The Office of Faculty Development

December 2021 Tuesday Tips

7th December, 2021

This Tuesday Tip is brought to you by Gary Day and Eli Goodsell

As you prepare for the upcoming spring semester, don’t forget that the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve(opens in new window) (BCCER) is here for you! Now the largest ecological reserve in the CSU system, and second overall amongst all California universities, the BCCER can be your destination for all field trips, research activities, case studies, and more!

The BCCER serves as a learning laboratory for every college on campus, providing space, resources, and knowledgeable staff for all excursions. Whether it be scientific research, experiential learning, creative inspiration, retreats, or recreation, the BCCER is the campus’ backyard!

What the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve can provide for you:

  • Year-round access
  • 14 miles from campus
  • 7,835 acres of diverse habitat
  • 4.5 miles of Big Chico Creek
  • Campus’ high-speed internet (Eduroam) on site
  • Parking to accommodate any size class/event
  • Transportation on grounds provided
  • Meeting space
  • Knowledgeable staff

Reach out to the BCCER staff to find out how the BCCER can best serve you!

(530) 342-1371

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Learn more about the BCCER at www.csuchico.edu/bccer(opens in new window). Be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on all the things we’re up to: 

Facebook: @bigchicocreekecologicalreserve     Instagram: @csuc_reserves

Share your experience(opens in new window) on our blog if you have visited the BCCER with your students!

14th December, 2021

Dear faculty, 

For this week’s Tuesday Tip I could not help sharing this meme. You’ve done it, it is week 16 and everyone is busy with wrapping up the semester, finishing finals, and well…. grading! 

For many of you this was the first semester back on campus after the pandemic. Others spent the semester getting used to the ChicoFlex mode of instruction, exploring the benefits of added flexibility for students. Others continued teaching online, revising your courses to better serve students in the virtual environment. Independently of HOW you have been teaching this semester, I know all faculty have shared challenges in relation to engaging students and offering a renewed sense of community. 

I want to take a moment to reiterate how Faculty Development(opens in new window) is here to help you navigate these challenges, and we look forward to continually providing support in the semesters to come. 

Please continue sharing your needs so we can best respond to them, and make sure to find ways to relax during the next few weeks. 

The Office of Faculty development wishes you a wonderful time during the break! 

Chiara Ferrari, Ph.D. 

Faculty Development, Director
Campus zip: 026
Phone: 530-898-3094
cfferrari@csuchico.edu(opens in new window)
https://www.csuchico.edu/fdev/
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Professor
Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology
Campus zip: 504
Phone: 530-898-4647