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Small Teaching: Transparent Assignment Design

Small Teaching: Transparent Assignment Design

This is the fifth post of the Carefully Curated Series for the Spring 2024 semester. I had the chance to visit my undergraduate university campus this past weekend. It was so beautiful, and the vibrant student life lifted my spirits. But twenty-four years ago, as a first-generation undergraduate, my anxiety over the unknown kept me from soaking […]

A QuARRy of Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) 

A QuARRy of Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) 

What is a Quarry?  Typically, this refers to an open-pit mine from which rocks, sand, stone, or minerals are excavated because of their utility as building materials. Some materials are highly valued since they serve a purpose while also having aesthetic appeal. Marble supports some of the world’s most impressive structures, including the Taj Mahal, […]

“Servingness” Through Culturally Sustaining Learning Design

“Servingness” Through Culturally Sustaining Learning Design

Last month, CSUCI celebrated our designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and our identity as a community rich in cultural wealth and knowledge. In federal law, the HSI designation is for institutions that enroll a Hispanic-identifying population at a certain numerical threshold (25% or more full-time equivalent enrollment in undergraduate programs). Beyond that enrollment figure, […]

TLi Spotlight: Megan Eberhardt-Alstot

TLi Spotlight: Megan Eberhardt-Alstot

In Fall of 2022, Megan Eberhardt-Alstot received the President’s Staff Award for Innovation. As a valued member of the Teaching and Learning Innovations team, Megan has found creative ways to leverage technology and center humans to design for learning experiences. In this post, we share Megan’s 2022 speech, which continues to have relevance today. Transcript […]

The 2nd Embedded Peer Educator Collaboration (EPEC) Summer Institute Launches at CSUCI

The 2nd Embedded Peer Educator Collaboration (EPEC) Summer Institute Launches at CSUCI

Countdown to Blast-Off!  10 – Weeks of professional learning9 – Thousand hours of dedication by LRC Director, Brook Masters8 – Months of planning7 – Embedded Peer Educators6 – Academic Programs5 – CSU Campuses4 – TLi Team Members3 – Incredible Sponsors2- Dynamic Keynotes1 – EPEC Launch Day into Summer Learning! On June 2, 2023, CSUCI launched […]

TLi’s Newest Learning Design STEM: Georgia Van Tyne

TLi’s Newest Learning Design STEM: Georgia Van Tyne

Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) is thrilled to welcome Learning Designer, Georgia Van Tyne, to our team.  As TLi’s Learning Design Lead, I am excited to introduce you to Georgia!  What is a Learning Designer?  At CSUCI, Learning Designers seek to innovate teaching and learning through partnerships that extend to faculty teaching online. While integrating […]

Teaching with Zoom? Here are a few tips from TLi

Teaching with Zoom? Here are a few tips from TLi

Thank you to our Learning Design Lead, Megan Eberhardt-Alstot, for contributing to this post. In the time since emergency remote instruction, many instructors still find themselves teaching in Zoom. Teaching and Learning Innovations has compiled a few tips and resources to get you started, and we encourage you to meet with us if you would […]

Game Changer! OneHE: “Untethering” Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Game Changer! OneHE: “Untethering” Excellence in Teaching & Learning

If you’ve been following Teaching and Learning Innovations (TLi) for a few years, you may recall our own Dr. Jill Leafstedt and Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s innovative approach to Untethered Faculty Development. While untethering remains at the core of TLi’s philosophy what if on-demand access to untethered learning experiences developed by a cadre of teaching and […]

Introducing Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs)

Introducing Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs)

What is a Digital Learning Mentor? A DLM is a CSUCI Faculty member with extensive training and experience designing and facilitating student-centered learning that leverages digital tools. At CSUCI, TLi’s Learning Design team is thrilled to partner with six DLMs, representing a variety of disciplines and teaching experiences, to extend our team’s ability to support […]

Mentor Moment Replay with Diana Lenko

Mentor Moment Replay with Diana Lenko

During Spring 2021, the Teaching and Learning Innovations’ Learning Design Team was fortunate to partner with our first-ever TLi Faculty Mentors. Mentors are CSUCI Faculty who are experienced in the art of integrating teaching with technology to enhance student learning. As we get ready to introduce you to the 2021-2022 Digital Learning Mentors, we would […]

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