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July

2022 Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) STEM Leadership Institute

August

Developing Students' Global Perspectives Through Virtual Exchanges with International Universities

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 10 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Description: If you’re interested in pairing your students to work with students around the world in Fall 2022, join us at this session! I will introduce various opportunities for your classes, including  various models that would work for your courses, including a Plug-in Module (Global Connect/Collaborate Project) or a Tailored Course-Based Module (COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning). Through these virtual exchanges, our students will develop global perspectives, interdisciplinary breadth, and intercultural competence. 

Presenter: JY Zhou, Ed.D., Director and SIO, Office of Global Engagement 

Join Session:  https://stockton.zoom.us/j/93104169822?pwd=WlZUaUpFZStlS0duek9OM2d5bDNJUT09

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Assignment Alignment: Connecting the dots from assignments to outcomes and IDEA objectives

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 17 - 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Description: Bring your syllabus to this hands-on workshop as we discuss how to best align assignments to course-level student learning outcomes and IDEA objectives.

Presenter: Dr. Alaina Walton, Director of Academic Assessment

Join Session:  https://stockton.zoom.us/j/97586648803?pwd=RFdYOHVtTThVOWpxbUJJQUxmYTRWZz09

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Best Practices in Syllabus Design

Date & Time: Thursday, August 18 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Description: In this session, we'll go over best practices when creating or revising your course syllabus. Read the article on "How to Create a Syllabus" and come prepare to discuss how to draft a student-centered syllabus that can help students succeed in your course.

Presenter: Roberto Castillo, Senior Instructional Specialist

Join Session: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/91809480894?pwd=Q1VKMkVCaG9Ddi9KaHRhRWNmVHVHdz09

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Blackboard for Beginners

Date & Time: Monday, August 22 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Description: This session will introduce participants to Stockton’s learning management system, Blackboard. We will review Blackboard layout and structure for adding and creating course content.

Presenter: Roberto Castillo, Senior Instructional Specialist

Join Session:https://stockton.zoom.us/j/97946877092?pwd=V254anhpcE5TUkRTUUE1R2dZZHFRUT09

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Assessment 101: A Guide to Assessment at Stockton University

Dates & Time: August through September - 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Aug 23 - Writing program-level student learning outcomes

Aug 30 - Mapping your curriculum

Sept 6 -  Choosing the right assignment

Sept 13 - Reporting for annual and periodic reviews

Sept 20 - Implementing continuous improvement

Description: This 5-part series for program chairs and assessment sub-committees builds on the assessment modules that can be found on the Office of Academic Assessment website. Please watch the modules ahead of time, complete any of the optional activities that sound interesting to you, and come to the live sessions ready to discuss the weekly topic. 

 Presenter: Dr. Alaina Walton, Director of Academic Assessment

Join Session:  https://stockton.zoom.us/j/92990012366?pwd=MURhR255bHJTa2FQVjQyT0w4OWlRZz09

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 Previous Events

Professional Development Sessions

  • June 2 - Understanding Your IDEA Scores - IDEA provides so much more guidance beyond the "Excellent Teacher, Excellent Course" average score. This workshop will take a deep dive into what your IDEA scores say about the objectives you've chosen, the teaching methods you use, and how students connect learning objectives with teaching style, assessments, and so much more. We will discuss practical ways to improve your scores using the individualized suggestions embedded within IDEA. In addition, faculty will walk away with suggestions on how to write about IDEA for tenure/promotion files and scholarship. Presenter: Alaina Walton, Director of Academic Assessment

  • June 2 -  Setting Up Weighted Averages in Blackboard - Are you tired of students asking you for their status in your courses? Did you spend too much time this month figuring out student final grades? Setting up weighted averages in Blackboard (BB) saves time in calculating final grades and allows students to track their own progress. This is a hands-on workshop and attendees will practice using the weighted average feature in BB. Presenter: Dr. Rachel Kirzner, Associate Professor of Social Work

  • June 6 - Google Classroom Essentials for Beginners - Digitally organize, distribute, and collect assignments, course materials (think: videos, websites, PDFs, and more), and student work. Communicate with students about their classwork by posting announcements and reminders about assignments, and easily see who has or hasn't completed their work. You can also check in with individual students privately, answer their questions, and offer support. Within Google Classroom, it's possible to use Google Forms to create and share quizzes that are automatically graded as students turn them in to get instant feedback on their work. Presenter: Michelle Wendt, Technology Integration Specialist & Adjunct Faculty

  • June 10 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Chairs Chat - The Leadership Series for New Program Chairs is a professional development opportunity for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair. Program Chairs (new and experienced) are provided with access to materials and information about the sessions covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • June 14 - Google Classroom- Intermediate/Advanced Techniques - For this webinar, we will explore the lesser utilized features of Google Classroom. Learn how to create, share and reuse rubrics for your assignments. Set up your grading scale with pre-set weights for assignments, tests and projects. And, learn how to utilize some Chrome extensions to simplify ways to share content with your students. Presenter: Michelle Wendt, Technology Integration Specialist & Adjunct Faculty

  • June 15 - Understanding Your IDEA Scores - IDEA provides so much more guidance beyond the "Excellent Teacher, Excellent Course" average score. This workshop will take a deep dive into what your IDEA scores say about the objectives you've chosen, the teaching methods you use, and how students connect learning objectives with teaching style, assessments, and so much more. We will discuss practical ways to improve your scores using the individualized suggestions embedded within IDEA. In addition, faculty will walk away with suggestions on how to write about IDEA for tenure/promotion files and scholarship. Presenter: Alaina Walton, Director of Academic Assessment

  • June 16 - Student Collaboration using Google Drive, Docs, and Slides - Think whole-class brainstorming sessions with shared Google Docs or shared notes where students can add ideas and resources when they work together in groups. Host collaborative projects where each student can be responsible for a portion of the work. Peer review is possible with shared docs; peers can edit the document or suggest changes. Group slideshows allow students to learn from each other as they add pictures, audio, and even video to create presentations that pull in information from a wide variety of sources and perspectives. Presenter: Michelle Wendt, Technology Integration Specialist & Adjunct Faculty

  • June 20 - FAWN Pop-Up Bootcamp with Benefits! - Join us for a pop-up bootcamp: breakfast, lunch and post-writing yoga stretches included.

    8:30 – 9:00 -Breakfast (provided)
    9:00 - 9:15 - Settle in and share your goals for the day
    9:15 - 10:45 - Write
    10:45 - 11:00 - Break
    11:00 - 12:30 - Write
    12:30 - 1:15 – Lunch (provided)
    1:15 - 2:45 - Write
    2:45 - 3:00 - Share progress on your goals
    3:00 – 3:30 gentle yoga stretches to counteract sitting/typing fatigue

    Participants are welcome all day, part of the day, face-to-face and online.

    Faclitators: Dr. Aleksondra Hultquist, Associate Professor of Critical Thinking and First-Year Studies and Dr. Melissa Zwick, Associate Professor of Biology & Physical Therapy

  • July 27 - Developing & Maintaining Allies to the BIPOC LGBTQ WOMYN'S Community

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Professional Development Sessions

  • January 21 - Overview of Program Review Committee (PRC) Responsibilities - This session is designed for faculty who are members of a Program Review Committee.  The session will review faculty evaluation procedures and the responsibilities of PRC members. Presenters: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design and Dr. Kerri Sowers, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Associate Professor of Health Science. 

  • January 24 - Setting Up and Progressing with the Spring Research Agenda - Let’s get started with plans to set up a research agenda and carve out some time this semester to do it. Come with ideas or just show up to be inspired by others and their plans. Presenter: Christine Tartaro

  • January 25 - Students and Freedom of Expression on Campus - Today’s students are challenging free-speech norms and are more likely than older generations to support restrictions that limit offensive speech. What’s more, the rise of social media, new sexual-harassment policies, and demands for more racial diversity and inclusiveness have sometimes complicated free expression on campus. In this environment, how can colleges promote open inquiry and discussion while balancing changing attitudes?

    Join us for a virtual forum that brings together Michael S. Roth, the president of Wesleyan University, and other experts to share their perspectives on these topics:

    How is free expression evolving on college campuses?
    How do college leaders respond to claims that their institutions have become unwelcoming places for certain views?
    How can colleges mitigate potential conflicts when they do arise?

  • January 28 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Decolonizing Pedagogy - The Leadership Series for New Program Chairs is a professional development opportunity for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair. Program Chairs (new and experienced) are provided with access to materials and information about the sessions covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities. Presenter: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle, Associate Professor of Social Work & CTLD Diversity Faculty Fellow

  • January 28 - IDEA Forms are not Enough: Practical Approaches to Formative Assessment of Teaching - In this session we will  go over various approaches to formative assessment during the semester. The emphasis will be on using formative assessment as a strategy to respond to fall IDEA survey feedback. Presenter: Rachel Kirzner

  • January 31 - National Science Foundation 2022 Policy Office Webinar Series - Current and Pending Support Policy -  The National Science Foundation will hold the first webinar of its 2022 Policy Office Information Series. The webinar will be held on January 31, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. EST. The topic will focus on current and pending support policy. The webinar will include frequently asked questions following the program overview. Presenter: The National Science Foundation

  • February 11 - Introduction to Zotero: Collecting, Organizing, and Citing Sources - In this workshop, you will be introduced to Zotero's key features that can help you save and organize your research sources. Learn how to set up Zotero, save sources, and create a bibliography in your preferred citation style. Before the workshop, you will be asked to download the free Zotero app onto your computer. Presenters: Dr. Aleksondra Hultquist and Dr. Melissa Zwick

  • February 14 - 18 - Week of Teaching 2022 - Week of Teaching offers a variety of activities that celebrate teaching, learning, assessment, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Stockton. During Week of Teaching, connect with your colleagues and learn from our very own homegrown experts about a variety of topics. Attend classes taught by colleagues and participate in roundtable discussions and other types of sessions.

