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Scholar/Artist-Teacher-Leader: 3 Opportunities for Digital Learning

Scholar/Artist-Teacher-Leader: 3 Opportunities for Digital Learning

I’ll admit that I don’t have a lot of bandwidth these days, but I continue to have interests, goals, and areas for growth and development. Currently, CSUCI has contracts with three organizations that provide professional learning in areas of academic life, teaching and learning, and skills/leadership. The courses, webinars, and other resources are available on-demand, […]

Six Reflections about Accessibility & Inclusion after EnGauge with ALLY

Six Reflections about Accessibility & Inclusion after EnGauge with ALLY

This month, during the week of April 4-8, 2022, CSUCI participated in a CSU system-wide competition: Moving the Needle Challenge. It was an event to mobilize campuses around improving Canvas course accessibility scores by “fixing” existing content (pages, images, videos, presentations, etc.) housed in those courses. With the smallest FTE count of the participating campuses […]

Fall 2021: A Semester in Numbers

Fall 2021: A Semester in Numbers

The past twenty months have been breathtaking. Many may remember the highly visible role that Teaching and Learning Innovations assumed when, as a community, California State University Channel Islands moved to emergency remote—and later virtual—teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic that we are still very much dealing with today. By comparison, Fall 2021 may […]

TLi Spotlight: Isaac Ortiz

TLi Spotlight: Isaac Ortiz

Teaching and Learning Innovations is proud to formally introduce you to the newest member of our team! Even though he has been working with TLi for years as a student assistant, we were fortunate enough that Isaac Ortiz, talented media artist and versatile technologist, agreed to stay on as a full-time team member for the […]

President’s Staff Award for Excellence: Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez

President’s Staff Award for Excellence: Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez

Teaching and Learning Innovations is so proud to share that one of our own—Kristi-O’Neil-Gonzalez, Instructional Technologist-Accessibility Lead and FIT Studio Coordinator—was named this year’s recipient of the President’s Staff Award for Excellence. Kristi’s expertise and dedicated efforts toward accessibility and inclusion helped TLi articulate this set of values as one of our four core areas […]

Renewed Vision

Renewed Vision

Teaching and Learning Innovations has been very busy over the Summer! In addition to helping faculty prepare for a new academic year and updating our academic technology infrastructure (Zoom, Canvas, VoiceThread, PlayPosit, Hypothesis, etc.), among many other things, we also took some time for introspection and planning for the future. We entered into a strategic […]

Virtually Possible: Reflection #4

Virtually Possible: Reflection #4

In this TLi Reflection Series: Epiphanies, Lessons, & Hard Truths post, CI faculty were asked to reflect on their teaching and learning experiences during AY2020-21 virtual instruction. The fourth reflection is by Lorna Gonzalez, a faculty member with the School of Education at CI. What program or department to do teach for? If possible, share a picture of […]

Field Notes | Week Two – Equity in Action

Field Notes | Week Two – Equity in Action

Virtual instruction is not “business as usual.” It started with an emergency in Spring 2020 and continued to be a necessity for Fall. As our community reels from the local, multi-faceted impacts of a still-ongoing global pandemic and grieves the most recent manifestations of xenophobia and racism, we are also reminded of the human imperative […]

CSUCI Congratulates Its First-Ever Doctoral Graduates!

CSUCI Congratulates Its First-Ever Doctoral Graduates!

A Historical Moment On Saturday, May 18, 2019, the Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CODEL) program hooded its first-ever graduates, making history–yet again–for the CSU. CODEL has been a history-making program. After former California State University Chancellor, Charles Reed, and Senator Jack Scott passed legislation allowing CSU campuses to offer doctoral degrees in Educational […]

Advancing to Candidacy: CSUCI’s Online Doctoral Qualifying Exam

Advancing to Candidacy: CSUCI’s Online Doctoral Qualifying Exam

  Introduction: Removing Time and Space as Barriers to the Pursuit of a Terminal Degree In 2005, then-California State University Chancellor, Charles Reed, and Senator Jack Scott, worked together to propose and pass legislation that allowed CSU campuses to begin offering doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). Until about four years ago, these were traditional […]

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