CSUDH Faculty Development Center
Fall 2015 Events

**The Faculty Development Center is located in (LIB 1940) in The Picture Art Gallery. The entrance is south of the loading area between LaCorte Hall and the Library.

 

New Faculty Orientation

We will welcome new full-time and part-time faculty to the CSUDH family. Orientation includes an overview of CSUDH, an introduction to our students, tips for effective teaching, and other topics vital to new faculty.

Mon. & Tues. August 17th & 18th, 2015  •   9-3:30/9-5:30               •   5th Floor LIB, South Wing

Faculty Resource Fair

The Faculty Development Center will host a Faculty Resource Fair as part of the startup activities of the fall academic term. A variety of campus entities will share information about the services and resources that are available to benefit faculty and students.
Monday, August 17th, 2015           •          2:30-3:30              •          Loker Student Union

Blackboard Basics

This session will provide a basic overview of Blackboard 9.1. We will cover basic navigation in the Blackboard interface as well as how to add, organize, and modify course content.
Wed., Aug. 19th10-12pmFaculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) across from LIB main entrance

Wed., Aug. 19th •   2-4pmFaculty Training Lab (LIB 2524), across from LIB main entrance

Blackboard Assessments, Assignments & the Grade Center

This session shows instructors how to create an online assessment, grade and return student work via Blackboard.
Thurs., Aug. 20th •   1-3 pmFaculty Training Lab (LIB 2524), across from LIB main entrance

Lecture Capture (Camtasia Studio, Camtasia Relay)

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record lectures and make the recordings available to students.
Thurs., Aug. 20th
3-4 pmFaculty Training Lab (LIB 2524), across from LIB main entrance

First Year Seminar Training

First Year Faculty Preceptors will engage in the 3rd and final day of training before embarking on the inaugural year of the First Year Seminar.
Friday, August 21st, 2015   •   9:00AM-1:30PM     •     Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Building a Beautiful BlackBoard Site

This session will show faculty how to use Blackboard and develop a Blackboard page that is easy to follow and visually appealing for students. Samples of effective Blackboard practices will be provided.
Thurs., Aug. 26th, 2015•   2PM-3:15PM   •   Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)                                                                                        

INTRODUCING: Wellness Wednesdays

Take a brief mid-week break from your busy schedule to engage in mindfulness practices. Dr. Tara Victor (PSY) will walk us through a 15-20 minute meditation to rejuvenate you and relieve stress. No RSVP necessary! Drop-in every other Wed., starting week 2 (Sept. 2nd)
Every Other Wednesday              •             Noon     •             Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Blackboard “Sandbox”

Our “Sandbox” is a “learn by doing” session for faculty to practice with Blackboard, ask questions, and learn anything regarding Blackboard tailored to your needs. Laptop not required but handy for this session.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 • 11:00-12:00 • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) 

INTRODUCING: Faculty Book Club
September/October Selection: Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele

You’ll get a free copy of this critically acclaimed book by notable researcher, Claude Steele. Join colleagues to discuss this timely and provocative book. Book club will meet three times. Sign up via email to kpaxton@csudh.edu by September 10th.
Wednesdays: 9/16, 9/30/ & 10/14 •   10:30-11:45    Faculty Development Ctr. (LIB 1940

INTRODUCING: Write-Day Fridays

Bring your laptop and join your colleagues as you drop into the Faculty Development Center to work on your individual projects and keep your research productivity going throughout the semester.   No RSVP needed.
Fridays in Sept. & Oct. [Except 10/2/15] • Noon-2pm • Faculty Development Ctr. (LIB 1940)

INTRODUCING: Write Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks Group

Led by Dr. Katy Pinto (SOC), this group will meet weekly (beginning week 3) for two hours to help faculty usher a writing project to completion by the end of the semester. Sign up via email to kpaxton@csudh.eduby Sept. 3rd. Spaces are limited…this group will fill quickly!
Tuesdays beginning 9/8/15    •   Noon-2pm          Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

OneNote Training

OneNote is the answer you’ve been looking for to put all of your notes in one place! It can facilitate your research and help reduce paper clutter. Log-on remotely for this session.
Friday, September 11th, 2015      •          1PM-2:00PM      •          ONLINE SESSION

Get Your Students Thinking about Your Course

This session is designed to help you help your students to think about thinking. You will learn techniques to help make learning concrete for students to increase retention of the important material that you teach. You will walk away with exercises you can immediately employ in your courses.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015   •        3:30-4:30 •     Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

New Faculty Success Series

The New Faculty Success Series involves a number workshops and events to help recently hired tenure-track faculty perform effectively as an academic scholar and to get to know other new faculty. Meetings occur on the 3rd Friday of the month.
9/18/15; 10/16/15; 11/20/15 • 10-12noon     •      Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Advanced Blackboard

Amp up your Blackboard prowess with this session. The focus will be on learning techniques for test design and administration, grading, and additional Bb tools to make your life easier.
Tuesday, September 22nd•   3:30-4:30     •   Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Grading Made Easier

This session provides useful information on grading writing assignments more effectively during crunch time.
Thursday, October 1st, 2015         •   12:00-1:00    •   Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940).

