: Friday, April 25
    Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
    Location: Broome Library 1756

Fall 2014


GE Reboot Kick-off

Come participate in a half-day in-service event (with coffee!) to learn the history, examine the present, and build the future of General Education at CI. This kick-off event initiates the self-study for GE Program Review, and an opportunity to participate in and shape on-going General Education redesign efforts. Bring your great ideas and vexing questions to brainstorm and plan next steps for an integrative, mission-centered, dynamic and meaningful GE program at CI.

  • Date: Friday, September 26
    Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
    Location: Malibu 100

Multicultural Perspectives Across the Curriculum (Two Part Workshop)

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. 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 1756

Teaching in a Connected Age I

What does it mean to teach in an age where students can connect with anyone, at anytime about anything? An age where information is free, knowledge is created, shared, and questioned collaboratively across boundaries, and problems are increasingly collaboratively solved by people around the globe? Does the question change if we ask, 'What does it mean to learn in an age where we can connect with anyone, at anytime about anything?’ What does this mean for our student populations: increasingly underserved and first generation. Join us as we discuss how the connectedness of the world today changes what it means to be a learner and what it means to be a teacher. Facilitators will offer short presentations on how these issues are currently taking shape and facilitate discussion about how we would like to shape our responses at CI. Facilitator(s): Jill Leafstedt and Julia Balén

  • Date: Wednesday, October 8
    Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Location: FIT Studio

Where We Live Now: Using Social Explorer to Examine the Racial and Socioeconomic Characteristics of American Neighborhoods

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. Facilitator(s): Luis Sanchez

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

SAFE Training

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. Facilitator(s): Kirsten Moss and Julia Balén

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

Unheard Voices: Making the Most of Students' Unique Contributions in Group Settings

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. Facilitator(s): Lindsey O’Connor

  • Date: Friday, October 24
    Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: Broome 1756

Sustainable Information Literacy: Facilitating the Information Literate Classroom

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. Facilitator(s): Colleen Harris-Keith, Janet Pinkley, and Debi Hoffman

  • Date: Friday, October 31
    Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
    Location: Broome 1360

Teaching in a Connected Age II

What does it mean to teach in an age where students can connect with anyone, at anytime about anything? An age where information is free, knowledge is created, shared, and questioned collaboratively across boundaries, and problems are increasingly collaboratively solved by people around the globe? Does the question change if we ask, 'What does it mean to learn in an age where we can connect with anyone, at anytime about anything?’ What does this mean for our student populations: increasingly underserved and first generation. Join us as we discuss how the connectedness of the world today changes what it means to be a learner and what it means to be a teacher. Facilitators will offer short presentations on how these issues are currently taking shape and facilitate discussion about how we would like to shape our responses at CI. Facilitator(s): Jill Leafstedt and Julia Balén

  • Date: Wednesday, November 5
    Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Location: Fit Studio

Infusing Service-Learning into Curriculum

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. Facilitator(s): Pilar Pacheco

  • Date: Thursday, November 13
    Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: Broome 1756

Infusing International Perspectives into Curriculum

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. Facilitator(s): Antonio Jiménez Jiménez

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

Building Bridges for Transfer Success: Threshold Concepts and Wicked Problems Featuring Nika Hogan, Pasadena City College and 3CSN

How can community college and university colleagues together re-envision the alignment of our curriculum and pedagogy to foster transfer success through a focus on discipline-specific “threshold concepts” applied to real world complex “wicked problems?” Threshold concepts are ideas that disciplinary practitioners see through and think with, the ideas they use to ask questions, to problem-solve, and to create new knowledge. Often so ingrained as to be invisible to the expert, they are notoriously troublesome for novices, often serving as a barrier to deep learning. Examples might include opportunity cost in economics, social deviance and/ or social construction of reality in sociology, or probability in statistics. A curriculum focused on approaching complex social problems through the lens of threshold concepts explicitly teaches students how to problem solve from distinct disciplinary perspectives, to explore the affordances and limitations of different disciplinary habits of mind, and to make visible the need for multi-disciplinary approaches to “wicked problems,” urgent challenges such as climate change, homelessness, and sustainability that are difficult to resolve because they are complex, contested, and constantly changing. As CI and the Ventura County Community College District embark on a new cooperative Title V grant focused on transfer success, join us for this opportunity to build on previous Student Success workshop collaborations to take us to the next level. Sponsored by CSU Katalyst and Giving Students a Compass Grants.

  • Date: Friday, December 5
    Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
    Location: Malibu 100

GE Design and Assessment Working Groups

  • Dates: Friday, December 12 (12:00pm – 3:00pm), Monday, December 15 (9:00am – 12:00pm), and Wednesday, December 17 (12:00pm – 3:00pm)
    Locationl Broome 1756