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Academic Affairs Newsletter, Week of January 2

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Campus 

A few Updates and Reminders: 

1. Monday Evening Only Classes

On the 10-year calendar, it is notable that, during Winter Quarter, 2018, Monday-only classes meet on Wednesday, January 17.  This is due to there being two Monday holidays (New Year's Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday) during the Winter Quarter.  In order to be certified for 4 units of academic credit, courses cannot meet for just 32 hours.  Wednesday-only courses will not meet on January 17.  *THIS SHOULD BE NOTED ON THE SYLLABI* for Monday-only and Wednesday-only classes.  (If a class has different rooms on Monday and Wednesday, the instructor should ask whether the room used on a Wednesday is used for Monday-only classes at that time and, if so, alternate arrangements should be made.)

 Questions may be directed to: Mitch Watnik

2. Affordable Text-Books

Looking to help our students find their education more affordable?  Why not participate in the Affordable Textbook project:

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) and You

Friday, Jan. 19, noon - 2, Biella Room

Two faculty participants in the AL$ program--Patrick Fleming, Chemistry, and Maria Ortuoste, Political Science--share their experiences in providing students with effective learning resources at low or no cost to students.  Also presented will be preliminary data from a 2016-2017 survey of students about their experiences with AL$ options provided by all faculty participating in the AB 798 grant in 2016-2017.  Questions and discussion follow.  Includes lunch.  Faculty attendees will receive $100.

3. Congratulations to:

Linda Ivey and Kevin Kaatz(History Dept) whose book, Citizen Internees:  A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Camps, was published by Praeger in 2017.

Choice (a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries) gave it an Essential rating (the highest given) and it is one of their "Outstanding Academic Titles" for 2017. 

Diana Wakimoto, whose book, Easy Graphic Design for Librarians, was recently published by the American Library Association (ALA).  Diana will be doing a book signing at the MidWinter Convention of ALA!

Dean Carolyn Nelson, whose Promise Neighborhood grant from the Department of Education was funded for $30 million.  Dean Nelson and her team have put years of work into improving Hayward through providing tutoring, medical assistance, and many other services.  Bravo to all on campus who have been part of this effort.  Fantastic news!

4. Workshops from Faculty Development:

Retention Dossier Refresher Workshop (3rd-5th year)
Friday, January 5th, 1:00-2:30 pm
SF 314

This ‘refresher’ workshop will assist faculty in shaping their 3rd-5th year career retention dossiers, due Tuesday, January 16th. We’ll check in on the criteria, discuss ideas for evidence of meeting the criteria, and brainstorm about revising narrative statements with an eye on the approach of review for tenure. Faculty are encouraged to read previous years’ retention memos prior to the workshop in order to use the workshop to ensure the dossier addresses those reviews.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Dossier Pizza Party , 3-5th year
Monday, January 8, 11:30-1:30 pm
SF 328

It’s Dossier Pizza Party Time for 3rd, 4th, and 5th year retention. Put those final touches on your retention dossiers before submitting them to your department chair on Tuesday, January 16th. Share your pride in your accomplishments in teaching and your achievements in professional and creative activities and the process of presenting them in your dossier with your peers. We will answer your questions, provide supplies, and computers for you to use and advice on digital dossiers in Blackboard. We’ll also have model dossiers, and Jessica will be available for one-on-one consultations. Drop in for a slice and advice! Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order. 

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Brain Based Active Learning: Course Design and Instructional Strategies
January 9th
1:30-3:00 pm
TBA

This webinar provides tips to take your course  or individual class sessions or segments from the traditional paradigm of knowledge transmission to the new one of active learning. Learn how to engage students and help them make ‘memories,’ that is, store new understandings,  and  make for meaningful learning. This is a recorded Innovative Educators webinar viewing and discussion. Attendees will receive the powerpoint.

Facilitator: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Teach Smarter not Harder with Rubrics
Wednesday, January 10 12:00-1:30 pm
SA 4350

Zoom: https://csueb.zoom.us/j/724607258

Bring your laptop for a hands-on workshop to learn how to easily add a rubric to a key class assignment. We'll show you where to locate a library of rubrics built by faculty, how to quickly download a rubric into your course, and how to customize it to fit the expectations of your course assignment. One-on-one support and tips on rubrics will be provided. Participation in this workshop counts towards the Teaching on Semesters certificate.

Presenters: Cheryl Saelee, The Online Campus, Jeffrey Newcomb, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Julie Stein, Academic Programs and Services. * Teaching on Semesters Certificate

Dossier Pizza Party, 3-5th year
Thursday, January 11, 11:30-1:30 pm
SF 329

It’s Dossier Pizza Party Time for 3rd, 4th, and 5th year retention. Put those final touches on your retention dossiers before submitting them to your department chair on Tuesday, January 16th. Share your pride in your accomplishments in teaching and your achievements in professional and creative activities and the process of presenting them in your dossier with your peers. We will answer your questions, provide supplies, and computers for you to use and advice on digital dossiers in Blackboard. We’ll also have model dossiers, and Jessica will be available for one-on-one consultations. Drop in for a slice and advice! Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order. 

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Dossier Pizza Party, 3-5th year
Friday, January 12, 11:30-1:30 pm
SF 314

It’s Dossier Pizza Party Time for 3rd, 4th, and 5th year retention. Put those final touches on your retention dossiers before submitting them to your department chair on Tuesday, January 16th. Share your pride in your accomplishments in teaching and your achievements in professional and creative activities and the process of presenting them in your dossier with your peers. We will answer your questions, provide supplies, and computers for you to use and advice on digital dossiers in Blackboard. We’ll also have model dossiers, and Jessica will be available for one-on-one consultations. Drop in for a slice and advice! Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order. 

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

RSVP to BaySync or click https://orgsync.com/166960/events?view=upcoming. You will be asked to sign in or join BaySync; once you have done so, a list of events will appear for this link.

5. From ORSP:

On Tuesday January 16, 11:30-1:00, ORSP will host a faculty networking activity called Research Speed Dating.”  During this fast-paced event, you will have an opportunity to network and learn about your colleagues’ research.  Similar to speed dating, you will share a 3-minute “elevator speech” with one another as you rotate around the room. The event will end with a networking luncheon.  All that you need to participate is a short elevator speech about your research activity and your curiosity about what your colleagues are doing.   This event will be located in SF 329.  Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to Anne Wing anne.wing@csueastbay.edu

6. Stanford Libraries Access Grants

The Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University is offering library access grants for faculty from qualified U.S. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges to conduct research relating to Latin America using Stanford University Libraries. The Stanford University Library System is one of the largest academic and research libraries in North America, and the Latin American collection is one of the most comprehensive in the country. A sampling of the primary sources available in Special Collections can be found listed here.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018.

7. From the Online Campus:

Below is a link to the list of workshops that are being offered for the Winter 2018 quarter. Please note that these workshops and webinars are now eligible for our new digital badging pilot program!

Online Campus Winter 2018 Workshop Schedule 

8. And don't forget:

a. RSVP to the Office of Diversity for the Martin Luther King Breakfast: ASAP

b. Deadline for students to apply for June 2018 Graduation: January 16, 2018

c. Deadline to apply for FERP participation in 2018-19: Feb. 15, 2018

Have a great quarter! 

 
  
link to www.csueastbay.edu/OAA