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abrahal (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Email Lisa Abraham), Professional Development Coordinator

meinzp (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (subject: CASSL) (Email Paul Meinz), IT Business/Tech Analyst I

sencils (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (Email Sabrina Sencil), Interim Dean of Institutional Effectiveness 

 

Faculty

GIFTS

GIFTS

GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) is an opportunity to support conversations about teaching and learning. If you would like to contribute to the weekly GIFTS series, please contact Georgine Hodgkinson, Professional Development Coordinator, at hodgkig (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu.

file icon.GIFTS_1_Name_That_Fallacy.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_2_Crossword_Puzzles.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_2_Engine_Operating_Principles_CW.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_2_Engine_Operating_Principles_CW_KEY.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_3_Student_Engagement_Questions.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_4_World_Cafe_Method.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_5_Index_Cards.pdf

file icon.GIFTS_6_The_Repeater.pdf

Active Learning Teaching Techniques

Active Learning Teaching Techniques

At the California Guided Pathways Institute #5 (Ensuring Students are Learning and Progressing Along the Pathway) workshops focused on teaching and learning. These handouts on active learning were provided by Jackie Williams, Professor of English, at Fresno City College. They and shared here with her permission. Please feel free to use, or adapt, for your instructional needs.

Concurrent_1.4_Williams_Make_Time_for_Active_Learning_Guided_Pathways_Presentation.original.1548273745.pdf

Concurrent_1.4_Williams_Video_Note_Organizer.original.1548273750.pdffile icon.Concurrent_1.4_Williams_Reading_Art_Project.original.1548273746.pdffile icon.Concurrent_1.4_Williams_Research_Scavenger_Hunt.original.1548273748.pdf

CRC Library Resources

CRC Library Resources

The Library’s Online APA Style Guide

The Library’s Online MLA Style Guide

The Library’s Distance Education Resources Guide (lots of good material here even if you aren’t teaching DE)

The Library’s User Guide for Films on Demand (streaming media)

The Library’s User Guide for Kanopy (streaming media)

The Library’s User Guide to link database content

The Library’s Purchase Request Form

The Library’s Resources for Faculty/Staff website

Syllabi Tips

Syllabi Tips

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article on effective syllabi: https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-syllabus?cid=wsinglestory_hp_1

SLO-centric Course Planning and Grading in Canvas

SLO-centric Course Planning and Grading in Canvas

This video, featuring Professor Lisa Marchand, encourages faculty to consider adopting course design and grading methods that would enable assessment of ALL course SLO’s in all classes, every semester without adding to their workload. Click the link below for a ½ hour presentation that explains this possibility, and how to set up Canvas. This program was recorded on 10/26/2018 during the Can-Innovate Webinar: https://onlinenetworkofeducators.org/webinar/slo/

 

Flex Workshop: Aligning From Within: A Unified Approach to Tackling Large Department Consistency

Flex Workshop: Aligning From Within: A Unified Approach to Tackling Large Department Consistency

“Standards,” “rigor,” and “course outlines” are all well-and-good, but how often can one topic be taught at a much lower- or higher-level than the true intent of the course? If you have ten different instructors teaching different sections of the same course, how can you, as a department, optimize the chance of aligning outcomes and levels without sacrificing the instructor’s academic freedom? With a 40+ faculty, the Mathematics Department found that the range in levels for outcomes of the same course were drastically dissimilar and we have taken measures to completely align for the sake of student success. Come out to learn how we have begun a unified journey to develop common finals while still allowing for the flexibility of the instructor’s “voice” and style. Workshop facilitator: Roy Simpson, Professor of Mathematics.

CSUS Faculty Learning Communities

CSUS Faculty Learning Communities

Interested in salary advancement opportunities? Faculty Learning Communities may be of interest! Faculty Learning Communities FLCs and PLCs are peer led groups (8-12) of faculty and professionals that engage in an active, collaborative, and supportive, year–long program with curriculum focused on a particular topic, problem or question. For information on this CSUS program visit:

https://www.csus.edu/ctl/programs/faculty%20learning%20communities.html 

Do You Teach Online? Check out this Conference in June 2019!

Do You Teach Online? Check out this Conference in June 2019!

If you teach online courses this conference may be of interest to you! The Online Teaching Conference gets positive faculty reviews year after year:

http://onlineteachingconference.org/

Professional Development Opportunities & Support

Professional Development Opportunities & Support

Bringing videos into your classrooms and departments

Bringing videos into your classrooms and departments

file icon.Library_workshop.pdf

Also, check out this link full of great ideas for guiding students through the research process:

Mindfulness in Research – Helping your students think critically (https://goo.gl/cexiHb)