Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 All workshops take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Rhodes Tower, Room 401, unless a different room has been announced. Click on the links below (Workshop Titles) to register for any of these.  

Also, you can download a PDF version of this table here[Page last updated: 3/22/2018.]  

Kindly note that, if you register for any of our workshops, we will send you a confirmation email three to four days prior to the workshop — to ensure you can still come, and to be more certain of the lunch choices (before we place the order). If you DO NOT receive that email, check your spam folder, and (failing that) please call us.





3/27/2018 Preparing Your Dossier for Reappointment  In this session, participants will create a timeline for preparing their dossier for reappointment, promotion and tenure. Examples of summary statements and dossier organization will be shared. This workshop is particularly targeted at full-time faculty in their first or second year. Dr. Joanne Goodell, Center for Faculty Excellence Director 
An image that, when clicked, takes users to the top of the page3/29/2018 What Faculty Need to Know About Accessibility

A panel of staff members from CSU will discuss the accessibility laws and CSU policies, as well as important resources to create accessible course materials. The panel will include representatives from various different units including: Office of the General Counsel, Office of Disability Services, Center for eLearning, Michael Schwartz Library and more.

Caryn Lanzo will moderate this panel discussion. Panel members will include: 

  • Heather Caprette, Senior Multimedia Developer and Instructional Designer for the Center for eLearning
  • Jeffrey Dell, Assisitive Technology Specialist in Disability Services
  • Bruce Jeppesen, Director of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning
  • Rachel King, Chief Compliance Officer in the Office of General Counsel
  • David Lodwick, Associate Director and System Division Head for the Main Library
  • Vern Morrison, Library ParaProfessional for the Main Library
  • Tommie Barclay, Director of Web & E-Initiatives in Information Services & Technology Department

Caryn Lanzo, Director of Center for eLearning

4/5/2018 Blackboard Learn Ultra

Chris Edwards, Faculty Success Executive, and Karen Owens, Systems Engineer from Blackboard, will demonstrate the Learn Ultra experience, and share news about Learn Ultra development for teaching and learning.

Chris Edwards, Faculty Success Executive

Karen Owens,
Systems Engineer from Blackboard


Caryn Lanzo, Director of Center for eLearning

4/10/2018 Copyright and Creative Common Licenses: How They Work Together for Open Access This workshop is aimed primarily at new and junior faculty and doctoral students. However, all faculty who would like some space to plan their summer projects, especially writing are encouraged to attend this workshop. Dr. Glenda Thornton, Michael Schwartz Library Director
4/12/2018 Planning Your Summer You are almost finished with the current academic year. You are finishing up your EFAARS report. How will you spend your summer, so that you balance some well-earned rest with your research and writing projects, as well as getting ready for fall? This workshop will provide you with some techniques for planning a productive summer so that you can move forward on important projects related to getting tenure and meeting workload guidelines in your college. Bring a list of what you would like to do this summer – especially some fun ideas and your planner. Dr. Joanne Goodell, Center for Faculty Excellence Director
An image that, when clicked, takes users to the top of the page4/17/2018 Implementing an Open Educational Resource Textbook and Designing Open Education Research Assignments Come learn about the use of an open educational textbook in an Introduction to Theater course, and how a faculty member and instructional designer pair implemented OER assignments for students within the course. We’ll get your creative ideas flowing as we explain how Pressbooks at the Michael Schwartz Library and H5P were used by introductory level students to create open interactive learning content that will benefit other students and the community. Heather Caprette, MA, Senior Multimedia Developer & Instructional Designer
4/19/2018 COSHP & COE Workshop: Working with Student Researchers Join us for a panel discussion about how to hire, supervise, and work with student researchers. The panel will discuss the hiring and supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students. The panel will include faculty from several colleges, and will discuss various administrative issues and personnel issues. Panel members include: Drs. Dan Simon, Nolan Holland (Professor in the Chemical Biomedical Engineering Department), Bin Su (Assoc. Professor in the Chemistry Department), and Conor McLennan (Assoc. Professor in the Psychology Department). Dr. Dan Simon, Assoc. VP of Research & Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering