Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 In the Fall 2020 semester our workshops will all take place from 11:20am to 12:20pm on Zoom (unless otherwise noted). Please keep this page bookmarked, as more workshops will be posted here soon.

Click here for more information on our Book Discussions, Spring 2020 Gateway Courses Program and Teaching Open Houses.


eDossier Trainings

Please join us for one (or both!) of the following trainings on the eDossier system. There is no pre-registration for these events. Both sessions will be recorded and made available afterward on this site for those who cannot make it to the live event.

eDossier for Candidates
Date/ Time: Friday, September 18th, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Recording link

eDossier for Reviewers
Date/ Time: Friday, September 18th, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Recording link

 

Fall 2020 Workshops

Pre-registration is requested, however walk-ins will be welcomed. Registration forms close the afternoon prior to the workshop. A member of CFE staff will contact you to confirm your registration. Zoom links will be posted on this page the morning of each workshop for walk-in guests. 

​​​​​​​October

​​​​​​​Keep Teaching Series: Special Guest Flower Darby
Date/ Time: Friday, October 16th, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Presented by: Flower Darby, Assistant Dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies at Northern Arizona University; Author (with James M. Lang) of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes
Description: Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can help. We’ll explore practical, evidence-based changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant gains in student engagement and learning. Whether you’re new or experienced online faculty, you’ll gain brief learning activities, minor course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019). If you teach in blended and face-to-face formats you’ll also gain strategies to make better use of your Learning Management System to enhance your efforts in the classroom. Together we’ll discover how rewarding online teaching and learning can be.

​​​​​​​Presented by Digital CSU: Introduction to Systematic Review
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 22nd, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Michele Heath, DBA & Tracy H Porter, PhD (Department of Management)
Description: Researchers are always looking for ways to obtain data for future research studies. Unfortunately, we do not take advantage of the data we have readily available. A systematic review refers to a review of the evidence on a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant primary research, and to extract and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review. The session aims to introduce participants to the methodology of systematic reviews.

Presented by Digital CSU: Creating a "Research Pitch Video": Using Video to Communicate Your Research to a Wider Audience
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 29th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Cigdem Slankard (Film & Media Arts) & Molly Buckley-Marudas (Teacher Education)
Description: Are you interested in pitching or communicating your research to a wider, more general audience? Have you been asked by a funder, journal editor, professional organization, and/or media outlet to share your work via video but were not sure where to start or what to do? If so, this session is for you. Join us to learn how you can create your own research pitch video.

 

Archived Workshop Resources

Topic Areas:

Emergency Response Resources page (links to relevant workshops, eLearning's Keep Teaching resources, and resources outside CSU)

To review workshops offered in the 2018-19 academic year, click here for our workshop log.

Fall 2020 Archive List

Teaching with Zoom: Tools & Tips
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 3rd, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison, Senior Instructional Technologist, Center for Instructional Technology & Distance Learning
Description: Zoom is a videoconferencing tool that allows CSU faculty, staff, and students to connect with each other "anywhere and on any device" via mobile and desktop. Whether using it for remote or in-class instruction, Zoom provides several easy to use teaching tools designed to facilitate synchronous distance education. This session will demonstrate the features and functions necessary to create, deliver, and facilitate a virtual classroom in Zoom. Topics will include: scheduling a meeting, inviting participants, sharing various content, facilitating group work, obtaining feedback, and sharing recordings.
Link to Recording

Copyright & Streaming Video in Online Teaching
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 10th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Copyright & OER Advisor
Description: Are you curious whether you can legally use video in your online class? Attend this session to learn more about the parts of the copyright law that pertain to using video in the classroom, as well as how the library can help you incorporate streaming video into your teaching and assignments.
Link to Recording

Specifications Grading: Enhancing Student Learning & Saving Faculty Time
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 17th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Marcus Schultz-Bergin, Assistant College Lecturer in Philosophy
Description: Specifications Grading is an alternative grading system aimed at fostering student rigor, enhancing their learning, and saving faculty time. It aims to clearly tether assignments and course grades to achievement of course learning outcomes in order to promote a mastery approach to learning. This session will introduce and motivate specifications grading, as well as provide examples of how to both fully and partially use the system.
Link to Recording

​​​​​​​Affordable Course Material
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 24th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Copyright & OER Advisor
Description: Increasingly, students are challenged by the costs of going to college, and one cost that can be especially surprising and impactful is the cost of textbooks. High textbook costs often lead students to try to get by without their textbooks, putting them at an academic disadvantage. Attend this workshop to discover options for course material that are library-licensed, low cost, or completely free for your students.
Link to Recording

Keep Teaching Series: "Active Learning Strategies in the Zoom Classroom" with Special Guest Aaron Johnson
Date/ Time: Friday, September 25th, 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Presented by: Aaron Johnson, Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary; Author, Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online and Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms
Description: Participants will play the role of students in several activities. We will focus on variety and on learning activities that work across different disciplines. We will use polling, breakouts, individual activities, reflections, and collaborative tasks.
Link to Recording

Keep Teaching Series: "Leading Breakout Learning and Large Group Debriefs" with Special Guest Aaron Johnson
Date/ Time: Friday, September 25th, 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Presented by: Aaron Johnson, Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary; Author, Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online and Online Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Teaching and Learning with Videoconference Platforms
Description: This session will focus on the key skills of facilitating learning in small groups with Zoom. We will also spend time discussing how to successfully transition between small group and large group learning. Participants will experience breakout, transitions, and large-group debriefs.
Link to Recording​​​​​​​

Open Textbooks
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 1st, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Copyright & OER Advisor
Description: Open textbooks are complete, legitimate textbooks licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Increasingly, faculty members across the country are adopting open textbooks as one way to address affordability and increase their flexibility in the classroom. In this workshop, you will learn about open textbooks and discover what open resources are available in your field.
Link to Recording

​​​​​​​Keep Teaching Series: "Small Teaching Online" Faculty Panel Discussion
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 8th, 11:20AM - 12:20PM
Moderated by: Joanne Goodell, Professor of Mathematics Education & Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: Join former participants of the CFE book discussion group as they talk about how they have used strategies learned from reading "Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes" by Flower Darby & James M. Lang.
Link to recording


Gateway Courses Program

"Applying Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Success"

There is no current group scheduled for the Fall 2020 semester.

More information can be found on our book discussion page.

 

Sip & Share Open Houses 

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence for afternoon tea and conversation. Each open house will center on a different topic in teaching & learning. Topic summaries will be provided; you do not need to listen to the podcast in order to attend.

Spring 2019 archive of topics can be found here.