Teaching, Learning & Assessment

TLA/CAT Summer Institute 2022

June 6 - 17, 2022 (with two sessions extending to July 7 & July 25)

All faculty (lecturers and tenure-line) are welcome to attend

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Summer Institute Professional Development

Summer Institute Schedule

Track 1:

Accessibility Demystified with Guest Speaker Christa Miller 

  • June 6, 2022
  • 9:00 a.m. (8 hours)

Facilitators: CAT Staff

Description: In this live interactive session, Christa Miller, Associate Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at Virginia Tech, will help build our foundation of digital accessibility knowledge at CSUMB. She will help to shed light on some common questions and introduce the concept of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all. Choose this option to experience just the first day of Track 2.

How you’ll learn: This will be a live talk hosted on Zoom with activities held in breakout sessions.

Track 2:

Assessable & Equitable Digital Content

June 6 - 10, 2022 

9:00 a.m. (40 hours)

Facilitators: CAT Staff

Description: In this 5-day course that includes Track 1, the Center for Academic Technologies will focus on an area of inequity on campus: inaccessible course materials. Through adoption, creation, and remediation of instructional materials, faculty will foster a more equitable learning environment that will benefit both students with disabilities and the wider CSUMB student population. Instruction will include guest speakers, practice activities, and hands-on training in best practices for accessible course materials.

How you’ll learn: Faculty will participate in a remote, guided course taught by CAT staff and a guest speaker. 

Note: This track includes the Accessibility Demystified session. 

Track 3:

Culturally Responsive Teaching 

June 7 - 9, 2022 

1:00 pm (24 hours)

Facilitators: Yhashika Lee, George Station, Salina Lopez, & Ibrahim Shelton

Description: Over three sessions, a research-based approach, Culturally Responsive Teaching will enhance educator's teaching pedagogy by focusing on student strengths and drawing on their language, culture, and life experiences. Educators will create engaging and supportive learning environments while students will feel more included, connected, and empowered to excel. 

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a 2-hour virtual, synchronous workshop followed by a 2-hour asynchronous application.

Track 4:

Trauma Informed Pedagogy

June 10, 2022 

1:00 pm (4 hours)

Facilitator: May Imad

Description: In this workshop, Mays Imad will explore with participants trauma-informed pedagogy and what it means for our classroom practices and the student experience as we consider purpose, empowerment, and liberation. How can we leverage neuroscience and the theoretical and practical implications of trauma-informed pedagogy and social emotional learning to help our students learn and thrive in turbulent times? Come join the conversation!

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a 2-hour virtual, synchronous workshop followed by a 2-hour asynchronous application.  

Track 5: Faculty Well-being and Mental Health (12 hours) 

June 13 - 15, 2022 

9:00 am (4 hours)

Facilitators: Christine Valdez & Sara Salazar Hughes

Description: Through this series of workshops, participants learn concrete, evidence-based strategies to help them avoid and manage the most common pitfalls of the educator experience: being overwhelmed, personal neglect, struggling with a fixed mindset, unexpected challenges, and isolation. 

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a 2-hour virtual, synchronous workshop followed by a 2-hour asynchronous application.

Track 6: Resilient Teaching (24 hours)

June 13 - 15, 2022 

1:00 pm (24 hours)

Facilitators: CAT Staff

Description: Faculty will explore how to create learning experiences that are adaptable to fluctuating conditions and disruptions. 

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a self-paced, asynchronous Canvas course, with optional drop-in Zoom meetings with CAT support staff.

Track 7:

Help with Incorporating Critical Thinking and Integrative Knowledge into Your Submission for GE Course Certification or Recertification (4 hours)

July 7, 2022 

9:00 am (4 hours)

Facilitators: Amanda Pullum & Swarup Wood

Description: This will be a hands-on interactive workshop to support faculty    through the process of including Critical Thinking and Integrative Knowledge as requirements for GE certification and re-certifications. 

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a 2-hour virtual, synchronous workshop followed by a 2-hour asynchronous application.

Track 8:

Using Tools to Explore and Respond to DFW* Rates and Equity Gaps (4 hours)

July 16, 2022 

1:00 pm (4 hours)

Facilitators: Sathyan Sundaram & Michael Dorsch

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of three tools for reducing DFW rates and closing equity gaps: the CSU Chancellor's Office Student Success Dashboard, the CSUMB Dashboard, and the new Faculty Student Success Dashboard (a tool created in collaboration with the CSU Fullerton), with time provided for Q&A and discussion. 

*DFW includes grades of D+, D, D-, F, I, IC, NC, W, or WU

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a 2-hour virtual, synchronous workshop followed by a 2-hour asynchronous application

Track 9:

Facilitating Difficult Conversations (4 hours)

July 17, 2022 

1:00 pm (4 hours)

Facilitators: Vanessa Lopez-Littleton & Sam Robinson 

Description: This workshop will explore strategies for engaging in difficult conversations in the workplace with others such as colleagues, managers, and administrators. 

How you’ll learn: This track will be offered through a 2-hour virtual, synchronous workshop followed by a 2-hour asynchronous application.

Track 10:

Grant Writing and DCI* Workshop (20 hours) 

July 25 - 29, 2022 (1/2 guided, 1/2 writing)

1:00 pm (4 hours)

Facilitators: Doug Smith & Guests

Description: Everyone is in a different stage of proposal writing. Are you just starting out? Are you revising a declined proposal?  Join in! We’ve got something for everyone! We will start by determining a curriculum to suit your needs.  We will then work interactively with you to get you to a completed proposal. Much of the time will be spent on your own, creating content that we can polish together. We will also help clarify the Discovery, Creation and Integration part of RTP for junior faculty. The course will be very focused between 7/25 and 7/29. And we will continue individual mentorship as needed from 8/1 to 8/5.

*DCI = Discovery, Creation, and Integration

How you’ll learn: Faculty will create their work plan and will participate in a combination of live Zoom meetings and self-guided writing (with accountability). 

 










 

 

 

 

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