The Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 In the Spring 2024 semester our workshops will take place from 11:30am to 12:20pm either In-Person or Via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Please keep this page bookmarked, as we update workshop information continuously

All Virtual Workshops will be held in the  CFE Meeting Room. 

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Spring 2024 Workshops

Pre-registration is requested, however walk-ins are welcome. Registration forms close the afternoon prior to the workshop, click workshop title to register. A member of CFE staff will contact you to confirm your registration. All workshops will take place via Zoom unless otherwise noted. 

February

    2/1/2024  Move to Blackboard Ultra is Coming 
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTERs: Caryn Lanzo, Glenn Curtis, III, John Hubbard  |  REGISTRATION
    • Blackboard Learn Ultra is the redesigned version of Blackboard Learn. It is streamlined, intuitive and modern. In this session, we'll explore some exciting features of Blackboard Learn Ultra and discuss the transition from Blackboard Learn Original Courses to Blackboard Learn Ultra courses.

    2/2/2024 (Fri)  6th Year Candidates  and Associate to Full Preliminary eDossier
    REMOTE | 1:00PM | PRESENTER:  Joanne Goodell  |  REGISTRATION
    • In this workshop, Joanne Goodell will discuss the review process and demonstrate the features of the eDossier system that candidates applying for promotion either to Associate Professor or Professor will use to submit their preliminary external review dossier. The contract date for submission of that preliminary dossier is April 1st, 2024.

    2/6/2024   Helping Students Evaluate Sources for Research   
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Amanda Goodsett     |  REGISTRATION
    • Do you assign a research paper or project in your class? If so, are you frustrated with the sources that your students use? In this workshop we'll talk about how to help students evaluate research sources, and you'll leave with practical tips to apply to your teaching.
    2/8/2024  AI Literacy Session 1    
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Chris Rennison    |  REGISTRATION
    • This workshop is designed for educators aiming to leverage basic AI tools like BARD, ChatGPT, etc. for enriched learning experiences. This hands-on session will guide you through real-world applications of generative AI, such as automated content creation and personalized learning pathways. Learn to incorporate these powerful tools into your teaching methods to engage students and enhance educational outcomes. No technical background is required; this workshop is all about practical, easy-to-implement strategies for modern educators."

     

    2/13/2024  Starfish    
    REMOTE |11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Gina Cascone    |  REGISTRATION
    • Review of Raising Tracking Items, Recording Attendance, Completing Progress Surveys, with an interactive demonstration. 

     

    2/15/2024  Computing Facilities
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Thijs Heus     |  REGISTRATION
    • In this presentation, I will discuss the computational facilities at Cleveland State University. I will mostly focus on the Ohio Supercomputing Center, which is almost always free for CSU faculty, but also the new Vikings cluster that was recently purchased by CSU and is coming online now. Both facilities have a great user interface through the web browser, with almost no need to install software or extensive knowledge about super computers.
    2/20/2024  Adding Variety to Your Course with VoiceThread      
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER:  Samantha Kissel  |  REGISTRATION
    • VoiceThread is a collaborative, interactive presentation tool that enables you to upload images, documents, and videos for you to have an engaging class discussion. Learners react to your content using comments that are communicated through text, audio, or video. During this session, we will discuss different activities that can be implemented using VoiceThread. We will then go over the basics of creating, commenting, and setting up assignments.

     

    2/21/2024 (Wed) AI Literacy Session 2      
    REMOTE | 10:15am- 11:15am  | PRESENTER: Chris Rennison   |  REGISTRATION
    • This workshop is designed for instructors who wish to learn how to craft effective prompts to better leverage generative AI for teaching and learning.  This one-hour session will provide practical examples of effective prompts along with hands-on activities that will allow instructors to experiment with creating their own prompts.  No prior AI knowledge required – just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm! 

     2/22/2024   Misconceptions and Myths about Multilingual Students   
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Elena Andrei    |  REGISTRATION
    • In this workshop, participants will identify and reflect on common myths and misconceptions about college multilingual learners. Participants will leave with strategies to support and appreciate their multilingual students in their courses. 
       

     

    2/27/2024 Conducting the External Review for Peer Review Committee Chairs      
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Joanne Goodell    |  REGISTRATION
    • In this workshop, Dr. Joanne Goodell will provide an overview of the various processes, provide sample documents, and demonstrate the elements of the eDossier system needed by PRC chairs who have to conduct the external review for candidates applying for promotion. External review dossiers are due on April 1st, and the review letters must be available in the candidate's internal review dossier by the first week of September.
    2/29/2024   Course Alignment Mapping    
    REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTERs: Sam Diomede & Sarah Rutland    |  REGISTRATION
    • Have you been mulling over what you can do to improve your course? If you haven’t created one, a Course Alignment Map is a great place to start your evaluation and course planning. This presentation will introduce the concept of a course alignment map and how it can aid in improving the achievement of learner outcomes. Discover the elements and importance of course alignment to craft a more effective and cohesive learning experience for your students.

      Course alignment maps are especially helpful in online courses, but are beneficial to all teaching formats. Join Sam Diomede, Senior Instructional Designer, and Sarah Rutland, Manager of Quality Assurance & Administration, as we connect the dots to quality (pun intended)!

