Fresno State Center for Faculty Excellence News

August 2017 News

We collaborate and implement effective and holistic professional development opportunities for all faculty that has a positive influence on teaching pedagogy, service, and research while supporting our diverse student population to attain their personal and professional goals.
Visit our website to find out more about us!

Need Blackboard Help?

Drop by UC 123 before class, grab a cup of coffee, and get answers to any last minute Blackboard questions during our Blackboard Coffee Hour. Can't visit us before class? Visit us in CFE faculty lounge for our Blackboard Happy Hour for after hours help!

No need to register. Visit our Blackboard Training page for dates & times.

Do Your Students Need Blackboard Help?

Encourage them to self-enroll in the Blackboard Student Orientation or refer them to the Academic Technology Resource Center (559-278-7373).

CFE Hands-On Workshops

Hands-on Workshops

Face-to-face workshops on software and programs are available with CFE

Visit our Training Opportunities webpage.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

The WAC Certificate Seminars are hands-on workshops where you'll develop assignments and classroom strategies that help your students produce more effective writing.

For more information about the certificate program view the WAC handout or visit the WAC information page.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

Online Learning Consortium Workshops

Refer to the Online Learning Consortium webpage for more information on the workshops.

Request to be registered by contacting Laura Alcantar

*Please note registration deadlines.

Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$)

Be a Hero!

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) are programs that builds on the rapid emergence of high quality, digitally delivered content that enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students.

Refer to the Affordable Learning Solutions webpage for more information.
CSU Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Instrument

Professional Development Opportunity with QOLT!

The trainings include an introductory session on how to teach blended-online effectively using the CSU Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) instrument.

Visit the Quality Assurance Training page for more information & to register.
Faculty Learning Communities

Call for FLC Proposals!

Submit your proposal through the Faculty Learning Community Proposal Form.

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are designed to enhance teaching effectiveness using group discussions of shared experiences.  

View our FLC webpage for a list of past FLCs.
Center for Faculty Excellence

What CFE Can Offer You

To find out about the services provided by the Center for Faculty Excellence view the CFE one-page infographic or the CFE website.
Online & Blended Teaching Certificate Programs

Apply Now!


Online and Blended Teaching Certificate Programs

The Online & Blended Teaching Certificate Programs are being developed to assist faculty in the design, development, and delivery of online and blended courses.

For more information and to register for the Fall 2017 Cohort visit the Online and Blended Teaching webpage. Free Online Video Tutorials!

Lynda helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Sign into Lynda with your Fresno State username and password.

DISCOVERe Tablet Program

DISCOVERe Tablet Program

Cohort V Application Deadline:  September 15th

To learn more and apply visit our DISCOVERe Tablet Program Page.

President Joseph I. Castro formally launched Fresno State’s Tablet Program, DISCOVERe, in Fall of 2014. Faculty members from across the University agreed to redesign courses to leverage tablets. The goal of DISCOVERe is to lower the cost of student textbooks and to facilitate student success both in content mastery and technology skill-set building.

To learn more about the program and it's impact visit the Office of the President website.

Call for participation in the 2018-2019 academic year is now open! This call is open to all faculty who are interested in redesigning their courses with the use of tablets in a student-centered environment. 
Making Your Blackboard Course Available Youtube Tutorial

Making Your Blackboard Course Available

This video goes over how to make your course available to students in Backboard.
To find additional tutorials, browse the CFE Blackboard Tips Playlist.

If you need any additional assistance, contact the Academic Technology Resource Center at 559-278-7373.
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