Center for Faculty Excellence

Provost's Teaching Summit

Provost's Teaching summit

Save The Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2023

Student Center Ballroom 12:30PM - 4:00PM  

Register  for the Summit by April 1st, 2023. 

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About the Provost's Teaching Summit

To recognize the tremendous efforts of our faculty, and staff, we invite you to participate in the 2023 Provost's Teaching Summit. The 2023 event will be held in the Student Center Ballroom with a Poster Session starting at 12:30. 

Hear from CSU faculty on interesting teaching initiatives and techniques they have tried during our Poster Session. Posters may include short PowerPoint presentations, printed research posters, and/or video recordings to document each contributors teaching innovation.

Our main event will include an address from Provost and a Keynote Presentation featuriong Authors  Kelly A. Hogan, Viji Sathy. Past and present Teaching Enhancement Award winners will present their topics and findings. The Textbook Hero Award will be presented by representatives from the Student Government Association and Open Educational Resources (OER) Committee.

Updates to this event will be made available on this page. We intend to record all content and make it available for viewing after the event for those who are unable to participate live.

Questions? Please feel free to contact us

View 2022 event recording here

Poster Session - 2022

The Poster Session for the 2022 Provost's Teaching Summit will open at 9:30AM EST on April 13, 2022. Posters will be made available in this space on the day of the event. Posters containing innovations and research in teaching are welcome. Graduate students are welcome to participate with a faculty sponsor. Breakout rooms in zoom will also be available for those who wish to present their posters with live discussion.

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CSU Affordability Initiative: Shared Goals and Milestones

Heather Caprette (eLearning)

Emilie Zickel (English)

Mandi Goodsett (Library)

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide the opportunity for all students to succeed because the materials are accessible from day one of a course. The OER Committee wishes to share an overview of the CSU Affordability Initiative -- a collaborative effort among CSU faculty and staff across the university, along with the SGA, to make education more affordable and accessible to all students. Booklet Link
Preparing for STEM Careers through an Engaged Physics Education Kiril Streletzky & Petru Fodor (Physics) Multifaceted approach to physics education combines rigorous academics with undergraduate research, strong student community, opportunities in public outreach, and teaching. PDF
Using Screencasting to Promote Revision Skills and Writerly Agency in a First-Year Writing Classroom Melanie Gagich & Julie Townsend (English) We discuss two different assignments that ask first-year writing students to use screencasting software, share our student responses, and review relevant literature related to the use of screencasting in classrooms. We conclude with ideas for future research and assigment revisions. PDF
Crime Scenes in the Classroom: Problem Based Learning as a Tool for Motivation Melissa Clark (Anthropology) Students learn the principles of forensic anthropology by excavating and processing crime scenes and analyzing human remains. PNG
Efforts to Improve Student Engagement with Blackboard Content Patricia Stoddard Dare (Social Work) Describes five strategies used to improve student engagement with Blackboard, including changes to textbook, grading, and student communication. PDF
Utilizing 3D Immersive Data Visualizations in Cybersecurity

Charles McElroy (Information Systems & Technology)

An overview the incorporation of 3D immersive data visualizations in cybersecurity research. While much is known about incorporating 2D data visualizations into teaching, there is a dearth of knowledge about effectively incorporating 3D data visualizations into the education enterprise. This poster presents some of the initial questions about how to build such an experience as instantiated in cybersecurity reseach.  PDF
Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Dialectical Process Mamadou Seck (Social Work) Developing students' critical thinking skills requires them to master three stages of thinking process. Once these stages are mastered, students will enhance their participation in discussion assignments with more relevant and significant contributions. Video