  • February 17 - Having Anti-Bias Discussions in Class - This interactive session will be facilitated by the NJ Division on Civil Rights. Participants will address the importance of creating “brave spaces” and explore guidelines for discussing sensitive topics, managing conflict, and be introduced to pedagogical tools that facilitate critical thinking. Contact: Elissa Zylbershlag
    NJ Division on Civil Rights

  • February 18 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Professional Development - We hope you will join us in lively discussion about faculty and personal professional development needs. Beyond professional development related to our academic areas of expertise, how might we view professional development differently as faculty in leadership positions? What topics, skills, and resources would best help us develop in our roles as chairs and coordinators? We'll also consider how to advise and guide the faculty colleagues we mentor in seeking meaningful professional development opportunities. Presenters: Christy Cunningham & Kathy Klein.

  • February 18 - Committing to Completing That Old Project - Do you have a project that has just been sitting there? It’s time to finish it.  Let’s talk about what still needs to be done and develop a plan do to it! Presenter: Christine Tartaro

  • February 23 - Technology and Pedagogy - Have you been wondering how to implement new tech-based teaching methods? Not sure what will help meet your specific teaching goals? Want to increase student engagement using tech tools? Drop in to this session to discuss your specific classes and goals. Presenter: Rachel Kirzner

  • March 2 - Formative Assessment: Collecting and Incorporating Midsemester Feedback - Not sure if your class is going well? Is there a specific teaching approach you would like to evaluate? Don’t wait until the end of semester. March is the perfect time to evaluate progress and plan course corrections while there is still time to implement them. Presenter: Rachel Kirzner

  • March 4 - I Don’t Want A Book Report, I Want an Argument: Using Critical Thinking Tools To Create Better Writing Assignments - In this session, we will be looking at how the critical thinking tools can be used to help students write clear and persuasive arguments by identifying QUESTIONS, articulating GOALS, questioning ASSUMPTIONS, and clarifying POINTS OF VIEW. Presenter: Jed Morfit

  • March 8 - Coming Up with New Research Ideas - Let’s talk about those ideas in your head and come up with concrete ways to turn them into manageable research projects. Presenter: Christine Tartaro

  • March 9 - Having Anti-Bias Discussions in Class - This interactive session will be facilitated by the NJ Division on Civil Rights. Participants will address the importance of creating “brave spaces” and explore guidelines for discussing sensitive topics, managing conflict, and be introduced to pedagogical tools that facilitate critical thinking. Contact: Elissa Zylbershlag, NJ Division on Civil Rights

  • March 17 - Organizing Course Content in Blackboard for Face-to-Face and Hybrid courses - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access remotely in face-to-face or hybrid courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • March 22 - Planning for FY23: Preparing Faculty for Success - In 2021, AAC&U and OneHE formed a partnership to promote flexible, affordable, faculty development that scales. Since then, OneHE has been adopted by several institutions and systems in the United States, while the team have worked with many leading experts in teaching and learning to share their knowledge with educators. In this webinar, we will hear the perspectives of faculty and experts working with OneHE, explore the ways in which the service continues to adapt to meet the needs of a broad range of institutions, and reveal new features and benefits coming soon to OneHE members. Hosted by: AAC&U and OneHE

  • March 24 - Your Legal Rights as Educators - In this training, educators will learn about their rights and obligations under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). Participants will explore when conduct crosses the line to become a violation of the LAD, and how to respond when they witness or experience discrimination or harassment. Additional topics include the rights of pregnant and breastfeeding employees, family leave and retaliation. Presented by: The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) 

  • March 24 - 15-Minute Splash of Community Engagement - Join us on March 24, 2022, at 4:30 pm for a 15-minutes presentation on best practices for community engagement and community-based research. Representatives from the Atlantic City Police Department and the Salvation Army will join us. Presenter: Merydawilda Colón

  • March 25 - I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY - Using Critical Thinking During PRECEPTING - While a future spent being happy is a nice idea, it fails the critical thinking sniff test. Here are some CT-based questions I have followed up with in the past. What is your DEFINITION of happy? What makes you happy? When was the last time you were happy? Can that experience be repeated? Do you think that experience will continue to make you happy in the future? What makes you unhappy? Is that something that can be avoided? What ASSUMPTIONS do you have about the relationship between money and happiness? What does “enough” money look like to you? How did you arrive at that number? What INFORMATION do you have about money? What INFORMATION do you have about salaries in your major? Do you know anybody who has a comparable degree who the kind of money you are imaging? What does their career look like? What ASSUMPTIONS do you have about careers in your field? Are those ASSUMPTIONS accurate? How do you know? So, if you would like to help students have more meaningful conversations about their future, and to help them assess what they know and don’t know about what comes next, please join me THIS FRIDAY, from 10 to 11:30 AM. This session will primarily be a collaborative conversation, and will not be recorded. Feel free to drop in late and leave early. Presenter: Jed Morfit.

  • March 25 -  Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Student Resources - This Leadership Series is a professional development opportunity designed for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair or Coordinator. Program Chairs and Coordinators (new and experienced) register to receive access to materials and information covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities. Participants review materials and come together for an interactive one-hour session to network, discuss the topic, and ask questions. To access materials and the Zoom link, email the CTLD (ctld@stockton.edu) to register for this session. Presenters: Chrissy Easton & Chrissy Feil, Case Management Specialists.

  • March 28 - The Role of Faculty in Student Success - The non-profit Gardner Institute and Capital University invite you to a summit and call to action. This discussion will look to Ohio as a replicable model to encourage participants in exploring the definition of student success and the role of faculty in student success. Our goal is to inspire you to take action at your institution to clarify and be more intentional about this critical role. The summit is a free, two-hour event open to the higher education community. This summit is an outcome of a Pre-Conference Workshop on ‘The Role of Faculty in Student Success. This workshop preceded the conference on Inspiring Practices in Student Success which took place in February 2020 at Capital University. As an outgrowth of that forum, this white paper was written. Focusing on current evidence from the field, with exemplars submitted by conference attendees in response to a call for Ohio “best practices.” “The Role of Faculty in Student Success” is the basis of this summit, and is available to download here. Hosted by: Capital University in partnership with the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education  

  • Last Lecture of Retiring Faculty

  • Moving on from Languishing: Tools for Coping and Building Resilience Flyer

  • April 5 - Having Anti-Bias Discussions in Class - This virtual training will address the importance of creating “brave spaces” to discuss topics related to prejudice and discrimination in the classroom. Participants will explore guidelines for discussing sensitive topics, how to manage conflict, and pedagogical tools that facilitate critical thinking. Participants will also learn how the NJ Law Against Discrimination protects students and educators from biased-based harassment and discrimination. Presented by: The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) 

  • April 6 - Setting Up the Summer Research Agenda - Let’s come up with your summer plan. Presenter: Dr. Christine Tartaro, Professor of Criminal Justice

  • April 6 - Your Legal Rights as Educators - In this training, educators will learn about their rights and obligations under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). Participants will explore when conduct crosses the line to become a violation of the LAD, and how to respond when they witness or experience discrimination or harassment. Additional topics include the rights of pregnant and breastfeeding employees, family leave and retaliation. Presented by: The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) 

  • April 8 - Clearing the Decks - Clean out the mental and physical clutter that is preventing you from making and attaining your writing goals. Based on one of the steps in Leo Babauta’s Zen to Done, this workshop will help you define what is important, help you manage your inboxes, and get your workload to a manageable place and pace so you have space for your research and writing. This is an active workshop—the goal is for you to have a clear desk and inbox by the end of the workshop. Presenters: Dr. Aleksondra Hultquist, Associate Professor of Critical Thinking and First-Year Studies and Dr. Melissa Zwick, Associate Professor of Biology & Physical Therapy

  • April 13 - Organizing Course Content in Blackboard for Fully Online Courses - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access remotely in fully online courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design

  • April 13 - Using the Blackboard Grade Center - As the end of the semester approaches, there are some final tasks you can take care of in Blackboard Grade Center, to make your courses end successfully. In this session, you will learn how to manage the Grade Center. Special attention will be given on the Weighted Total Column. Presenter: Dennis Fotía, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design

  • April 18 - Developing Students' Global Perspectives Through Global Virtual Exchange - Let’s plan for Fall 2022! We will discuss three ways to pair your students to communicate and work with students in international institutions to develop global perspectives, interdisciplinary breadth, and intercultural competence. COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning): We pair your courses with similar courses offered in our partner institutions. Global Connect/Collaborate/Circles: You can plan some class time or assignments for this 2-, 5-, or 8-weeks plug-in module. Qisasna: A plug-in module with US-Yemen exchange to produce Podcasts on various topics on global challenges. Presenter: JY Zhou, Director and SIO, Office of Global Engagement

  • April 22 - Tips for Ending A Course Successfully - A lot of energy goes into planning and teaching a course especially at the beginning of the semester.  After all of the weeks invested in teaching, building a learning community, and demonstrating care for our students, how do we end the course to provide positive closure? This interactive session will engage faculty in a conversation about strategies that provide an opportunity to end a course successfully.  Join us to make sure your final course session creates a lasting and positive impression for your students. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director and Tenured Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • April 22 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Annual Program Report - This Leadership Series is a professional development opportunity designed for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair or Coordinator. Program Chairs and Coordinators (new and experienced) register to receive access to materials and information covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities. Participants review materials and come together for an interactive one-hour session to network, discuss the topic, and ask questions. To access materials and the Zoom link, email the CTLD (ctld@stockton.edu) to register for this session. Presenter: Alaina Walton, Director of Academic Assessment

  • April 27 - Rewards and Methods of Successful Planning in Community Engagement - Join the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning Faculty Fellows on April 27, 2022, for a 15-minutes splash of community engagement. Presenters: Dr. Connie Tang, Professor of Psychology and Anthony Dissen, Instructor of Health Science

  • May 6 - So, How Did It GO? - Please join me for the last critical thinking workshop of the semester. We’ll talk about what worked, what didn’t, and make a plan for next semester while the sting of this one is still fresh. Hope to see you all there. Presenter: Jed Morfit, Associate Professor of Art

  • May 6 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Exploring Your Career Goals - This Leadership Series is a professional development opportunity designed for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair or Coordinator. Program Chairs and Coordinators (new and experienced) register to receive access to materials and information covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities. Participants review materials and come together for an interactive one-hour session to network, discuss the topic, and ask questions. To access materials and the Zoom link, email the CTLD (ctld@stockton.edu) to register for this session.  Presenters: Dr. Lisa Honoker, Dean, School of Arts & Humanities & Professor of British Literature & Dr. Marissa Levy, Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences & Tenured Professor of Criminal Justice

  • May 17 & May 18 - FAWN Writing Retreat - We are excited to announce our two-day FAWN May Writing Retreat. Day 1 (Tuesday, May 17th) will feature Zoom workshops with writing expert Helen Sword. Day 2 (Wednesday, May 18th) will be an in-person and online Writing Boot Camp with Benefits (breakfast, lunch, focused writing time, yoga, etc.) at the Atlantic City Campus. All the details are below. Space is limited so please register early.