     

      March

      3/5/2024  Mentoring Faculty and Students Panel    
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER:  Antonio Medina-Rivera   |  REGISTRATION
      • This panel will focus on practical ideas on how to mentor faculty and students. It is also an opportunity to reflect on our role as mentors, and how to be more effective and efficient in that role. Our moderator will be Dr. Debbie Jackson, Vice Provost for Instructional Excellence. We will have two panelists focusing on mentoring students (Dr. Rachel Carnell, Dean of the Honors College, and Dr. Angel Reyes-Reyes, Director of the McNair Scholars Program), and two panelists focusing on faculty (Dr. Linda Francis, professor of Criminology and Sociology, and Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera, Professor of Spanish and Linguistics).

       

      3/7/2024 Trauma Informed Classrooms: Creating Neuroception of Safety in Online and F2F Classrooms   
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM  | PRESENTER: Reinhild F Boehme    |  REGISTRATION
      • How do we create safe and supportive connections for all students in our classrooms? This workshop will explore the concept and application of neuroception of safety and danger and its application to teaching.  We will explore:  
        • How experiences of trauma and toxic stress can create barriers to learning. 
        • Why relational safety is a pre-requisite for learning. 
        • How to recognize behaviors indicating neuroception of danger. 
        • How to identify and use relational and other teaching strategies that build a neuroception of safety between students and faculty.  
        • Three simple steps to take right away to create neuroception of safety in a F2F and Online classroom 

       

      3/19/2024 AI Literacy Session 1 repeated     
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Chris Rennison    |  REGISTRATION
      • This workshop is designed for educators aiming to leverage basic AI tools like BARD, ChatGPT, etc. for enriched learning experiences. This hands-on session will guide you through real-world applications of generative AI, such as automated content creation and personalized learning pathways. Learn to incorporate these powerful tools into your teaching methods to engage students and enhance educational outcomes. No technical background is required; this workshop is all about practical, easy-to-implement strategies for modern educators."
      3/26/2024  3rd and 5th year Candidates 
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Antonio Medina-Rivera    |  REGISTRATION
      • This workshop will provide some helpful insights to those faculty members who are planning to present their 3rd or 5th Year Review Dossier during the next two academic years. We will go over guidelines and documents that can help with the preparation, and specific ideas on how to prepare your teaching, service, and scholarship portfolios. The presenters will share their experiences as previous chairs and will be open to answer questions from the audience.

      April

      4/16/2024 Open Pedagogy 101 - Open Education in Action   
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTERs:  Amanda Goodsett, Heather Caprette and Guest: Heather Miceli     |  REGISTRATION
      • Our students are looking for classroom experiences that are meaningful, engaging, and empowering. One way to achieve this is to employ open pedagogy, an approach to teaching that prioritizes student-centered learning and the use of open educational resources. Join us for a special guest presentation by Heather Miceli, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AAC&U and former faculty member at Roger Williams University. Heather will share her own experience with open pedagogy and lots of practical tips for how to integrate this approach to teaching into your classroom.
      4/17/2024 (WED) AI literacy Session 2 Repeated    
      REMOTE |  10:15am- 11:15am  | PRESENTER: Chris Rennison |  REGISTRATION
      • this workshop is designed for instructors who wish to learn how to craft effective prompts to better leverage generative AI for teaching and learning.  This one-hour session will provide practical examples of effective prompts along with hands-on activities that will allow instructors to experiment with creating their own prompts.  No prior AI knowledge required – just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm! 
      4/18/2024 Best Practices for Video Lecture Recording 
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Dr. Richard Smith    |  REGISTRATION
      • Whether you are new to recording lecture content or a seasoned on-screen streamer, this session will offer food for thought for engaging our students through media creation. Join us as we discuss the modern trends in recording video content, some tools and resources that might make recording easier, and share together ideas for engaging content with those in attendance.
      4/23/2024 AI Design Assistant in Blackboard Learn      
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Heather Caprette     |  REGISTRATION
      • "Anthology recommends using authentic assessments to prevent cheating with AI tools on assignments. They also are in the process of developing an AI Design Assistant for faculty that will help suggest edits to existing Blackboard assignments to make them more authentic to prevent cheating with AI. We’ll explore some examples of ways to design assignments to help prevent the likelihood of cheating with AI writing. "
      4/25/2024 AI Panel     
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: CFE ET AL    |  REGISTRATION

      M ay

      5/2/2024 Authentic Assessments in Blackboard             
      REMOTE | 11:30AM - 12:20PM | PRESENTER: Heather Caprette    |  REGISTRATION
      • “In this webinar, we’ll explore Blackboard’s new AI Design Assistant to help with course design and development. You’ll see a demonstration of how it can help generate starting points for your learning modules within an Ultra course. We’ll explore its ability to generate rubrics, test questions and assessments based on information within Blackboard Ultra documents, within the course. You will also see how it has access to open-source images on Unsplash and can generate images for your learning modules, or course banners based on descriptions you give it. On the horizon, Anthology intends to use the AI Design Assistant to make suggestions for more authentic assessments either from scratch, or as an update to an existing assignment within your course. We look forward to seeing you there!”
       

      eDossier Training

      Previous eDossier Recordings 

      eDossier For 5th year Faculty Tuesday, Feburary 9th, 2023 | Recording Link

      eDossier for Candidate Tuesday, September 20th, 2022      | Recording Link

      eDossier for Reviewers Thursday, September 22nd, 2022    | Recording Link


      ​​​​​​Archived Workshop Resources

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

      To review workshops previously offered, click below for a list of each academic year's offerings.