The Office of Faculty Development

August 2019 Tuesday Tips

27 August 2019:

Welcome back to all returning faculty and welcome aboard to Chico State’s 30 new lecturers and 19 new tenure-track faculty!

Today’s Tuesday Tip is a strategy to learn students’ names, which can facilitate a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment. It’s also a great way to connect with students but it can be challenging, especially in large classes. One strategy is to access your Class Roster to match students’ names with faces. When students get their photo taken for their University ID, they can choose to upload it to the Class Roster. To access your Class Roster with student photos, log on to the Chico State Portal(opens in new window), sign in with your campus username and password, and click on the Faculty Center. Then, click on the Class Roster icon to the left of your course and then click View All. On the Class Roster, you will see your students’ name, major, year in school, and photo (if they chose to upload it). You can then review the photos with names before each class.

Additional teaching strategies for a successful first week of class can be found in this recent Chronicle article(opens in new window).

Also, to support your hard work, the Office of Faculty Development has teamed up with the Meriam Library to provide coffee, decaf, hot tea, and snacks in the Rose Garden Room (the faculty reading/writing/grading space in MLIB 459) from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stop by at your leisure if you need a quiet place to work with a refreshment.

Have a wonderful first week of sparking your students’ curiosity!


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