    Day 1: Workshops 1 and 2 will be led by Dr. Helen Sword (University of Auckland) with a workshop prep session led by Dr. Aleksondra Hultquist. There will be a 30-minute break between each workshop. Feel free to attend whichever combination of workshop(s) fit your schedule.

    Day 2: Spend your day in a focused writing room with a schedule designed to optimize your writing time.


    Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Sword (University of Auckland)
    Facilitators: Dr. Aleksondra Hultquist, Associate Professor of Critical Thinking and First-Year Studies and Dr. Melissa Zwick, Associate Professor of Biology & Physical Therapy

  • May 19 - Google Classroom as a Collaborative Tool - While Google Classroom is a valuable tool for administering classes. It can also be used as an asynchronous collaborative tool for any situation. Learn to use this tool as a sharing environment for you, your colleagues or anybody you are working with on a project. This can become your one stop virtual location for all documents, deadlines, and general organization among small or large groups of participants. It is a great way to keep everything in one place. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli, Assistant Director/Southern Regional ETTC

  • May 20 - Collaborative Google Tools for Faculty and Staff - This webinar focuses on collaboration with your colleagues and provides valuable techniques for any project involving more than one participant. Topics that will be explored include: The how and why of creating a shared Google drive for your team, sharing documents for collaboration, using comments in Google Docs or Sheets as task lists, the valuable “suggestion mode” for collaborating on a Doc, plus a few extras. If you are still sending Word documents back and forth for corrections via email, you need this workshop. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli, Assistant Director/Southern Regional ETTC

  • May 23 - Setting Up Your Summer Research Agenda - We finally have time to focus on our research, so let’s set up a plan.  Do you want to start a new project, finish one in progress, or revisit something that’s been sitting for a while? Come and discuss. Presenter: Dr. Christine Tartaro, Chair, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director, Stockton CSI Summer Camp

  • May 25 - Kahoot Quizzes - Kahoot is an online quiz site that can be used for synchronous or asynchronous class activities. Learn how to quickly design Kahoot quizzes to implement for your course.  Kahoot quizzes can be used for numerous purposes including ice breakers, formative assessment, and polling/course feedback. This is a hands-on workshop and attendees will leave the event with a completed quiz to use in their next course. Presenter: Dr. Rachel Kirzner, Associate Professor of Social Work

  • May 26 - Google Tools and Add-ons You're not Using but Should Be - This session explores some of the more useful tools that are available from the Google Suite that are not commonly used. These tools range from organizational/collaborative tools like Google Keep to browser extensions and add-ons that augment the capabilities of Google applications and the Chrome Browser. There is something for everyone here. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli, Assistant Director/Southern Regional ETTC

  • May 24, 25 & 26 - Summer Institute for Peer Evaluation of Teaching (SIPET) - This institute promotes the development of peer observation and evaluations skills for all course delivery methods (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) as well as course types (studios, labs, seminars, lectures, etc.). The expectations for those participating in the 2022 SIPET are governed by the Summer Institute for Peer Evaluation of Teaching (2013), which specifies that those completing the workshop carry out at least four peer evaluations (no time limit) as well as agree to be available, during the two years following participation, for no more than three brief consultations with faculty carrying out peer evaluations but have not attended SIPET training. Facilitators: CTLD Executive Director, Dr. Kathy Klein and SIPET Faculty Facilitators, Dr. Liz Shobe, Professor of Psychology and Dr. Meg White, Associate Professor of Education

Professional Development Sessions

  • January 4 - Google Classroom Essentials for Beginners - Digitally organize, distribute, and collect assignments, course materials (think: videos, websites, PDFs, and more), and student work. Communicate with students about their classwork by posting announcements and reminders about assignments, and easily see who has or hasn't completed their work. You can also check in with individual students privately, answer their questions, and offer support.  Within Google Classroom, it's possible to use Google Forms to create and share quizzes that are automatically graded as students turn them in to get instant feedback on their work. Presenter: Michelle Wendt. Join Session: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/99865459064?pwd=elJiTXRCT1FDNDJrRHBVVFk4NklkZz09. Password: 054580

  • January 4 - Collaborative Google Tools for Faculty and Staff - This webinar focuses on collaboration with your colleagues and provides valuable techniques for any project involving more than one participant. Topics that will be explored include: The how and why of creating a shared Google drive for your team, sharing documents for collaboration, using comments in Google Docs or Sheets as task lists, the valuable “suggestion mode” for collaborating on a Doc, plus a few extras. If you are still sending Word documents back and forth for corrections via email, you need this workshop. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli.

  • January 6 - Student Collaboration using Google Drive, Docs, and Slides - Think whole-class brainstorming sessions with shared Google Docs or shared notes where students can add ideas and resources when they work together in groups. Host collaborative projects where each student can be responsible for a portion of the work. Peer review is possible with shared docs; peers can edit the document or suggest changes. Group slideshows allow students to learn from each other as they add pictures, audio, and even video to create presentations that pull in information from a wide variety of sources and perspectives. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • January 6 - Google Classroom as a Collaborative Tool - While Google Classroom is a valuable tool for administering classes. It can also be used as an asynchronous collaborative tool for any situation. Learn to use this tool as a sharing environment for you, your colleagues or anybody you are working with on a project.  This can become your one stop virtual location for all documents, deadlines and general organization among small or large groups of participants. It is a great way to keep everything in one place. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • January 7 - Google Classroom - Intermediate/Advanced Techniques - For this webinar, we will explore the lesser utilized features of Google Classroom. Learn how to create, share and reuse rubrics for your assignments. Set up your grading scale with pre-set weights for assignments, tests and projects. And, learn how to utilize some Chrome extensions to simplify ways to share content with your students. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • January 10 - Assessment Rhyme and Reason: Assignment Alignment - Strong, measurable course-level student learning outcomes are the foundation of good course assessment. But how can we ensure that course assignments guide students toward achieving those outcomes? This hands-on workshop will assist faculty in aligning assignments to outcomes, helping to connect the dots for students and faculty alike. Please come prepared with: A syllabus from one of your courses (make sure that course-level student learning outcomes are included); A list of all assignments planned for the course (if not already listed in the syllabus)- this list can include tests, essays, quizzes, lab reports, homework assignments, presentations, etc... Presenter: Alaina Walton

  • January 11 - Jamboard for Collaboration - Jamboard is a free and easily accessible digital whiteboard. It can be shared with colleagues or students or simply be used as a convenient visual tool while presenting for a classroom or meeting. All notations can be saved and shared later if necessary. This is an invaluable brainstorming tool for any group project whether it be for students or colleagues. Plus, it’s super easy to use. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • January 11 - Try Critical Thinking Today! - Are you class discussions boring? Are your student's comments vague, repetitive, or inacurate? Are you unsure how to challenge students without killing the conversation? Intellectual standards can be particularly effective and helpful. Incorporated into the language of class discussion, these standards allow the instructor to distance themselves from direct criticism and keep the conversation rolling - "I’m not saying you’re wrong, I’m just wondering if your comment meets our standard for relevance”. This can be particularly effective when students are involved in the process - “Can we investigate that last statement in terms of the standards? Was it accurate? Was it clear?” In this session, the instructor will discuss intellectual standards as a possible solution to encourage critical thinking. Presenter: Jed Morfit

  • January 12 - FAWN Writing Boot Camp - Boot camps allow participants to write in a distraction-free, structured environment. You should bring your writing project and writing supplies (laptop, paper, notes, etc.). You can join us virtually using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to all registered participants. The FAWN Blackboard course page also has the Zoom link. Please show up and join us for any and all days, for all of the time or part of the time. Presenters: Dr. Aleksondra Hultquist and Dr. Melissa Zwick

  • January 13 - Setting Up Blackboard to Empower Students -Blackboard can be one tool to help students monitor and improve their learning. In this session we will go over setting a weighted average, Turnitin as a tool for students, and other features of BB that help students take control of their own progress. Presenter: Rachel Kirzner

  • January 13 - Google Tools and Add-ons You're not Using but Should Be - This session explores some of the more useful tools that are available from the Google Suite that are not commonly used. These tools range from organizational/collaborative tools like Google Keep to browser extensions and add-ons that augment the capabilities of Google applications and the Chrome Browser. There is something for everyone here. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

Professional Development Sessions

  • September 7 - Assessment 101: A Guide to Assessment at Stockton University - Assessment: Mapping your curriculum  - This 5-part series builds on the assessment modules that can be found on the CTLD website. Please watch the modules ahead of time, complete any of the optional activities that sound interesting to you, and come to the live session ready to discuss this week’s topic. Presenter: Alaina Walton

  • September 14 - Google Drive for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Join us to learn how to get the most out of this robust cloud storage by mastering the following digital lifesaving techniques: Creating, accessing and organizing files, uploading and working with Office files and other non-Google files, and sharing files and folders with colleagues. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • September 14 - Assessment 101: A Guide to Assessment at Stockton University - Assessment: Choosing the right assessment for your course -  This 5-part series builds on the assessment modules that can be found on the CTLD website. Please watch the modules ahead of time, complete any of the optional activities that sound interesting to you, and come to the live session ready to discuss the week’s topic. Presenter: Alaina Walton 

