Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Teaching Cooperatives - Spring 2022

Following is a schedule for Spring 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 - Spring 2022

Reading Apprenticeship: Deepening Our Practice Nelson Graff & Rebecca Kersnar 

Mondays from 11:00-11:50pm (2/21, 3/14, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9) OR Tuesdays from 1:00 - 1:50pm (2/22, 3/15, 4/5, 4/26, 5/10)

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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 9:00 - 10:30 am (3/4, 3/18, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13 )

Zoom Session - Please email: gstation@csumb.edu for the zoom link
Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning (COIL): Designing International Learning Experiences (DILE) SUNY COIL Training  Ondine Gage Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 (3/4) Friday from 9:00 - 10:00 am (4/8) Friday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm (4/28) More sessions to be announced. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://csumb.zoom.us/j/82063791373

For the password, contact Ondine


Inclusivity in the Classroom (Lecturers Only) Yhashika Lee, George Station, Salina Lopez, Ibrahim Shelton Fridays from 9:00 - 10:30 am (3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6 

Zoom Session - Please email gstation@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Transfer Student Support  Jacinto Salazar & Chrissy Hernandez   

Zoom Session - Please email jsalazar@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Discussion Groups - Spring 2022


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

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


Zoom Session - please email jcorrigan@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Reading and Writing in the Disciplines Nelson Graff and GWAR Instructors  Every other week Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20) 

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Building Community Through Dialogue Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, Vivian Waldrup-Patterson, Brian Corpening Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm (2/17, 3/10, 4/14) 

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Mindfulness Practices for faculty and staff Carolynn Schaut Weekly on Wednesdays at 5:00 - 5:50 pm (3/2-4/13)

Please email cschaut@csumb.edu

for the zoom link

Critical Digital Pedagogy Series George Station & special guests  First session: Friday, March 18, 10-11:30 am. More sessions to be announced. 

Zoom Session - please email gstation@csumb.edu for the zoom link 

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Dan Fernandez  

Zoom Session - Please email dfernandez@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Otter Support, Development, and Co-Working Co-Op Renee Penalver, Hojin Song, Shaowen Hua, and Rixing Lou
Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2/8, 3/8, 4/5, 5/3). Drop ins are welcome.

Zoom Session - Please email hosong@csumb.edu for the Zoom link

Faculty Writing Group  Nelson Graff Every other Friday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22,5/6, 5/20)

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Advising Student Clubs: Keys to Success Angel F. González  

Zoom Session - please email angelgonzalez2@csumb.edu for the zoom link

Implementing Equity and Inclusion in STEM Courses Liz Alter  

Zoom Session - please email ealter@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Research Grants Doug Smith  Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23,4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11) - Hands on Grant Writing Workshops AND Fridays, from 12:00-1:00 pm (3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13) - Proposal Writing Topics 

Zoom Session - please email dosmith@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Faculty Well-being Christine Valdez Fridays from 8:30 - 10:00 am (3/4, 3/18, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13)

Zoom Session - please email chvaldez@csumb.edu for the zoom link

Grading Programming & Related Assignments - NEW! Joshua Gross Friday, 3/4. at 4:00 pm

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The Capstone Instructor Forum  Joel Ryman  

Zoom Session - please email  joryman@csumb.edu for the zoom link

The Ethnic Studies Learning Community  María Villaseñor  

Zoom Session - please email  mvillasenor@csumb.edu for the zoom link


Equity in Assessment Reading Group Ondine Gage  

Zoom Session - please email  ogage@csumb.edu for the zoom link


ULO Scholars - Spring 2022

If you are interested in joining a ULO Scholar group, please contact TLA Director: Vivian Waldrup-Patterson at vwaldrup-patterson@csumb.edu. 

ULO TopicFacilitator(s)ScheduleLocation
ULO1-Oral Communication (GE A1)  Kristi DiLallo    
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 2022

ULO TopicDescription
ULO1-Oral Communication (GE A1)

Currently, we have a mix of students who have taken at least one A1 course, including the recently developed HCOM 110, and those who have not taken any A1 courses. The goal of this year’s co-op (and Summer Assessment) will be to compare those two situations to recognize the benefits of the A1 course. We will collect artifacts from students who are at or near graduation from across the disciplines to determine the similarities and differences between students who are pre-A1 and students who have taken A1. We will prepare a questionnaire for every student submitting an artifact to complete regarding whether they took an A1 course, a comparable course in community college, or any course that taught them public speaking skills. As a result, we will be able to focus on developing all students’ oral communication skills from their freshman year to their senior year.

ULO1-Written Communication (GE A2)

This semester, we will focus on completing our work revising the integrated WC rubric to make the language simpler and more accessible for students. We will also work to develop a more comprehensive definition of equity (including but not exclusive to course grades and writing performance) to use to guide our summer assessment of capstone classes.

ULO1-Critical Thinking (GE A3)

Last semester this group finished its recommendation to the GECC regarding how critical thinking should be incorporated into the Course Certification and Recertification processes.  This semester the group will focus on gathering materials to support course authors with their submissions, as well as support the teaching of critical thinking across the campus.  We'll gather materials on how to teach critical thinking, examples of excellent readings, teaching techniques, assignments, assessments, etc., and consider how best to help connect with campus with these materials.

ULO1-Information Literacy

We ask students to cite their sources, but how do they use the information from those sources in their papers? Are they synthesizing information from multiple sources and expressing what it all means together and how it supports their thesis? Are they summarizing information from individual sources without making connections among them? Are they paraphrasing sentences from sources without demonstrating an understanding of the source’s main concepts or findings? Are they cherry-picking direct quotes to meet the minimum number of required citations? This co-op will explore how students incorporate information from sources into their papers or projects, leading to a better understanding of how to improve teaching and learning in this area.

ULO1-Quantitative Reasoning For the past two years, the QR co-op has focused on how faculty from different disciplines interpret what different aspects of QR look like in their discipline. This year, we are focusing on the student perspective. We will hold a student workshop investigating how students have experienced different elements of QR in their coursework and how QR skills are relevant for their personal and professional goals. We will survey student participants as part of the workshop. Co-op members will analyze these data and compare the findings to those from the faculty-focused survey project of the past two years.
ULO2-Personal, Professional, and Social Responsibility

 The group has developed a series of excellent resources, including the most recent Annotated ULO2 Signature Assignment. The Spring 2022 semester we will be developing outreach materials, and testing them with willing departments. We will also be preparing for the first round of assessment, working with two instructors who have implemented the "signature assignment" this semester.

ULO3-Integrative Knowledge

We are focusing on how we can help students and faculty alike understand what IK is and how to engage in IK. We have held workshops for CLC tutors and Math/Science Teacher Initiative students on helping students read assignment prompts from the perspective of integrating knowledge, and we plan to create at least one short video based on this work.