Cleveland State University

CSU Learning Communities


Fall 2011 Faculty-Instructor Conference Workshop
Three full days of Interactive Learning and Planning Sessions

Institutionalizing Innovation – Empowering Positive Change
for Teaching, Learning and Success

August 16, August 17 and August 18, 2011
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio

CSU has announced a dynamic Conference planned as part of a year-long series of activities in our Learning Communities, engaged learning initiative. Activities are intended to encourage and support the exploration and use of innovative, high impact practices for engaged teaching and learning.

An impressive panel of National and Local experts will share information and current research on various innovative strategies currently in use and how they help to improve academic outcomes, retention and student success, especially in urban environments.

This three-day Conference features several interactive sessions and are designed to facilitate collaborative sharing of pertinent information about issues in urban education. Flexible scheduling allows participation in one, two or all three days of the Conference.

A special Thursday afternoon Showcase Poster Session will highlight innovations and high impact practices in use by CSU Faculty and Staff. Conference participants will have the opportunity to meet informally to discuss ideas for enhanced pedagogy, use of technology, undergraduate research, mentoring strategies, and explore ideas that may work for you.

Click here for details of the schedule.

Space is limited. Reservations required.

Students pulling on a circle formed out of rope.

Orientation to Learning in Community: Outdoor Adventure
August 26, 2011

Space is limited to the first 100 who register. Call NOW so you don’t miss out: 216-687-5167.

Jump-start your CSU experience as a member of a Learning Community by attending the Orientation to Learning in Community session on August 26, 2011. Meet new friends, make valuable connections and have lots of fun.

Orientation to Learning in Community offers a comprehensive introduction to the experience of learning in a cohort community. Important strategies and skills that contribute to first-year success will be presented by representatives from Student Life and Learning Communities.

It is a full day of experiential learning outside the classroom as you participate in a variety of active and interactive team challenges, learn new skills and study strategies, critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving.

You will also preview all the syllabi for your classes, including events and scheduled activities. Peer Mentor Coaches will be on hand to help you learn how to manage time, coordinate assignments and take full advantage of all University resources available to you.

The Schedule:
8:00 AM Plan to arrive at the CSU Fenn Tower Residence Hall—gather outside.
8:15 AM A chartered bus will transport you to the Orientation activity site. Don’t be late!
9:00 AM Orientation activities begin and continue until 4:30 PM.
11:45 AM Lunch provided.
5:00 PM Bus returns and arrives at CSU Fenn Tower Residence Hall.

Important tips:

  • Bring your CSU Viking Card.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, suitable for outdoors.
  • Long pants and athletic shoes are recommended.
  • Bring sunscreen, a jacket in case it gets cold, and a hat or sun visor.
  • Paper and pencils for note taking will be provided.
engaged learning
Mailing Address
Office of Academic Programs
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 219E
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Main Classroom Building, 219E
1899 East 22nd Street
Phone: (216) 687-5413