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Workshops & Events

Check the FCPD workshop schedule for a complete list of workshops.

Fall 2015 Workshop Series

This fall, the Faculty Center for Professional Development is offering the following workshop series in the Faculty Center (LIB 507).

"Writing-to-Learn Community of Practice"

During this seven-week community of practice led by Dr. Antonia Garcia-Orozco, you'll discover the best ways to use writing-to-learn in courses. Writing-to-learn activities are short, impromptu or otherwise informal writing tasks that help students think through key concepts or ideas presented in a course.

Participants completing the community activities (online AND face-to-face) will receive a certificate of completion. Open to all faculty. For more information OR to join the community, contact


"New to CSULB" Series

This series includes three workshops in September and October that provide new faculty with teaching strategies and resources. Workshops are open to all faculty. No RSVP is required. Certificates will be given to faculty who attend all three in this series:


"Easy Ways to Digital Age Learning" Series

This workshop series helps faculty integrate information and communication technology literacy into their curriculum. Each workshop will be led by Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor of Library Media and CSU Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Project Director.

Faculty should bring their own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) to connect to the workshops. Each workshop is offered twice. All faculty are invited to attend one or any workshop. No RSVP is needed. Faculty who attend all four workshops in the series will receive a certificate. Workshops include:


High Impact Practices" Workshops

These workshops will provide 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 HIPs increase student learning, engagement, and retention (Kuh, 2008, 2010). Check back for more information on High Impact Practices workshops.

Workshop Schedule


Workshop Date/Time

Faculty Benefits Information Session, sponsored by the Benefits Office

September 2

2-4 pm

Writing-to-Learn Community of Practice Begins on or around September 14; concludes on or around October 30

For more information OR to join the community, contact
Efficient & Effective Course Preparation Strategies: Proven course strategies to assist you in your transition at CSULB.

September 15
September 16

12-1 pm

Introduction to MERLOT: Explore MERLOT, a CSU collection of free and open online teaching, learning and PD services contributed and used by an international education community. See how it can enrich educational experiences. Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone).

September 21

12-1 pm

September 24

5-6 pm


Workshop Date/Time
Student Affairs: Supporting Faculty and Students: A panel discussion on student support services at CSULB. The focus is on how and when faculty utilize and interact with Student Affairs offices and support services.

October 7

5-6 pm

Teaching & Learning in a Diverse Campus Community: Learn how to use the tools to teach in a diverse classroom setting.

October 13

October 14

12-1 pm

What is ICT & Why Is It Important? Learn the latest developments in information and digital literacy (aka ICT). In this workshop, you will find out what your students need to know, and how you can help them develop their academic and lifelong ICT knowledge in light of your own academic domain. Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone).

October 21

12-1 pm

October 22

5-6 pm


Workshop Date/Time
Mini Review & PDP Workshop, facilitated by Faculty Affairs AVP Mark WIley and Faculty Center Director Terre Allen. 

November 2

November 10

12-1:30 pm

Beyond Textbooks: What resources can help your students learn? How do you locate, evaluate, and select those materials into your courses? And how do you help students engage meaningful with them? Find out in this workshop. Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone).

November 18

12-1 pm

November 19

5-6 pm


Workshop Date/Time
Choosing Technology for Learning: How do you match technology tools with your curriculum? How do I help students learn with technology? Find out in this workshop. Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone).

December 9

12-1 pm

December 10

5-6 pm

Scholarly Writing Institute: This institute assists faculty in completing a substantial amount of writing on a specific scholarly writing project. Register by December 11th.

January 5-7

9-3 pm





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