  • September 14 - Google Classroom Next Level Stockton Faculty & Staff -  This webinar focuses on the robust grading possibilities in Google Classroom. We will cover how to create rubrics, enabling plagiarism checking, self-grading quizzes and utilizing pre-saved comments to speed up grading. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 17 - The Power of Google Slides for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Creating and sharing a Google slide presentation is easy, but are you using all of the tools that really make it great? This webinar will cover some of the more robust and lesser known elements of Google Slides. Some of these include : Adding Sound to slides, using Shapes, Controlling videos, including diagrams and other tips-and-tricks to enhance visual communications. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 20 - Google Jamboard - Your Online Collaborative Whiteboard - Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that is included as part of G Suite. It offers the ability to enable a collaborative experience for you and your students. This simple but powerful tool will allow you to include images, digital stickies, text boxes, shapes or simply just write on it as you would in a traditional classroom. Get up and running with Jamboard to see how this can be invaluable for breaking the monotony of a Zoom presentation by inviting students to brainstorm or give feedback in real-time. Plus, all of your presentations can be saved and shared for students to review. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 21 - Assessment 101: A Guide to Assessment at Stockton University - Assessment: Reporting for annual and periodic reviews - This 5-part series builds on the assessment modules that can be found on the CTLD website. Please watch the modules ahead of time, complete any of the optional activities that sound interesting to you, and come to the live session ready to discuss this week’s topic. Presenter: Alaina Walton 

  • September 23 - Screen Recording Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar will introduce you to some of the free and easy to use applications for screen recording. We will explore the most dependable options available and discuss the differences and similarities of the. We will put a special emphasis on Loom which has proven to be quite useful for many of our colleagues. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 28 - Assessment 101: A Guide to Assessment at Stockton University - Assessment: Implementing continuous improvement - This 5-part series builds on the assessment modules that can be found on the CTLD website. Please watch the modules ahead of time, complete any of the optional activities that sound interesting to you, and come to the live session ready to discuss this week’s topic. Presenter: Alaina Walton 

  • FAWN and R&PD: Sabbatical Application

    Dates & times:

    Monday, October 4 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
    Monday, October 4 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Tuesday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Wednesday, October 6 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Thursday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Friday, October 8 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    FAWN is partnering with the R&PD Committee to support faculty working on their sabbatical application (due 10/14/21). Members of the R&PD committee will be available October 4 - 7  to answer questions and provide feedback during Show Up & Write sessions.

  • October 8 - Happy Hour- Sharpen your cognitive skills and memory with trivia, boost your mood with some healthy competition, then, reduce stress and relax tensions with a laughing meditation. Presenter: Stockton University with New Jersey Hope and Healing

  • October 13 -  Supporting Student Success through Faculty Development: The OneHE Approach - Higher education’s pivot to emergency remote teaching during the spring of 2020 further underscored the long-recognized need for scalable and sustainable faculty development that reaches all faculty on a campus, not just a few.  AAC&U has now partnered with OneHE to provide affordable faculty development tools that can complement an institution’s existing efforts to offer teaching excellence programming, resources, and community at scale.  This webinar will explore the OneHE microlearning approach, which leverages James Lang’s notion of “small teaching.”  The content development model along with the scope of offerings will be shared, and participants will hear how campuses are now leveraging OneHE to improve faculty practice in service to student success. 

  • October 14 - Let’s Talk About Your Research: Exploring New Ideas And Finishing Those Old Projects - The CTLD Research Fellow invites you to come an brainstorm and ask questions about research.  Let’s talk about new ideas, works in progress, and how to finally finish a project that has been dragging on forever. Presenter: Christine Tartaro

  • October 20 - Assessment is a Team Effort! - Have a question about what exactly goes on a curriculum map? Trying to figure out the best way to turn assessment data into action? Wondering how the annual report can guide a long-term assessment plan? Good news! There are new assessment teams on campus that can help answer these questions and more. Join us to learn more about these teams and discover how you can be a part of building a strong and effective culture of assessment at Stockton. Presenter: Alaina Walton 

  • October 22 - Blackboard Ultra & Canvas Demo - The Information Technology and Media Services (ITMS) Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate invites all faculty to a virtual product demonstration session of Blackboard Ultra and Canvas.  Representatives from Blackboard and Canvas will demonstrate frequently used features. Faculty members will have an opportunity to review Blackboard Ultra and Canvas and provide feedback to the ITMS subcommittee via a survey. The feedback will inform future discussions about the continued use of Blackboard or consideration of another learning management system like Canvas.  The product demonstration sessions will be recorded.  The recordings will be posted on the CTLD website Events page for viewing by faculty unable to attend the sessions.

  • October 29 -  What To Do With My Dissertation? Exploring Possibilities - Congratulations on finishing your dissertation or other big project. Now what? Are you having trouble determining what to do next? Let’s talk about it and come up with a plan. Presenter: Christine Tartaro

  • November 5 - First Year File Construction & Faculty Plan - This workshop designed for first year faculty will focus on file construction and creating a faculty plan. Facilitated by: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design and Dr. Kerri Sowers, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Associate Professor of Health Science

  • November 5 - Second Year File Construction & Faculty Plan - This workshop designed for second year faculty will focus on file construction and making any necessary modifications to your faculty plan. Facilitated by: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design and Dr. Kerri Sowers, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Associate Professor of Health Science

  • November 10 - Let’s Talk About Your Research: Exploring New Ideas And Finishing Those Old Projects - The CTLD Research Fellow invites you to come, brainstorm and ask questions about research.  Let’s talk about new ideas, works in progress, and how to finally finish a project that has been dragging on forever. Presenter: Christine Tartaro

  • November 18 - Third Year File Construction - This workshop designed for third year faculty will focus on the file construction process. Facilitated by: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design and Dr. Kerri Sowers, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Associate Professor of Health Science

  • November 18 - Fourth Year File Construction - This workshop designed for fourth year faculty will focus on the file construction process. Facilitated by: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design and Dr. Kerri Sowers, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Associate Professor of Health Science

  • November 18 - I’ve been asked to lead my program’s assessment efforts- now what!? - If you have asked this question (or are thinking about asking this question in the near future) then this session is for you! Support and training are available to help you plan your program’s assessment strategies, review assessment data, and effectively report that data. This session offers the opportunity to connect with other “assessment people” and learn how you can help guide your program’s assessment efforts. Presenter: Alaina Walton 

  • November 18 - Fifth Year File Construction - This workshop designed for fifth year faculty will focus on the tenure file construction process. Facilitated by: Dennis Fotia, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Design and Dr. Kerri Sowers, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Associate Professor of Health Science

  • November 19 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs - Nurturing & Mentoring Yourself & Others - The Leadership Series for New Program Chairs is a professional development opportunity for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair. Program Chairs (new and experienced) are provided with access to materials and information about the sessions covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities.

    In preparation for this session, review the material found in the Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs Blackboard course under Nurturing & Mentoring Yourself & Others.  Participation requires registration to access Blackboard materials.  If you are not registered, contact the CTLD at 609.626.3828 or ctld@stockton.edu.

    Presenter: Liz Shobe 

  • November 19 & 20 - VIRTUAL NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2021 - REDESIGNING HIGHER EDUCATION AFTER COVID-19 - The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted higher education. The principal mission of colleges and universities–teaching and learning–was thrown into disarray by the sudden closure of campuses and the dislocation of faculty members and students. Classes were abruptly shifted online, which required both professors and students to quickly adjust to a new learning environment. Communication switched from in-person conversations to online Zoom meetings, which sustained connection but reinforced our sense of personal separation. The COVID-19 pandemic aimed a revealing spotlight on issues in higher education that were always present but were now brought more fully into view, such as concerns about student wellness and faculty work-life balance.

    We have now reached the one-year mark of this educational transformation. There are hopeful signs of declining COVID cases nationwide and an increase in the number of COVID vaccinations. There is also cautious optimism about the ability to return to our campuses in the fall. But what will higher education look like after COVID-19? What lessons have we learned from our pandemic experience that can stimulate us to reshape higher education in a way that is better at fostering student learning and supporting faculty advancement? This FRN Symposium provides an opportunity to reflect on our COVID-19 experiences and chart a new course for redesigning higher education for our post-pandemic future.

    Sponsored by: the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at New York University

  • December 1 -  Sneak Preview of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra View - Blackboard's newly available Ultra View offers a modern and simple interface. This sneak preview session will help instructors choose between retaining an Original Learn course view or using the new Ultra view for Fall courses. In this session, participants will review the basic elements of Blackboard's Ultra View. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • December 2 - Retaining and Advancing Faculty from Historically Marginalized Groups: A Discussion for Faculty Affairs and Academic Leaders - Join us for a free webcast to uncover strategies that go beyond hiring and extend to retaining and advancing faculty from historically marginalized groups. Presented by: Dawn Michelle Baunach, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development, Georgia Institute of Technology and Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, Ph.D. , Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Georgia State University

  • December 8 - Best Practices in Syllabus Design - In this session, we'll go over best practices when creating or revising your course syllabus. Read the article on "How to Create a Syllabus" and come prepare to discuss how to draft a student-centered syllabus that can help students succeed in your course. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • December 20 - FAWN Writing Boot Camp - Boot camps allow participants to write in a distraction-free, structured environment. You should bring your writing project and writing supplies (laptop, paper, notes, etc.). We do not provide food, so bring drinks, snacks and lunch. You can join us virtually using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to all registered participants. The FAWN Blackboard course page also has the Zoom link. Presenters: Aleksondra Hultquist and Melissa Zwick

Professional Development Sessions

  • June 16 - Customizing the CTLD Sample Syllabi - Did you know that each semester the Center for Teaching and Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/course-resources.html are designed for classroom, hybrid and online courses. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • June 17, July 8, July 27 & Sept 2 - Sneak Preview of Blackboard Learn with the Ultra View - Blackboard's newly available Ultra View offers a modern and simple interface. This sneak preview session will help instructors choose between retaining an Original Learn course view or using the new Ultra view for Fall courses. In this session, participants will review the basic elements of Blackboard's Ultra View. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • June 22 - Providing Accessible Course Materials with Blackboard Ally - Learn to use the Blackboard Ally tool available in all Stockton Blackboard courses to generate alternative document formats critical for individuals with disabilities using screen readers or other assistive technology.  Alternate formats allow course materials to meet a variety of student learning preferences and needs. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • June 23 - Organizing Course Content in Blackboard for Hybrid and Online Courses - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access in hybrid and online courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • June 30 - Organizing Course Content in Blackboard for Face-to-Face Courses - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access in face-to-face courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • July 12 - Stockton University Leadership Series for New Program Chairs (Monthly Topics) - The Leadership Series for New Program Chairs is a professional development opportunity for faculty who are new to the academic leadership position of Program Chair. Program Chairs (new and experienced) are provided with access to materials and information about the sessions covering topics of importance in meeting leadership responsibilities. For additional information, contact the CTLD at 609.626.3828 or ctld@stockton.edu. Presenters: SFT Faculty Leadership Mentors: Heather McGovern & Amy Hadley  

