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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 […]

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 […]

How My Program Assessment Got 250 Homeless People Homes of Their Own

How My Program Assessment Got 250 Homeless People Homes of Their Own

The day I fell in love with assessment was the day I found out that my assessment resulted in the Veterans Administration securing funding for homes for 200 chronically ill homeless veterans. Assessment measures impact and impact influences important people. Say that 10 times fast! The assessment I conducted was of an intervention that started […]

Connectedness with Latinx Students as a White Instructor in Online Teaching

Connectedness with Latinx Students as a White Instructor in Online Teaching

I am a white, female Assistant Professor at a Hispanic-Serving institution and found that Latinx students in my online courses felt less connected to me than others. As more courses are placed online, instructors need to reflect on and improve such disparities. Here is my reflection. Compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Latino male students are […]

I am a Human Professor

I am a Human Professor

While robotic technology is astounding these days, most robots are still programmed and continue to lack their own emotions and spontaneity. I entered into teaching as a robot. I lacked emotions. One of the first courses I ever taught was an online, undergraduate statistics course with over 200 students at the R1 (research intensive) university where I received my PhD. It was […]

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