Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 Most of our workshops take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Rhodes Tower, Room 401, unless a different room or time has been announced. Registration is required in order to receive a lunch, however walk-ins are welcome!
Please keep this page bookmarked, as more workshops will be posted here soon.

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

October 2019 Workshops


Planning Your Timeline for Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure
Thursday, October 17th
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Presented by: Joanne Goodell, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: 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.

Webinar Training: Turnitin Assignments
Tuesday, October 22nd
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Moderated by: Caryn Lanzo, Director of the Center for eLearning
Description: Join us for a live webinar training from Stephanie Stocks of Turnitin. A deep dive into FeedBack Studio basics which includes: how to create a Turnitin assignment (including how to create rubrics); how students submit a Turnitin assignment and how they access the originality report and erater spelling and grammar feedback; how instructors access the originality report and what it means; how instructors access the erater spelling and grammar feedback and what it means; how instructors provide feedback to their students (including how to grade with rubrics and manage quickmarks); how students access their feedback and grades; best practices.

Documenting & Analyzing Teaching for Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure
Thursday, October 24th
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Presented by: Joanne Goodell, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Description: All faculty seeking reappointment, promotion or tenure at CSU must be fully competent teachers, and provide significant documentation and analysis of teaching in their dossier. In this workshop, I will provide sample documents and discuss best practice in preparing your teaching statement and the evidence needed to support that statement in your dossier.

Legal Research Resources for CSU Professors Teaching Law-Related Courses
Tuesday, October 29th
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Presented by: Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian
Description: This workshop will review key Law Library resources available to CSU faculty and students, as well as discuss primary and secondary legal resources in relationship to CSU law-related courses (eg, Business Law & Ethics, Legal & Ethical Issues Treating Drug Dependency). The workshop will also review the content and features of the University Library Nexis Uni legal database.

Webinar Training: Advanced Turnitin
Thursday, October 31st
11:30-12:30 in Rhodes Tower (RT) 401
Moderated by: Caryn Lanzo, Director of the Center for eLearning
Description: Join us for a live webinar training from Stephanie Stocks of Turnitin. This advanced session focuses on using peer review and creating revision assignments. This training includes: how to create a PeerMark assignment; how student conduct peer reviews using PeerMark; how professors access and grade the peer reviews that were made; how students that were reviewed access their peer’s reviews; how to create a revision assignment and what settings are brought over from the base assignment; best practices.

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


Gateway Courses Program - Fall 2019

Applying Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Success

Applications are closed for Fall 2019. The Spring application is expected to open in early January 2020.

Faculty who teach gateway courses, defined as those 100 and 200 level courses that have more than 100 students enrolling over a calendar year, are invited to apply to participate in a faculty learning community that will examine how to apply current psychological science to their teaching to improve student success in their courses. Below is a list of topics and dates. All sessions will be 75 minutes and start at 10:15 am. A $500 professional development stipend will be given to participants who successfully participate in at least four of the five sessions.

9/19 - Session 1: Cognitive psychology of teaching and learning: an overview

10/10 - Session 2: Application and examples from the content areas

10/31 - Session 3: Small teaching: predicting, growing

11/21 - Session 4: Fostering metacognitive strategies to improve study skills: making exams worth more than the grade

12/12 - Session 5: Wrap up and planning to share our findings

*Note: If your course does not meet the definition of a gateway course, but you have evidence to suggest that it is an impediment to retention or graduation in your program, you may still apply. Please provide an explanation of this in your rationale for applying.

 

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.

Fall dates to be announced.