In academic year 2017-18, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs will provide an array of opportunities to learn about proven approaches for increasing students’ academic engagement, promoting well-being, and sharing best practices.
Face-to-face summits, institutes, symposia, webcasts and digitally-supported professional learning communities will connect CSU faculty, academic & student affairs professionals, and national leaders in higher education.
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These bi-monthly meetings are a forum to discuss ways in which Mathematics faculty involved in Course Redesign with Technology have applied strategies to improve student success in mathematics and quantitative reasoning through curriculum redesign and innovation. Mathematics faculty, faculty development directors, and deans of science are welcome to attend.
The second annual Graduation Initiative 2025 Symposium will focus on addressing the disparity in graduation and retention rates among students from historically underserved communities. It will feature nationally recognized speakers sharing best practices that have improved student success, including
Sara Goldrick-Rab, founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab,
Shaun R. Harper, executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center,
Wil Del Pilar, vice president of policy, The Education Trust,
Bridget Burns, executive director, University Innovation Alliance, and
Deborah A. Santiago, co-founder of Excelencia in Education. While registration is invitation-only, the keynote speakers and the TEDx-style panel “Frameworks for Innovation” will be livestreamed at calstate.edu/GraduationInitiative.
Faculty, administrators and staff learn more about using the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments as part of the CSU Early Assessment Program and how achievement level descriptors and scaled scores can be used for assessment and course placement.
This hands-on, two-day workshop for CSU and California Community College faculty explores the connection between academic literacy and equity. It will introduce the Reading Apprenticeship framework for developing students’ ability to read in the disciplines and incorporate strategies for uncovering threshold concepts and growing academic mindsets. The workshop is presented by the California Faculty Collaborative, an AAC&U grant-funded project, in conjunction with the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN).
Faculty, administrators, and staff will learn about the Redesigned SAT and using its college and career readiness standards for assessment and course placement.
Faculty, administrators, and staff will learn about the ACT and the use of ACT’s College and Career Readiness Standards for assessment and course placement.
The CSU Symposium on University Teaching is organized each year by the CSU Faculty Development Council with support from The Institute for Teaching and Learning. Each year the symposium enables faculty from across the CSU to engage with nationally-recognized leaders in higher education and share innovative practices with one another. This year’s theme is “Productive Disruption.” Call for proposals will be issued in the fall.
In this 3-day academy, faculty practice and plan to adopt innovative approaches to instruction and curriculum design that engage all students in deep learning and close equity gaps.