SPECIAL EVENT: Quality Matters: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Certified Quality Matters trainers will present a one-day workshop for CSUDH faculty on Applying the Quality Matters Rubric-the cornerstone for quality online teaching. This certificated course is a $200 value…but you can get it for free! RSVP by 9/15/15.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015       •   9:00-4:30PM       •     Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Building a Beautiful BlackBoard Site

This session will show faculty how to use Blackboard and develop a Blackboard page that is easy to follow and visually appealing for students. Samples of effective Blackboard practices will be provided.
Tues., Oct. 6th • 10:30-11:45   •     Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) across the LIB entrance

e-Academy: Best Practices for Online Teaching

The academy is a faculty peer-to-peer sharing of research-based teaching strategies and course design for effective online and hybrid courses. The presentation of this workshop will be hybrid, with two face-to-face meetings and several online modules between meetings. Participants should attend both meetings.
Fri., October 9th AND Fri., October 23rd   •   10-12noon • Faculty Development Ctr. (LIB 1940)

Lecture Capture: Using Blackboard Collaborate

Come learn how to use this tool within Blackboard to create online lectures and embed them directly in your Blackboard sites. You’ll also learn how to have live sessions with students via Blackboard.
Friday, October 9th, 2015   •   Noon-1PM     •     Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Transforming Your Syllabus: Taking it from Instructor-Centered to Learner-Centered

This hands-on session will apply learner-centered methods to syllabus design and presentation. A learner-centered approach to course design is associated with greater student satisfaction and achievement.
Wednesday October 14th, 2015   •   1PM-2:15PM   • Faculty Development Ctr. (LIB 1940)

INTRODUCING: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Group

Participants in this group will turn their best teaching practices into publishable research. Sign up via email to kpaxton@csudh.edu by 9/20/2015. Spaces are limited…this group will fill quickly! Meeting time TBD.

Why WAC?: Writing to Learn & Learning to Write

This workshop introduces the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program at CSUDH. Faculty will engage in a dialogue on current best practices in WAC, motivating students as writers, what works, and what doesn’t.
Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015   •     11:00AM–12:30PM   • Faculty Development Ctr. (LIB 1940)

Lecture Capture: Using Camtasia

Learn how to use Camtasia to develop online lectures and presentations that you can turn into YouTube videos and embed them in your courses or on your own YouTube channel.
Friday, October 23rd, 2015 12      •             noon-1PM   •     Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Principal Investigator Recognition Reception

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research will host a reception celebrating faculty who have submitted a proposal or received an extramural grant award in last two years.
Thurs., October 29th, 2015    
• 5:30PM-6:00PM   •   Faculty Development Ctr. (LIB 1940)

Blackboard “Sandbox”

Our “Sandbox” is a “learn by doing” session for faculty to practice with Blackboard, ask questions, and learn anything regarding Blackboard tailored to your needs. Laptop not required but handy for this session.
Friday, October 30th, 2015   •   10AM-11AM     •     Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Secrets to Getting Intramural Funding

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research will conduct this interactive session where they share with faculty important tips to improve chances of getting intramural funding (such as the upcoming RSCA grants).​
Tuesday, November 4th, 2015    
•   10AM-11:15    •   Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

SPECIAL EVENT: Innovations in Teaching Conference

This conference follows-up and expands last year’s High-Impact Practices conference to celebrate all of the interesting things CSUDH faculty are doing to facilitate student learning. ALL CSUDH full- and part-time faculty are encouraged to submit presentations (DEADLINE: October 16th, 2015) and are invited to attend.
Friday, November 13th, 2015       •             9AM-3:30PM                         Loker Student Union

That’s WAC!: Student Writing, Error, & the Role of Corrective Feedback

Help your students improve as writers while you effectively manage the paper load. This workshop will engage faculty in a conversation on current research in grammar, error, and student writing across the curriculum. Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday, November 18th   11:00AM–12:30PM •   Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Finals Week Support

Need support to finish up creating finals, grading papers, using Blackboard for grading, or just need a break? Come grab some coffee and refreshments in the Faculty Development Center Week 15 and Finals Week. FDC staff will be on hand for consultation for BlackBoard and other course-related items. Feel free to bring papers to grade or your laptop for a change of scenery. No RSVP necessary.
Wed., December 9th, 2015, 9AM-12Noon       •       Thursday, December 10th, 2015, 11:00-2PM
Mon., December 14th, 2015, 11:00-2PM  
•     Tues., December 15th, 2015 9AM-12noon
Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

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