Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Equity in Practice Symposium

About the “Equity in Practice” Symposium

The Center for the Advancement for Faculty Excellence (CAFE), the Office of Student Success, Equity and Innovation (OSS), and Institutional Research, Planning, and Analytics (IRPA) invite the campus community to join us at the Equity in Practice Symposium. We will celebrate CPP's progress towards student success, share effective practices, and spread the word about campus resources. We’ll also present the Wall of COOL 2024 awards!

When: Friday, April 19, 2024
Where:
In person at Kellogg West

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Agenda at a Glance

📅 Symposium Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time Item or Session
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast & Networking
9:00 – 9:15 Plenary Welcome: CAFE, OSS, and IRPA
9:15 – 9:45 Plenary Speaker Desdemona Cardoza, CSU Chancellor's Office: The Course Equity Portal: A Tool to Inspire Faculty to Create More Inclusive and Equitable Learning Environments for All Students
10:00 – 11:30 Faculty & Staff Concurrent Session Presentations: 20-Minute Talks and 5-Minute Lightning Talks
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 CAFE’s Wall of COOL Presentations over Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Faculty & Staff Poster Session
2:15 – 3:00 Plenary Speaker David Webb, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy UC Davis: Course Structure for Equity, based on Webb & Paul (2023)
3:15 – 3:30 Call to Action and Conclusion: CAFE, OSS, and IRPA
3:45 – finish Informal Gathering at Innovation Brewworks (No-host bar)

Detailed Program

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast & Networking

Location: Kellogg West Downstairs Lobby

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome Address: CAFE, OSS, & IRPA

Location: Auditorium
Format: Plenary

9:15am - 9:45am

The Course Equity Portal: A Tool to Inspire Faculty to Create More Inclusive and Equitable Learning Environments for All Students

Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Desdemona Cardoza
Format: Plenary

10:05am - 10:25am

Transfer Success: Paving the Way for Men of Color Transfer Students

Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Reggie Robles, Male Success Initiatives
Format: Breakout session

10:05am - 10:25am

Beyond Enrollment: Fostering Inclusive Environments at CPP

Location: Mountain Vista room
Presenters: Jeanette Baez, Institutional Research, Planning, & Analytics; Rachel Camacho and Armando Madrid, Student Affairs
Format: Breakout session

10:05am - 10:25am

Fostering Student Success through Student Leaders

Location: Campus Vista room
Presenters: Mayra Chacon and Tatiana Pedroza, Student Support & Equity Programs
Format: Breakout session

10:30am - 10:50am

Supporting All STEM Students Via Faculty Professional Development Focused on Student Motivation

Location: Auditorium
Presenters: Paul Beardsley, Center for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching; Sanaa Saykali, Mathematics & Statistics; Laurie Starkey, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Format: Breakout session

10:30am - 10:50am

Making the Grade: Specifications Grading as Equity Practice

Location: Mountain Vista room
Presenter: Evan Ware, Music
Format: Breakout session

10:30am - 10:50am

Interactive Pedagogy for 3D-Optimization Challenges in Engineering: A Focus on Student Comprehension

Location: Campus Vista room
Presenter: Erick Zelaya and Eric Davis, Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence
Format: Breakout session

10:55am - 11:25am

5-Minute Lighning Talks, Group A

Location: Auditorium
Format: Breakout sessions

  1. Fostering Inclusive Excellence and Belonging in Nurturing Educational Environments
    Bharti Sharma, Biological Sciences
  2. Teaching as Transformative Practice: A Critical Discussion About Co-Constructing Knowledge in the Classroom
    Marisol Diaz, Early Childhood Studies; Joselyn Segundo; Fatima Ibanez
  3. The Role of Peer Mentors
    Richard Kallan, Communication
  4. Fostering Equity in Education Through Collaborative Learning: The Symphony of Teamwork
    Christine Lee-Song, Music
  5. Equitable Approaches to Homework Assignments
    Pezhman Hassanpour, Mechanical Engineering

10:55am - 11:25am

5-Minute Lighning Talks, Group B

Location: Mountain Vista room
Format: Breakout sessions

  1. Nurturing a Classroom Ecology to Improve Engagement, Support, and Success in Your Classroom
    Eliud Partida, Education
  2. NSF CURE Project: Closing Achievement Gaps in Core Undergraduate Civil Engineering Courses
    Sunai Kim, Civil Engineering
  3. Critical Career Readiness: Preparing Students to Enter and Transform the Professional World through a Flipped Classroom
    Dana Marshall, Communication
  4. AI Applications across Contexts
    Dana Marshall, Communication
  5. Engaging Students in Course Content with Multi-Media Learning Objects
    Jodye Selco, Center for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching/Chemistry

10:55am - 11:25am

5-Minute Lighning Talks, Group C

Location: Campus Vista room
Format: Breakout sessions

  1. The Flexible Course
    Sarah Wallin-Huff, Music
  2. Developing a Sense of Belonging in a First Year Course
    Estela Ballon and Will Cowan, Liberal Studies
  3. Feeling Like a Writer: How Can Writing Teachers Help Students Recognize Their Distinct Writing Identities?
    Karen Trujillo, English & Modern Languages
  4. The Effects of Active Learning on Motivation Among a Diverse Student Population: Mixed Methods Action Research
    Stephanie Marin-Rothman, Biological Sciences
  5. Engaging Learners with a Growth Mindset
    Michi Fu Psychology

11:30am - 12:45pm

Lunch

Location: Kellogg West Dining Room

12:00pm - 12:30pm

CAFE's Wall of COOL Awards Ceremony

Location: Kellogg West Dining Room
Presenter: Hyeryung Hwang
Format: Plenary

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Faculty & Staff Poster Session

Location: Kellogg West Downstairs Lobby

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Course Structure for Equity

Location: Auditorium
Presenter: David Webb, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy UC Davis
Format: Plenary

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Call to Action and Conclusion: CAFE, OSS, & IRPA

Location: Auditorium

3:45pm - finish

Optional: Informal Gathering to Continue the Conversation (no-host bar)

Location: Innovation BrewWorks

Presenter Information

A Powerpoint is available for presenters doing any of the concurrent session presentations. Download the Powerpoint Sample (pptx) and edit it with your content or download the Powerpoint Template (potx) which can be loaded into Powerpoint using Powerpoint's personal template feature. View instructions for how to use a custom Powerpoint personal template in Microsoft's Support site.

Poster presenters are encouraged to use this Poster Template (ppt) to create your posters. View the example poster (ppt) for an idea of how to utilize the template. If you would like CAFE to print your poster for you, please return your completed poster file no later than April 3.

Contact Victoria Bhavsar for questions.