Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 In the Fall 2021 semester our workshops will all take place from 11:30am to 12:15pm via Zoom (unless otherwise noted). Please keep this page bookmarked, as more workshops will be posted here soon.

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Spring 2022 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. All workshops will take place via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Recordings will be posted to our CFE Workshop Shell within Blackboard. 

January

TurningPoint Classroom Response Technology
Date/ Time: Thursday, January 20th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Marnie Rodriguez, Criminology/ Anthropology/ Sociology
Description: This workshop will demonstrate how to create polls, present them in class, review student results, and sync scores to Blackboard using TurningPoint software.

New Faculty Training: Processing Dossier Feedback
Date/ Time: Tuesday, January 25th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Jenn Visocky O’Grady, Faculty Mentoring Fellow
Description: The goal of this session is to help faculty review dossier feedback and plan for future productivity and the next round of review. It's a conversation about strategy. How should you process the review letters? Can you tell a more effective story about your accomplishments? Can organization and structure help reviewers find information they may have missed? Who should you talk with to make sure you're on track for next steps? We'll discuss how to craft your personal statement for maximum clarity and impact; talk strategies for addressing reviewer suggestions (in your actions and in your next dossier); describe best practices for highlighting achievements, and more.

Hybrid & Flexible Classrooms in Berkman Hall
Date/ Time: Thursday, January 27th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison, CITDL
Description: Thanks to the CARES Act, 32 classrooms in Berkman Hall have been overhauled to accommodate hybrid flexible learning. Through this session's Zoom link, you will remotely join Chris Rennison from the Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning in one of the newly renovated classrooms. He will to take a tour of the new space, demonstrate its features and capabilities and talk about even more items that will be added in the future.

February

New Faculty Training: New Years Resolutions: Accountability & Structure for Scholarship Success
Date/ Time: Wednesday, February 2nd, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Presented by: Jenn Visocky O’Grady, Faculty Mentoring Fellow; Anne Berry, Art & Design; Sarah Rutherford, Art & Design

Intro to the Digital Design Studio – RE-SCHEDULED to 3/29 DUE TO WINTER STORM
Date/ Time: Thursday, February 3rd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Ben Richards, Michael Schwartz Library

Getting Credit for Your Affordable Course Material Efforts
Date/ Time: Thursday, February 10th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Michael Schwartz Library

Communicating with Students & Colleagues Using Microsoft Teams
Date/ Time: Thursday, February 17th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Shelley Rose, History

New Faculty eFAAR Workshop: Why It’s Important & Strategies for Reporting
Date/ Time: Tuesday, February 22nd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Jenn Visocky O’Grady, Faculty Mentoring Fellow

Personal Knowledge Management & Academic Note Taking in Obsidian
Date/ Time: Thursday, February 24th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Ben Richards, Michael Schwartz Library

March

Migrating Your Zoom Cloud Recordings
Date/ Time: Thursday, March 3rd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison, CITDL

Submitting Your Preliminary Dossier for External Review
Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 8th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Joanne Goodell, CFE & Teacher Education

Course Material Costs and Equity: How are they related?
Date/ Time: Thursday, March 10th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Michael Schwartz Library

Active Learning Classrooms
Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 22nd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Molly Buckley Marudas, Teacher Education

Microsoft Outlook for Mobile/ Web
Date/ Time: Thursday, March 24th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison, CITDL & Josue Pietri, Microsoft Corp

Intro to the Digital Design Studio (RE-SCHEDULED from 2/03)
Date/ Time: Tuesday, March 29th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Ben Richards, Michael Schwartz Library

Building Your Syllabus for Student Success
Date/ Time: Thursday, March 31st, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Joanne Goodell, CFE & Teacher Education

April

NEW Automatic Textbook Billing: Pros & Cons of Inclusive Access
Date/ Time: Tuesday, April 5th, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Presented by: Nicole Allen & Trudi Radtke of SPARC
Hosted by CFE & Open Educational Resources Committee
Description: Join Nicole Allen (Director of Open Education) and Trudi Radtke (Open Education Project Manager) from SPARC for a discussion of the pros & cons of Inclusive Access (automatic textbook billing) programs, so you and your students can make informed choices about course materials.

OneNote Advanced Features Demo
Date/ Time: Thursday, April 7th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Shawn Ryan, Mathematics & Statistics

Assignment Design Cafe: "Tinker Talk" on Making Tree Tags in the CSU Makerspace
Date/ Time: Friday, April 8th, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison (CITDL) & Matthew Johnson (CSU Makerspace)

Provost’s Teaching Summit (Virtual)
Date/ Time: Wednesday, April 13th, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Presented by: Office of the Provost & Center for Faculty Excellence
Location: Zoom

Microsoft Power Platform: Power BI & Power Automate
Date/ Time: Thursday, April 21st, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison, CITDL

Copyright in the Classroom
Date/ Time: Thursday, April 28th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Michael Schwartz Library


Fall 2021 Workshops

September

Managing Cloud Video Recording
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 2nd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: John Hubbard, Center for Instructional Technology & Distance Learning

IS&T Faculty Champion: OneNote
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 9th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Shawn Ryan, Mathematics
Description: In this presentation I will discuss how to use OneNote as a tool to build an engaging classroom. Also, I will show how using it will allow for some students to be remote while the remaining students are live at the same time allowing for enhanced flexibility going forward.

Copyright & Creative Commons Licenses
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 16th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Michael Schwartz Library
Description: Have you heard of Open Access or Creative Commons licenses and wonder how they work? In this workshop, you'll learn about what a Creative Commons license is, what it allows you to do as an end user, why you might want to use one yourself, and how open licenses work with copyright to support the Open Access movement.

