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High-Impact Teaching Symposium and Showcase

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Start off the new academic year in style! The High-Impact Teaching Symposium and Showcase is an opportunity to welcome new faculty and re-connect with returning colleagues while exploring new ideas to try out in the coming year.

10:30 – 11:00am Check-in and Coffee
Union Theatre lounge
Be sure to pick up your form for the Faculty Scavenger Hunt. Submit completed forms at the Closing Reception to qualify for prizes!

11:00am – 12:30pm Keynote address
Union Theatre
Alex Madva, Department of Philosophy, Cal Poly Pomona
Understanding & Overcoming Implicit Bias in the Classroom
While most people in the United States sincerely reject prejudice and discrimination, many of us exhibit patterns of unwitting bias in our thoughts, feelings, and actions—and displays of explicit intergroup hostility and division are increasingly visible as well. This interactive session will explore the social, cultural, and psychological origins of intergroup biases, and the most problematic effects such biases can have on students and faculty. We will also explore strategies that faculty can employ to combat prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

12:30 – 1:30pm Faculty Resources Fair
Goldberg Courtyard*
Representatives from over 20 office and programs will be on hand to provide information about campus resources for you and your students.
* Lunch is not provided but there are multiple eateries all around the Courtyard

1:30 – 3:30pm Faculty Showcase
Aztlan, Metztli, Tehuanco meeting rooms (2nd floor of Union)
Hear about the innovative approaches of colleagues in short presentations and discussion:

  • Eve Kornfeld, History: Metacognitive Wraps
  • Thais Alves, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering: Story-Telling Cards to Teach Concepts in Construction Engineering
  • Nellie Tran, Counseling and School Psychology: Using Wikipedia to Disseminate Research & Build Student Relationships to Research
  • Katie Hughes, Rhetoric and Writing: Reflection & Direction: Promoting Student Engagement & Accountability
  • Marva Cappello, Teacher Education: Designing Interdisciplinary University Experiences: Integrating the Arts to Enhance Learning
  • Yea-Wen, Communication: Making Theories Relevant in Everyday Contexts: Small Group Analysis of News Stories
  • Kim Twist, Political Science: The Benefits of Weekly Assignments
  • Clarissa Clo, European Studies: Hip Hop Italiano: A Digital Project
  • Rosalind Corbett, Social Work: Peer Review for Student Writing
  • Paul Justice, Linguistics: Increasing Self-Awareness and Confidence through Minute Papers
  • Patricia Cue Couttolenc, Graphic Design: Practicing Empathy, Collaboration, and Sustainability through Community Partnerships
  • Antoni Luque, Math and Statistics: Flipping a Course Using Team-Based Learning and Learning Glass: Methods of Applied Mathematics

3:45 – 5pm Closing Reception
3rd Floor Terrace
Join us for wine, snacks and door prizes, as we induct the new members of the CTL Scholarly Teaching Academy.

9:00 – 10:30am Pre-Symposium Workshop*
AH 2108
Led by Jennifer Imazeki, CTL Director
Introduction to Effective Teaching for Deep Learning
What does it mean to be an effective teacher? What does it mean to be a teacher-scholar at San Diego State? In this interactive discussion for new faculty, we will explore the scholarly teaching process, the research on effective teaching, and pedagogical strategies for creating classrooms where all students can learn at high levels.

* Optional event. This is required for all new tenure-track faculty as part of New Faculty Orientation and will be targeted to them; however, anyone is welcome. Please indicate if you would like to attend on the registration form.


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