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Academic Affairs Newsletter, Week of October 24

Hi, Everyone,

We hope most of you were able to get your textbook orders to the Bookstore by October 23 and qualified for a free coffee card!  For those who did not, you still have until October 30 to be within the law and get your textbook order in on time.  Below are some brief reminders about the importance of compliance:

  1. Under the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) CSU East Bay receives financial aid from the federal government but only if we are in compliance with the law--which requires that students know the price of course materials at the time of registration (now).

  2. Senate Bill 1359 now requires that we ALSO tell students if any of our courses have FREE course materials.  If you have a course that has NO COST to students, please notify me as soon as possible.  I will buy you a free cup of joe at Starbucks at NO COST to you and your course will be highlighted online.  (note: I realize the Yankees lost this weekend, still no harm and no foul honoring a baseball great.)

  3. As a campus, we can still compete for 1.3 million dollars in CO funds to help you build Open Educational Resources.  Interested in this program?  contact Aline Soules in the Library.

  4. Many affordable learning solutions exist!  You can check our,, encourage your students to shop around, use the digital edition, use the Library's textbook collection in the Reserve Area, or rent textbooks.  Many students realize too late that they did badly in a course because they couldn't afford to buy the textbook, don't let that happen to one of your students.

  5. Finally, we best serve our students with disabilities when we let Disability Services know early and often what textbooks are needed for a course.  Please work cooperatively with Disability Services to make our campus accessible for all!

Need I say love you to those who always comply?  We do.  Everybody else, PLEASE get on board, it's never too late to be good.


a.  All CSU Faculty and Staff are invited to the:

20th Annual CSU Symposium on University Teaching & Cal Poly Pomona “PolyTeach: Technology & the Innovative University” Joint Conference

April 13 & 14, 2018 at Cal Poly Pomona. 

Conference theme is “Productive Disruption.”  You may also submit a proposal to present.  Proposals are peer-reviewed and the conference is competitive, selected on the basis of usefulness to teaching & learning practice, interest to a broad audience, supporting the conference theme, including some kind of assessment data, and being clear and understandable.  The registration fee will be $30 each day or $55 for both days (a *serious bargain*).

b. Opportunities and Workshops

1. Back to the Bay: Should we have it next year?  Your opinion counts!

2. Sign up for the Fall 2017 30-Day-Writing Challenge 

3. 1st and 2nd year Retention Dossier Workshop
Monday, October 23rd
10-12 pm

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

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

The Seven Ways of Learning
Wednesday October 25th
1:30-3:00 pm
SF 328

Based on the book, Facilitating the Seven Ways of Learning, this workshop provides a brief overview of the 7 ways of learning categories and time to brainstorm and reflect on integrating these ways of learning into our course and assignment designs and classroom activities.

Presenter: Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Serving on RTP Committees/Writing Letters: Your Roles and Responsibilities
Thursday, October 26th
12:00- 2:00 pm
SF 328

Presenters: Rita Liberti & Penny McCullagh, Kinesiology

Professional Leave Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 26th
2:00-3:30 pm
SF 328

Sabbatical? Difference in Pay?  Find out!  

High Impact Practices Certificate Program: Community-Based Learning
Friday, October 27th
9:00-1:30 pm
Biella Room

Presenters: Mary D’Alleva, Andrea Wells, Center for Community Engagement*

RSVP for workshops

c. Grant Getters: Lunch is Tuesday, October 24 for PIs in SF329.  Please contact Anne Wing if you are coming!

d. Campus Climate Survey: Interested?  Thursday, 3-4 pm in UU307.

e. Sustainability Curriculum webinar: Wednesday at 11 PST.  "Sustainability Competencies." Register at

Have a good week.  HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

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