Back to the Bay 2015

Back to the Bay 2015 Presentation and Workshop Descriptions

Early Bird Sessions
8:30 - 9:45am

Title: What's New in Blackboard?

Description: Find out what new updates have been made to our Blackboard site and how to use them to improve your course, and save you time. We'll also include information about ProctorU, a proctoring service available to CSUEB instructors, and how you can use it to ensure the integrity of high stakes exams.
Presenter(s): Bernie Salvador, Online Campus; Suzanne Hess, Online Campus; Krishneel Kishor, Online Campus

Title: Camtasia/Panopto/iClicker - Three 20 minute demonstrations

A) Camtasia - see examples of how this easy video lecture capture keeps you in front of your students and helps you achieve the ultimate "instructor presence" online.
B)Panopto/East Bay Replay - Looking for more flexibility in your lectures? Seeking a way to keep students engaged? See how capture technology allows you to creatively enhance your teaching style while conveying more of the subject matter to your students. Come see our East Bay Replay capture tool Panopto to find out how.
C) iClicker - Curious about iClicker for the classroom? Learn how to set up, connect to your Blackboard gradebook, and poll students. Learn about REEF polling from student laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.
Presenter(s): Meg Taggart, Online Campus; DL Tech, ITS Media and Academic Technology Services; Andrea Low, ITS Media and Academic Technology Services

Title: BayCloud - Virtual Computing Lab

Presenter(s): Eric Neumann, ITS Media and Academic Technology Services; Gene Lim, ITS System Engineering Support

Title: Duplicating Services - Pioneering Change of Print

- An overview of new print services, options, and the new Online Print Portal
- "Greening" of Printing
- Requesting Confidential Document Destruction

Presenter(s): Sylvester Donelson, Jr., Purchasing; Dayrll Lewis, Shipping & Receiving

Title: Captioning for Usability and Accessibility

Description: Video is one of the most common resources instructors use in their online courses, and a component students usually enjoy. However, video does pose a challenge for instructors who strive to make their courses accessible to all students because it requires the additional step of adding captions. In this session, we'll talk about the importance of making your videos accessible and share with you resources on campus to help you add captions. You'll also see a live demo for how to add captions yourself.

Presenter(s): Glenn Brewster, ITS Media and Academic Technology Services; Rebecca Farivar, Online Campus

Welcome to Back to the Bay 2015

Leroy Morishita, President of CSUEB

Keynote Speaker

Carl Kemnitz
San José State University

Workshop Session 1

Title: Security Awareness for Higher Education Environments

Description: Learn about new and existing resources that you may not know about in the Library! See what tools may be useful for you in your classes, such as full text access to the New York Times, exporting reading lists from Library databases, etc.
Presenter(s): Thomas Dixon, ITS Infrastructure Operations

Title: Hiring, Recruiting, and Retaining Diverse Faculty

Description: Join us for the first formal training on the diversity advocate role and unconscious bias.  Participants will leave having completed the important initial training module on Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Diverse Faculty. We'll also share updates on our departmental 2015-16 Tenure-Track Searches, along with open conversations and  a "Q & A" session. 
Diane Woods, University Diversity Office

Title: Resource Refresher: Updates from the Library

Description: Learn about new and existing resources that you may not know about in the Library! See what tools may be useful for you in your classes, such as full text access to the New York Times, exporting reading lists from Library databases, etc.
Presenter(s): Andrew Carlos, University Library

Title: Semester Conversion Questions and Answers

Description: Semester Conversion Co-Directors will give an overview of progress made toward semester conversion and discuss plans for the upcoming year. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions, which will be addressed during the workshop.
Presenter(s): Eileen Barrett, Office of Semester Conversion; Jason Singley, Office of Semester Conversion; Julie Glass, Computer Science & Mathematics

Title: TBD


Workshop Session 2

Title: Tools and Strategies for Semester Transformation

Presenter(s): Donna Wiley, Jodi Servatius: Academic Programs and Graduate Studies

Title: Digital Dossiers

Description: In 2014-2015 new faculty in CEAS, and a several first and second year retention candidates in other colleges submitted digital dossiers. This session will report on the first year's lessons, share results of candidate and reviewer evaluations of the experience, and provide a 'tour' of the digital dossier template on Blackboard available as an alternative to the binder. You'll find it simple and easy to use and have your questions about the new format answered.
Presenter(s): Penny McCullagh, Kinesiology; Bernie Salvador, Online Campus; Tom Soo Hoo, CEAS; Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Title: 'Aha'! Education: Deepen Student Learning through Service Learning

