Teaching, Learning & Assessment

2015 CAT/TLA Summer Institute

We’ll highlight the work of some of this year’s teaching co-ops, critical topics in academic technologies, and how to apply it all to teaching, learning, and assessment.

Thursday, May 28, 8:30 am – 4:45pm at the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library, Room 1173 and 1176.

All workshops are hands on, and staff are welcome. Bring course assignments you want to improve, questions, and "I'm done with grading" enthusiasm. If you are attending breakfast or lunch, please RSVP by Friday, May 22.


Time Title & Facilitator\(s\) Title & Facilitator\(s\)
Room Library, Room 1176 (morning & afternoon) Library, Room 1173 (afternoon)
8:30 Gather and Light Breakfast
9:00 Welcome & Leveraging CSUMB's Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) & assessment to improve student learning campus-wide ~ Dan Shapiro
9:30 CRITICAL THINKING & INFORMATION LITERACY (CTIL): Using CSUMB's CTIL rubric to improve course assignments and student learning campus-wide ~ Sarah Dahlen & Swarup Wood
10:15 QUANTITATIVE REASONING: Using CSUMB's quantitative reasoning rubric to improve course assignments and student learning campus-wide ~ Judith Canner
11:00 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: Introducing CSUMB's written communication rubric ~ Ondine Gage-Serio & Robin de la Llata Aime
11:45 ORAL COMMUNICATION: Introducing CSUMB's oral communication rubric ~ Shar Gregg & Robin de la Llata Aime
12:30 LUNCH (provided)
1:00 SOCIAL MEDIA: Engaging today's students ~ Sam Robinson & Kristen LaFollette What does it mean to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)~ Miguel Lopez
1:45 AFFORDABLE LEARNING SOLUTIONS (ALS): Finding & incorporating free, quality online texts ~ Jacqui Grallo & Marc Oehlman DR. CORNEL WEST: Using the works of Cornel West to foster personal, professional, and social responsibility ~ Miguel Lopez & Vivian Waldrup-Patterson
2:30 QUALITY ASSURANCE: Guidelines & support for creating effective blended & online courses ~ Miguel Lara WORLD LANGUAGES: Teaching GE Area C3 ~ Yoshiko Saito-Abbott & Gabriela Zapata
3:15 ACCESSIBILITY: Support, methods, and requirements for making course materials accessible to ALL students ~ Cindy Compean ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS: Building partnerships ~ Molly Springer
4:00 STUDENT EVALUATIONS OF TEACHING ~ Corey Garza SUSTAINABILTY: Infusing sustainability throughout the curriculum ~ Dan Fernandez

*Afternoon sessions will be concurrent.