Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Programs and Events

Summer 2021 Professional Development for Inclusive Polytechnic Education

Cal Poly Pomona is providing significant, paid professional development opportunities for faculty in Summer 2021 as we prepare to safely return to campus in Fall 2021. CAFE is excited to provide a variety of options, all of which will allow you to make progress on your own courses while learning new tools and teaching strategies. Multiple stipends are available for completing more than one program. Please see below for information about all options.

To Register:
You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey for all options.

For more information about the Canvas transition including course migration from Blackboard to Canvas, please see the Canvas Transition page. Note that starting with Fall 2021, Canvas will be the campus LMS and Blackboard will no longer be available to use with students.

Please see below for a side-by-side comparison table.

Canvas Champions “Introduction to Teaching with Canvas”

A 2-week asynchronous course facilitated by faculty who are experienced Canvas users. Work on your fall courses while learning Canvas basics such as navigating Canvas, using the most popular Canvas tools, communicating with students in Canvas, grading in Canvas, and creating accessible instructional materials in Canvas.

Stipend $500 upon completion.

To Register: You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey for all options.

Canvas Champions workshop series

Series of five synchronous 1-hr workshops offered by faculty who are experienced Canvas users. Learning Canvas basics such as navigating Canvas, using the most popular Canvas tools, communicating with students in Canvas, grading in Canvas, and creating accessible instructional materials in Canvas.

Stipend $500 upon participating in all five workshops and providing evidence of course development (e.g. screenshots).

To Register: Please visit Canvas Champions workshops.

CAFE Equitable & Inclusive Hybrid & Flipped Course Design

This CAFE-created 3-week bichronous (synchronous & asynchronous) course will focus on strategies for offering hybrid courses. Cal Poly Pomona "hybrid" courses are a blend of face-to-face-in-person and remote learning, whether the remote part is synchronous or asynchronous. We'll emphasize "flipping" the classroom as a productive strategy — offering students structured out-of-class content acquisition, while using precious class time for active learning. You will build out your fall classes.

Stipend $1500 upon completion.

To Register: You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey for all options.

ACUE Micro-credentials

More than 200 CPP faculty have already participated in ACUE and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Six or seven asynchronous modules in each microcredential offer new ideas and require reflection. Click the link for each program title to see content details. Completion deadlines are strictly observed.

Stipend $1500 upon completion of each microcredential, plus an ACE-endorsed microcredential. (If you have previously completed a particular microcredential, e.g. if you completed Active Learning Online last year, you cannot retake it.) Limited spots available, first come first served.

To Register: You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey for all options.

Chancellor’s Office Quality Assurance Courses

Several options for asynchronous, facilitated courses that focus on creating high-quality online and hybrid classes using the CSU's own Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) or the Quality Matters (QM) frameworks. Completion deadlines are strictly observed within each course.

Stipend $1500 upon completion, plus certificate, for each course. (If you have previously completed a particular course, e.g. if you completed Improving Your Online Course at some point, you cannot retake it.) Limited spots available, first come first served.

To Register: See schedule, more details, and register at the Chancellor's Office Quality Assurance Program.

  Canvas Champions “Introduction to Teaching with Canvas” Canvas Champions workshop series CAFE Equitable & Inclusive Hybrid & Flipped Course Design ACUE Micro-credentials Chancellor’s Office Quality Assurance Courses
Format

Asynchronous, facilitated, with optional synchronous discussions

Synchronous

Bichronous (includes both synchronous & asynchronous work)

Asynchronous, facilitated, with optional synchronous discussions

Asynchronous, facilitated

Time frame

2 weeks. Multiple options June – August 14.

As set by Champions

July 6 – 31

July 6 - Aug 13, week of Aug. 14-20 if needed to finish

3 weeks. Various options July 5 – 25 and July 26 – Aug. 15

Time required

~4 hours per week for material. Additional time to work on your own courses.

Complete series of 5, 1-hr to 75-min workshops. Additional time to work on your own courses.

