Professional Development Opportunities
Active Learning Certificate Program
This certificate program introduces participants to active learning strategies. Participants, through a series of workshops, explore effective techniniques to incoporate into their curriculum. The Spring 2020 cohort is now accepting applications. Visit the certificate program page to learn more and to apply. Applications are due January 17, 2020.
eCampus Immersive Learning Institute
The institute will focus on innovative Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technologies and pedagogies that create immersive learning opportunities to improve students engagement and critical thinking. Through workshops, hands-on activities, and resources, participants will incorporate immersive learning strategies into their curriculum. The Spring 2020 cohort is now accepting applications. Visit the institute program page to learn more and to apply.
2020 Geospatial Review
The CSU Geospatial Review (ISSN 2373-5783 & e-ISSN 2373-5791) is accepting submissions for the 2020 CSU GEOspatial Review. We will be accepting submissions from now until December 9th. Articles should pertain to research or educational projects using geospatial methods. Articles should be short (500 words or fewer plus maps and/or photos) and of interest to others in the CSU system who may be considering similar research. Articles with results are favored over proposed work. Some topics you may consider writing about include Research Projects, Case studies, Innovations in GIScience Education, and Innovations in GIScience Methods. Please note that articles are not limited solely to ESRI applications, they can include remote sensing platforms, other GIS programs, Google maps, and so on. Looking through a few past issues may also give you some ideas. Please submit your articles by Monday, December 9, 2019 to the CSU GIS Specialty Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eCampus offers a wide variety of workshops each semester to help you develop your full potential and grow in your teaching practice. We’ve organized these options thematically into six color coded tracks to help you prioritize what you might want to focus on.
Quality Matters Course Certification Program
If you are teaching an online or hybrid course and completed the Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Training, you may be interested in having your course certificated. This program offers faculty members a $500 stipend to revise their course to adhere to the Quality Matters Rubric. Then, the course will get submitted for Course Certification where it will undergo a rigorous review by a Quality Matters Team based upon the criteria noted in the Quality Matters Rubric. Learn more about the Course Certification Process. If interested in having your course certified, please contact Jennifer Redd.
Quality Matters Training
Registration is open for Quality Matters trainings. These include online, asynchronous courses. Through these trainings, you will learn how to apply the Quality Matters Rubric Standards to an online/hybrid course, how to apply the concept of alignment to various course components, and how to provide helpful recommendations to the instructor. Certificates will be available upon completion of the course.
All courses require payment of a $25 registration fee at time of registration. This is to pay for the extensive materials made available as well as to offset the facilitation costs. If you are interested in registering for the training, please fill out the Quality Assurance Training - Registration Form.