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Workshops & Events

We organize and support events and workshops on teaching, technology, evaluation and research. 

Spring 2015 Workshop Series

The Faculty Center for Professional Development is offering the following workshop series this spring:

BeachViews is an evening series intended for faculty interested in engaging with colleagues about student support and motivation. A certificate is provided for attending all three in this series. Light snacks will be served. Check the workshop schedule.


High Impact Practices for Diverse Learning Environments provides several opportunities for faculty to explore "High Impact Practices" (HIPs) from colleagues who have studied and utilized them in their own classrooms. Educational research suggests that particular HIPs increase student learning, engagement, and retention (Kuh, 2008, 2010). Check the workshop schedule.


BeachViews Workshops

Location for all workshops: Faculty Center (LIB 507)
Student Services: Supporting Faculty & Students

February 25

5 - 6 pm

A panel discussion on student support services at CSULB. The focus is on how and when faculty utilize and interact with these offices and support services. Q and A time provided.

Presented by: Dean of Students Jeff Klaus; Counseling and Psychological Services Director Brad Compliment; and Disabled Student Services Director Dave Sanfilippo.

Understanding Student Motivation

March 18

5 - 6 pm

Facilitated discussion on the factors that influence student motivation in the classroom.

Dr. Stacy L. Young (Communication Studies) provides tips and strategies for engaging and motivating students.

Understanding Teacher Motivation

April 15

5 - 6 pm

The important counterpart to student motivation is faculty motivation.

In this facilitated discussion on how faculty motivation influences student learning, Dr. Stacy L. Young (Communication Studies) provides tips and strategies for gaining and maintaining the motivation to engage students in effective learning.

High Impact Practices for
Diverse Learning Environments

Location for all workshops: Faculty Center (LIB 507)
Building Classroom Learning Communities

March 10

12 - 1 pm

April 14

5 - 6 pm

Explore strategies to engage students in working together to address "big questions" that extend the learning beyond the classroom. The goal is to deepen student engagement with one another and deepen learning by having students connect learning to topics relevant to their own experiences.

Presented by Dr. Danny Paskin (Journalism and Mass Communication)

"Writing to Learn" Short & Simple Activities and Assignments

March 24

12 - 1 pm

April 21

5 - 6 pm

Presented by Dr. Antonia Garcia-Orozco (Chicano and Latino Studies) this workshop is for faculty who would like to include short, quick & "easy to grade" writing assignments in their courses. Students need ample writing practice and sometimes the best practice involves short & simple writing assignments. These assignments also serve as assessments of student learning or student reflections on learning. Great way to learn some new tricks and share ideas.

Creating Successful Learning Experiences Using Teams

April 21

12 - 1 pm

Collaborative assignments and projects often make students and faculty anxious. Learn specific skills and strategies for creating high impact team-based learning experiences in this workshop.

The workshop, presented by Dr. Risto Moisio (Marketing) will cover best practices for forming teams, assessing teams, and creating assignments that require participation by all members.





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