ah, what a day yesterday was! Between the excitement of the RTP discussions and Labor Day, my week got all confused, so here you are getting a Tuesday Tip on a Wednesday! Way to spice up FDEV!
I am happy to share resources from yesterday’s RTP forum, so if you missed it, you can access all information asynchronously.
RTP Forum video recording
RTP Forum slides (the last two slides offer resources and dossier samples you can access and explore)
(both resources are posted in the Friday Forum page)
I also want to take this opportunity to share a great video (Passcode: 2M1!kV5k) that Director of Civic Engagement Dr. Ann Schulte put together to show how the Collaboratory: Community Engagement Database can be used to enhance your dossier.
We will be offering a Friday Forum in the near future about all the possibilities Collaboratory offers, so stay tuned for that announcement!
I truly hope the forum was useful, and please remember that the Office of Faculty Development is always open to help you in the tenure, retention, and promotion journey!
We had the pleasure to offer a Friday Forum last week on information literacy, particularly on the way the Framework for Information Literacy can be applied to our curriculum.
If you missed the workshop led by Irene Korber and William Cuthbertson, I encourage you to explore these resources:
Video Recording of the workshop
Google Slides presentation
Handout from the Association of College and Research Libraries
Starting in Fall 2022, information literacy will be included as one of the 5 outcomes in the GE Program at Chico State, allowing students to: “Demonstrate[s] the abilities to recognize when there is a need for information; to identify, locate, and evaluate information; and to effectively, responsibly, and ethically use and share information for the question at hand.” If you are teaching a course that will incorporate information literacy as a student learning outcome, these resources are truly invaluable!
I also want to encourage you to reach out to our librarians for the following resources:
- One-shot information literacy session
- Information literacy workshop series
- Integrating information literacy into your assignments
- Assigned research appointments
We hope you will find these tools helpful!
Last week I was asked by Dr. Zach Justus to have a conversation with teaching assistants in Communication Studies about inclusive teaching practices and how equity and diversity can be brought into the classroom.
The request was both incredibly simple and incredibly complex!
My main concern was being able to condense information in a way that would be comprehensive and yet not overwhelming, and create a set of resources that could capture all the nuances of approaching EDI from a pedagogical perspective.
To be fully honest, I was surprised that I had not come up with such resources before. We have many tools about EDI in Faculty Development, they were just not collected in one place. So, this request was a great opportunity to explore some of our resources and organize them in a presentation that is easy to share. This is by no means an exhaustive and complete list, but I hope it is a good starting point for instructors that want to approach more inclusive practices in their courses.
You can access the slides here, and they will probably morph and grow into something bigger in the next weeks.
If you have used some of these practices, share your experience on our blog!
Chiara Ferrari, Ph.D.
Faculty Development, Director