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The Role of Assessment in Students’ Pursuits of Chemistry

The Role of Assessment in Students’ Pursuits of Chemistry

In this Resilient Teaching blog post, Program Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Blake Gillespie shares a curated list of sources for faculty to re-imagine assessments—multiple choice (m/c) exams, in particular, which have been the subject of much discussion in the Spring 2020 pivot to emergency, virtual instruction. Join us LIVE on Facebook on June […]

Virtual Embodiment: High Impact Learning

Virtual Embodiment: High Impact Learning

It’s officially been one year since we started exploring immersive virtual learning with nursing students, starting with the Embodied Labs product: Becoming Alfred. The virtual product consists of an immersive simulated experience using virtual reality (VR) designed by Embodied Labs. Embodied Labs has three scenario series, referred to as labs: The Alfred Lab: Learners experience life […]

Bridging ideas across courses and disciplines? There’s a map for that!

Bridging ideas across courses and disciplines? There’s a map for that!

One of the biggest challenges in teaching social statistics is getting students to integrate materials from other classes while also incorporating statistics into their substantive courses. My sociology colleagues and I are constantly trying to move students beyond the “silo” mindset where statistics only exist in the statistics course and social theory only lives in […]

Ideas + Risk + Vulnerability = Innovation

Ideas + Risk + Vulnerability = Innovation

Where does innovation come from? I could never imagine the first AUTS, a small concert on the grass, would be transformed into a campus event spanning two nights and three stages with art installations. Innovation for AUTS has evolved from a series of small risks, layered, tangled, and grown into an innovative new model/approach. Producing […]

Bring on the Dragons!

Bring on the Dragons!

HAIL Yes! Last week I had the unique opportunity to be a ‘fly’ on the wall at a gathering of some of the most forward thinking ‘rebels’ I have had the pleasure of meeting.  Participating in the event as an ‘outsider’ was akin to waiting on the other side of the velvet ropes at an […]

Invention & Innovation Hub

Invention & Innovation Hub

At CSU Channel Islands, the California Institute of Social Business (CISB) in collaboration with Muhammad Yunus, the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Institute (ESBI), and the STEMe program[1] have been teaching students entrepreneurial skills and inspiring them to think about using their lives to address global and local challenges. Core to this mission has been high-impact […]

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