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Get Writing Done in the WMC Writing Lab!

Get Writing Done in the WMC Writing Lab!

Writing Lab Hours February 27 to May 11 Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm; Location:  WMC Wednesdays 8:00pm-10:00pm; Location: WMC Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm; Location: WMC Students often feel overwhelmed, perplexed or have a hard time setting aside time to write or staying on task with their projects. Studies in social motivation suggest that people persevere and stick to finishing difficult […]

Course Redesign: A Call to Service

Course Redesign: A Call to Service

This post was co-authored by Stacey Anderson and Kim Vose If you’re wary of the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025, we get it. We’re CSU faculty, which means we care a lot about our students. We see potential where others might see deficits. Give us your tired and poor, and we’ll help them graduate into creative […]

The Rising Priorities of Media Literacy and Civil Discourse: #factsmatter

The Rising Priorities of Media Literacy and Civil Discourse: #factsmatter

Whatever your feelings about the recent election, we can probably agree that conversations among people of differing perspectives have grown more difficult. Such conversations have never have been easy, but the recent election cycle seems to have inspired more yelling, less listening, and a lot of anxiety. While universities have been some of the increasingly […]

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 […]

Ready?  Set?  GOogle!  Launchpads to Learning

Ready? Set? GOogle! Launchpads to Learning

In October, I shared ways to use Google Slides to support UDL and critical thinking.  Since then, Google Slides has become an essential instructional tool in my class sessions for disseminating content and facilitating student collaboration in physical and digital classrooms.   More than a presentation tool, Google Slides is a launchpad to learning, providing […]

Difficult Conversations: Connecting Across Difference

Difficult Conversations: Connecting Across Difference

Simone Weil (1909-1943) was a French philosopher, social and political activist, mystic and teacher. In Waiting for God, she wrote: “The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess […]

Writing to Learn Workshop

Writing to Learn Workshop

This semester, I was asked by the Teaching and Learning Innovations team to develop a workshop for faculty centered on the teaching of writing. As Composition Director at CI, I engage in several conversations with faculty across campus about the challenges they face in assigning and responding to student writing. I relish being part of […]

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