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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This two-day workshop will be facilitated by the University of Texas at Austin Dana Center and will feature examples of co-requisite mathematics approaches. There will be breakouts for participants restructuring college algebra, statistics, quantitative reasoning, and pre-calculus/calculus courses. Participants will share resources, create learning outcomes, map activities for main courses and support components, and develop outlines and syllabuses. Campuses have been invited to send six individuals.
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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 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.
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.
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.
Cal Poly Pomona Joint Conference
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.