Teaching Excellence Symposium Registration - Last Call

April 19, 2023

As Humboldt reimagines itself as a polytechnic institution, educators continue to create innovative ways to further learning excellence within and across the disciplines.  This year’s symposium celebrates this creativity. 

Join your colleagues on Friday, April 28th, 2023 from 11am-2pm in the Authors’ Hall on the second floor of the library.  Lunch will be provided to registered attendees.  Hear from a panel of educators on how they are imagining their work within a polytechnic, followed by an Open Digital Interactive Session for colleagues to connect with one another and learn more about what we as a Cal Poly campus are doing to further teaching excellence.  

The Center for Teaching & Learning is thrilled to host a collegial space for educators to explore and celebrate their support of students at Humboldt! 

Additionally, in partnership with the Library, there are two workshops bookending the Teaching Excellence Symposium. Both workshops are facilitated by Ryne Leuzinger, a Research and Instruction Librarian at Cal State Monterey Bay. 


Workshop 1: Transparent Assignment Design (All faculty)


Library 308

In this interactive workshop, the Ryne will introduce faculty to the cross disciplinary transparent assignment design framework (tilthighered.com/tiltexamplesandresources) through an overview of how these evidence based practices have benefited both students and instructors (e.g. assignments that are easier to grade). Participants will work to design or refine an assignment of theirs via the transparent assignment design framework.


Workshop 2: Metacognitive Reading Skills and Information Literacy Instruction (Librarians)


Library 308

This workshop will involve an overview of Ryne’s scholarship and teaching practices related to Reading Apprenticeship, an approach designed to improve students’ ability to comprehend and think critically about advanced or unfamiliar texts. Fundamental to this framework is that when instructors become more aware of the complexity inherent in how they themselves make sense of text, they gain new appreciation for the difficulties students face. Thus, in doing so they are better able to make their invisible comprehension strategies visible (or transparent) to students, and create a culture of shared problem solving around reading. 


Click Here to Register for the Symposium and/or Workshops