  • July 13 through Thursday, July 15 - SIPET Summer Institute - Summer Institute for Peer Evaluation of Teaching (SIPET) is a professional development opportunity for tenured faculty who applied and were accepted as SIPET participants. For more information, visit the 2021 Summer Institutes, then scroll down to Summer Institute for Peer Evaluation of Teaching (SIPET). Presenters:  Kathy Klein, Liz Shobe & Meg White

  • July 22 - The Power of Multimodal Feedback - Research tells us that providing specific, frequent, and ongoing feedback significantly improves student motivation and achievement. However, simply assigning a grade or circling criteria on a rubric is not the most effective way to stimulate the learning process. With so many tools available, instructors now have the opportunity to leverage technology to provide feedback in more meaningful ways. This training will discuss what multimodal feedback looks like, how to establish multimodal feedback in the classroom, and why multimodal feedback is beneficial for both students and instructors. Presenter: Alaina Walton

  • August 12 - Google Classroom Kickstart Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar provides the basics to get started with Google Classroom. Classroom is a Learning Module System that seamlessly integrates all Google apps and provides a simple but effective interface for both you and your students. It can be used in addition to Blackboard. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • August 26 - Google Drive for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Join us to learn how to get the most out of this robust cloud storage by mastering the following digital lifesaving techniques: Creating, accessing and organizing files, uploading and working with Office files and other non-Google files, and sharing files and folders with colleagues. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • August 27 - Google Docs for Collaboration for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Google Docs is more than word processing, learn how to use Google Docs for your own use as well as how to use them collaboratively with students and colleagues. Work with different versions and copies of your document. Use the smart editing and splashy style tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs and bring your documents to life. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • August 30 - Accessibility for Today’s Classroom - Consider all the abilities of your students when planning how to deliver face-to-face or blended curriculum and instruction with inclusion as the focus. We will be presenting a series of tools that you can use to increase accessibility in your classroom. Learn how to bring best practices to life and make your assignments friendly for all students. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • August 31 - Assessment 101: A Guide to Assessment at Stockton University - Assessment: Writing program-level student learning outcomes - This 5-part series builds on the assessment modules that can be found on the CTLD website. Please watch the modules ahead of time, complete any of the optional activities that sound interesting to you, and come to the live session ready to discuss this week’s topic. Presenter: Alaina Walton 

Professional Development Sessions

  • January 15 - Overview of Program Review Committee (PRC) Responsibilities - This session is designed for faculty who are members of a Program Review Committee.  The session will review faculty evaluation procedures and the responsibilities of PRC members. Presenters: Angie Christy and Kathy Klein. Guest Presenters: Heather McGovern (FRC) and Adam Miyashiro (SFT)

  • January 15 & 22 - What's New in Blackboard? - In this session, we will review changes to the latest version of Blackboard. Presenter: Roberto Castillo & Dennis Fotia

  • January 20 - New Adjunct Faculty Information Session

  • January 21 - Customizing the CTLD Sample Syllabi - Did you know that each semester the Center for Teaching and Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/course-resources.html are specifically designed for online course instruction. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • January 22 - Overview of Program Review Committee (PRC) Responsibilities - This session is designed for faculty who are members of a Program Review Committee.  The session will review faculty evaluation procedures and the responsibilities of PRC members. Presenters: Angie Christy and Kathy Klein. Guest Presenter: Kerri Sowers (SFT & FRC)

  • January 27 - Google Classroom Kickstart Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar provides the basics to get started with Google Classroom. Classroom is a Learning Module System that seamlessly integrates all Google apps and provides a simple but effective interface for both you and your students. It can be used in addition to Blackboard. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • January 28 - Tips for an Engaging Videoconference Session - In this session, we will discuss ideas to conduct live video sessions that are interesting and engaging learning experiences.  Tips and ideas discussed will work on any video conference platform including Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or Google Meet. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • January 29 - File Construction Q&A: Final Preparation - Do you need help with last minute preparations for constructing your evaluation file? In this session, we will answer questions and provide tips on submitting a successful review file. Presenter: Anjanette Christy. Guest Presenter: Cindy King (FRC)

  • February 1 -Google Drive for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Join us to learn how to get the most out of this robust cloud storage by mastering the following digital lifesaving techniques: Creating, accessing and organizing files, uploading and working with Office files and other non-Google files, and sharing files and folders with colleagues. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • February 1 - Ask the CTLD Team Your Questions - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering learning experiences in an online or hybrid format. Presenters: Roberto Castillo and Dennis Fotía

  • February 2 - Google Docs for Collaboration for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Google Docs is more than word processing, learn how to use Google Docs for your own use as well as how to use them collaboratively with students and colleagues. Work with different versions and copies of your document. Use the smart editing and splashy style tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs and bring your documents to life. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • February 3 - Google Classroom Next Level Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar focuses on the robust grading possibilities in Google Classroom. We will cover how to create rubrics, enabling plagiarism checking, self-grading quizzes and utilizing pre-saved comments to speed up grading. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 5 - FAWN Writing Workshop with Guest Writing Coach Dr. Christine Tulley

  • February 5 - Intro to Google Slides Stockton Faculty & Staff -  Google Slides is Google’s version of PowerPoint. Its strengths are its  ease of ues and immediate ability to share over the web and integrate with Google Classroom. This will make your presentations easily accessible for students for both viewing and collaborative use. This webinar will get you up and running with your Google Slides presentations. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 10 - Google Jamboard - Your Online Collaborative Whiteboard - Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that is included as part of G Suite. It offers the ability to enable a collaborative experience for you and your students. This simple but powerful tool will allow you to include images, digital stickies, text boxes, shapes or simply just write on it as you would in a traditional classroom. Get up and running with Jamboard to see how this can be invaluable for breaking the monotony of a Zoom presentation by inviting students to brainstorm or give feedback in real-time. Plus, all of your presentations can be saved and shared for students to review. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 17 (morning and afternoon sessions offered) - Using Adaptive Release in Blackboard to Facilitate Self-Directed Learning - This session will demonstrate ways of using Adaptive Release in Blackboard to grant student access to course content following criteria you choose. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • February 22 - Screen Recording Stockton Faculty & Staff - This webinar will introduce you to some of the free and easy to use applications for screen recording. We will explore the most dependable options available and discuss the differences and similarities of the applications. We will put a special emphasis on Loom which has proven to be quite useful for many of our colleagues. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • February 23 - New Faculty Workshop -  Continue conversations from Fall 2020 program. Attendance limited to new faculty cohort. Presenter: Kathy Klein, Dennis Fotia and Angie Christy

  • February 26 - Conducting Peer Observations for Online Teaching - Peer observations are a way to support colleagues in formative reflection on their teaching through collegial discussion. How do we observe teaching when it is online? This workshop is an opportunity to learn and discuss what to look for in online teaching and how to best provide feedback to colleagues. Presenter: Doug Harvey

  • March 1, 8 & 15 - Mondays in March: Let's Talk Writing Assignments - Pop into Zoom and chat with me about the writing assignments in your W1 or W2 class.  Feel free to email me materials or questions in advance or just share them with me when we meet. I am happy to help you revise existing assignments, design new assignments, and assess existing methods for feedback. Meet with Lisa Corrado Youngblood

  • March 2 - Writing Assignment Design - This session will focus on how to design effective writing assignments.  We will explore how to link assignments to course objectives and goals, what to include in the writing assignment folder/directions, and how to revise existing assignments to make them more effective. Presenter: Lisa Corrado Youngblood

  • March 3 - A Quick Guide to Padlet: A Creative Virtual Notepad for Student Engagement - The presentation will introduce participants to Padlet, review how faculty uses Padlet as an instructional/interactive tool, and demonstrate how to create a Padlet that aligns with specific course outcomes. Presenter: Shelly Meyers

  • March 12 - Decompress & Disconnect a discussion of strategies and techniques to promote healthy boundaries and manage the stressors from working at home. Presenter: NJ Hope and Healing

  • March 16 - New Faculty Workshop - Continue conversations from Fall 2020 program. Attendance limited to new faculty cohort. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 17 - Getting Ready for Spring Student Evaluations - This session will review the process of making choices for student evaluations in the student ratings of teaching and campus labs systems. The session will also review the IDEA and Small Class (SCI) student evaluation instruments. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 & April 2 - Join the Discussion! Featuring The Gifts of Imperfection - Written by Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. Presenter: NJ Hope and Healing

  • March 20 - FAWN Writing Boot Camp - this writing boot camp allows participants to write in a distraction-free, structured environment. You should bring your writing project and writing supplies (laptop, paper, notes, etc.). You can join us virtually using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to all registered participants. The FAWN Blackboard course page also has the Zoom link. Presenters: Melissa Zwick & Aleksondra Hultquist

  • March 26 - Clearing the Decks - FAWN - Clean out the mental and physical clutter that is preventing you from making and attaining your writing goals. Based on one of the steps in Leo Babauta’s Zen to Done, this workshop will help you define what is important, help you manage your inboxes, and get your workload to a manageable place and pace so you have space for your research and writing. This is an active workshop—the goal is for you to have a clear desk and inbox by the end of the workshop. Presenter: Dr Aleksondra Hultquist

  • April 8 - Conducting Peer Observations for Online Teaching - Peer observations are a way to support colleagues in formative reflection on their teaching through collegial discussion. How do we observe teaching when it is online? This workshop is an opportunity to learn and discuss what to look for in online teaching and how to best provide feedback to colleagues. Presenter: Doug Harvey

  • April 14 - Facilitating Effective Communication in Online Courses - This session will review strategies of communicating with students in online courses to facilitate engagement, community and teacher presence. Presenter: Dennis Fotía
  • April 12 - 16 - Week of Teaching - Join us virtually for a variety of available activities: Virtually attend classes - Attend course sessions virtually and participate in a 20-minute discussion with the faculty member after the class session. View recorded class sessions - Available throughout the week, view course sessions when convenient. Attend poster presentations - Faculty will share posters on teaching, assessment, and other relevant topics. Join roundtable discussions - Enjoy a great opportunity to discuss relevant topics. Participate in buzz sessions - Offers an opportunity to learn and discuss relevant topics.

