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Academic Affairs Newsletter, Week of October 16

1. From ORSP

a. FSG Proposal Help

This is a gentle reminder that the Calls for Proposals for two Faculty Support Grants (FSG) are available on InfoReady https://csueastbay.infoready4.com/.  These internal grant opportunities provide support during the 2017-18 academic year and the submission deadline is 4:30 October 19, 2017. ORSP will be hosting open help sessions for faculty preparing FSG proposals on 

Tuesday 10/17 2-4 pm
Wednesday 10/18 10-noon
Thursday 10/19 2-4 pm

Please stop for assistance, a cup of tea and cookies - no RSVP necessary. Please bring your laptop and questions.  Of course, we are always happy to provide assistance at any time.  

If you have questions, please contact Anne Wing anne.wing@csueastbay.edu 5-4212 in ORSP. 

b. PI Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, October 24, 12-2 pm in SF329.  Luncheon served.  RSVP anne.wing@csueastbay.edu

2. From the Library:

Open Access: An Overview and Best Practices
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm in the Biella Room

This presentation will provide an overview of Open Access (OA) in scholarly communication, including its relationship to “traditional” publishing and the various stages of the scholarly research lifecycle, from preprints through previously published research outputs. We will describe aspects of OA that especially concern faculty, such as author rights and funding mandates. Finally, we will give an overview of several relevant OA policies, particularly the University of California Academic Senate Open Access Policy, and describe the importance of faculty involvement in the creation and implementation of these policies. Refreshments will be provided!

3. From the Center for Community Engagement:

a. Students in courses with community-based learning:  If you would like to know more about CalStateS4, our student placement system - here is a quick video that will explain S4: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qdCh3quoA3Y2NaT0FDZVdpd0k/view?usp=sharing. All off campus student placement sites must have a current contract or agreement on file (current contracted partners may be found here: https://app.calstates4.com/csueastbay/sites/.) Need additional assistance?  Please contact andrea.wells@csueastbay.edu

b. Make A Difference week is Next Week, for more information: www.csueastbay.edu/madw

c. The Center is collecting items to be donated through the Hayward Firefighters to the victims of the Sonoma/Napa fires.  If you want to bring items by the SA building they will route them to the City of Hayward.

4. From the Chicano Latino Staff & Faculty Association

We are having Comedy Night, all proceedings go to student's scholarships

Oct. 19, 2017
7 pm
CSUEB Theater,

See the attached for more information!  (Sounds like fin!)

5. Textbook Orders Due for Winter: October 30!

6. FROM FACULTY DEVELOPMENT:

This week at Office of Faculty Development Events, you'll find topics from dossiers to teaching and grading strategies(including for semesters) to mentoring and support:

1st and 2nd year Retention Dossier Workshop
Tuesday, October 17th (3 of 4 repeat workshops)
10-12:00 pm
SF 314

Join us for a workshop that provides an overview of the retention process and tips for preparing your dossier. We’ll discuss how to compile appropriate materials for your retention dossier and how to write or refine your narratives in the areas of instructional achievement, professional achievement, university service and community service. We’ll talk about how the retention process provides a feedback loop. We’ll also briefly  discuss digital dossiers! Dossiers due to your department chair on November 13th.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Getting Good Student- Generated Questions
Wednesday, October 18th
2:00-3:30 pm
SF 328

If we are frustrated by the quality of questions that student ask in class or by the fact that many don’t ask questions at all, it may be that students don’t know how to craft good questions. Drawing on the “Right Question Institute” and the book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, this workshop will explore the three-steps to formulating questions and ways you might use the process of crafting questions as a discussion and discussion -improving activity in your classes.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss*

Research Lounge--Postponed. Join us November 15th, 2-4 pm, SF 328.

Teach Smarter Not Harder with Rubrics
Wednesday, October 18th
12:00-1:30 pm
VBT 126

Bring your laptop for a hand's-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, tips on rubrics, and snacks provided.

Presenters: Bernie Salvador, The Online Campus, Jeffrey Newcomb, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Julie Stein, APGS

Mentoring for Personal and Peer Success
Thursday, October 19th
2:00-3:30 pm

SA 4350

Join us for a workshop for faculty interested in mentoring and priming mentoring skills. We’ll hear from seasoned mentors and take a look at the Early Career Faculty Guide created as part of the Early Career Faculty Learning Community in 2017. Tenure track faculty in their 3,4th, and 5th years and those recently tenured are particularly encouraged to attend, all are welcome. Faculty who attend will invited to attend a mentoring matching workshop in November.

Facilitators: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development, Dianne Rush Woods, Diversity, Leadership, & Wellness, & Paul Carpenter, Kinesiology

1st and 2nd year Retention Dossier Workshop
Monday, October 23rd (4 of 4 repeat workshops)
10:00-12:00 pm
SF 328

Join us for a workshop that provides an overview of the retention process and tips for preparing your dossier. We’ll discuss how to compile appropriate materials for your retention dossier and how to write or refine your narratives in the areas of instructional achievement, professional achievement, university service and community service. We’ll talk about how the retention process provides a feedback loop. Also covered: digital dossiers! Dossiers due to your department chair on November 13th.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Range Elevation Portfolio Preparation
Monday,  October 23rd
12:00-2:00 pm
SF 328

This practical workshop provides an overview of the range elevation process for lecturers and attempts to answer your questions about organization of portfolios, materials to include, and how to relate the materials to evaluation criteria.  All are welcome; however, this workshop is designed for those submitting range elevation portfolios for the November deadline.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Electronic Dossier Training: Retention Candidates
Tuesday, October 24th
12:00-2:00 pm
SF 328

CEAS faculty will all  be preparing and submitting digital dossiers this year and retention candidates in the other colleges have been given the option of creating a digital dossier instead of the traditional binder. Please come to Faculty Development for a brief introduction to the digital dossier. You'll find it simple and easy to use and have your questions about the Blackboard format (now in its third year) answered whether your are a candidate for RTP or a reviewer. Bring a laptop for some hands on practice.

Presenters: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development; Cheryl Saelee, Bernie Salvador, Online Campus

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