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Events Calendar  SPRING 2014


Course Design Symposium
On Ground and Online at CCSU

February 12, Wednesday

12:15 to 5:00 p.m. (Refreshments served)

Connecticut Room, Memorial Hall

Tentative Schedule

12:15 to 12:45

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sam Johnston is a research scientist with the Center for Applied Special Technology with an expertise in distance and blended education. Prior to joining CAST, Dr. Johnston was a senior associate at the Center for Social Innovation. She will discuss best practices in online and hybrid classes

12:45 to 1:30

Panel on the Status of Online and Hybrid Learning at CCSU

  • Dr. David Blitz, Philosophy
  • Dr. Barry Sponder, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Stoloff (ECSU) Blended Education expert
  • CCSU Student (TBD)

1:30 to 2:00

Interactive Digital Poster Sessions

  • Flipped Classroom cohort will provide some demos on what they are working on
  • IDTRC will showcase some online course tools and address some NEASC standards for online and hybrid courses
  • Dr. Johnston will have a poster session
  • At least two CCSU Professors will showcase elements from their successful online courses

2:00 to 2:45

Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning: A Report

They will summarize their recent report and look at two specific issues: how to make pedagogy, not technology, drive course design; how to create a community of learners on the ground and online

2:45 to 3:15

Assessing Online Learning

Quality Matters and other options

3:15 to 4:00

What it takes to develop an online course: A Course Planner

David Oyanadel from IDTRC will walk through a timeline for planning an online course

4:00 to 5:00

Faculty Social Hour

Creative Arts Faculty Workshop

March 12, Wednesday, 5:15 to 6:30 pm.

Marcus White Living Room

  • Open discussion on the status of creative arts education at CCSU.
  • Special demonstration of various Contemplative Learning techniques.
  • Faculty (and possibly student) readings and performances.


Friday, April 4, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Constitution Room, Memorial Hall

Seize this rare opportunity to socialize with your colleagues from across all departments and celebrate some of the finest teachers on campus. More than 70 faculty and administrators attended Faculty Day last year--we hope to double that this year.

  • Morning program of workshops. Topic: Demonstrations from faculty working with a Flipped Classroom Model.
  • Free hot lunch to celebrate all CCSU faculty. All members of the CCSU community are welcomed.
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards 

Evaluating Your Student Evaluations

April 16, Weds., 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Marcus White Living Room

The workshop on Student Evaluations proved so popular, CTFD has decided to repeat it this year. This open discussion about common issues that come up with Student Evaluations will be especially helpful for junior faculty.

Professional Development Seminar: Building and Sustaining a Successful Scholarly Career

Tuesday, April 29, 5:15 to 7:00 p.m.

Marcus White Living Room

A panel of four published CCSU professors from four different fields will discuss their strategies for starting and finishing a successful scholarly project and/or publication.


For more information, contact CTFD director Mary Collins at collinsmae@ccsu.edu or at ext. 2770.

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