  • April 17 - FAWN Writing Boot Camp - this writing boot camp allows participants to write in a distraction-free, structured environment. You should bring your writing project and writing supplies (laptop, paper, notes, etc.). You can join us virtually using Zoom. We will email the Zoom link to all registered participants. The FAWN Blackboard course page also has the Zoom link. Presenters: Melissa Zwick & Aleksondra Hultquist

  • April 19 - Giving Productive Feedback on Student Writing - This session will examine what makes feedback productive and suggest ways to revise existing methods of giving feedback to make this part of the writing process more efficient for both the student and instructor. Presenter: Lisa Corrado Youngblood

  • April 20 - New Faculty Workshop -  Continue conversations from Fall 2020 program. Attendance limited to new faculty cohort. Presenter: Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo and Angie Christy

  • April 20 - Turning your Research into Reality: Preparing to Publish - This session will provide helpful tips to turning your study into a publication. The objective of this session will be to provide basic knowledge, along helpful hints, and strategies for faculty to bring their research to fruition - writing up, submitting, and publishing their quantitative research study. In addition, there will be time for individuals to ask questions with regards to the above objectives and / or their specific research projects. Presenter: Tara L. Crowell

  • April 22 - Practical Strategies for Addressing Microaggressions and Macroaggressions - We will discuss what we can do at the individual level to address individual and systemic racism and bias based on Dr. Derald Sue’s book “The Microinterventions Tookit”. We will focus on how to use these strategies in our work with students and colleagues. Presenter: Zornitsa Kalibatseva

  • April 23 - Pre-tenure Writing and Research Goals - FAWN - Publishing for tenure is fraught with many factors out of your control.  This workshop will help you to harness what is in your control and help you plan a productive, realistic path to a successful “scholarship” portion of your CV and tenure file. Presenter: Dr Aleksondra Hultquist

  • April 28 & May 4 - Using the Blackboard Grade Center - Are you finishing up grades for this semester and looking for assistance with the Blackboard Grade Center? In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students using the Blackboard Grade Center. Special attention will be given on the Weighted Total Column. Presenter: Dennis Fotía 

  • May 21 - Transitioning to Work and Dealing with Uncertainties -Transitioning to Work and Dealing with Other Uncertainties is designed to discuss strategies for faculty to prepare for a successful return to campus for face-to-face course delivery.  Come share your thoughts about transitioning from virtual teaching and learn helpful tips to prepare for the fall semester! Presenter: NJ Hope and Healing

Professional Development Sessions

  • September 30 - Blackboard for Beginners - This session will introduce participants to Stockton’s learning management system, Blackboard. We will review Blackboard layout and structure for adding and creating course content. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 7 - Organizing Course Content for Remote or Online Delivery in Blackboard - In this session participants will review effective strategies to organize and provide course content and resources for students to access remotely in online, hybrid or face-to-face courses. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 7 - Zoom Basics - Use Zoom to conduct live, interactive virtual class sessions, precept students, include guest speakers in your course, or conduct office hours. The instructor will show you how to enable Zoom in Blackboard and review the basics of effectively using Zoom. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 13 - What Course Delivery Method Is Best for My Course? - This session will review course design criteria, teaching goals, student issues and pandemic considerations to make an informed decision about the most effective course delivery modality (online, face-to-face, hybrid) for your course.  We will review ways to promote student engagement when delivering your course in any modality during the pandemic. We’ll consider what we’ve learned in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 to make best decisions for Spring 2021. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • October 13 - Zoom: Active Learning - If you’ve mastered the basic Zoom functions, join us for this session where we’ll explore active student learning features including Breakout Rooms, file share in Chat, Whiteboard, Annotate, virtual backgrounds and Polling. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 14 - Turnitin - Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that may be used to improve student writing. Turnitin is also a robust grading tool that may save faculty time grading student work. Participants will learn how to create a Turnitin Assignment, access student papers, review for similarity and grade papers using Turnitin’s GradeMark. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 16 - Creating Tests in Blackboard -  Creating tests on Blackboard allows your students to complete exams and quizzes anytime or anywhere and receive instant grading and feedback. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 16 - The Use of Visual Images in Teaching through PowerPoint - This collaborative session will explore the use of visual images and visual literacy as a tool for achieving the objectives of your course. We will apply our learning considering the use of visual images in PowerPoint. A demonstration will be provided within the context of teaching social issues. Presenter: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle

  • October 16 - Sixth Year Reconsideration Review Consultations - Faculty preparing for the Fall Tenure Decision Review may request a consultation to discuss questions about the process (policy or procedure). Appointment with: Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy 

  • October 19 - What Course Delivery Method Is Best for My Course? - This session will review course design criteria, teaching goals, student issues and pandemic considerations to make an informed decision about the most effective course delivery modality (online, face-to-face, hybrid) for your course.  We will review ways to promote student engagement when delivering your course in any modality during the pandemic. We’ll consider what we’ve learned in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 to make best decisions for Spring 2021. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • October 21 - Best Practices Using Zoom in Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to deliver, record, or edit previously recorded lectures. We'll discuss best practices for a synchronous (live) Zoom lecture and review helpful tips for recording and making minor edits to recorded lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 27 - Customizing the CLD Sample Syllabi - Did you know that each semester the Center for Teaching and Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/course-resources.html are specifically designed for online course instruction. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • October 28 - Annotate: Blackboard Assignment Annotation tool - Blackboard has replaced the assignment annotation tool, Box, with a robust, multi-functional editor, Annotate. This session will show participants how to use Annotate to provide feedback and grading comments on Blackboard assignments. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • October 29 - Promote Engaged Learning with Infographics - Infographics blend graphic design with information as an effective visual learning experience. This session will present the use of infographics to promote student engagement, content analysis, and creative expression in a manner that allows meaningful assessment of student learning and teaching effectiveness. Presenters: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle and Dr. Kathy Klein

  • November 4 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video in your course may add dynamic and relevant content that meets intended student learning outcomes. In this session, learn how to upload videos to Blackboard or add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection or enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • November 6 - Padlet: A Multimedia Tool for Promoting Significant Learning Experiences - Padlet is a multimedia tool designed to make discussions and learning highly interactive and engaging for students. Creating a padlet Padlet is an easy and effective way to connect with your students online and provide meaningful feedback. Presenter: Dr. Guia Calicdan-Apostle

  • November 6 - First Year File Construction & Faculty Plan - This workshop designed for first year faculty will focus on file construction and creating a faculty plan. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 6 - Second Year File Construction & Adapting Faculty Plans for COVID - This workshop designed for second year faculty will focus on file construction and making any necessary modifications to your faculty plan. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 11 -Using the Blackboard Grade Center - Are students in your course viewing their assignment and test grades whenever they want? In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students using the Blackboard Grade Center. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • November 11 - Tips for an Engaging Videoconference Session - In this session, we will discuss ideas to conduct live video sessions that are interesting and engaging learning experiences.  Tips and ideas discussed will work on any video conference platform including Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or Google Meet. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • November 18 - Practical Strategies for Creating Accessible Course Materials - In this session, we will discuss the basics of creating or evaluating course resources to be accessible and useful to all students. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • November 18 - Rubrics - This session will explore best practices in using and creating rubrics on Blackboard to simplify the grading process and provide students with clear assignment expectations and useful feedback. Presenter: Dr. Shelly Meyers

  • November 18 - Polling - This session will introduce polling tools that faculty/teaching staff may use to create interactive, real-time assessment measures and keep students engaged with meaningful, interactive learning activities.  Make your next class more engaging by learning about polling technology. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • November 20 - Third Year File Construction - This workshop designed for third year faculty will focus on the file construction process and development of resources. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 20 - Fourth Year File Construction - This workshop designed for fourth year faculty will focus on the file construction process and development of resources. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 20 - Fifth Year File Construction - This workshop designed for fifth year faculty will focus on the tenure file construction process and development of resources. Facilitated by: Dr. Heather McGovern, Faculty Review Committee (FRC) Chair & Professor of Writing & First - Year Studies and Dr. Kathy Klein, Executive Director, CTLD & Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

  • November 23 - Teaching Writing Online - In this session, we will discuss the best ways to teach writing online, including how to effectively communicate directions for writing assignments, scaffold assignments, hold peer review sessions, give productive feedback, and adapt writing assignments for online classes. Presenter: Lisa C Youngblood, Esq.

