News & Events
The 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.
Accessible Document Design
October 16 - November 29 (10 workshops)
The CTLT is dedicated to helping faculty create accessible course materials. This workshop will help you design an accessible Word document and convert to accessible PDF. Bring your own laptop for this hands-on guided 90-minute workshop.
ZOOM Video Conferencing Software Workshops
November 8, 2017
Do you know about Zoom – Cal Poly's new video conferencing software? Zoom is now available to all Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff. Zoom allows for video, audio, and screen sharing between up to 200 participants. It can be used from any computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, and it works on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Any Cal Poly user can schedule and initiate a video or audio meeting, allowing Zoom to be used for any online meeting, whether between two or many people. You have never dealt with a web conferencing tool that is this easy! The screen sharing feature for collaborating on projects from a distance is also awesome! Join instructor, Luanne Fose, in the CTLT classroom (Kennedy Library, Room 209) on November 8 and learn how to set Zoom up for your next meeting, office hour, collaborative project, or synchronous class.
Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Program
November 13, 2017
Textbooks represent a significant expense for our students, but the good news is there are ways you can help make their education more affordable. If you would like to learn how to reduce textbook costs for your students, join this session. The Affordable Learning Solutions: Introduction to Open and Affordable Resources session will take place on November 13, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in CTLT’s Teaching and Learning Commons (Kennedy Library, Room 209). You will increase your awareness of the breadth of affordable and open resources and explore how to incorporate them into your courses. The session is the first stage in a program designed to support faculty and lower-cost educational materials (stipends available).
Rethinking Support for At-Risk Students
Dec. 14, 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 on Thursday, Dec. 14. This workshop is available to faculty of all ranks (tenure, full, and part-time lectures). Lunch provided.
"Reinventing The Large Lecture" Learning Community
Academic Year 2017-18
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.
"Teaching Sustainability Across the Curriculum" Learning Community
academic year 2017-18
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.
"Teaching Today's American Students" Learning Community
academic year 2017-18
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.
"Online and Hybrid Course Design and Instruction" Learning Community
academic year 2017-18
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.
CTLT Has Moved to 3rd Floor of Kennedy Library (35-319)
The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology has a new location, moving upstairs in Kennedy Library to 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.