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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 […]

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 […]

In Their Own Voices: First Year Student Reflections on Transitioning to College, Part Two

In Their Own Voices: First Year Student Reflections on Transitioning to College, Part Two

We received such positive feedback on part one of this series and understand that folks are eager for the sequel. Below, we continue to share what we learned from first-year composition students at CSUCI as they interviewed one another about their experiences. What fears did you have about college that turned out not to be […]

In Their Own Voices: First-Year Student Reflections on Transitioning to College, Part One

In Their Own Voices: First-Year Student Reflections on Transitioning to College, Part One

As 2019 Teaching and Learning Innovations Fellows, we set out to look more closely at how we could better support students’ transitions from high school to college writing and propel students to success at the university and beyond. As part of this work, we asked students in our first-year composition courses to interview one another, […]

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 […]

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