iSchool T3 (Teaching Tips & Techniques) Series
The Series, developed in response to the recommendations that were made in the 2012 iSchool Faculty Technology Use Survey Report, offers faculty training in key areas. The topics were selected from the suggestions made by faculty, and the sessions will be led by colleagues and other professionals who have expertise in the use of existing services and technologies. Plan to join one or more of the T3 Series sessions. All sessions are recorded and available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas Faculty site.
iSchool Teaching Requirement
In order to ensure that all iSchool teaching faculty keep up their technology skills and provide our students with the best online experience, all faculty who want to continue to teach for the iSchool will be required to attend at least one of the training sessions each semester -- either live or via the recording. We will ask participants of both the live and recorded sessions to complete a feedback form as proof of attending. You may also complete the T3 requirement by viewing any of the previous sessions that are located in the T3 Archive on the Canvas iSchool Faculty site (and completing a feedback form as proof of attending.)
Upcoming schedule of sessions held live in Bb Collaborate AND eCampus. The details follow.
Recorded Sessions 2012 - Present
Recordings will be available for anyone who is unable to attend the synchronous sessions. The recorded sessions are available in the iSchool Faculty site in Canvas.
On completion of the live or recorded Collaborate session you will be directed to an online evaluation form. Completing that form will ensure that you are given credit for participation in one of the sessions, and your input will be used as we plan for future sessions in the T3 Series.
Fall 2017 Sessions
T3 Offerings in Bb Collaborate. Please register below.
Wednesday, September 6 @ 11 am PT
Title: OneSearch Tips & Tricks
Presenter: Ann Agee
Description: In June, the King Library launched a new library catalog, OneSearch, that allows you to explore books, media, articles, and more in one simple search.This new discovery system brings the resources of all 23 California State University campuses together for the first time in a seamless, user-friendly interface. In this session, we'll explore tips and tricks for using OneSearch for your research, and you'll get a chance to share your feedback on how the system is working for you and your students.
Tuesday, September 12 @ 11 am PT
Title: Strategies to Improve SOTEs Ratings
Presenter: Sandy Hirsh and Debbie Faires
Description: Dr. Sandy Hirsh, iSchool Director, will present a summary of trends she has noted in reviewing the Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness surveys (SOTEs). There will be an opportunity to discuss strategies for addressing each question.
The University places a high degree of emphasis on its faculty's teaching effectiveness. Evaluation of classroom performance is a critical issue for full and part-time faculty. The iSchool uses two measures of teaching effectiveness. The first is a faculty evaluation performed by one of the full-time faculty.
The second evaluation technique is the student evaluation. SOTEs are generally done close to the end of the semester. They are administered electronically by the Survey Research and Evaluation unit of the University. See Student Evaluation of Teaching Program on the Office of Institutional Research Web page. The results are provided to each instructor and the iSchool Director for review and recommendations. Each instructor receives a copy of the results of both evaluations after they have been tabulated by the University, usually late in the next semester.
In 2013 Sandy Hirsh, iSchool Director, provided feedback on trends that were viewed in the iSchool student evaluations. Join the upcoming session in September to learn what Dr. Hirsh shares as she revisits the iSchool's SOTEs with the faculty.
Other T3 Sessions TBA
- New Canvas Features - October
- Time-Saving Grading Tips: Part II - November
OPTIONAL eCampus Offerings Available for T3 Credit
Fall 2017 Online Workshops Listed Below
Thursday, August 31
1:00 PM Getting Started with Criterion
Thursday, September 7
Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, October 12
These sessions will not be held on Bb Collaborate. Please register for any workshop directly on the eCampus website by clicking the link included with each workshop listed below, and complete the evaluation form when you have taken the workshop.
A recording and evaluation link is available for asynchronous viewing of T3 and eCampus workshops.
Each T3 session is available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas iSchool Faculty site.