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Welcome to Back to the Bay 2018

students and teachers

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Back to the Bay, CSUEB's annual professional development event, is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Office of Faculty Development/Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching, Office of the Online Campus, and University Extension. Each year since 2003, Back to the Bay brings faculty and staff together to share their expertise and learn from one another and campus experts about topics of interest to faculty in their roles as teachers, advisors, researchers, users of technology, and active participants in the campus community. Back to the Bay features variety of workshops on pedagogy, research, governance, and teaching with technology at our state-of-the-art facility (Valley Business & Technology Center [VBT]).  This year, yyou'll find workshops on Teaching and Learning, Semester Transformation, Resources and Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff. Please join us at the welcome reception for new faculty at 4pm in the VBT lobby.

Forward to the Future: 60 Years at Cal State East Bay and Planning for the Next 60 years.

--Leroy Morishita and Judith Stanleybttbkeynote

President Morishita will share his vision for the future of our campus and Dr. Stanley will share reflections on milestones and important developments in CSUEB history.

Dr. Leroy Morishita has served CSU East Bay as President since 2011 and has had a distinguished career in higher education for over 30 years. Dr. Judith Stanley is an emerita Professor of History and established the Judith M. Stanley Scholarship Fund in Women’s History.


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Back to the Bay 2017 Team

Click here for full program schedule and descriptions

Session 1

9:00 - 9:50am

Campus Climate Update
Presenter(s): Kim Geron & Dianne Woods

Teach Smarter not Harder with Rubrics
Presenter(s): Jeffrey Newcomb, Bernie Salvador, & Julie Stein

Using ABCD Response Cards for Peer Instruction
Presenter(s): Jesus Oliver & Julia Olkin

Going Mobile, Enhancing Your Web Presence, & Cascade Refresher
Presenter(s): Dan Legate

Designing Personalized Learning Objects for Enhanced Student Engagement - Two campus case studies
Presenter(s): Fay Zhong, Monica Munoz, & Cheryl Saelee

New Sabbatical & FERP Tips for Faculty
Presenter(s): Linda Dobb & Joanne Hill

Welcome Address & Keynote

10:00 - 10:50am

Forward to the Future: 60 Years at Cal State East Bay and Planning for the Next 60 years 
Keynote Speaker(s): Leroy Morishita and Judy Stanley

Session 2

11:00 - 11:50am

Conflict Resolution Resource: Meet the CSUEB Ombuds 
Presenter(s): Silvina Ituarte

Exploring Opportunities for Community-based Learning 
Presenter(s): Mary D'Alleva & Andrea Wells

PEIL Stories: Engineering, Black Studies, Diversity & Stem, Peralta Hacienda, & Pioneers for Sustainable Communities
Presenter(s): Nicholas Baham & Steven Cleveland, Ethnic Studies, Linda Ivey, History & Carlos Salomon, Ethnic Studies, Craig Derkson, Philosophy, Karina Garbesi, AGES, Nina Haft, Theater & Dance

Want to make your course more accessible and don't have the time? Introducing ALLY
Presenter(s): Juan Moran

You've heard of Pre-Med? At East Bay we've got Pre-Ed!
Presenter(s): Julie McNamara

Where's the Money? Grants 101
Jeff Seitz

New lecturer Orientation
Nick Baham, Linda Dobb

Session 3

1:00 - 1:50pm

The 2040 Plan: Towards Sustainability Through Curriculum at Cal State East Bay
Presenter(s): Jillian Buckholz

Teaching on Semesters: Redesigning Assignments
Presenter(s): Sweety Law & Magaret Harris

Transparent Teaching
Presenter(s): Mary-Ann Winkelmes

What’s New in Blackboard?
Presenter(s): Bernie Salvador

Undergraduate Study Skills Training
Presenter(s): Pradeep Ramanathan

Updates and Upgrades to your University Library
Presenter(s): Lee Adams & Andrew Carlos, Library

Session 4

2:00 - 2:50pm

Nine simple tips to better manage your email
Presenter(s): Manpreet Chatha

Integrating Supplemental Instruction (SI) Into Your Course!t 
Presenter(s): Erica Wildy & Patrick Fleming

Transparent Teaching Continued
Presenter(s): Mary Anne Winkelmes

Zoom, VoiceThread & YouTube: Synchronous and Asynchronous Engagement Tools for Online Instruction
Presenter(s): Meg Taggart

RBS: Researched Based Strategies
Presenter(s): Caron Inouye & Lettie Ramirez

Publishing Pathways/Publishing Pitfalls
Presenter(s): Aline Soules,  & Lana Wood, Library

Session 5

3:00 - 3:50pm

Racial Equity Ally Workshop
Presenter(s): Duke Austin, Sarah Taylor, Mari Gray, & Sean Williams

Teaching on Semesters: Teach Smarter Not Harder 
Presenter(s): Andrew Carlos, Julie Glass, & Jessica Weiss

Faculty Panel: Rethinking Quality for Online Course Design, Back to the Basics! 
Presenter(s): Steven Cleveland, Michelle Rippy, Kevin Kaatz, & Roger Wen

Bay Advisor: New and Improved Advising Tool for Student Success
Presenter(s): David Reed  & Maureen Scharberg

Academic Support for your class from the Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA)
Presenter(s): Jennifer Nguyen

Funded Curriculum Design & Assessment Opportunities: Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, Oral Communication, & Sustainability 
Presenter(s): Dianne Woods & Julie Stein

Welcome Reception

4:00 - 4:50pm

Join Academic Affairs to welcome new faculty and honor the accomplishments of the Online and Hybrid Quality Transformation Grant Faculty Quality Matters  for their course certifications. Wine and refreshments will be served.

  • Accessibility Services / Assistive Technology
  • California Faculty Association
  • Faculty Development
  • HR
  • ITS/Service Desk & Information Security
  • Online Campus
  • Semester Conversion
  • Blackboard
  • iClicker
  • Smart Sparrow
  • TurnItIn
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