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March News

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Open Education Week 2020

Monday, March 2nd
Tuesday, March 3rd
Wednesday, March 4th
Thursday, March 5th
Friday, March 6th 

Please register for the session(s) you will be attending. Refreshments will be provided for those who register in advance of each session. All sessions are held in the Center for Faculty Excellence (except for Friday) located on the west end of the second floor of the Henry Madden Library.

Register here!
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Open Educational Resources


Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are freely available for use, remixing, and redistribution.
View the topics and register here.

Faculty Toolbox

Self-enroll in the Faculty Toolbox to receive updated information and resources:
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Adobe Creative Cloud Training 


The Center for Faculty Excellence will be hosting Adobe Creative Cloud trainings for faculty. This semester Fresno State faculty and staff experts will host a number of workshops designed to help you learn basic and advanced techniques with various CC apps and also ways to implement the use of this powerful software package in the classroom and in administrative settings. All faculty can purchase the entire Adobe Creative Cloud software suite for a CSU-negotiated and remarkably low rate of $35 a year. Register for one or all
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Universal Design For Learning Events 



Assessment within the UDL Frame.
What can it look like? Specific ideas, strategies and rubrics to encourage your students to dig deep and show what they know. Choice Boards and Interactive Learning Menus - same rubric, different choices of assessment.

March 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

RSVP here.

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Provost Awards Lecture Series 2020


This series is to honor and showcase each year's recipients of the Provost's Awards. 

View topics and dates here.

Spring 2020 High Impact Practice Symposium

End of the Semester HIP Symposium


Sign Your Classes Up for Student Final Presentations

It's that time of year again. Faculty interested in registering their classes to take part in the end of semester student symposium can sign up here.
The event will be held during the last week of instruction, Thursday - Friday, May 7th - 8th, throughout the day on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library.

Additional information about the event can be found on the CFE webpage.
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Are You Seeing RED?

CFE can help…

* Turn your red indicators to Green 
* Make your content more accessible
* Meet APM 237 guidelines

Let us help at CFE.

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Teaching Online at Fresno State

APM 206 Policies and Procedures on Technology Mediated Courses and Programs was approved in Spring 2018. The policy states that faculty who will be teaching online or blended courses (beyond 20% of the entire course) must successfully complete the required online training. 
Fresno State has adopted the CSU Quality Learning and Teaching Instrument (QLT) for quality assurance of online and blended courses. Summer courses open for registration March 2nd!

For more information on the courses and to register visit the QA training page

Introduction to Teaching Online Using the QLT Instrument (Q1)
This course is an introduction to the pedagogies and strategies of successfully teaching in blended-online formats, weaving the 10 sections of the CSU QLT instrument throughout. This course is intended for anyone who is interested in and/or plans to teach a blended or online course. Participants can expect to engage in helpful discussions with their peers from other CSUs and share best practices for creating quality blended-online courses that align with their student learning outcomes. 

Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument (Q2) 
This course provides an in-depth experience with QLT instrument and how to use objective-based examples to support reviewing informing blended-online courses. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learning how to write helpful recommendations, and discussing examples of setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to use the instrument for a self- and/or peer-review. 

Faculty Spotlight

This month's featured faculty member is Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera from Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education. Visit our Faculty Stories page to learn more about Dr. Herrera. 
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SJSU 2020 Student Success Symposium 


On behalf of the SJSU Student Success Symposium Committee, we would like to cordially invite you to join us for San Jose State University’s 3rd Annual Student Success Symposium: Closing the Equity Gap on Monday, April 27th, 2020. The program will run from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with keynote speakers, and several break out workshops/presentations for participants to attend.
Our keynote speakers have been selected. We are excited to welcome Dr. Estela Bensimon and Dr. Vijay Pendakur to campus! In addition to their keynote, there will be a smaller breakout session for invited attendees. The day will conclude with an opportunity for participants to engage in round table discussions with colleagues around particular topics of interest to create an action plan for the future.

Registration for the symposium will open in March 2020. Our focus at this time is to solicit workshop/presentation proposals from the campus community.
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PolyTeach 2020: Do the Flip! 


Friday March 6, 2020 l 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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The program will feature talks from Cal Poly Pomona’s Robin Wilson, Carsten Lange, and Mohammad Husain, as well as Cal State LA’s He Shen (Mechanical Engineering) and Nancy Warter-Perez (Mechanical and Electrical & Computer Engineering).  These faculty participated in a Department of Education “First in the World” grant to investigate how flipping could contribute to student success in core STEM and STEM-related courses.  You can also attend a short workshop on how to write a “guided practice,” a document that helps students to do the class preparation which is critical for making flipping work.

For more information and registration, click here.
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Deadline: March 22, 2020

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