  • December 15 - How to Write a Learner-Focused Syllabus . . . That Your Students Will Read! - This session will demonstrate how a few tweaks in design and language may help students read and retain the essential information on your syllabus. Specifically, we'll focus on using warm, learner-focused language and offering rationale for policies.  We'll discuss modifying the CTLD's template syllabus, which students report as visually appealing and easy to navigate. This hands-on, practical workshop will help you get a head start on preparing your spring courses. Presenter: Nancy Reddy, PhD, MFA, Assistant Professor of Writing and First Year Studies, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum

Professional Development Activities

  • June 11 - Tips for an Engaging Videoconference Session - In this session, we will discuss ideas to conduct live video sessions that are interesting and engaging learning experiences.  Tips and ideas discussed will work on any video conference platform including Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, or Google Hangout. Presenter: Shelly Meyers

  • June 17 - Practical Strategies for Creating Accessible Course Materials - In this session, we will discuss the basics of creating or evaluating course resources to be accessible and useful to all students. Presenters: Shelly Meyers & Kathy Klein

  • June 24 & August 26 - Organizing Course Content for Remote or Online Delivery in Blackboard - In this session we will review organizing and posting course content materials online for students to access remotely. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • June 30 & August 26 - Zoom: Beyond the Basics - Zoom videoconferencing is useful for live, interactive learning sessions. Additional features in Zoom such as Breakout Rooms and Polling may increase student engagement and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss these advanced features and best practices when conducting online Zoom classes. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • July 28 & August 21 - Best Practices: Zoom Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to record, deliver or edit recorded lectures. We'll discuss best practices for a synchronous Zoom lecture and review helpful tips for recording and making minor edits to recorded lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • July 29 - Zoom: Active Learning - Zoom is useful for live, interactive learning sessions. We'll discuss additional options available on the Zoom interface such as Virtual Backgrounds, File Share in Chat, Annotate and Record (including editing and managing recorded sessions in Zoom). Additional features in Zoom such as Breakout Rooms and Polling may increase student engagement and collaboration. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 7 & 20 - Zoom Basics - Use Zoom to conduct live, interactive virtual learning sessions. The instructor will show you how to enable Zoom in Blackboard and manage your Zoom account. Also, we'll go over the basics of the Zoom interface. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 12 - Annotate: The new Blackboard Assignment Annotation tool - Blackboard has replaced the Assignment Annotation tool, Box, with a robust, multi-functional editor, Annotate. This session will show participants how it works and how to use it in a Blackboard Assignment. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • August 20 & 21 - Blackboard: Setting up your Course - This session will show participants how to build a course in Blackboard. Adding course content and copying existing courses will be reviewed. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • August 28 - Creating Tests in Blackboard - Blackboard’s test feature allows students to remotely take exams and quizzes anytime or anywhere. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 28 - Turnitin and Annotate - The presenter will show how to create a Turnitin Assignment, how to access submitted student papers, review for similarity and grade them using Turnitin’s GradeMark and show how to use Blackboard Annotate to annotate and grade student papers. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • September 3 - Ask Your Questions to the CLD Team - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering courses remotely using online tools such as Blackboard and Zoom. Presenters: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotía & Kathy Klein

  • September 4 - Recording Attendance and Grading Students In Blackboard - The Blackboard Attendance and Grade Center tools accurately maintain records of student attendance and grades. In this session, we will examine how the attendance tool works and integrates into the grade center. We will explore additional features such as creating and managing columns in the Grade Center. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

Workshop Sessions Offered in Collaboration with SRI&ETTC

  • September 14 - Google Drive for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Join us to learn how to get the most out of this robust cloud storage by mastering the following digital lifesaving techniques: Creating, accessing and organizing files, uploading and working with Office files and other non-Google files, and sharing files and folders with colleagues. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • September 15 - Google Docs for Collaboration for Stockton Faculty & Staff - Google Docs is more than word processing. Learn how to use Google Docs for your own use as well as how to use them collaboratively with students and colleagues. Work with different versions and copies of your document. Use the smart editing and splashy style tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs and bring your documents to life. Presenter: Michelle Wendt

  • September 16 - Google Classroom Kickstart - This webinar provides the basics to get started with Google Classroom. Classroom is a Learning Module System that seamlessly integrates all Google apps and provides a simple but effective interface for both you and your students. It can be used in addition to Blackboard. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 21 - Google Classroom Next Level - This webinar focuses on the robust grading possibilities in Google Classroom. We will cover how to create rubrics, enabling plagiarism checking, self-grading quizzes and utilizing pre-saved comments to speed up grading. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 23 - Intro to Google Slides - Google Slides is Google’s version of PowerPoint. Its strengths are its ease of use and immediate ability to share over the web and integrate with Google Classroom. This will make your presentations easily accessible for students for both viewing and collaborative use. This webinar will get you up and running with your Google Slides presentations. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

  • September 25 - Screen Recording - This webinar will introduce you to some of the free and easy to use applications for screen recording. We will explore the most dependable options available and discuss differences and similarities. We will put a special emphasis on Loom which has proven to be quite useful for many of our colleagues. Presenter: Phil Polsinelli

Workshop Sessions for COMM Studies
June 15

  • Teaching an Exemplary Course -In this session, we will identify strategies for creating a high quality course. We will discuss student perspectives on the successes and challenges of remote learning to help us prepare for the Fall semester. Presenters: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein

  • Best Practices Using Zoom for Lectures - Review best practices for using Zoom to record or deliver lectures. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • Promoting Student Engagement - Explore active learning ideas, creative assignments, and technology tools to promote student learning. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • Basics of Teaching Online with Blackboard - Review ways to use Blackboard to organize and deliver content. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

Workshop Sessions for ARTV Studies

  • July 22 - Preparing for Fall 2020 - This session will provide an interactive, brief overview of course delivery options designed to address the uncertainty of conducting our Fall 2020 courses. We will discuss useful tools and best course delivery practices to address meeting with students on campus, teaching with a hybrid approach and/or teaching online. There will be opportunities to answer your specific questions. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • July 22 - Technology to Improve the Student Learning Experience - This session will discuss best practices for using technology to teach and promote student learning. We will review some technology tools (apps and free web resources) that are beneficial for engaging students in course learning.   After reviewing basic technology options, we will review more specific technologies based on the interests of session participants. Presenter: Dr. Kathy Klein

  • August 4 - Zoom: Basics & Beyond - This session will review basic and advanced functions of Zoom, a video conference tool that permits meeting with students and colleagues, recording lectures, providing demonstrations, and holding virtual office hours.  Zoom is a flexible and reliable platform to dynamically interact with students.  We will discuss best practices and learn about Zoom technology.  Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • August 5 - Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard - This session will describe how to create a Blackboard course that provides students with an organized and effective learning experience. We will discuss best practices for placing video in a Blackboard course. We will review other features as desired by those participating in the session. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

Workshop Sessions for Africana Studies
August 6

  • Teaching an Exemplary Hybrid Course - Identify strategies for creating a high-quality interactive course considering the challenges of the Fall semester. We will discuss best practices in hybrid course design, teaching strategies to maintain faculty presence with remote instruction, strategies to maintain student engagement, and methods to facilitate a social community in a hybrid class. Presenters: Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Dennis Fotia

  • Teaching with Blackboard - Review ways to use Blackboard to organize and deliver content and promote student learning in a hybrid course. This session will focus on instructor presence and using Blackboard to increase student interaction with course content. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • Teaching with Zoom - This session will review Zoom features for meeting with students and colleagues, recording lectures, providing demonstrations, and holding virtual office hours. Zoom is a flexible and reliable platform to dynamically interact with students and may be used for performance classes. We will discuss best practices and learn about Zoom technology to apply to your course needs. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • Technology to Improve Student Interaction and Promote Successful Learning Experiences - This session will discuss best practices for using technology to teach and promote student learning. We will review technology tools (apps and free web resources) that are beneficial for engaging students in course learning. After reviewing basic technology options, we will review more specific technologies based on the interests of session participants. Presenter: Kathy Klein

Special Training for Alternate Course Delivery

  • March 17, 20, 23 & 27 - Enabling Zoom in Blackboard - Zoom is a video conference system that may be integrated in Blackboard. Zoom promotes faculty and student collaboration and provides a reliable method to include guest lecturers or international speakers in our courses. The instructor will also go over how to record and manage your sessions. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • March 18 & 25 - Getting Started with Zoom - In this session learn the basics of getting started with using Zoom. Presenter: Mark Pezzota

  • March 18, 25, 31 & April 3 - Posting and Grading Course Assignments in Blackboard for Remote Student Submission - In this session we will review how to post and grade assignments in Blackboard that students can submit online and instructors can grade online. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 19 & 31 - Creating Tests in Blackboard - Blackboard’s test feature allows students to remotely take exams and quizzes anytime or anywhere. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

  • March 19 & 23 - Getting Started with Blackboard - In this session learn the basics of getting started with using Blackboard. Presenter: Tucker Rowlinson

  • March 19 & 26 - Organizing Course Content for Remote Or Online Delivery - In this session we will review posting and organizing course content materials online for students to access remotely. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 19 & 24 - Using Blackboard for Student Discussions - In this session, we will review ideas for promoting engaging student discussions without being face-to-face or when students and faculty are not together at the same time. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 20 - Recording Attendance and Grading Students Remotely In Blackboard - In this session we will review how to record attendance and use the Grade Center in Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 23 - Best Practices for Prerecording Lectures for Online Use - In this session, we will explore factors to consider when recording face-to-face lectures for students to view online. We will review using Zoom as a lecture capture tool and discuss other resources. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 23 - Help! Ideas to Continue Classes Off Campus - In this session we will review basic suggestions to keep students engaged and achieve learning outcomes.  We'll also discuss how to continue having a teaching presence in a virtual environment. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 24 - Ask the CLD Team Your Questions - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering learning experiences in an alternate format. Presenters: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotía & Kathy Klein

  • March 25 - A Multi-Modal Approach: Making Accessible Instructional Videos with Closed Captioning - This session will provide participants with a direct-hands on presentation of closed captioning. Included in the hour-long seminar is an overview of closed captioning with a focus on technical development, related legislation and examples of closed captioning tools. Participants will have opportunities to practice adding captioning to either existing videos or newly created videos followed by a question and answer period. Presenter: Shelly Meyers

  • March 26 - Moving Tests to Blackboard - In this session, we will review how to create quizzes, tests or exams on Blackboard. We will discuss options to maintain test integrity. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • March 27 - Using Groups in Zoom and Blackboard - In this session, we will review how to create student groups using Breakout Rooms in Zoom and Groups in Blackboard. We will discuss how creating groups in either system can enable active learning during synchronous meetings as well as outside of class time. Presenters: Dennis Fotía and Roberto Castillo

  • March 30 & April 2 - Moving Student Grades to Blackboard - In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students in the Blackboard Grade Center.  You will save time providing students with updated grading information that may have been done previously with paper or manual grading systems. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • March 30 & 31 - Using Blackboard Rubrics to Grade Effectively and Efficiently - In this session, we will discuss how to create a rubric in Blackboard that may be used to (a) reduce amount of time spent grading assignments, (b) communicate assignment expectations to students, (c) efficiently provide summative and formative feedback, and (d) promote fair and objective grading. Presenter: Kathy Klein

  • April 1 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video into your classroom or course can add dynamic and relevant content to assist you in meeting your intended student learning outcomes. In this session, the presenter will show how to upload videos to Blackboard as well as add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection and catalog as well as enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

  • April 2 - Ask Your Questions to the CLD Team - In this session, we will answer your questions about delivering courses remotely using online tools. If you have questions about how to transform a face-to-face class activity into a remote activity, join us for this session. Presenter: Roberto Castillo, Dennis Fotía & Kathy Klein

  • May 27 - Customizing the CLD Sample Syllabus - Did you know that each semester the Center for Learning Design provides sample syllabi specifically designed for Stockton faculty and teaching staff?  In this session, we will review the syllabi components and discuss customizing syllabi to fit your course needs.  The summer syllabi available at https://stockton.edu/ctld/resources.html are specifically designed for online course instruction. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

Overview of Best Teaching Practices: Getting Ready for Spring 2020

  • Jan 14 - Best Practices for Developing a Classroom Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing and teaching a traditional (face-to-face) course. We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 face-to-face course. Presenter: Kathy Klein.