2 synchronous, 1-hr meetings/wk for 6 hours total synchronous. 3-4 hr asynchronous work per week for 9-12 hours total asynchronous. 16-20 hr total.

Approximately 2 hours per week, 16-20 hr total

Completion deadlines strictly observed.

Approx. 5-6 hours per week, 15-18 hr total.

Completion deadlines strictly observed.

Deliverable

Built-in small activities and quizzes, marked “Done/not done.” Complete 90% to pass.

Workshop participation records and screenshots of completed Canvas activities.

First two modules or weeks of one fall course. Learning objectives & draft ideas for activities for remaining modules. Self-assess course design with rubrics.

Each module requires a short reflection which must pass criteria available in a simple rubric.

Complete all activities, which include short quizzes and discussion board postings that reflect on your class and offer feedback to other participants.

Stipend*

$500

$500

$1500 and certificate of completion

$1500 and ACE-endorsed microcredential certificate

$1500 and certificate of completion

Creator

@One Educators, adapted by the CAFE team

CAFE team & Canvas champions

Cal Poly Pomona CAFE team

Association of College & University Educators

Chancellors Office in assoc. w/ Quality Matters

Facilitator

Faculty Canvas Champions

Faculty Canvas Champions

CAFE team

Faculty facilitators

Chancellor's Office

Meant for

Anyone

Anyone

Basic to intermediate

Intermediate to advanced

Basic to intermediate

Focus

Technology competence

Technology competence

Technology competence and pedagogical design

Pedagogical strategy

Pedagogical strategy

Registration Link

You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey.

Canvas Champions workshops

You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey.

You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey.

Chancellor's Office Quality Assurance Program

* Documented completion required for stipends. Stipends will be available later in Fall semester; CAFE cannot predict when any individual stipend will be paid. We ask your patience as we work with Payroll.

How do I register?

You should have received a personalized email with a link to a registration survey for all options.

Where is the funding coming from?

Funding is provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Who is eligible to participate?

Tenure line faculty, lecturers, graduate teaching assistants, and faculty in the FERP program are eligible. Faculty must be scheduled to teach in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

How many programs can I do?

We recommend doing one Canvas training and no more than two other programs. Multiple stipends are available for doing multiple programs.

How long do the programs run?

Recognizing that a restful summer is needed following the very challenging 2020-2021 year, offerings are only 2-3 weeks long with the exception of the ACUE microcredentials.

What else do you have?

Other resources include:

  • Instructional design consultations upon request
  • Informal Faculty Zooms: Watch announcements in Victoria Bhavsar's weekly emails and at Programs & Events
  • Studio 6 for Canvas (and Blackboard) and other learning technology support
  • Email canvas@cpp.edu for Canvas help at Cal Poly Pomona
  • Tier 1 24/7 support from Canvas, beginning July 1

Other Programs and Events

Faculty Zoom Sessions

Multiple dates & times: Online via Zoom

These are informal discussions about whatever attendees want to talk about. Sometimes I’ll suggest a topic or we’ll have special guests. Other times, we talk about teaching ideas and solutions, I can give a little bit of tech help, or we just hang out.

No registration needed, just click the link to join in.

Orientation for New or Returning Lecturers

Week of Aug. 16: Hyflex (Face to face/Zoom/Canvas)

Lecturer Orientation is a great opportunity to be introduced to or get a refresh about available resources at CPP, as well as meet colleagues and get connected. Lecturer Orientation this Fall will be hyflex - you can choose to participate face to face on campus, synchronously via Zoom, or asynchronously and complete a few deliverables on your own time. A small stipend is available for completing orientation.

  • Interested lecturers should contact Victoria Bhavsar directly for the registration link and details. Due to California regulations, only those faculty invited to participate receive the exact time and agenda.
  • Topics covered will include teaching strategies for equity and inclusion, CFA and the faculty contract, and payroll. Resources and activities will be placed in a Canvas course.