CTET is responsible for curating and managing SSU's portfolio of instructional software and hardware.
Generative AI tools, like ChatGPT, Bard, and DALL-E, and their usage in higher education nationally has been a growing area of concern.
The classroom experience, be it in person or online, is core to the student experience at Sonoma State. It is absolutely crucial that the diverse gender identities of our students be fully recognized and affirmed in academic spaces.
The COVID-19 Pandemic showed all faculty first-hand that we cannot simply move our traditional, in-person pedagogy online and expect success. Without the invisible affordances of an in-person classroom, we need to rethink and redesign our teaching and teaching materials to give students the same opportunities to succeed. At the same time, data are demonstrating that many of the changes that help students in online classes also support in-person success, especially for students of color and first-generation college students. Learn and apply the principles of effective online teaching that can improve student outcomes in all of your classes!
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenges experienced by students who have been the victims of trauma.
This supportive working group brings together faculty from underrepresented groups, including faculty of color, LGBTQ+ faculty, women in STEM, faculty with disabilities, and international faculty, in order to discuss how underrepresented faculty can be differentially impacted in the classroom, identify and build practices that allow underrepresented faculty to thrive in this environment, and foster intellectual connection and community. If you identify with or want to support these faculty, join us!
The Online Facilitation Fundamentals course focuses on increasing student engagement and facilitating activities in online and hybrid courses. This course will help you develop a working understanding of successful online teaching strategies that you can apply in your own digital classroom. You will learn about effective online teaching practices, their relationship to different technologies, and how to combine these to maximize student engagement in your online course. You will also get to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning experiences as part of a cohort of fellow instructors and experienced facilitators.