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CTLT educational development staff members have deep knowledge on a broad range of topics that support campus educators' student engagement and achievement goals. Our "Workshops by Request" provide more opportunities for sessions tailored to departmental or unit priorities.

A "Workshop By Request" can be requested by departments chairs/heads, deans or associate deans, or a faculty member representing a minimum of five additional faculty colleagues. Requesters are invited to arrange with CTLT staff a specific workshop session on topics of broad appeal at a time and place most convenient for interested participants.

The list of workshops below are topics that are of particular interest to many departments. More will be added over time. Custom workshop can also be created. Inquire with the CTLT to discuss the best option for your department or unit.

  • Sessions are generally 50 minutes; longer sessions are possible based on conversations with the facilitator.
  • Scheduling is first come, first served based on CTLT staff availability.
  • When possible, we recommend scheduling a session at least one quarter before the desired date.

Our workshops are grouped by theme (some workshops may appear in more than one theme). Click on a theme to see full workshop descriptions and to make a request. Or go directly to the Workshops By Request request form page here.

Workshops: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Instruction

- Transparent Teaching for Equity and Inclusion

- Addressing Microaggressions in the Classroom

- Providing Equitable Academic Support

- Making Textbooks More Affordable

- Creating Accessible Documents

- Creating Accessible Canvas Content

Workshops:  Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

- Creating Accessible Documents

- Creating Accessible Canvas Content

- Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

Workshops: Writing, Assessment, and Academic Integrity

- Teaching Students to Write in your Discipline

- Faculty Writing Retreats 

- Alternative Assessments for Equity and Inclusion 

- Course Design for Academic Integrity: Principles and Practices 

- Turning on TurnItIn: The Ethical Responsibilities of Using Text Matching Services

Workshops: Canvas

- Introduction to Canvas

- Content Creation in Canvas

- Communications Tools in Canvas

- Assessment Tools in Canvas

- PolyLearn Course Content Migration into Canvas

- Four Ways to Put Your Syllabus in Canvas

- Creating Accessible Canvas Content

Workshops: Online Instruction

- The Cal Poly Pathway to Online or Hybrid Teaching

- Myths, Opportunities & Unicorns of Teaching Online

Workshops: Refining Teaching and Learning

- Crafting Better Course Learning Outcomes

- The Power of Formative Feedback

- Fostering Students' “Growth Mindset”

- The Promising Course Syllabus

- Is Anyone Listening? Countermeasures for Distracted Students

- Designing Class Discussions For Improved Engagement

- Making Day 1 More Meaningful and Productive

Workshops: Program Assessment Skills

- Program Learning Outcomes

- Program Curriculum Mapping

- Preparing Program Assessment Plans

- Direct Evidence for Program Assessment

- Indirect Evidence for Program Assessment

- Closing the Loop: Making Sense of Assessment Findings for Improvement

Workshops: Faculty Professional Development

- Developing a Teaching Development Plan

- Try A Teaching Mission Statement Instead of a Teaching Philosophy

- Overcoming the "Imposter Syndrome"

- Creating a Network of Professional Mentors

- Analyzing Student Course Evaluations For Improvement


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