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.

Students At-Risk

Rethinking Support for At-Risk Students

Summer 2017

The purpose of this program is to provide educators with methods and tools to identify academically at-risk students and to provide them with effective interventions that improve student success.

The CTLT is hosting a one-day workshop this summer. This workshop is available to faculty of all ranks (tenure, full, and part-time lectures). A $300 stipend is available to those who complete the program.

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Quality Online Teaching Academy

Quality Online Teaching Academy


Faculty seeking to enhance their skills designing and teaching rigorous, engaging, and effective online courses are invited to apply to join the 2017-18 Quality Online Teaching Academy cohort. This is a comprehensive professional development experience that leads to an online course ready to be scheduled. The Academy consists of an integrated series of workshops along with a learning community experience for a collaborative and supportive experience with colleagues. Participants are eligible for a $6,000 stipend. Deadline for application is Friday June 16.

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Intro to Online Teaching & Learning

July 10 - august 5 (fully online)

Launching a successful online or hybrid course starts long before the first day of class, and engages practices and pedagogies that are slightly different than the face-to-face environment. This fully online four-week workshop focuses on the foundations of online pedagogy, content delivery, and assessment, with a focus on engaging students with timely and effective contact and collaborative learning activities. A $1200 stipend is available to those instructors who complete this online with an 80% score or higher, and who also complete the final learning unit creation project.

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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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Writing Groups

Grant Development Writing Group: Undergraduate Research

Summer 2017

Do your goals for Summer 2017 include the development of grant proposals to support research experiences for undergraduates (REUs), course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURES), and/or other undergraduate research related projects? 

The first meeting of the group is planned to occur during the week of M 6/26. Please sign-up to indicate your interest by W 6/21.

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faculty in the new faculty orientation

Save the Date: New Faculty Orientation

September 6, 2017

All Cal Poly instructors are invited to attend our annual New Faculty Orientation (NFO) each September, where they can meet colleagues from across campus, hear from a panel of second year faculty, engage in brief overview seminars for getting started, and access campus resources through the resource fair. 

large lecture hall

"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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New CTLT - 319

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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