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, you'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 PM in the VBT lobby.
Back to the Bay 2018 Program
9:00 -9:50 am
How to Get It Done: Balancing Teaching and Research-VBT 219
Presenters: Derek Kimball, Physics, Brian Perry, Biological Sciences, Lettie Ramirez, Teacher Education, Jeffery Seitz, ORSP, Sarah Taylor, Social Work, Meiling Wu, Modern Languages and Literatures
Learn tips and strategies to successfully balance teaching and active grant and research programs in order to meet the requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.
Active Learning in the College of Science-VBT 216
Presenters: Danika LeDuc, College of Science, Julia Olkin, Mathematics
Experience active learning, watch your peers using active learning strategies in different disciplines, and learn more about the College of Science's Faculty Learning Program. Faculty from all Colleges invited to attend.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom-VBT 136
Presenters: Ryan Gamba, Health Sciences, Pascale Guiton, Biological Sciences, Meaghan McCollow, Educational Psychology Learn about activities, assignments, and mindsets that further diversity and inclusion in the classroom across the curriculum. Presenters participated in the 2017-18 Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum Development grant.
Exploring Blackboard Ultra and Useful Teaching Tools-VBT 137
Presenters: Manpreet Chatha, Derek Yang and Lacey Garza, Online Campus
Get a taste of Blackboard Ultra--its new look and feel, how to maintain a more familiar feel, basic troubleshooting for your courses, and other new options in this next generation Ultra environment. We will also explore plagiarism prevention and video conferencing tools for a/synchronous delivery of instruction and content. Attendees to this session are eligible for the Online Campus badge program.
Tools for Successful Academic Advising-VBT 134
Presenter: Lawrence Bliss, Academic Advising and Career Center
Where do students go for advising? What should you cover in your advising sessions with them? What tools exist to help you with this project? Learn all of this and more at this workshop. You'll walk away with tools and cheat-sheets!
Keynote -VBT 124
“I’m Barely Just Hanging In”: Who Our Students Are and How to Support Them
Presenters: Ali Jones-Bey, Project Hope Learning Framework, Alina Engelman, Health Sciences, Ryan Gamba, Health Sciences, Edward Inch, Academic Affairs, Darice Ingram, Project Hope, Nidhi Khosla, Health Sciences, Sarah Taylor, Social Work
In this interactive presentation, team members for The Pioneers for Hope Learning Framework will: 1) Share findings from our longitudinal, mixed methods study of 53 students and the multiple and complex factors that support or hinder student success; 2) Announce the pilot intervention we are launching in the second year of the project to address some of the challenges students identified; 3) Discuss strategies faculty can use to support students in the classroom based on our data; and 4) Engage faculty in brainstorming about additional ways to reach and teach our students.
Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs) as a High Impact Practice (HIP): It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It!-VBT 219
Presenters: Jenny O, Center for Student Research, Vanessa Yingling, Kinesiology
UREs without best practices in implementation are not "guaranteed" to result in increased student learning and development. Learn about measurable "engagement indicators" of HIPs (e.g., NSSE, 2017) such as connecting learning to social issues and formative feedback. By implementing quality and consistency in these practices, you may improve the experience and outcomes of undergraduate research. Join us for this highly interactive session about being an effective undergraduate research mentor at Cal State East Bay!
Canceled: It's About Student Learning-VBT 137
Presenters: Maureen Scharberg, Undergraduate Studies, Caron Inouye, General Education
How do we know if we are fulfilling our promise to students? Let’s look beyond grades and graduation rates at the value of an aligned and integrated examination of student learning in the classroom, within a major, and during their overall University experience. See where your contribution fits in as the campus is heading in a direction to make the “assessment” checkpoints for student learning even more meaningful and relevant at all levels for faculty and students. This panel has been replaced by "It's all about Semesters."
Disengaged or being respectful?: Pacific Islander Cultural Tensions in the Classroom--VBT 134
Presenters: Nancy Martinsen, Academic Resources
The AANAPISI grant program on campus, Transfer APASS, aspires to increase Pacific Islander (PI) enrollment and retention. This workshop focuses on cultural tensions that PI students experience in the classroom and promotes practices faculty can adopt to better understand and support this community.
Increasing Student Success by Reducing Textbook Costs/OER-VBT-136
Presenters: John Wenzler, University Libraries, Monica Munoz, Online Campus
According to the Chronicle for Higher Education, 7 out of 10 students don't purchase their course textbooks/materials because of cost, making traditional texts a barrier to student success. Learn how to search for quality affordable course materials, videos, and textbooks, and about Library support for affordable materials, as well as an overview of free, high quality, engagement tools, and possible 18-19 grant opportunities for faculty! Session attendees are eligible for the Online Campus badge program.
