Fall 2017 New Faculty Orientation

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) extends a warm and enthusiastic welcome to all of our new and newly returning faculty!

August 17 & 18 New Faculty Orientation

August 17, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

TOPIC: Welcome and introduction to CSUMB (detailed agenda below)

PowerPoint for Aug. 17

Handouts for August 17

More will be added as they are shared by the day's presenters

Integrative Learning and the Holistic Wellness, Learning, and Engagement Paradigm

LOCATION: Library, 2125 (Cooperative Learning Center)

August 18, 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Introduction to Academic Technologies (detailed agenda below)

LOCATION: Gambord, 118

Please RSVP & complete pre-orientation

RSVP for New Faculty Orientation Pre-orientation survey

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New Faculty Orientation

Welcome new faculty!

New & newly returning faculty

CSUMB Common Reading Experience

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

The Otter Promise

Learn about CSUMB's strategies for helping more students who start at CSUMB graduate from CSUMB.

Fall 2017 startup checklist & video - Center for Academic Technologies (CAT)

CAT Start-Up Checklist Academic tech intro video & other info
Center for Academic Technologies (CAT)

Center for Academic Technologies (CAT)

Thursday, Aug. 17 & Friday, Aug. 18: New Faculty Orientation

Please RSVP and complete survey by Aug. 10

RSVP for New Faculty Orientation Pre-orientation survey

Day 1: Thursday, Aug. 17, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

TOPIC: Welcome and introduction to CSUMB

LOCATION: Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library, Cooperative Learning Center (2nd floor, Room 2125)

Time Topic Speaker/guest
8:00 Welcome from Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA), introductions, light breakfast Dan Shapiro (TLA Director), Rebecca Kersnar, and Corin Slown (TLA Faculty Teaching Associates)
8:30 Welcome from CSUMB Administration: CSUMB's Educational Model and How Administration Supports Student Success President Ochoa, Provost Irwin, and CSUMB Administration
8:55 Welcome from Academic Senate Michael Scott (Academic Senate Chair)
9:15 What our data say about who we are and how faculty can support student success Fran Horvath (AVP for Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness)
9:50 What our students say about who we are and how faculty can support student success Student Panel
10:30 Break
10:40 The Otter Promise; Welcome from University College, the Library, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), and the Office of Inclusive Excellence; and library tour Kris Roney (AVP for Academic Programs and Dean of University, College & Undergraduate Studies), et al.; Frank Wojcik (Library Dean), et al.; John Banks (UROC Director), et al.; Patti Hiramoto (AVP for Inclusive Excellence), and Nizhoni Chow-Garcia (Associate Director for Inclusive Excellence)
11:30 Fulfilling the Otter Promise: Cultivating Academic Readiness, Holistic Wellness and Learning, and Civic Engagement Dan Shapiro (Director, TLA), Gary Rodriquez (Health Promotion & Prevention Specialist, Campus Health Center), and Deb Burke (Interim Co-Director, Service Learning Institute & Faculty Associate, University College)
12:00 Break & gather lunch (provided)
12:15 Title XI Wendy Smith (Title IX Coordinator and DHR Prevention Administrator)
12:30 Benefits overview Terri Giroux (Benefits Analyst)
12:45 Leaves/ADA overview Linda Schaedle (HR Analyst, ADA, Leaves & Workers' Comp)
1:00 Additional employment & other items Mark Alanbaza (Assistant Director for Academic Personnel)
1:15 Lecturer evaluations & RTP (Retention, Tenure and Promotion) Mark Alabanza (Assistant Director for Academic Personnel) and Melissa Manivanh (Academic Personnel Analyst)
1:30 End Day 1 (Day 2 beings in Gambord, 118)

Day 2: Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

TOPIC: Introduction to academic technologies

LOCATION: Gambord Business & Information Technologies Building (see Day 2 schedule for rooms)

Day 2 schedule & intro video
Welcome new faculty!

Welcome new faculty!

Mon., Aug. 21: Community Day of Welcome

President Ochoa's annual welcome to the CSUMB community

  • Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: World Theater
CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa

CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa

Friday, Sept. 8th: Service Learning Institute Community Tour

RSVP for Community Bus Tour

Don't miss this opportunity! Facilitated by our nationally recognized Service Learning Institute (SLI), this half-day tour of CSUMB's local communities will expose you to the many ways CSUMB connects with the local community. Lead by Applied Science and Technology Service Learning Coordinator Laura Lee Lienk (who also directs CSUMB's Return of the Natives program), you will learn about our local environmental and social histories, experience the impacts of long-term collaborative projects with local governmental and non-governmental organizations, meet many of our local community partners, and discover ways you can connect with the local community through your own teaching and scholarship.

  • Location: Meet at the Watershed Institute (Building #42) parking lot
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Introduction & acclaimed and not to be missed watershed activity
  • 12:15 p.m. sharp: Bus departs (lunch provided)
  • 5:00 p.m.: Bus returns to campus
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Reception & discussion at Service Learning Institute
  • Note: Bring your sun hat and sunglasses. Wear walking shoes & comfortable clothes.

Startup resources for new faculty

Orientation videos



Student support

Faculty support


Outcomes Based Education Presentation PowerPoint

Writing S.M.A.R.T. Learning Outcomes

10 Effective Teaching Practices Everyone Should Know

A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning