Faculty Center and eLearning

Programs and Events

Faculty Day: Thursday April 18!

Faculty Day is our traditional celebration of Cal Poly Pomona faculty, an event for pure enjoyment. All faculty - full-time, part-time, retired, new, and all in between - are cordially invited to enjoy lunch, music and salsa dancing lessons provided by Cal Poly Pomona students, gifts and goodies, and time with colleagues.

Note our location this year: We will be in the beautiful lawn area behind Building 1, near the stream and native riparian plantings brought to us by Project Blue.

faculty enjoying lunch at Faculty Day 2018 faculty chatting at Faculty Day 2018

"Do the Flip!" Workshop

Have you considered flipping your class to make room for active learning in class? 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! Register by April 12.

Our popular workshop will be offered in two formats this year:

  • A half-day in-person workshop (choose your preferred session, either 8:30 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm), with more robust required post-workshop content online. This workshop is offered at Cal Poly Pomona on Friday, April 19, 2019.
  • A full-day in-person workshop, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, with only basic required follow-up activities, hosted at
    • Cal State LA on Friday, April 26, 2019
    • San Jose State University on Friday, May 31, 2019

Faculty will receive a $250 stipend for completing the workshop, the follow-up activities, and a lesson plan. Upon completion, faculty are eligible to apply for a stipend in Summer 2019 to develop a partial or full flip of an undergraduate course to be taught in Fall 2019.

Note that while you can attend any of the three workshops, travel support is not provided.

Priority deadline for the workshops at Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona is April 12, 2019, but the sooner you apply, the better. For questions please contact Victoria Bhavsar ( vbhavsar@cpp.edu).

Motivate Students through “Belonging” - Part 3

Students say that a very important thing their faculty can do is to "help motivate them." Feeling as if you "belong" in a place helps motivate people to engage in the activities of the place. Faculty can do a lot to help students feel that they belong in our classrooms, but how do we know we're doing the best things?

This brown bag discussion will focus on assessing the success of classroom strategies to enhance belonging while not undermining academic rigor. Although we'll talk primarily from the perspective of STEM classrooms, faculty from all disciplines are warmly invited.

Choose from two dates: Tuesday April 23, 12:00-12:50 pm or Wednesday April 24, 12:00-12:50 pm. Please bring your lunch; snacks and drinks will be available.

This event is part of the NSF-funded PASSION Project (Polytechnic for All: STEM Success via an Inclusive Institution).

Statistical Analysis Workshop for Faculty & Graduate Students

Dr. Jae Min Jung, International Business & Marketing, offers a special hands-on seminar for Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) using the SmartPLS software. If your research has presented you with situations such as:

  • Your data do not exhibit a normal distribution; thus, you cannot use regular structural equation modeling
  • Your model is complex with a mix of reflective and formative scales
  • Your sample size is small (less than 100) or very large (more than 800)
  • You have many variables that are measured by a single item
  • You want to examine relationships among variables wherein dependent variables serve as independent variables in a web of networks

then this seminar will be of interest to you.

You will need to bring your own laptop with SmartPLS installed. Please register to get information on how to get SmartPLS. For questions about PLS-SEM, please contact Jae Min Jung ( jmjung@cpp.edu).

For questions about logistics, please contact Victoria Bhavsar ( vbhavsar@cpp.edu). We will provide power strips. Please bring your own lunch; small snacks and drinks will be available.