Funded ILO Assessment Opportunities-VBT 216
Presenters: Julie Stein, Academic Programs and Services
Learn about funded opportunities for collaboration with other faculty and building your assessment skills in rubric development or assignment design. Do any of the Institutional Learning Outcomes of Sustainability, Creativity, Social Justice, Collaboration, and Teamwork, and Leadership interest you? Participating on these projects provides experience, recognition, and an honorarium.
12: 00-12:50 pm Lunch VBT Lawn
Join us for a BBQ lunch under the tent on the west side of VBT. Vegetarian, Vegan, and GF options available.
STEM Education Online: Hybrid Courses and Online Labs-VBT 137
Presenters: Meg Taggart & Cheryl Saelee, Online Campus
Tour the expanding world of online STEM education: online science labs, program strategies, instructional strategies, and resources for online STEM instruction. Learn to build interactive learning objects into your online and hybrid STEM courses. Session attendees are eligible for the Online Campus badge program.
Deepening Student Learning through Internships & Service Learning-VBT 134
Presenters: Mary D'Alleva and Mariaelena Marcano, Center for Community Engagement
Quality internships and service learning experiences deepen student learning and engagement. The Office of Internships and the Center for Community Engagement will provide an overview of how we support these efforts across campus. Join us to explore the pedagogy and discover resources.
Integrating Diversity & Sustainability into Courses-VBT 216
Presenters: Jillian Buckholz, Office of Sustainability, Jessika Murphy Diversity and Inclusion Student Center
During this session, Faculty will learn of the many programs offered by The Diversity & Inclusion Student Center (DISC) and the Office of Sustainability and how to incorporate these services into the classroom.
Stories for Inclusive Classrooms: Lessons from the Accessibility!-VBT 219
Presenters: Katie Brown, Jaski Kohli, Accessibility Services
Learn 'dos' and 'don'ts' from Accessibility Services. We'll cover students with service animals, autism, academic or furniture accommodations, challenging classroom behaviors, and more. Learn how to ensure all your course materials are universally designed and inclusive of all students learning styles.
Lightning Round: Crafting Clear Assignments-VBT 136
Lightning Round: Techniques for Student Engagement and Learning-VBT 216
Focus on Our First-Generation Students -VBT 219
Presenter: Michelle Rippy
First-generation students account for over 60% of our student population yet graduate at a significantly lower rate than their non-first-generation classmates. Join us to explore how we can assist the first-gen population with a student and faculty panel.
Foundations of Success for Our First-year Communities-VBT 134
Presenters: Caron Inouye. General Education, Anyania Muse, Sankofa
Learn asset-based approaches to teaching and learning in first-year cohorts from faculty and students share about the value and meaning of community, support networks, and their first-year experience at CSUEB.
Student Perspectives on Blackboard-VBT 137
Presenters: Roger Wen and Cheryl Saelee
Come hear directly from the students about what works for them in Blackboard and what can make things more difficult. Then see what Blackboard looks like from the student perspective, both from a desktop and mobile view. There will be time for questions and answers. Session attendees are eligible for the Online Campus badge program.
How to Get Approval for New Curriculum in Semesters-VBT 216
Presenter: Sarah Aubert, Academic Programs and Services
Learn how to submit proposals that do not get sent back! We'll review the proposal, revision, and consultation phases and procedures of the updated curriculum approval process. Attendees are invited to make an appointment for one-on-one consultation!
Quality Assurance at East Bay and the CSU: Quality Matters, Best Practices and Student Learning-VBT 137
Presenters: Shirley Yap, Mathematics, Erick Kong, Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism
Come to learn the results of data analysis done on 4453 CSUEB online courses taught right here at East Bay from 2014-2017 and throughout the 23 campuses and the impact that professional development has had on online teaching. Session attendees are eligible for the Online Campus badge program.
Greet the New! Office of Diversity and Student Affairs-VBT 219
Presenters: Kimberly Baker-Flowers, Office of Diversity, Suzanne Espinoza, Student Affairs
Meet and welcome the new University Diversity Officer, Kimberly Baker-Flowers, and the new Vice President, Student Affairs, Suzanne Espinoza.
Let's Communicate! Meet the Ombuds!-VBT 136
Presenter: Silvina Ituarte, Ombuds
The University Ombuds serves as an informal and confidential resource for all university employees. Come meet the Ombuds, share ideas, and hear some tips for improving communication with our colleagues.
Innovation at East Bay: Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award 2018 Nominees-VBT 134
Presenters: Duke Austin, Sociology and Social Services, Erik Helgren, Physics, Sweety Law, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Learn about creative teaching ideas and strategies from faculty under consideration for the Chancellor's Office Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award.
4:00-5:00 pm Welcome Reception, VBT Lobby
New Faculty Welcome Reception: Join us to welcome new faculty and honor those faculty whose online courses have been certified as quality courses by Quality Matters. Everyone welcome!