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Online Service-Learning: Lessons from an Asynchronous Course

Online Service-Learning: Lessons from an Asynchronous Course

In Fall 2021, my program chair, Stacey Anderson, asked if I’d be interested in teaching our Introduction to Grant Writing Course that coming spring. Having taken grant writing courses in my own graduate program and written my own grants for the nonprofits I’m involved with in my local community, I enthusiastically accepted.  When reviewing past […]

“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, […]

Loving It: Comment Library in Canvas SpeedGrader

Loving It: Comment Library in Canvas SpeedGrader

As a faculty member who teaches a mix of online, blended, and in-person courses each semester, I’m always on the lookout for aspects of Canvas that are both useful for students and can save me time in the semester. On this Valentine’s Day (whether you love, hate, or feel neutral about the holiday. Personally, I […]

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 […]

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

Do you want to help students to improve some basic skills without using class time? WMC Flipped Workshops to the rescue! If you are like I am, you may find yourself asking every semester how to cover all of your course content plus helping your students to develop critical basic college skills like oral presentations, […]

Canvas Outcomes: The Tool You Need to Begin Conducting Program and Institutional-Level Assessment with Ease

Canvas Outcomes: The Tool You Need to Begin Conducting Program and Institutional-Level Assessment with Ease

Begin program and/our institutional-level assessment with Canvas Outcomes today. What Is “Canvas Outcomes”?             It is a user-friendly Canvas tool in which faculty can: 1) upload program-level or institutional rubrics into courses, apply them to assignments, and rate students on outcomes while grading in Canvas and 2) view aggregate reports of how students fare on […]

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