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Spring 2024 Workshops

Critical Conversations
February and March 2024 Book in Common Events
Book in Common
Spring 2024 Book in Common Events
FDEV Workshops
Spring 2024 FDEV Workshop Information
  • 2/28 - Book in Common Faculty Workshop - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in ARTS 228

    Facilitated by Dr. Lateasha Meyers (Multicultural and Gender Studies) and Dr. Devjani (Juni) Banerjee-Stevens (Social Work) on February 28th from 12-1 p.m. in ARTS 228 as part of the Critical Conversations series, a two-part discussion centered on the importance of humanity, humility, and healing. Through active facilitated discussion, reflection, and other activities faculty will be invited to think about white supremacy culture, the impact of anti-blackness on our students, and grapple with the importance of humanizing conversations, course material, and experiences in the classroom and beyond. These conversations are connected to reflections on this year's Book in Common (Clint Smith's How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America).

    Dr. Lateasha Meyers is an Assistant Professor at Chico State University, specializing in Multicultural and Gender Studies. She teaches courses in African American Studies, Race and Gender, and Social Justice Arts, drawing from her background in educational leadership and community-based organization work. Dr. Meyers' research focuses on the intersection of race and Black girlhood and womanhood, with a keen interest in educational dynamics within schools and community organizations. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Cultural Studies, with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and is dedicated to developing holistic educational approaches for Black students.

    Dr. Devjani (Juni) Banerjee-Stevens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Chico State University. She also is a licensed psychologist and owner of Deer Park Counseling & Consulting. Juni is interested in how emotional literacy (i.e., accurately understanding, validating, and responding to our own and others’ emotions) facilitates processes that aim to dismantle oppressive systems. In short, Juni is committed to helping individuals, families, and communities heal from trauma, one relationship at a time.

  • 3/8 - Getting Started with AI - 12-1:30 p.m. in MLIB 045 (basement) and Zoom

    Facilitated by Dr. Brett Christie and Zach Justus on Friday, March 8th from 12-1:30 p.m. in MLIB 045 or Zoom(opens in new window).

    Are you intrigued by the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? This workshop is specifically designed to be accessible to folks with no AI experience and will introduce how to get started.

    Dr. Brett Christie has served as Vice President for Educational Innovation and Inclusivity at Alchemy(opens in new window) since 2020, a leading ed tech innovations company that empowers instructors to effectively combine the science and magic of teaching. Brett's career in higher education spans over three decades including 25 years in the California State University system, where he played a significant role in student equity and success initiatives at both campus and system levels. His experience includes over 15 years of teaching in Educational Technology, Teacher Education, UDL/Accessibility, and K-12 partnerships. More recently, he has turned to GenerativeAI and the potential to create greater access to effective and personalized learning experiences.

    This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

    Visit the FDEV AI webpage for additional information and resources.

  • 3/12 - Using AI Tools - 12-1:30 p.m. in SELV 100 and Zoom

    Facilitated by faculty and TLP staff on Tuesday, March 12th from 12-1:30 p.m. in in SELV 100 or Zoom(opens in new window).

    This workshop will showcase short lightning-round presentations on how to improve your teaching and work flows using AI tools.

    This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

  • 3/27 - Book in Common Faculty Workshop - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in ARTS 228

    Facilitated by Dr. Lateasha Meyers (Multicultural and Gender Studies) and Dr. Devjani (Juni) Banerjee-Stevens (Social Work) on March 27th from 12-1 p.m. in ARTS 228 as part of the Critical Conversations series, a two-part discussion centered on the importance of humanity, humility, and healing. Through active facilitated discussion, reflection, and other activities faculty will be invited to think about white supremacy culture, the impact of anti-blackness on our students, and grapple with the importance of humanizing conversations, course material, and experiences in the classroom and beyond. These conversations are connected to reflections on this year's Book in Common (Clint Smith's How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America).

    Dr. Lateasha Meyers is an Assistant Professor at Chico State University, specializing in Multicultural and Gender Studies. She teaches courses in African American Studies, Race and Gender, and Social Justice Arts, drawing from her background in educational leadership and community-based organization work. Dr. Meyers' research focuses on the intersection of race and Black girlhood and womanhood, with a keen interest in educational dynamics within schools and community organizations. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Cultural Studies, with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and is dedicated to developing holistic educational approaches for Black students.

    Dr. Devjani (Juni) Banerjee-Stevens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Chico State University. She also is a licensed psychologist and owner of Deer Park Counseling & Consulting. Juni is interested in how emotional literacy (i.e., accurately understanding, validating, and responding to our own and others’ emotions) facilitates processes that aim to dismantle oppressive systems. In short, Juni is committed to helping individuals, families, and communities heal from trauma, one relationship at a time.

  • 4/3 - Book in Common Public Talk - 6:30 p.m. in ARTS Recital Hall
    Facilitated by Dr. Nandi Crosby
  • 4/11 - Book in Common Author Talk - 7:30 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium

    The 2023-24 Book in Common, Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America is an urgent book for our moment, which creates space for conversations about historical truth, commemoration, and reconciliation. 

    Author visit: Clint Smith(opens in new window) will speak in Laxson Auditorium on April 11th at 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets are $25, free for students.

  • 4/16 - Book in Common Faculty Workshop - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in ARTS 228
    Facilitated by Dr. Nandi Crosby
  • 4/15 - Planning Your RTP - 12-1:30 p.m. in MLIB 045 (basement) and Zoom

    Presented by Vice Provost Mahalley Allen and Zach Justus

    This workshop is open to faculty who want an intentional and effective approach to RTP for implementation over the coming months.