Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

News & Events

News & EvetnsThe CTLT offers a rich variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year. This page includes information about upcoming events as well as other campus opportunities. We welcome all Cal Poly educators (faculty at all ranks and staff with an educational role) to attend and participate.

For more information and to register for an event, click on the corresponding entries, see our Calendar of Events, or contact the CTLT directly. If you would like to promote a teaching/learning themed event or opportunity to the Cal Poly campus through the CTLT, please contact us.

Please check our Calendar of Events for a list of events, dates, and times.

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New(er) Faculty Community Breakfast

Mar. 24    9-11 am

Newer faculty at all ranks are invited to the Winter Quarter Community Breakfast 9-11 am in the Library room 209 on Friday, March 24, the last day of Finals Week. This is an opportunity for you to connect with recently hired colleagues from across campus as well as to learn about important topics and key resources essential to your professional success at Cal Poly. 

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PolyLearn Gradebook Walk-in Support

March 16, 2017

The PolyLearn Gradebook is a complex tool that can be modified to fit each instructor's needs. If you would like a PolyLearn Support person to review your Gradebook and provide guidance, please drop by during the following times:

  • Thursday, March 16, from 11am - 1pm, 35-202a
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5 Habits to Create More Accessible Word Documents

April 25,& June 7, 2017

Do you want to make more accessible Word documents for your students but you don't have the time? Come to this workshop and learn how to incorporate 5 habits into your document creation workflow to alleviate 90% of accessibility problems without adding to your document creation time. Instructor, Luanne Fose, will help you make the "magic" happen on either Tuesday, April 25 or Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 12:10-1:00 PM in the CTLT Large Conference Room (Kennedy Library, 319b).

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Service Learning Expo

Mar 13, 2017

Service Learning Faculty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year will present the Service Learning Expo of course redesign proposals from 12-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E29.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum

Due Mar 27, 2017

CTLT and OUDI are partnering for a second year to offer Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum program for you. The program creates a cohort of colleagues who will deepen their knowledge of diversity principles and expand their repertoire of inclusive teaching practices.

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Book Circles

Spring Book Circles

Spring 2017

Four book circles are available this Spring! They are open to all Cal Poly educators and participants who commit to full participation (three one-hour meetings a week apart) will receive a copy of their selected book. Titles are:

  • The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You and How to Get Good at It (Kelly McGonigal)
  • The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (Sara Rose Cavanaugh)

Two are books in preparation for Winona LaDuke's visit to campus this quarter through the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity: 

  • The Winona LaDuke Chronicles (Winona LaDuke)
  • Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming & Claiming (Winona LaDuke)

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"Reinventing The Large Lecture" Learning Community

2016 - 2017

Large lectures present instructors with distinctive challenges when they strive to embrace Cal Poly's "Learn by Doing" pedagogical commitment. Is it feasible to include active learning, student engagement, collaboration, and frequent feedback in support of student learning in large lectures? Many innovative scholars have shown that it is not only feasible but quite effective. Stipends available.

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"Teaching Sustainability Across the Curriculum" Learning Community

2016 - 2017

Did you know that Cal Poly has "Sustainability Learning Objectives" necessary for all university graduates? If you are an educator who understands the importance of educating the next generation about sustainability principles and are interested in weaving sustainability principles in your course(s), this learning community is for you. Stipends available.

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"Teaching Today's American Students" Learning Community

2016 - 2017

This is for educators who find it challenging to provide an effective learning experience for today's students. It is particularly well-suited for international faculty as well as anyone else seeking to connect better with American students. We will focus on achieving high success in student learning through activities based on community members' needs. Teaching will be central but we can also address other aspects of faculty life such as research, service, and life in the area. Stipends available.

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"Online and Hybrid Course Design and Instruction" Learning Community

2016 - 2017

Hybrid and online course design offers new and exciting ways to engage students beyond the lecture model, and deliver flexible learning opportunities for students as well as instructors. In addition, developing a hybrid course is excellent preparation for transitioning it into a quality fully online course. Stipends available.

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CTLT Has Moved to 3rd Floor of Kennedy Library (35-319)

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology has moved upstairs in Kennedy Library to new offices in 35-319, where we share space with Academic Programs and Planning. Our new space includes a private consultation room and a conference room. Drop by and say hello! Our instructional space remains in 35-202a for the near future but we are developing plans to renovate our old office space (35-209) for our new instructional space in the coming year. 

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