Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Teaching Cooperatives

Following is a schedule for Fall teaching cooperatives including Communities of Practice, Discussion Groups, and ULO Scholar meetings. Detailed descriptions are located at the end. We are adding meeting dates and times as soon as the information is available.

Communities of Practice

Reading Apprenticeship: Deepening Our Practice Nelson Graff & Rebecca Kersnar  Mondays from 3:00-3:50pm (9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 12/6) OR Fridays from 4:00 - 4:50pm (9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3)

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Meeting ID: 836 7328 0734


Empowering Equity in Teaching: A Community of Co-learners that Explores Best Practices in Education Equity (Lecturers only)* Yhashika Lee, George Station, Salina Lopez, Ibrahim Shelton Fridays from 10:00-11:45am on 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, & 12/4

Mondays or Wednesdays Starting: 10/11 11am-1pm 10/22 12-2pm 11/1 11am-1pm 11/8 11am-1pm 11/19 12-2pm 12/3 12-2pm 12/13 10am-12pm


Zoom Session - Please email yhlee@csumb.edu, salopez@csumb.edu, gstation@csumb.edu, sakurasdad@gmail.com for the zoom link
Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning (COIL): Desigining International Learning Experiences (DILE) SUNY COIL Training  Ondine Gage Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 pm on 9/3, 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 12/3, 12/10

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Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum Dan Fernandez Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm starting on 9/30, 10/21, 11/11,12/3 Zoom Session - Please email dfernandez@csumb.edu

Service Learning and Community Engagement

Pam Motoike TBA Zoom Session - Please email pmotoike@csumb.edu
Inclusivity in the Classroom (Lecturers Only) Yhashika Lee, George Station, Salina Lopez, Ibrahim Shelton Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:30 pm on 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 Zoom Session - Please email yhlee@csumb.edu, salopez@csumb.edu, gstation@csumb.edu, gshelton@csumb.edu for the zoom link
Transfer Student Support  Jacinto Salazar & Chrissy Hernandez  Thursdays at 3:00 pm starting on 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 Zoom Session - Please email jsalazar@csumb.edu

Discussion Groups


Jr. Tenure Track Faculty Support & Networking Co-op (Tenure-track faculty only) 

Jeff Corrigan, Liz Adair, Mary Anne Majadillas, Renee Penalver & Shaowen Hua

First Meeting on 9/10 1-2 pm, 10/14 1-2 pm, 10/29 12-1 pm, 11/10 12-1 pm, 12/10 (TBD) 

Zoom Session - please email jcorrigan@csumb.edu jlovell@csumb.edu for the zoom link
Reading and Writing in the Disciplines Nelson Graff Wednesdays starting on 9/29 - 12/15 every two weeks from 2:00-2:45pm Zoom Session - please email ngraff@csumb.edu for the zoom link
Building Community Through Dialogue Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, Vivian Waldrup-Patterson, Brian Corpening First meeting on 10/2, 10/21 (4 - 5:30 pm), 11/15 (3 - 4:30 pm), 12/6 (1 - 2:30 pm)

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KORU Mindfulness Basic Course and KORU 2.0  Carolynn Schaut There are 2 separate meetings: KORU Mindfulness Basic Course: meets 4 consecutive Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:45 pm starting 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 AND Koru 2.0 meets for four consecutive Tuesdays from  12:30 - 1:45 pm starting 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 Zoom Session - please email CSchaut@csumb.edu, for the zoom link
Critical Digital Pedagogy Series George Station & others  First Meeting - Critical Digital Pedagogy Learning Series -- #1:  Confronting the Comp Classroom: Implementing Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Navigating Opposition. HCOM colleagues Daniel Summerhill, Kelly Medina-López, and Sam Robinson  Wednesday, Sept 29, 12:00-1:30pm. Zoom Session - please email gstation@csumb.edu, for the zoom link 
Otter Support  Renee Penalver, Hojin Song, Shaowen Hua, and Rixing Lou
Meets Mondays Starting on 9/27 from 10-noon 10/4 from 10-noon 11/1 from 10-noon 11/15 from 10-noon 12/6 from 10-noon. Zoom Session - please email rpenalver@csumb.edu
Podcasting in the Classroom: Introduction to the OtterPod  Sara Salazar Hughes, Liz Zepeda, Chrissy Lau  Mondays form 3:00-4:00 pm starting on 10/18, 11/1, 11/5, 12/6 

