Registration - Fall Faculty Day 2011


Fall Faculty Day, Monday, September 19, 2011, you are invited to
participate in one moderated roundtable discussion on an issue related
to excellence in teaching and student learning (See below). This year
features a shorter, more interactive program.

Note: Deadline to
sign up is Monday, September 12.



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How do we challenge—and respect— student beliefs and
political opinions in the classroom?

Students usually come to class with non-negotiable values,
and seek affirmation that their experiences are valid. This
discussion investigates if and when it is desirable to
challenge students' beliefs and opinions as they impact
course content.

Questions raised in this discussion:

How can we challenge students in a way that positively contributes to learning and engagement?

What is worth challenging?

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How do we change our (all too often) low expectations of our
students and their work?

It is axiomatic that most incoming students are not prepared
for college. Faculty tend to be critical of the job that
high schools are doing preparing students for even basic
college subjects.

Questions for discussion:

How can we get students to take the initiative and
responsibility for their own learning?

How do we teach the students we have, not the ones we
wish we had?

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What is the link between teaching and technology?

Americans born between 1985 and 2000 (Millennials) are using
technology unimaginable a decade ago. Evidence linking
technology with pedagogy continues to grow as more of
Millennials are college-bound. However, there are multiple
considerations when choosing certain technologies over
others for use in the classroom. Discussants will address
specific pedagogical practices using IT and social media
that have worked for them.

Questions for discussion:

How do I deal with the challenges (learning
curves/expense/time commitment) associated with
incorporating new technology into my teaching?

How do I avoid perpetuating old models of teaching, or
using technology as an end?

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To lecture or not to lecture: What’s the effective way to
deliver course content?

This discussion considers balancing course content and
delivery with the needs of students.

Discussants will address the following concerns:

What makes a great lecture?

What are creative ways to teach my discipline?

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Should Place and Community –a campus learning outcome--
shape a discipline’s curriculum or does this institutional
value reflect those values already implicit in a discipline?

Using a consensus approach, CSULA established four
institutional learning outcomes (ILO) that reflect the
mission and vision of the university. The ILO that is most
unique to CSULA is Place and Community: Urban and global
mission (see full description
<>). However, this
particular ILO is not as readily visible in each
discipline’s curriculum as the other outcomes.

This leads to several questions:

What does it mean to teach your discipline in Los

Does this outcome communicate something unique about
CSULA that, as a community, we value? What are some of
the ways this outcome might be embodied in a discipline?

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