Academic Integrity & Misconduct
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 23rd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: John Holcomb, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Ali Martin Scoufield, Interim Dean of Students, & Caryn Lanzo, Director of eLearning
Description: This workshop will explore best practices and tools that can be used in an online environment to encourage academic integrity.

IS&T Faculty Champion: Microsoft Teams
Date/ Time: Thursday, September 30th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Shelley Rose, History
Description: This workshop demonstrates the use of MS Teams for teaching and advising at CSU. The workshop will be delivered in three sections: 1. Overview of the benefits and challenges using Teams as a learning management system (LMS) alone or in tandem with Blackboard; 2. Basics of setting up a Team as well as the best templates for courses, office hours, advising and more; 3. Guided exploration of Teams in a “test classroom” environment for all participants. Workshop is appropriate for instructors, staff, and administrators. 

October

Microsoft at Cleveland State
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 7th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison,  Center for Instructional Technology & Distance Learning
Description: Did you know that you have access to almost 30 different Microsoft apps through your Office 365 account? Do you want to know more about incorporating them into your teaching, learning and everyday work life? Join Chris Rennison from IS&T, Shelley Rose from the History Department and Josue Pietri from the Microsoft Corporation to learn about the different forms of help available to the CSU community including extensive instructions and recorded lessons, faculty special interest groups, and live sessions available to you and your students from Microsoft trainers.

IS&T Faculty Champion: Classroom Response Technologies
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 14th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Marnie Rodriguez,  Criminology-Anthropology-Sociology
Description: This seminar will cover a basic overview of audience response systems including why and how an instructor might choose to use them in a course. 

Making the Most out of Outlook to Improve Your Productivity
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 21st, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: John Holcomb, Vice Provost of Academic Programs & Dean of Graduate Studies
Description: Outlook is the CSU tool for email. It also has capabilities that are often not fully leveraged that include Calendar, People, Tasks, and Notes functions. Utilizing these functions may save time and allow easier campus collaboration. This session will assume some working knowledge of Outlook email, and explore its integration with the functions of the other components of Outlook. Advanced users of Outlook may not find this session helpful.

Before the Learning is the Delivery
Date/ Time: Thursday, October 28th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Sandra Chincholkar, Mathematics & Statistics
Description: This presentation focuses on how to get the content to the students so that they use the content. They say "repetition is the key to learning" and it is also the key to delivery. I discuss multiple modes of delivering course information, non-coordinator provided course materials, tests and instructor help. The more delivery options the more students one can “catch.”

November

New Faculty Training: Preparing Your First Dossier
Date/ Time: Monday, November 1st, 3:30 - 4:30PM
Presented by: Jenn Visocky O’Grady, Professor & Faculty Mentoring Fellow
Description: If you’re preparing for a 3rd or 4th year review in 2022, you are invited to a helpful conversation about dossier planning. The goal of this session is to help faculty approaching their first reviews plan an effective dossier. It’s a conversation about strategy. How does a candidate tell an effective story about their accomplishments? How can organization and structure help reviewers find the information they’ll need? Is there a way to make the scale of the project less daunting? We’ll discuss how to craft your personal statement for maximum clarity and impact; talk strategies for building your case over time, rather than in a stress-filled flurry right before it’s due; describe best practices for highlighting achievements, and more. We’ll provide the resources, you bring the questions. New faculty at any level contemplating dossier development are welcome.

Open Textbooks
Date/ Time: Thursday, November 4th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Mandi Goodsett, Michael Schwartz Library
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.
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Microsoft Outlook for Mobile/ Web – CANCELLED
(Formerly Hybrid & Flexible Classrooms in Berkman Hall – Delayed until Spring 2022)
Date/ Time: Thursday, November 18th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Chris Rennison,  Center for Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, and Josue Pietri, Microsoft Corporation 
Description: Outlook lets you manage your email accounts and calendars in one convenient spot. This workshop will cover how to navigate Outlook, customize your experience, and increase your productivity. Hosted by CSU’s Microsoft training team, participants will: Learn to navigate Microsoft Outlook on the Web, set up and access Outlook modules, use advanced features of Outlook to increase productivity and manage time, and use Outlook mobile for the on-the-go requirements. 

December

IS&T Faculty Champion: Active Learning Strategies
Date/ Time: Thursday, December 2nd, 11:30AM - 12:15PM
Presented by: Molly Buckley Marudas, Teacher Education
Description: This workshop will focus on the use of Active Learning Classrooms for teaching and learning at CSU.  The workshop will be organized in two parts: 1) the Basics. This section will offer an introduction to the Active Learning Classrooms at CSU, including what they are, how you request one, and why they enhance teaching and learning. 2) Using Active Learning Classrooms. This section will introduce some of the ways that you can use Active Learning Classrooms at CSU to enhance teaching and learning. This includes some description of how to set up and use a few specific resources and tools within the Active Learning Classrooms at CSU.
 


eDossier Trainings

Please join us for one (or both!) of the following trainings on the eDossier system. Registration links for these events are included below, but we will welcome walk-ins. Both sessions will be recorded and made available afterward on this site for those who cannot make it to the live event.

**PLEASE NOTE: Sessions that were originally scheduled for September 15th have been moved to September 24th due to illness.**

eDossier for Candidates
Date/ Time: Friday, September 24th, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Rhodes Tower (RT) 502 (no food or drink permitted)

eDossier for Reviewers
Date/ Time: Friday, September 24th, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Rhodes Tower (RT) 502 (no food or drink permitted)

Recordings of Past eDossier Trainings


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


Gateway Courses Program

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

Good news! There is a group scheduled for the Fall 2021 semester. More information can be found on our book discussion page.