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Academic Affairs Newsletter, Week of October 2

1. Fall Faculty Welcome and Recognition: Tuesday, October 3, 4 p.m., MPR

Please make plans to join President Leroy Morishita and Provost Edward Inch for the Fall Faculty Welcome and Recognition.  Those faculty who are receiving tenure and promotion or who have served 25 years at East Bay will be honored.  In addition, the campus will recognize our George and Miriam C. Phillips Award Winner, Dr. Rita Liberti.  4 p.m. in the MPR 

2. From the Office of the Online Campus:

Academic Integrity:Turnitin-Bb Safe Assign-Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor
Monday, October 2, 2017 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Are you interested in learning about ways to minimize plagiarism while teaching your students about academic integrity?  Link to join webinar:

Facilitator: Monica Munoz

Assessment of Students: Grade Center
Monday, October 2, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 pm


You will be led through the essentials of the Grade Center in Blackboard and through how to set a up  “straight points” and “weighted” grading schemes.  Link to join webinar:

Facilitators: Bernie Salvador and Meg Taggart

Virtual Meetings and Office Hours: Zoom +  Collaborate Workshop
Wednesday. October 4, 2017 2:00 - 3:00 pm

There are two options when setting up web conferencing through blackboard: Zoom and Collaborate. Both can be used to set up virtual office hours, group meetings, and synchronous class sessions. Location: SF-0328

Facilitator: Cheryl Saelee

Wednesday. October 4, 2017 4:00 pm


Link to join webinar:

Or face-to-face location: SF-0328

Facilitator: Tricia Salata

Navigating New York Times Content to Aid in Student Learning Outcomes
Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 pm


Full online access to The New York Times is now available to all CSUEB faculty, staff, and students, provided by the CSUEB Libraries. This access enables students and faculty to engage with The Times’ world-class journalism anytime, anywhere.

Link to join webinar:

Facilitator: Tamra Gaines

3. To All Full-time Faculty:

Please note: If you are working more than 110 hours per quarter at a position outside the CSU, the contract between the CFA and the CSU (Article 35) requires that you provide a written statement to Academic Affairs of your outside employment.  The form used is attached to this newsletter.  Thank you, in advance, for your attention to this matter.

4. From ORSP::

The next PI Quarterly Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24 from 12-2 in SF329.  Lunch will be served.  RSVP to

5. From Faculty Development:

1st and 2nd Year Retention Dossier Workshop
Wednesday, October 4th (1st of 4 repeat workshops)
11:00-1:00 pm
SF 314

Join us for a workshop that provides an overview of the retention process and tips for preparing your dossier.  Paper or digital dossiers are due to your department chair on November 13th.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Promoting Academic Integrity
Monday, October 9th
2-3:30 pm
SF 329

Student plagiarism and cheating are a concern on campuses throughout the country and CSU East bay is no exception.  

Presenters: James Carroll, Student Conduct, Jen Nguyen, SCAA*

What Makes a Good Discussion Facilitator?
Tuesday, October 10th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
SF 329

Want more or better class discussion in your classes? Using a self-reflection tool, we’ll go over five identified skills that make for a great class discussion facilitator.  An article about the instrument appears here:

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development*

In-Class Discussion: Strategies that Work
Wednesday October 11th
10:00-11:30 am
SA 4350

This workshop will provide tips for stimulating, guiding, and evaluating student discussions in the classroom.  We’ll try out a few techniques together so that you feel ready to experiment in your next class meeting.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development*

Pacing Courses for Sanity and Student success (Semester Conversion)
Thursday, October 12th, 12:00-2:00 pm
SF 329

How we pace activities, assignments, and assessments will be key to the success of our courses under semesters.  This will be especially challenging in the first year of semesters as we, and our students, figure out how to organize ourselves and our work to get the most out of courses. 

Presenters: Andrew Carlos, Library, Julie Glass, Mathematics, Jodi Servatius, APGS, Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

1st and 2nd year Retention Dossier Workshop
Thursday, October 12th (2 of 4 repeat workshops)
2:00-3:30 pm
SF 314

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development


Have a great week.  See you at the Fall Faculty Welcome!

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