The Office of Faculty Development

November 2021 Tuesday Tips

2nd November, 2021

Dear faculty,

I want to take the opportunity of this Tuesday tip to remind you of a number of resources related to ChicoFlex technology and pedagogy. First of all, I want to point you to this website(opens in new window), which clarifies some general questions about this mode of instruction and provides updates on the technology and the trainings available.

Winter 2022 GoFlex training

Kathy Fernandes and I, together with the Technology & Learning Program (TLP)(opens in new window), have been hard at work to plan additional training for faculty interested in teaching ChicoFlex courses and, more broadly, in hybrid pedagogy. There is currently an open call for faculty interested in participating or mentoring in our Winter 2022 GoFlex session. This 5-day session is designed to prepare faculty who have not attended GoFlex in Summer 2021.This Winter session will also have a STEM track focusing on implementing ChicoFlex in courses offered in the Science building.

DATES: January 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 (skipping January 10th, Monday), 2022. You can read more information in the Call for Applications (Google Doc). Applications are due by Wednesday, November 17th.

If you want to learn more about GoFlex, you can visit this website(opens in new window), which includes faculty showcase videos(opens in new window).

Additional efforts in relation to ChicoFlex and hyflex pedagogy include the selection of six faculty that will work with Faculty Development and the Technology and Learning Program in Spring 2022 to develop an assessment plan for the ChicoFlex model and will start piloting a full hyflex mode of instruction. The key difference between ChicoFlex and hyflex is that ChicoFlex does not include the possibility for students to attend a course fully asynchronously, while full hyflex courses in the future will. You can read more about this distinction here(opens in new window).

Faculty Learning Community: Innovative Hyflex and Inclusive Pedagogy

Lastly, I want to announce a new faculty learning community that will be offered in Spring 2022. Dr. Jamie Gunderson will lead 20-25 faculty in a learning community that will focus on universal design for learning and will encourage faculty to create inclusive hybrid and virtual learning spaces. The call will come out on November 15th, together with all FDEV Spring 2022 programs, so stay tuned!

Share your experience(opens in new window) on our blog if you are teaching a ChicoFlex course this semester and/or you have completed GoFlex in the Summer!

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9th November, 2021

This week’s tip is brought to you by International Education and Global Engagement(opens in new window) (IEGE).

As study abroad opens up the world for students, teaching and conducting research abroad can be a life-changing experience for faculty, tapping into resources and developing pedagogy that incorporates global learning and engagement, a strategic priority(opens in new window) of the University.

Chico State joins higher education institutions around the world in honoring and celebrating International Education Week from November 15-19, 2021. IEGE is hosting a series of activities(opens in new window) next week for faculty, staff, and students to engage in global learning and cultural events, we ask that you encourage your students to attend, and explore international research and teaching opportunities for yourself.

Research and teaching with global partners, physically or virtually, provides space for faculty to develop intercultural competency and inclusive communication that enrich the CSU, Chico experience. Through these opportunities, faculty can also empathize with the experience of international students, staff and faculty at Chico State, as the instructor is immersed in different languages and cultures and learns to navigate a new educational system and environment. IEGE can help support faculty to internationalize their courses by adding a cultural and academic exchange experience within a class through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).(opens in new window)

Additional learning opportunities for global engagement and resources available to Chico State faculty include,  

  1. Upcoming Fulbright Scholar Program Q&A(opens in new window) – learn more about this grant and how to put together a successful Fulbright program application(opens in new window) for 2023-2024.  Fulbright program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application & selection process, and answer all questions.
  2. Apply to become a Resident Director on a CSU International Program(opens in new window) in France, Italy or Spain for a year, deadline to apply is December 31, 2021. Contact Chico State ACIP Rep, Dr. Fay Mitchell-Brown, with questions: fmitchellbrown@csuchico.edu(opens in new window).
  3. Learn more about the COIL experiences of faculty, students and teaching partners through this panel presentation.(opens in new window) For more information on COIL Faculty Learning Community, please contact COIL Co-coordinator, Dr. Sara Trechter, strechter@csuchico.edu(opens in new window).
  4. Invite a Study Abroad and Exchange advisor in your class(es) to present on program options, specifically tailored to your department or student interests, by completing this classroom presentation request form(opens in new window).
  5. Join the International Faculty and Staff Association(opens in new window).
  6. Encourage your students to visit the campus English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Services,(opens in new window) which offers free online tutoring services for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their English proficiency. 
  7. Consider hosting a visiting international scholar(opens in new window) in your academic department.
  8. Take students abroad through Faculty-Led Study Abroad(opens in new window). Deadlines vary by term.

Need more information than above?

Contact Dr. Jennifer Gruber, jlgruber@csuchico.edu(opens in new window), Interim AVP for International Education and Global Engagement.

Share your experience about studying and/or teaching abroad by adding a comment on our blog!

16th November, 2021

This week’s Tuesday Tip is brought to you by Betina Wildhaber, Career Advisor in the Career Center(opens in new window).

Dear faculty,

Consider inviting the Career Center to your classes, especially if you have a conference presentation and you are looking for a way to cover your course! We know things may come up during the semester. If you find yourself in a pinch, or would just like to ensure that your students know about the Career Center, please consider having your Career Advisor come to talk about any of the following topics: What the Career Center can do for you, Creating an effective resume and/or cover letter, Successful interviewing techniques, Professional etiquette and behavior in the workplace, Making the most of the Career Fair, Internships 101, Focus2 – Career & Major Exploration platform, or a Custom Presentation Topic. You can request a presentation(opens in new window) or simply identify your Career Advisor liaison(opens in new window) and reach out to them directly.

What can we do for your students? Well, a little bit of everything from exploring major to career, reviewing resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing, networking through LinkedIn, graduate school search and application support, and so much more. Encourage your students to attend the multiple Career Fairs(opens in new window) where each attract 100+ employers with career and internship positions. Do you know an alumnus needing career support? We offer our career services for FREE for LIFE! Furthermore we provide various career resources such as our Career Planning Handbook (PDF)Focus2(opens in new window)Handshake(opens in new window) (50,000+ jobs were posted on Handshake in the 2019-2020 academic year), and Diversity Career Resources(opens in new window), just to name a few.

Share your best career advice by adding a comment on our FDEV Tuesday Tips blog(opens in new window)!