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Faculty Inquiry Projects

Faculty Inquiry Projects

  I am excited to announce our latest Faculty Development Effort- Faculty Inquiry Projects.  Faculty Inquiry Projects are “faculty communities” focused on particular questions around big ideas. Faculty communities will meet to discuss, problem solve, and share ideas focused on a set of questions that they agree to explore. Groups will meet 5 times throughout the semester […]

Thank you Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Thank you Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Dear Colleagues It is with mixed emotions that I write this post and share that Michelle Pacansky-Brock has decided to leave CI. Michelle has accepted a new position as Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation with the California Community College system. She will be coordinating professional development efforts related to emerging technologies in online teaching and learning […]

Summer is Here!!

Summer is Here!!

On behalf of the Teaching & Learning Innovations Team, we want to wish you a fabulous summer!  We will be working hard this summer to assure your move from CI Learn (Blackboard) to the new and improved CI Learn 2.0 (Canvas) is as smooth as possible.  Remember, you may opt-in and use Canvas in the fall […]

HumanizED Podcast

HumanizED Podcast

Announcing the HumanizED Podcast Teaching & Learning Innovations at CI is proud to introduce the launch of the HumanizED podcast. This podcast hosted by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, tells the stories of diverse students and those who serve them. The episodes will delve into provocative topics and unveil marginalized voices, in hopes of fostering connection and empathy through […]

Measuring Success of Faculty Development

Measuring Success of Faculty Development

Over the past year, I have been challenged by the question of how to measure success of faculty development. This is not a challenge unique to CSU Channel Islands or the initiatives of Teaching & Learning Innovations. It is a regular topic of discussion amongst the broad range of professionals that support faculty. This year T&LI […]

Active Learning Workshop

Active Learning Workshop

Faculty came together to share ideas about how to best engage students and promote active learning. They learned to incorporate active learning “high-impact practices” into everyday teaching.  Strategies for redesigning the way a challenging concept or topic are taught were explored and resources were shared to expand faculty repertoire of strategies to promote students’ active engagement in […]

Faculty Websites

Faculty Websites

Faculty Website workshop in the FIT studio today.  with 10 Faculty took the first step to build their faculty websites on cikeys.com. *Facilitated by Michael McGarry. Agenda and Resources Objectives Create a domain on CI Keys Install WordPress on your domain Build pages, create a custom menu, and understand basics of customizing a theme Why? Digital identity […]

Digital Badges

Digital Badges

We had a wonderful discussion today in the FIT studio about Digital Badges. Thank you to Jaime Hannans for sharing her experience starting a Digital Badge program in Nursing at CI. Jaime started this program last year with funding last year from the CSU Channel Islands Presidents Foundation Fund. Her goal was  to investigate the potential […]

Fall 2016 Has Arrived

Fall 2016 Has Arrived

Every year August seems to roll around faster and faster. This year is no different. Unbelievably, students will be back at CI and classrooms will be buzzing in a few days. This is the time that of year that faculty put their heads down and work diligently to prepare classes for the students coming their way. […]

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