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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 […]

Redefining Success During COVID-19

Redefining Success During COVID-19

I’ve always considered myself a stickler for things such as due dates and required attendance and really didn’t see how the move to online instruction would be any different.  When the announcement came that we were moving to online instruction and all face to face classes needed to go virtual, I took the time to […]

Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Virtually Absent? How to connect with the students who need it? Now that the virtual ‘dust’ is hopefully settling, you’ve made the momentous shift and you are resuming ‘teaching’ in this ‘new normal’.  Students are ‘attending class,’ but you may have some new concerns now that facilitation is completely virtual. Here are some questions we’ve […]

How to Be Effective in Covid-19 Online Teaching & Free Teaching Tools

How to Be Effective in Covid-19 Online Teaching & Free Teaching Tools

While I want to acknowledge that accessibility issues exist, I love online learning, because it is accessible to those with physical or practical challenges to education. Social distancing regulations due to covid-19 are causing many of us to have these challenges right now, but many people face everyday physical and practical challenges. I learned most […]

Teacher to Teacher: Conversations on Student Writing

Teacher to Teacher: Conversations on Student Writing

Shortly after publishing part one and part two of our series on first year composition students and their transition into college, we presented our initial findings at the annual convention of the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE). Dozens of secondary and post-secondary educators attended our session, eager to preview our Open Educational Resource […]

CI Faculty: Be Open, if you dare!

CI Faculty: Be Open, if you dare!

“[openCI] It’s been very beneficial.  As a low-income student it’s hard for me to afford course materials;  so it means I am able to use the money from material on food and rent.” CI Student openCI, our version of the CSU systemwide Affordable Learning Solutions was born in Fall 2016. Since then, openCI, coordinated by […]

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