CELT Conference 2017: Revitalizing Truth Through Education

23rd Annual Conference of the
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Revitalizing Truth Through Education
October 5-6, 2017


Conference Program

Conference sessions will take place in Colusa Hall 100A and Meriam Library Room 459. The luncheon will be held at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. For help navigating the CSU Chico campus, see this map.

All members of the Chico State campus are welcome to join us for the Keynote Address & Luncheon on October 5th. We will be serving chicken picatta, stuffed portabello mushrooms (vegetarian and vegan), wild rice pilaf, grilled vegetables, and green salad, with dessert to follow.

Our Poster Session Breakfast on October 6th will feature a continental breakfast buffet. All sessions include hot coffee, hot tea, and iced tea.

Questions? Email the Faculty Development office at fdev@csuchico.edu or call 530-898-3094.

Thursday, October 5

Time    Room    Session Information
8:00 - 9:15am CLSA 100A Whose Outcomes Are These Anyway? Using Technology to Support Self-Regulated Learning in Higher Education
Kent Sandoe
8:00 - 9:15am MLIB 459 Is Student Loan Debt a Necessary Evil?
Tasha Alexander & Student Panel
9:30 - 10:45am CLSA 100A Careers and Callings: Service Learning for Career Awareness
Emilyn Sheffield & Students from AY 16-17 Career Camps
9:30 - 10:45am MLIB 459 Course Redesign of Precalculus Mathematics: Flipped Classroom, Learning Assistants, and Our PELL Eligible, First Generation Students
Paul Bailey & Xochith Herrera
11:30 - 12:50pm BMU 100 Keynote Address & Luncheon
Lynn Gangone, President, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
1:00 - 2:15pm CLSA 100A Keynote Workshop
Lynn Gangone, President, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
2:30 - 3:45pm  CLSA 100A 33,000 Square Miles of Opportunity: How the University & Region Strengthen Each Other
Ann Schulte, Susan Roll, Kevin O'Rorke, Matt Thomas, Kory Honea, Jerome Pouwels, Rachel Hatch, Alyson Wylie, Kathy Garcia
2:30 - 3:45pm  MLIB 459 Handling Facts in History Classrooms
Jason Nice, Lisa Emmerich, Kate Transchel, Rod Thomson
4:00 - 5:00pm CLSA 100A Beyond the Classroom: The Truth Behind Student Success and Their Basic Needs
Emily Foxworthy & Angela Harter Alger
4:00 - 5:00pm MLIB 459 Interdisciplinary Gerontology Faculty Learning Community Assignment and Research
Celeste Jones, Seema Sehrawat, Jim Downing, Andy Potter, Maria Giovanni, Fay Mitchell-Brown, Richard Gitelson

Friday, October 6

Time    Room    Session Information
7:30 - 8:50am CLSA 100A Poster Session Breakfast
9:00 - 9:50am CLSA 100A Civic Connections: Teaching with Videos
Lee Altier, Jesse Dizard, Gerard Ungerman
9:00 - 9:50am MLIB 459 The Role of Students’ Backgrounds When Confronting Academic Challenges
Tasha Alexander & Tray Robinson
10:00 - 10:50am CLSA 100A Overview of Copyright and How to Document Your Fair Use and TEACH Act Arguments For the Busy, the Disoriented, and the Utterly Doomed
Patrick Newell
10:00 - 10:50am MLIB 459 Design for Good: The Power and Promise of Working with Communities
Nanhee Kim, David Hall
11:00 - 11:50am CLSA 100A Ultimate Truth-Telling — Critical Pedagogy: Models, Examples, and Scholarship
Paula Selvester, Annie Adamian, Carolina Alvarado, Pablo Cornejo-Warner, Maris Thompson
11:00 - 11:50am MLIB 459 Enacting the Teacher-Scholar Model Through Civic Engagement
Susan Roll, Jennifer Wilking, Mariah Kornbluh
12:00 - 12:50pm CLSA 100A Affordable Learning Strategies Across Chico and Butte Colleges
Laura Sederberg, Suzanne Wakim, Rachel Arteaga
12:00 - 12:50pm MLIB 459 Information Literacy in the Age of Disinformation: Integrating IL into Your Curriculum
Irene Korber & William Cuthbertson
1:00 - 1:50pm MLIB 459 Reinforcing Critical Thinking Instruction Across the Curriculum
Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Brooke Moore, Daniel Worthen
2:00 - 2:50pm MLIB 459 Course Redesign in the Face of a Changing Demographic: Digging Deeper into an Introductory Chemistry Course Redesign
Robin Donatello & Erik Wasinger
3:00 - 3:50pm MLIB 459 Building Community in the Classroom
William Cuthbertson
4:00 - 4:50pm MLIB 459 Identifying Your High Impact and Low Impact Teaching Practices
Dustin Bakkie

About the Conference

CSU, Chico's Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Conference on Learning and Teaching for faculty, staff, students, administration, and community members.

This year we focus on Revitalizing Truth Through Education. In a recent widely shared video on the state of science in America, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson noted, “People have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not, what is reliable, what is not reliable, what should you believe, what should you not believe.” Indeed, everywhere we turn we are encountering discussions as to what counts as truth. Shifting perceptions of news media, politicians, and science dominate our lives, our social media world, and our classrooms.

All Thursday sessions will be 75 minutes in length and all Friday sessions will be 50 minutes in length to align with class schedules.



The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) provides resources to faculty and academic departments to assist faculty in creating dynamic classes, furthering academic reasearch and writing, and providng additional support towards scholarship. 

What Does CELT Do?

  • Sponsors annual Conference on Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • Administers Learning Enhancement Grants & Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants
  • Conducts CELT Workshops Throughout the Year
  • Maintains a Video Archive of previous workshops and conference sessions
  • Contributes to New Faculty Orientation and Support, Academy e-Learning (AeL), and Excellence in Online Instruction (EOI)
  • Conducts New Faculty Surveys
  • Provides Lending Library of Teaching Resources
  • Publishes Online Teaching Tips and Resources
  • Sponsors Recognition of Student Achievement (Glenn Kendall Award)
  • Offers Optional and Personalized Teaching Feedback
  • Arranges Individual or Group Consultation
  • Supports Graduate Student Teachers

Our office supports Chico State faculty with:

  • Learning & Teaching grants
  • Professional Development workshops
  • Faculty Learning Communities
  • Dedicated faculty space with free coffee
  • Finals week Grading Oasis with student support


CELT Video Archive

Our Video Archive includes past workshops, conferences and First Friday forums.


"My Life on the Road", by Gloria Steinem

Join along the community reading this year's Book in Common, Gloria Steinem's "My Life on the Road". 


Tuesday Teaching Tips

Tuesday Teaching Tips offers information and encouragement about all things teaching! 

Caffeinated Cats

Our Caffeinated Cats podcast discusses life and learning at Chico State.

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