Call for Departments Bottleneck Course Redesign Institute & Academy
Deadline to apply is November 8, 2013
The CSULA Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) has received funding to offer a Bottleneck Institute for departments interested in redesigning a high-demand course. Participants are expected to incorporate best practices in the redesigned course to leverage class size. The emphasis is on innovation. Department teams (up to 3 faculty) are encouraged to apply. The Institute will take place Winter Quarter break (week after Fall finals) Monday, December 16 – Thursday, December 19, 2013. Institute participants will receive a $250 stipend for their participation.
At the conclusion of the Institute, participants may apply for a six-month Academy to work on course redesign to implement these pedagogies into the bottleneck course. Selected participants will receive up to four units of course release time during 2014. Assessment of student learning achievement will be a critical component of the academy. Applicants to the Academy must attend the Redesign Institute as a prerequisite.
Application Process and Timeline
- Please ensure you can attend all 4 days of the Bottleneck Institute: Monday, December 16–Thursday, December 19, 2013. Attendance during all four days is mandatory.
- Complete the online application at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1393677/Bottleneck-Redesign-Institute-Application-Fall-2013
- Attend a Getting Started with Moodle training workshop at the CETL by the end of Fall Quarter 2013.
STEM Institute (Summer 2013)
The CSULA Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) received Chancellor's Office funding to offer a STEM Summer Institute for those interested in incorporating Cooperative Problem-Based Learning (CPBL), Team-Based Learning and/or Active Learning in their STEM courses. The Institute showcased ways to include technology into courses, including the use of tablets and student response systems (e.g., clickers, web polling).
Institute Members: David Raymond (Mechanical Engineering), Rupa Purasinghe (Civil Engineering), Krishna Foster (Chemistry), Elizabeth Torres (Biology), Edith Porter (Biological Sciences), Nancy Warter-Perez (co-facilitator; Computer Engineering), Andre Ellis (Geosciences), Huiping Guo (Computer Science), Susan Terebey (Astronomy), Nancy McQueen (Biological Sciences), Alison McCurdy (Chemistry), Jane Dong (co-facilitator; Computer Engineering), Wayne Tikkanen (Chemistry), Xin Wen (Chemistry), and Sam Landsberger (Mechanical Engineering).
Online Institute (Summer 2013)
This Institute was created to help faculty re-conceptualize current courses as hybrid (blended) or online. Participant faculty translated course content for the online environment using newly acquired technology skills. The Institute features best practices in online learning using the QOLT (Quality Online Learning and Teaching) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. The outcome of the Institute is to create faculty examples for other faculty who may feel apprehensive about what the process might entail.
FLC Members: Senqui Hu (Psychology); Leila Ricci (Special Ed); Nancy Cohick (Communication Disorders); Ludwig Slusky (CIS); Lori Kim (Ed Admin); Jose Perez-Carballo (CIS); Barry Hunt (Accounting); Andre Avramchuk (Management); ChorSwang Ngin (Anthropology).
Institute Members: FLC members plus 15 additional faculty: Choi Chatterjee (History); Veena P Prabhu (Management); Holly Menzies (Special Ed); Claudia Espinosa (Technology); Ji Son (Pyschology); Diane Fazzi (Associate Dean CCOE); Jon Snodgrass (Sociology); Carol Blaszczynski (Management)
Designing courses for significant learning (Spring 2013)
This Institute invites faculty to reflect upon and reimagine courses they teach. Participants reverse-design a required course in the major, and in the process develop skills to redesign any course. The Spring 2013 Institute also paired faculty within a department to work on a single course. This process helps to build assessment naturally across a program.
By helping faculty to reimagine single-course assessment, departments are in a better position to re-envision converted courses.
Members: Denise Herz and Jane Gauthier (Criminal Justice/Criminalistics); James Garrett and Bidhan Roy (English); Mauricio Castillo and Claudia Villegas- Espinosa (Technology); Samantha Carrington (Economics); Jon Beaupre (TV/Film); Carol Blaszczynski and Veena Prabhu (Management); Sungho Park (CCOE)