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TLI Spotlight: Ben Hytrek

TLI Spotlight: Ben Hytrek

This is part 4 in a series of blog posts to highlight the work of our Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Each team member was asked to write a post about the work of one of their colleagues. Ben Hytrek is many things; young, creative, funny… he’s quite the peacock. As the unofficial “media specialist” […]

Advancing to Candidacy: CSUCI’s Online Doctoral Qualifying Exam

Advancing to Candidacy: CSUCI’s Online Doctoral Qualifying Exam

  Introduction: Removing Time and Space as Barriers to the Pursuit of a Terminal Degree In 2005, then-California State University Chancellor, Charles Reed, and Senator Jack Scott, worked together to propose and pass legislation that allowed CSU campuses to begin offering doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). Until about four years ago, these were traditional […]

TLI Spotlight: Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez

TLI Spotlight: Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez

This is part 3 in a series of blog posts to highlight the work of our Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Each team member was asked to write a post about the work of one of their colleagues. Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez, our self-described “quirky” Instructional Technologist and Accessibility Lead for the Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLI) […]

Composing Community: the Evolution and Adaptation of CSUCI’s Composition Program

Composing Community: the Evolution and Adaptation of CSUCI’s Composition Program

I joined CSUCI’s innovative first year composition program in the fall of 2005, just two years after the campus began welcoming first year students. Our students were taught by six full-time faculty committed to doing things differently. That included never offering remedial writing courses and working as a team to develop curriculum and assess the […]

TLI Spotlight: Michael McGarry

TLI Spotlight: Michael McGarry

This is part 2 in a series of blog posts to highlight the work of our Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Each team member was asked to write a post about the work of one of their colleagues. Michael McGarry describes his journey to becoming the Instructional Technology Lead at CSU Channel Islands as “weird” […]

TLI Spotlight: Megan Eberhardt-Alstot

TLI Spotlight: Megan Eberhardt-Alstot

This is part 1 in a series of blog posts to highlight the work of our Teaching & Learning Innovations team. Each team member was asked to write a post about the work of one of their colleagues. When I first met Megan Eberhardt-Alstot and asked her about her work, a smile lit her face […]

Teaching, Inquiry, and Technology

Teaching, Inquiry, and Technology

MOOC mania is toast. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were expected to fundamentally change higher education. Clarissa Shen, Vice President of MOOC giant Udacity, recently conceded that MOOCs “are dead.” In their salad days, MOOCs would deliver the lectures of the “best faculty” to campuses around the US and the world. University administrators salivated at […]

Inspired by Openness

Inspired by Openness

Over the past few weeks, I have been in the role of a student.  Along with Jaime Hannans and Jacob Jenkins,  I am participating in the 10 week Creative Commons Certificate program. We decided to take part in this 10 week program to improve our knowledge of Creative Commons licensing as it pertains to our […]

Repositioning the North Star

Repositioning the North Star

At Convocation, President Beck shared how the North Star guided her to safety.  I have to admit, in light of recent events, I have felt a bit lost. Classes are suspended.  Our hearts are broken. We want the best for our students emotionally and academically. How do we proceed? Wednesday morning, several of our Teaching […]

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