Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Teaching Cooperatives - Spring 2024

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 2024

Topic Facilitator(s) Schedule Location 
Reading Apprenticeship: Deepening Our Practice Nelson Graff & Rebecca Kersnar   



Culturally Responsive Teaching (Hybrid) (Lecturers only)* Yhashika Lee, George Station, Salina Lopez, Ibrahim Shelton  


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    
Developing AI-Enhanced Instruction & Course Activities Laura Otero, Chris Beem  



Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) Corin Slown, Time Orme, Cindy Ziker, Rogers Walker  



Equity Minded Pedagogy Renee Penalver  



Grant Finding and Writing Investigation and Action Ibrahim Shelton  


Discussion Groups - Spring 2024

Untenured Tenure-track Faculty Support & Networking (Tenure-track faculty only)

Renee Penalver & Liz Adair




Reading and Writing in the Disciplines - Developing a clearinghouse of resources Nelson Graff and GWAR Instructors   



Building Community Through Dialogue Maria Gurrola, Vivian Waldrup-Patterson, Brian Corpening  



KORU Mindfulness Basic Course  TBA     
Critical Digital Pedagogy Learning Series (Faculty, Staff, & Administration Welcome) George Station & special guests     
Pedagogy, Scholarship, & Career Development Workshop Renee Penalver, Hojin Song, & Rixing Lou  



Faculty Writing Group  Renee Penalver, Hojin Song, Shaowen Hua, and Rixing Lou

Implementing Equity and Inclusion in STEM courses Liz Alter, Sherry Palacios  



Writers' & Artists' Salon  Shannon Snapp, Renee Penalver    
Book Discussion Group: Academic Diary, or why Higher Education still Matters Seth Gustafson  



ADEC Reading & Discussion Group: Decolonization and the University  Sriya Shrestha, Sara Salazar Hughes   





ULO Coordinators - Spring 2024

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

ULO Topic Facilitator(s) Schedule Location
ULO1-Oral Communication (GE A1)  Lee Ritscher Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm email leritscher@csumb.edu for location
ULO1-Written Communication (GE A2) Nelson Graff Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm email ngraff@csumb.edu for location
ULO1-Critical Thinking (GE A3) Patrick Belanger Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 am email pbelanger@csumb.edu for location
ULO1-Information Literacy Sarah Dahlen Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm or 4:00-5:00 pm email sdahlen@csumb.edu for location
ULO1-Quantitative Reasoning Jennifer Clinkenbeard Fridays, 12:30-1:30 pm email jclinkenbeard@csumb.edu for location
ULO2-Personal, Professional, and Social Responsibility Eric Martin Wednesdays, 12:10-1:50 pm email ermartin@csumb.edu for location
ULO3-Integrative Knowledge Amanda Pullum Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm email apullum@csumb.edu for location

ULO Coordinator Topic Descriptions - Spring 2024

ULO Topic Description
ULO1-Oral Communication (GE A1)

We are interested in learning about students verbally and textually ascribing information to outside sources - a requirement in HCOM 110 and an expectation in other courses. To complete this work we need more scholars.

ULO1-Written Communication (GE A2)

We are working on interpreting the results from last summer's assessment, piloting the revised rubric, and planning the summer assessment.

ULO1-Critical Thinking (GE A3)

This year the group is working to raise the visibility of critical thinking across campus. We've designed several posters that we'll put around campus over spring break. The posters are attempts to get students to visit our website via a QR code on the posters. In a second project, critical thinking has now been incorporated into all Area B courses. We're getting ready for our summer assessment, which will come primarily from Area B courses.

ULO1-Information Literacy

Join us as we continue to investigate how students use information from sources in their assignments and consider the implications for our teaching practices. This spring, we will gather student perspectives on their own information literacy behaviors and plan our summer assessment of student work. We will also support each other with classroom practices and generate ideas for incorporating information literacy into our instruction.

ULO1-Quantitative Reasoning We are finalizing the rubric revision and faculty guide. These will be ready to post on the TLA website and share by the end of the semester. We are also connecting our work with these assessment materials to our planned summer assessment project.

ULO2-Personal, Professional, and Social Responsibility

Creating ULO2 assessment manual.

ULO3-Integrative Knowledge

We are working on a metacognitive activity book that will be distributed to students, and considering how to publicize/promote it to faculty. We are also planning a longitudinal two-year assessment of FTF/transfer student IK skills.