2021 Redesigning Our Majors Symposium

Online August 13, 2021

Keynote Speaker Dr. Alexandro GradillaThis symposium — generously funded by the Teagle Foundation, College Futures Foundation, and the CSU Chancellor’s Office — brings together faculty from across the California State University system, to share strategies, tools, and opportunities for curricular redesigns for greater student success. Presentations and workshops highlight ongoing work from thirty-two departments at six CSUs. Dr. Alexandro Gradilla, Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at CSU Fullerton, will provide the keynote address on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through the curriculum. The keynote address, concurrent panels, and workshops are open to the public and free of charge, but limited. Register for the symposium to reserve your spot and to receive links to the event.

Register to reserve your space and to receive links to program events.

Program overview:

09:00 AM
 
Welcome
 
09:10
 
Keynote address (BE INSPIRED): Dr. Alexandro Gradilla, on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through the curriculum
 
09:45
 
Break
 
10:00
 

Concurrent panels and workshops on objectives of curricular redesign

Workshops (BE EMPOWERED)

  • W1: Discovering fresh approaches to unfolding tensions between curriculum and profession/industry
  • W2: Aligning major requirements with transfer model curricula

Panels (BE INFORMED)

  • P1: Let's come together: finding, building, and communicating coherent common goals
  • P2: Redesign with the end in mind: preparing students for success in their future careers
  • P3: Mirroring the communities we serve: anti-racism and social justice in the curriculum
  • P4: Coherence and integrity in the curriculum
11:15
 
Coffee break
 
11:30
 

Concurrent panels and workshops on processes of curricular redesign

Workshop (BE EMPOWERED)

  • W3: Including faculty voices in addressing equity gaps for departmental curriculum redesign

Panels (BE INFORMED)

  • P5: Doing by listening: how stakeholders are providing momentum for curricular redesign
  • P6: Scaffolding for success: critical courses in writing, quantitative reasoning and transfer success
  • P7: The best laid plans: how four programs embraced process in face of uncertainty, change, and logistical challenges
  • P8: Making it new again: updating student learning outcomes and curriculum for anti-racism, digital humanities, and the internet age
  • P9: Navigating challenges and finding opportunities in redesign
12:45 PM
 
Lunch break
 
01:45
 
Campus meetings (BE CONNECTED): campus Faculty Learning Communities meet to welcome cohort 3
 
02:45
 
Adjourn
 


See the details of concurrent panels and workshops here.

 

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