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Teach Smarter Not Harder with Rubrics 

When: Wednesday, April 12th,12:00-1:00, VBT 411

Did you know that the criteria you use for assignments can be shared with your students by using rubrics?  A rubric is a roadmap for improving student success. We have a rubrics library, representing many disciplines, where you can find or re-purpose a rubric to suit the needs of your course. De-mystify rubrics by learning how rubrics help make grading faster and more effective, where to find existing examples of rubrics, and what strategies can help for quick and useful rubric design. Bring an assignment to work on. Workshop facilitators: Jeff Newcomb, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Bernie Salvador, Senior Instructional Designer, Julie Stein, Educational Effectiveness. Refreshments served!

How to Handle Major Advising/Mentoring

When: April 28th, 12:00-2:00, Biella Room

Advising majors is an opportunity to support and guide students to efficiently and effectively reach the finish line -- graduation and a rewarding transition to the next stage of their journey! Ideally, major advising can help students progress, build community within the department/discipline, and help students see their futures more clearly. However, often students only seek out major advising at the very end of their degree and/or if there is trouble of some kind. Come to this workshop to hear about different approaches to advising majors  and share your experiences.  We hope a brainstorming session can lead to common ideas for support, practices and/or information that would be useful across departments and colleges.  If we reach consensus, maybe we can make it happen! Presenters: Julie Glass, Sweety Law, Department Chair CLASS (Sociology Carl Stempel)  Sarah Nielsen (English), and Psychology Chair (David Fencsik)

Teach Smarter Not Harder  

When: May 4th, 12:00-1:15, SF 329

The transition to semesters offers the opportunity to increase student's active engagement in our classes. Faculty can take advantage of both the similarities and differences between quarters and semesters. This workshop will address such factors as: time, pace, and units, looking at how these impact the student/faculty experience and strategies for student learning. We will also tour an open Blackboard resource created by East Bay Faculty for East Bay Faculty that presents practical ideas and examples of assignments and activities. PDF

CSULA Shares First Year on Semester Experiences

When: May 24th, 12:30-3:30

Come and meet with colleagues from Cal State LA to discuss what the first year on Semester was like for faculty and advisors.  Alison McCurdy, Chair of Chemistry, Mika Cho Chair of Art, and Marcedes Butler, Director of A&L Advisement Center will join us for an informal Q & A.  Following an open meeting, two breakout sessions will be available.  All faculty and staff are welcome to attend!  

Open Meeting 12:30-1:30 PM (Biella Room)
Faculty 1:30-3:30 PM (Biella Room) 
Advisors 1:30-3:30 PM (Oakland Concord Room)

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