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Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #4

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #4

Faculty Info Name: Mary WooAcademic Programs: ESRM and ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 40Featured Course: ESRM 205: Principles of Sustainability Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March ’20 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I am using […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #3

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #3

Faculty Info Name: Monica DuranAcademic Program: EducationAverage Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: EDUC 320: Education in Modern Society (two sections) Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until mid March ’20. What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? Google […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #2

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #2

Faculty Info Name: Benny NgAcademic Program: ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: Chem121L – General Chemistry 1 Lab Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March 2020 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I created a welcome […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #1

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #1

Faculty Info Name: Elizabeth (Bonnie) Lavin-HughesAcademic Program: Performing Arts- Dance (PADA)Average Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: PA 210- Understanding Dance and Music in Elementary Education Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until Spring ’20 when CSUCI unexpectedly moved all courses online […]

Introducing Notes from the Field: A Blog Series

Introducing Notes from the Field: A Blog Series

About this Series This summer over 230 faculty participated in our Summer T.H.R.I.V.E program to support their preparation for a fully virtual semester. The letters in T.H.R.I.V.E. stand for: T – Teaching & TechnologyH –  High-Touch & Human CenteredR – Revised & ReenergizedI – Interaction & ImpactV – Variability & VulnerabilityE – Equity, Empathy & […]

Empathy and Ekhobot: The Softer Side of AI

Empathy and Ekhobot: The Softer Side of AI

Having worked in a variety of fields over the course of my career–Information Technology, Human Resources, Administration, and customer service–I can attest to the ubiquitous truth that we are naturally inclined to see things from our particular vantage point of expertise, with the resources, processes, and lexicon we are familiar with that shapes our perspective […]

Assessment for Humans

Assessment for Humans

As we shifted to remote teaching this spring, we have (hopefully) been reminded to think about humanizing online learning, which Michelle Pacansky-Brock has conceptualized as encompassing not only facilitation (creating a lively, approachable presence that cultivates empathy and awareness) but also course design. Okay, I thought, I’m human. I can humanize. Yeah, well, I’m also […]

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 […]

CSUCI Resilient Teaching

CSUCI Resilient Teaching

Spring 2020 is a semester to be remembered. As we approach the close of the semester, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate our faculty at CSUCI. In my role as AVP for Innovation and Faculty Development, overseeing Teaching & Learning Innovations and Faculty Development, I have had the honor to work closely with […]

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