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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, […]

Making a Flexible Assessment in Chemistry

Making a Flexible Assessment in Chemistry

A Digital Learning Mentor (DLM) Featured Blog This year TLi has been fortunate to partner with faculty who supported our team and their peers as Digital Learning Mentors (DLMs). In addition to bringing the faculty perspective to our Learning Design Meetings, DLMs have been available for peer-to-peer consultations and support for all aspects of teaching […]

Success with Assignment Grace Periods

Success with Assignment Grace Periods

I have had a consistent late policy since I began teaching: no late assignments accepted. It seems harsh, but I believed I was teaching my students responsibility, promptness, structure, and other life skills to help them be successful in their future careers. Teaching in the Health Sciences, after all, my students will be working in […]

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 […]

Creating a “Fun” Zoom Learning Environment

Creating a “Fun” Zoom Learning Environment

Teaching in a virtual environment can be challenging. When logging in to teach a synchronous Zoom session, many of my students and myself, have already spent hours that day staring at the screens of digital devices. They probably do not want to spend an hour or more listening to a boring lecture. I successfully used […]

Tools for Being a Warm Demander

Tools for Being a Warm Demander

One of the aspects of teaching in the world’s largest public university system that I love the most is the CSU’s bone-deep commitment to an equitable education for all. While most of us can point to a seemingly tone-deaf initiative or two, at its core, the CSU was created to be the people’s university. For […]

The “Unessay” for Student Learning

The “Unessay” for Student Learning

Written final research papers often fill undergraduates with dread, especially if the student in question does not feel that writing is a strong suit of theirs, or they see themselves as more creative. The “unessay” – created by historian Christopher Jones – allows students to bring their own disciplinary interests and expertise to bear on […]

Failing Grace

Failing Grace

Grace was failing. We were near the semester’s halfway mark, and Grace still hadn’t passed a single reading quiz. She had perfect attendance, and was always eager to contribute to group discussions. She was also one of the most positive students I’d ever had in class – one of those people who seem to slosh […]

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