Zoom Session - please email sahughes@csumb.edu


ULO Scholars

If you are interested in joining a ULO Scholar group, please contact TLA Director: Vivian Waldrup-Patterson at vwaldrup-patterson@csumb.edu. ***Please Note*** this program is not yet running for Fall 2021, we hope to have an update soon.

ULO TopicFacilitator(s)ScheduleLocation
ULO1-Oral Communication (GE A1)  Shar Gregg    
ULO1-Written Communication (GE A2) Nelson Graff    
ULO1-Critical Thinking (GE A3) Swarup Wood    
ULO1-Information Literacy Sarah Dahlen    
ULO1-Quantitative Reasoning Jennifer Clinkenbeard    
ULO2-Personal, Professional, and Social Responsibility Seth Pollack    
ULO3-Integrative Knowledge Amanda Pullum    

ULO Scholars Topic Descriptions - Spring 2021

ULO TopicDescription
ULO1-Oral Communication (GE A1)

Our Spring 2021 Oral Communication Coop will focus on the ways online instruction has impacted teaching modalities and the skills associated with speaking and listening.  As a group, we will discuss the effectiveness of these adaptations and work to improve the use of such online teaching techniques.  We will also look at changes made to grading and assessment rubrics due to online instruction of OC.  We will use this information to collaboratively support instructors through the Spring 2021 semester of teaching as well as guide us in creating an assessment question for the Summer 2021 assessment. 

ULO1-Written Communication (GE A2)

This spring, we hope to take the focus on equity that we pursued in 2020 to examine GWAR classes. Specifically, we will review equity-gap data from fall 2020 GWAR classes to set an agenda for which classes to review more closely. During spring 2021, we will examine instructional materials for traces of equity-supportive practices. During summer 2021, we will assess student work to understand the extent to which writing achievement correlates with overall equity gaps and whether there are suggestions from that assessment for how to reduce or eliminate such gaps. 

ULO1-Critical Thinking        (GE A3)

The Critical Thinking Survey is out and responses are pouring in. This coop will analyze the survey results, and consider how best to use that data to inform campus discussions regarding critical thinking, particularly with respect to the proposed GE Program’s learning outcome in that area.

ULO1-Information Literacy

We will continue to develop a better understanding of effective practices for teaching and assessing the synthesis of information from sources. We will discuss and evaluate the applicability of the modified synthesis rubric by applying it to a small sample of student work (work from co-op participant’s classes is welcome) from various disciplines. We will share and provide feedback on pedagogical practices, including teaching methods and tools, assignments, and assessments to learn how and to what extent CSUMB students are demonstrating their ability to synthesize information from sources. 

ULO1-Quantitative Reasoning We will revise our current survey instrument to investigate how QR is present in coursework across the disciplines, as well as adapting specific questionnaire items by program/department needs. Participants will work within their program/department to administer the survey and engage in data analysis to identify areas in need of increased QR scaffolding or areas that are prime for QR assessment. Based on these results, courses and assignments will be selected f
ULO2-Personal, Professional, and Social Responsibility

Further develop Rubric, Rubric Guide, Threshold Concepts, and Assignment Guide.

1) Finalize  Threshold Concepts

2) Revisit Rubric Guide

3) Re-work Assignment Guide

4) Develop "Signature Assignment(s)”

5) Major pathways: where is ULO 2 being addressed?

ULO3-Integrative Knowledge

We will work with departments currently assessing IK to support development of program improvement plans.  Additionally, we will collaborate with GECC on proposed integration of IK into the GE curriculum.  Further potential projects include an IK survey to determine where programs are teaching IK, and development of an “Introduction to IK” pedagogical workshop. No additional scholars are required for Spring 2021.