Members of the San Diego State campus community have access to the 20-Minute Mentor Commons from Magna Publications. This online collection of 20-minute videos features top experts in higher education and provides targeted faculty development programs, grounded in sound educational theory with practical solutions to common classroom challenges. Each video is accompanied by transcripts, PowerPoint handouts and supplemental materials.
Some of the most popular topics include:
Some programs are tailor-made for new faculty, on subjects like boosting student participation, managing classroom distractions, and creating a climate for learning. Others are especially useful for veteran educators seeking to refine their methods and adapt to a changing classroom. These include programs on introducing a service-learning component to courses, getting started with online teaching, and analyzing rubric results. Still others will benefit teachers at any stage of their career, on topics including, developing students’ critical-thinking skills, building high-performing blended courses, and improving student engagement.
Look for items in the weekly CTL newsletters highlighting specific videos and organized discussions!
How do I get access?
Access is restricted to members of the San Diego State community; you must have a San Diego State email address (@mail.sdsu.edu). This page has registration instructions.