Professional Development Opportunities

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Beginning Fall 2022, Ally will be integrated in all SJSU Canvas courses! Join us in promoting a culture of inclusion across campus and creating content that benefits all learners!

Ally gives students the flexibility in how they interact with the course materials and provides guidance for instructors on enhancing the usability and accessibility of their course content. 

Visit the SJSU 2-Hour Course Accessibility Challenge page for details and to register.

2022 Academic Technology Expo(ATXpo)

This year’s Academic Technology Expo (ATXpo) will be held in person on Monday, October 3rd from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus. The ATXpo is a one-day annual event that brings together faculty, students, and staff from ten Bay Area schools – University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Saint Mary’s College of California, Cal State East Bay, and Sacramento State University – to share, discuss, and promote effective practices for teaching and learning with technology. Registration and the IdeaLab proposal process are now open. Visit the event website for more details. 

2023 Geospatial Review

The CSU Geospatial Review (ISSN 2373-5783 & e-ISSN 2373-5791) is accepting submissions for the 2023 CSU Geospatial Review. We will be accepting submissions from now until January 25th.

Articles should pertain to research or educational projects using geospatial methods.  Articles should be short (750 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 and are not limited solely to ESRI applications. They can also include Remote Sensing platforms, other GIS programs, R or RStudio, and many others. 

Please submit your articles by Wednesday, January 25, 2023 to the CSU GIS Specialty Center at    

eCampus Technology Equipment Program

The purpose of this RFP [pdf] is to encourage faculty from a variety of disciplines and at varying technological competencies to redevelop their courses that will integrate technology equipment in a meaningful way into the course activities. The proposed equipment must be implemented during the Fall 2021 semester. Faculty participants will receive the equipment to be used in their course(s). Visit the eCampus Technology Equipment Program page to learn more. 

Professional Development Tracks

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.

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