Description: Quality service learning deepens student learning and engagement. We will discuss strategies for facilitating  ‘aha’ moments for students, provide an overview of how the CCE supports community engagement across campus, and seek your ideas on areas for growth.
Presenter(s): Mary D'Alleva, Center for Community Engagement

Title: Return of the GWA Program

Description: Attendees will get an introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum principles and practices and how working with a GWA can support faculty members in applying WAC pedagogy into content courses.  Applications will be distributed.
Presenter(s): Helen Ly, SCAA

Title: Reimagining Your Courses for Semesters

Description: Semester conversion, while a significant investment, also provides a unique opportunity to re-envision our courses.  We can update our courses with current research in our fields, make sure our curriculum is aligned to the bigger picture, fine-tune our goals for students, refine assessments, and incorporate practices to increase student engagement. If you have wondered where are the connections between semester conversion, assessment and curriculum design, this is a good workshop for you.  Hear about best practices from faculty who have experience teaching both semesters and quarters, have your questions answered by Semester Conversion Steering Committee members, and identify resources to support you going forward.
Presenter(s): Jim Murray, Biological Sciences; David Fencsik, Psychology; Julie Stein, Educational Effectiveness; Lindsay McCrea, Office of Semester Conversion

Title: Improve Your Course Material Accessibility with these Easy Tips

Presenter(s): Katie Brown, Dammina Standfield: Accessibility Services

Workshop 3

2:00 - 2:50pm

Title: Tools and Strategies for Semester Transformation

Presenter(s): Donna Wiley, Jodi Servatius: Academic Programs and Graduate Studies

Title: Making Quality Matter: Faculty Members Discuss Applying Quality Matters to their Online Courses

Description: Faculty members in the Accounting and Finance Department will discuss their experience learning about the Quality Matters rubric, a course design tool for instructors teaching online, and then using it to transform their online courses. The instructors participated in the Quality Matters workshop through the Online & Hybrid Course Quality Transformation Grants. In this session, you'll hear directly from faculty about how Quality Matters helped them improve their online courses.
Presenter(s): Rebecca Farivar, Online Campus; Faculty from Dept. of Accounting and Finance

Title: How to Partner with University Extension

Description: Hear from members of University Extension on current programs and initiatives in Continuing Education, Special Sessions, Study Abroad and our branch campus in Concord.
Presenter(s):  Kate White, Balvinder Kumar, Kelly Moran, Darice Ingram: University Extension

Title: Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning (PEIL)

Julie Glass, Computer Science and Mathematics; Michael Massey, Earth & Environmental Science; Mary Fortune, Hospitality, Recreation, & Tourism

Title: Panel from Departments on Semester Conversion


Title: Campus Safety

Description: Personal safety and "Active Shooter" training for campus faculty.
Sheryl Boykins, University Police Department

Workshop 4

3:00 - 3:50pm

Title: Services, Software, and Solutions from ITS

Description: The Information Technology Services department offers many free or cost-reduced software for faculty personal use. We also provide a wide range of standard configuration computers for refresh. Our ITS Department Service Desk is also here to help with many of your technical needs. We now have a Walk-In Support Center to assist you with in-person technology support. This session will introduce you to some of the services offered by our ITS Department.
Presenter(s): Eric Neumann, ITS Media Academic Technology Services and User Support Services; Kathleen DeWitt, Service Desk; Pierre Sagarminaga, Asset Management

Title: Lecturers 101

Presenter(s): Jessica Weiss, Faculty Development

Title: Academic Advising at East Bay: How Students Get Help

Presenter(s): Lawrence Bliss, Academic Advising and Career Education

Title: Curriculog

Description: Attendees will learn about the web-based curriculum management tracking system, Curriculog, that is currently being implemented. Everyone involved with curriculum proposals is encouraged to attend. As our campus transitions to a semester calendar, this platform will be an invaluable resource.
Presenter(s): Tamra Donnelly, Academic Programs and Graduate Studies

Title: The Division of Student Affairs: Supporting Students for Success

Presenter(s): Andrea Wilson, Rebekah Rhodes, Stan Hebert, Diana Balgas

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