Professional Development for Student Success in First-Year GE Math/QR and Written Communication

In academic year 2018-19, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Institute for Teaching and Learning, and the Center for the Advancement of Instruction in Quantitative Reasoning will provide an array of opportunities to support student success in first-year general education math/quantitative reasoning and written communication courses.


Face-to-face summits, webcasts, and digitally supported professional learning communities will connect CSU faculty, academic and student affairs professionals, and national leaders in higher education.


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TBD (Northern Region)

​At these regional meetings, campus teams will share lessons learned from the first cycle of implementing entry-level written communication and mathematics/quantitative reasoning courses redesigned to be offered with "just-in-time" support and strategize improvements. These one-day events will be facilitated by the Charles A. Dana Center, in collaboration with CSU Academic Success and Inclusive Excellence, the CSU Center for Advancement of Instruction in Quantitative Reasoning, and the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning. Campuses will be invited to register teams in November.

February 8, 2019, 8:00AM – 3:00 PM2/8/2019Becoming Student-ReadyFebruary 2019
201902-February 2019
Zoom Webinar

​Looking for an effective teaching-learning strategy to impact student success and graduation rates while closing equity gaps? CSU Academic Technology Services is hosting a two-hour webinar on Supplemental Instruction (SI), a high-impact practice many of our campuses are using to make significant progress toward the goals of Graduation Initiative 2025.

Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:00PM – 2:00PM3/1/2019Supplemental InstructionRegisterMarch 2019
201903-March 2019
California State University, Fresno

The 21st Annual CSU Teaching and Learning Symposium will take place at Fresno State on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. This year's theme, "Educating our Golden State - Reaching the Next Generations of Californians," presents an opportunity to reflect on the importance of education in a state as diverse as California and to explore a growth mindset in educational settings for all students. Faculty across California—in the California State University, the California Community College, and the University of California systems—are encouraged to submit presentation proposals. The deadline for proposals to receive full consideration is Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Contact Fresno State's Center for Faculty Excellence for more information.

March 9, 20193/9/2019Becoming Student-ReadyMarch 2019
201903-March 2019