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Tools for Being a Warm Demander

Tools for Being a Warm Demander

One of the aspects of teaching in the world’s largest public university system that I love the most is the CSU’s bone-deep commitment to an equitable education for all. While most of us can point to a seemingly tone-deaf initiative or two, at its core, the CSU was created to be the people’s university. For […]

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 […]

Wired for Presence: What’s in a Name?

Wired for Presence: What’s in a Name?

Welcome to my first installment of a monthly series, Wired for Presence.  High-touch humanized and connected course facilitation is essential in supporting positive student outcomes (course completion, grades, and student satisfaction) for historically underserved and socioeconomically disadvantaged students (Kaup, 2012; Jaggars & Xu, 2016).  However, balancing strong presence with a manageable instructor workload is of […]

Online & Blended Community Monthly Gathering – Tools for Humanized and Connected Learning

Online & Blended Community Monthly Gathering – Tools for Humanized and Connected Learning

What a great gathering we had this month!  We had new faces joining us and a big number of attendees participating remotely via ZOOM. Kudos to those that were using this tool for the first time! We discussed and shared some of the digital tools that are enhancing our courses (no matter their modality!): Google Sites, Canvas, Canva (not, not the same) […]

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 […]

The Vulnerable Professor

The Vulnerable Professor

Recently, I’ve been examining Brené Brown’s research about vulnerability and it’s really got me thinking about what it means to college and university professors, as well as how it may be acting as a barrier to innovation. I suspect that vulnerability may seem like a strange topic to many of you. However, my experiences, which I share below, […]

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