Redesigning Our Majors Symposium

August 19th, 2017

Generously funded by the Teagle Foundation

Registration Deadline: July 31st.


How do we, as faculty, design our majors to serve our students’ needs in a changing environment?  We believe that our best opportunity to support and strengthen faculty-led curricular redesign is to develop a community of practice in the CSU: a time, space, and place in which faculty can learn from each other.


The goal of this Redesigning our Majors symposium is to bring together departments and faculty from across the system who have undertaken curricular redesigns and can discuss strategies, tools, and opportunities with their own and related disciplines.  Participants will include twenty departments at SF State whose year-long efforts have been funded by the Teagle Foundation and who will share what they have learned.


Also, the symposium organizers are pursuing a multi-year grant that would support consortia of CSU departments in faculty-led curricular revisions to improve student achievement.  This program may provide some funding as well as opportunities to work with colleagues in similar fields across the CSU.  Programs interesting in this opportunity should plan to attend the symposium.  You will have the opportunity learn about faculty-led curricular redesign strategies, to meet potential partners, and to join a brief discussion on the proposed grant project.


Why you should attend:

Learn strategies for navigating challenging environments:

  • Developing interdisciplinary curricula
  • Revising outdated student and program learning outcomes
  • Adapting to changing accreditation standards
  • Merging programs and departments
  • Embracing shared governance


Hear from the experiences of varied academic disciplines including:

  • Apparel Design & Merchandising
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Communications Studies
  • Communicative Disorders
  • Design
  • Earth & Climate Sciences
  • English
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Kinesiology
  • Public Affairs
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Add others