Faculty Center and eLearning

Programs and Events

Write on Site: Friday Mornings

Do you find it hard to carve out time for your scholarly and creative writing? Well, join the crowd at “Write on Site” in Fall 2019.

There’s no pressure. There’s no workshop. There’s no shame. We’re just gonna sit and write! Bring your own laptop and power cord. Buy yourself a coffee or Jamba juice. Sit down and enjoy the focused time surrounded by the buzz of energy from others who are also working on their own scholarly or creative projects.

Register to get a reminder email/calendar invite every Wednesday.

Book Discussion Group: “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do”

Stanford professor of psychology and MacArthur Fellow Jennifer Eberhardt explores bias. In a clear, compelling book combining neuroscience, sociological research, and personal experience, Dr. Eberhardt explains why human beings are biased and how we can consciously ensure that our biases lead not to injustices but to understanding.

The group is limited to 9 participants. The Faculty Center will provide the book; drinks are on your own. Please plan to attend at least three of the sessions and stay the full time so we can have good discussion.

Wall of COOL Call for Applications

Call for Self-Nominations for the 2020 Wall of COOL: Nominate your course for the 2020 Wall of COOL award! This competitive award from eLearning recognizes excellent courses that effectively use technology to enhance student learning and success. Courses of any format – online, hybrid, or technology-enhanced face-to-face – are eligible. Any faculty member or faculty team is eligible. See our Call for Nominations for more details and the form. Nominations are due Sept 20, 2019.

Creating Online & Hybrid Courses Short Workshop

eLearning presents a short, active introduction to creating effective online and hybrid courses in any discipline. We’ll cover course organization, student engagement, tools for grading, and accessibility for all students

Do the Flip! How to flip your class

Have you considered flipping your class to make room for active learning? Are you interested to learn what it takes to create flipped lesson plans, and what resources are available? Have you heard about flipping and want to find out what this is all about? “Do the Flip!” is for YOU!

This interactive workshop will give you a process to use, an overview of campus resources available, and also time to make some progress in flipping your class. Presented by Dr. Victoria Bhavsar, Director of the Faculty Center.

Blackboard Mastery Seminar 2019

Blackboard Mastery Seminar is a 2-day intensive experience to take users from Blackboard novices to experts. Topics covered range from a basic introduction of Blackboard at CPP all the way to using some of Blackboard's most advanced features, with best practices thrown in along the way. This highly interactive, hands-on workshop will significantly increase your efficiency and effectiveness in using Blackboard to support your students' success.