  • Jan 15 -Best Practices for Developing a Hybrid Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing and teaching a hybrid or blended course (online and face-to-face sessions). We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 hybrid or blended course. Presenter: Roberto Castillo.

  • Jan 16 & May 13 -Best Practices for Developing an Online Course – This session will highlight best practices in developing, designing, delivering and teaching an online course. We will discuss important aspects of preparing your Spring 2020 online course. Presenter: Dennis Fotia.

Spring 2020 Professional Development

Teaching With Blackboard Series:

  • Jan 29 - Attendance and Grade Center - The Blackboard Attendance and Grade Center tools accurately maintain records of student attendance and grades. In this session, we will examine how the attendance tool works and integrates into the grade center. We will explore additional features such as creating and managing columns in the Grade Center. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia) 

  • Feb 12 – Blackboard Tests – Using Blackboard’s test feature for exams, quizzes and more reduces paper and permits assessment to occur anytime or anywhere. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. (Presenter: Kathy Klein) 

  • Feb 26 - File Management - This session will provide tips to organize and manage files in Blackboard to make course materials easier to find and use for faculty and students. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia) 

  • March 11- Rubrics - This session will explore best practices in using and creating rubrics to simplify the grading process and provide students with clear assignment expectations and useful feedback.  We will learn how to create and use a rubric in Blackboard. (Presenter: Kathy Klein) 

  • April 1 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video into your classroom or course can add dynamic and relevant content to assist you in meeting your intended student learning outcomes. In this session, the presenter will show how to upload videos to Blackboard as well as add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection and catalog as well as enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia) 

  • April 22 - Creating Tests in Blackboard - Consider using Blackboard's test feature to allows students to remotely take final exams, quizzes or tests. In this session, we will review how to create tests in Blackboard and use pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)

  • April 29 - Using the Blackboard Grade Center - In this session, you will learn how to make grades available on demand to students in the Blackboard Grade Center. You will save time providing students with updated grading information that may have been done previously with paper or manual grading systems. Presenter: Dennis Fotía

  • May 18 - What's New in Blackboard? - In this session, we will review improvements and changes to the latest version of Blackboard. Presenter: Dennis Fotia

Teaching With Technology Series:

  • Feb 5 - Qualtrics - The instructor will discuss best practices when designing a survey and go over the basics in survey creation in Qualtrics. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo) 

  • Feb 19 - Discussion Tools - This session will explore discussion tools that faculty/teaching staff may use to promote more dynamic discussions and keep students engaged with learning activities.  (Presenter: Roberto Castillo) 

  • March 4 - Zoom - This session reviews Zoom which is a video conference system that may be integrated in Blackboard. Zoom promotes faculty and student collaboration and provides a reliable method to include guest lecturers or international speakers in our courses. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)

  • March 25 - A Multi-Modal Approach: Making Accessible Instructional Videos with Closed Captioning - This session will provide participants with a direct-hands on presentation of closed captioning. Included in the hour-long seminar is an overview of closed captioning with a focus on technical development, related legislation and examples of closed captioning tools. Participants will have opportunities to practice adding captioning to either existing videos or newly created videos followed by a question and answer period. (Presenter: Shelly Meyers) 

  • May 20 - Zoom: Beyond the Basics - Zoom videoconferencing is useful for live, interactive learning sessions. Additional features in Zoom such as Breakout Rooms and Polling may increase student engagement and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss these advanced features and best practices when conducting online Zoom classes. Presenter: Roberto Castillo

Fall 2019 Professional Development

Teaching with Blackboard Series

  • Nov 14 - Rubrics - This session will explore best practices in using and creating rubrics to simplify the grading process and provide students with clear assignment expectations and useful feedback.  We will learn how to create and use a rubric in Blackboard. (Presenter: Shelly Meyers)

  • Sep 19 - Attendance and Grade Center - The Blackboard Attendance and Grade Center tools accurately maintain records of student attendance and grades. In this session, we will examine how the attendance tool works and integrates into the grade center. We will explore additional features such as creating and managing columns in the Grade Center. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia)

  • Oct 2 & 17 - Tests & Surveys - Deploying tests and surveys digitally can reduce paper and allow assessment to occur anytime or anywhere. In this session, the presenter will show how to create tests and surveys in Blackboard and how to make them accessible to students using pedagogical best practices to promote reliable and secure assessment. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia & Roberto Castillo)

  • Oct 3 - Video in Blackboard - Integrating video into your classroom or course can add dynamic and relevant content to assist you in meeting your intended student learning outcomes. In this session, the presenter will show how to upload videos to Blackboard as well as add links to video content from the library’s Films on Demand collection and catalog as well as enable students to upload videos securely within Blackboard. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia)

  • Oct 31 & Nov 4 - Turnitin - It is a plagiarism detection tool that can be used to improve student writing. The instructor will show how to create a Turnitin Assignment as well as a Turnitin Revision Assignment, how to access student papers, review for similarity and grade them using Turnitin’s GradeMark. (Presenter: Dennis Fotia)

Teaching with Technology Series.

  • Nov 20 - Google Suite - This session will introduce Google Suite (G Suite). We will explore apps/tools available in G Suite to consider opportunities available to improve teaching and learning practices. We will focus on ways to work smarter not harder. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)

  • Sep 11 - Polling - This session will introduce polling tools that faculty/teaching staff may use to create interactive, real-time assessment measures and keep students engaged with meaningful, interactive learning activities.  Make your next class more engaging by learning about polling technology. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)

  • Sep 25 - Video Tools and Resources - This session will explore ways to locate, create, curate and share video content with students. We will explore tools that allow us to promote student engagement and interaction with video content. (Presenter: Kathy Klein)

  • Sep 30 - Best Practices with PowerPoint - Learn best practices for creating an effective PowerPoint presentation that supports you and engages students. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)

  • Oct 9 - Zoom - This session reviews Zoom which is a video conference system that may be integrated in Blackboard. Zoom promotes faculty and student collaboration and provides a reliable method to include guest lecturers or international speakers in our courses. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)

  • Oct 23 - Qualtrics - The instructor will discuss best practices when designing a survey and go over the basics in survey creation in Qualtrics. (Presenter: Roberto Castillo)

  • Nov 6 - ePortfolios - The instructor will discuss best practice when using portfolios (Presenter: Shelly Meyers)

Week of Teaching (Nov 4 - 7, 2019)

Nov 4

9:00 am to 9:30 am - Classroom Policies that Promote Equity and Learning presented by Nancy Reddy

9:55 am to 12:35 pm - Teaching & Research with Surveys (Qualtrics)  presented by Roberto Castillo

  • 9:55 am to 11:10 am - Best Practices in Survey Creation 
  • 11:20 am to 12:35 pm - Analyzing Responses in Qualtrics 

12:45 pm to 2:00 pm - Assessing Student Learning: Using Bb Grade Center presented by Dennis Fotia

Poster presentations at the following times:

  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Faculty Cohort Professional Development: Lilly Conference  (Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein)
  • 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm - Best Practices in Syllabus Design: Stockton Syllabus Template  (Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Guia Calicdan-Apostle)
  • 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Creative, Academic Use of Music in the 21st Century Classroom (Maria Castillo)

Nov 5

Poster presentations at the following times:

  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Project-Based and Experiential Learning (Diane Holtzman and Ellen Kraft)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Best Practices in Syllabus Design: Stockton Syllabus Template  (Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Guia Calicdan-Apostle)
  • 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Faculty Cohort Professional Development: Lilly Conference  (Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein)

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Empowerment Infographics (Guia Calicdan-Apostle).

2:30 pm to 4:20 pm - Drop-in sessions with Center for Learning Design (CLD) staff (Kathy Klein, Dennis Fotia & Roberto Castillo) Explore and discuss a variety of course design and delivery topics.  Stop in and stay as long as you want.

Nov 6

9:55 am to 11:10 am - Student Engagement presented by Kathy Klein

11:30 am 12:30 pm - e-Portfolios presented by Shelly Myers 

2:10 pm to 3:25 pm - Effective Online Teaching presented by Dennis Fotia

Poster presentations at the following times:

  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Best Practices in Syllabus Design: Stockton Syllabus Template  (Kathy Klein, Roberto Castillo, & Guia Calicdan-Apostle)
  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Faculty Cohort Professional Development: Lilly Conference  (Dennis Fotia & Kathy Klein)

Nov 7

11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Increase Student Engagement with Polling presented by Roberto Castillo

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Roundtable Discussion about Teaching & Learning Topics hosted by Kathy Klein

  • Course Design: Create or Revise Your Course - June 11
  • Zoom in June - June 18 & 19
  • Designing an Exemplary Course Summer Institute - July 10, 17 & 24
  • Using Blackboard for Course Design and Delivery - August 29
  • Teaching Block Party - May 16
  • Week of teaching - March 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • Qualtrics Training - April 9, 10, 30 & May 1
  • Blackboard Grade Center - April 30 & May 1