What is GIFT?
Group Instructional Feedback Technique
GIFT is similar to a focus group, which can be
described as a group interview. CSUB GIFTs are designed to take
approximately 30 minutes and are conducted during a regularly scheduled
class session. After you leave the room, your students are asked to write
down answers to three questions
(1) what they
like best about the course,
(2) what can be done to improve the course, and
(3) what they, as students, can do to improve their learning experience.
Next, in small groups
students rate items in order of importance. Finally, the groups report
their items to the class and students indicate by secret ballot their
level of agreement with the item, voting to agree, disagree, or stay
neutral. In a post- session consultation, you receive a GIFT report that
summarizes student’s responses and votes. This consultation with the TLC
Director provides an opportunity to discuss possible teaching strategy
alterations or ways to relay to students why certain aspects must remain
Please join us at the TLC for a
discussion about the RPT process. This workshop provides
specific advice about the: organization of your file, content for
different sections and campus resources. Bring your department
guidelines for RPT and your individual questions about the process to
this workshop. This workshop presents a set of strategies
useful for designing your RPT file:
This series identifies WebCT tools,
online library sources and internet sites relevant to your discipline.
Through these workshops, you will revise one of your Winter quarter
courses to include Web based resources.
to receive a stipend, your attendance is necessary in each workshop.
Oct 7th : Over view of Web
based tools and resources. Identification of useful materials.
Oct 21st: Basic
construction of WebCt course with tools. Linking documents and
Nov 4th: Training in
management of course tools ( discussion boards, grading)
Nov 18th: Presentation of your revised course. Question
and answer discussion
During Winter quarter,
you will receive a technology grant for “student assistant support” so
you have one-to-one advice regarding technical questions. (Grant amount
Introduction to the Roadrunner Faculty Mentor Program: Explaining the
What, When, Where & How to the new mentors for the 2004-05 academic year.
Interested in being a mentor contact: Isabel Sumaya, Faculty Mentor
Program Coordinator or Angela Guadian, Title V Program Director.
In collaboration with Web
services and the TLC, faculty participants will design a training
program to assist faculty in redesigning their faculty web pages to be
compliant with ADA guidelines and accessible to students with
disabilities. This training program will be implemented
throughout the Winter and Spring quarters.
Faculty receiving grant awards share their conference experience with
other faculty. Faculty exchanges examples of research experiences which
were integrated into course materials, course activities or course
assignments. Come share your innovations with other faculty.
Join the Faculty
TLC to find out about new and existing library resources, search tools,
and strategies. Learn about new programs such as the Live Help
24/7 Reference Service and the Library's electronic resource features.
Learn time saving techniques.
What is the
fastest way to link to an electronic journal and/or article?
What is the
fastest way to find a particular title in the Library's collection?
How can I find
electronic government documents, e-books, and electronic educational
What are the
best databases for my research?
reference and interlibrary loan services are offered?
How can I use
the electronic reserve system for my classes?
In collaboration with Title V and the TLC, faculty
share their insights regarding the situations that may arise both in and
out of the classroom environment (advising, mentoring, etc.) which
affect our students’ abilities to succeed at CSUB. Interested
faculty will collaborate in designing teaching strategies to address
these different issues. Experts with background in diversity
issues, first generation students and mentoring will conduct workshop
for this series. Faculty assessment of these new teaching
strategies will be documented and presented at various national
order to receive a stipend, your attendance is necessary in each
presents different strategies to give feedback to students and to be
efficient in time spent on grading. Come learn about the grading process
as a powerful tool for student learning. This interactive workshop is
based on the book, Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and
Assessment, by Walvoord and Anderson and published by Jossey-Bass
engages students in course activities
“Learning is not a
spectator sport. Students do not learn much just by sitting in class
listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting
out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about
it, relate it to past experiences, apply it to their daily lives. They
must make what they learn part of themselves.”
In this workshop you will
How can you increase
higher-order thinking (analysis, synthesis, evaluation)?
How do you keep students
actively engaged during class sessions?
What can you do to help
students retain course material?
MicroGrade is a computer program that allows you to easily store,
access, and calculate grades. You can print individual student progress
reports and grade distributions, and the program automatically
calculates and updates course grades using the weights and standards you
At the end of the MicroGrade session you will
be able to:
·Print student progress reports and grade distributions
·Download class lists and set up course grading standards
·Set up your grade book for fall course assignments
you concerned about the quality of student writing in your classes? Most
CSUB faculty recognize the importance of improving student writing, but
they may not know how to do so in an effective and efficient manner. Dr.
Kim Flachmann has agreed to offer this
interactive session, which is aimed at producing tangible tactics to
improve student writing.
At the workshop, you will:
1. Develop new writing
assignments and redesign old ones
2. Develop writing assignments to teach content.
3. Discover ways to evaluate student papers effectively and efficiently.
little time and too much to do? Do you need to get organized?
Come to the Time Management Workshop
Time management has
traditionally been about to-do lists and rigid schedules. However,
newer approaches put more emphasis on deeper themes such as the
development of personal goals, values, and priorities. Dr. Chris
Mausolff will share his experience regarding these new approaches. Come
join us at the TLC for this useful workshop.
The TLC invites you to
celebrate the scholarly activities of CSUB faculty. Throughout the
2004-05 year, faculty have participated in numerous local, national and
international research conferences. For each conversation, three to
five faculty will present a short summary, 5 to 10 minutes, of their
scholarship. These summarizes will be followed by an informal question
and answer exchange with the different faculty. Come join in the
conversations with your colleagues.
In the workshop, faculty can review these crazy
grammar terms and current usage rules behind closed doors. Most
CSUB faculty recognize the importance of grammar and usage in student
writing, but they may not know how to approach it.
Dr. Kim Flachmann has agreed to offer an
interactive workshop that is aimed at giving you tangible strategies for
you to use in grading student writing. By the end of this workshop, you
Get your grammar questions answered.
Understand strategies for dealing with grammar in student
Learn how to teach grammar without teaching grammar.
Learn about resources on campus to help with this