The Title V program supports us to create opportunities for faculty and staff to develop innovative methods that foster student success in and out of the classroom. Special workshops and events are planned to enhance expertise on varied subjects.
In collaboration with College of the Desert, the Title V program sponsors teaching resources for faculty at both institutions. Each institution has created Faculty Development webpages to assist and enhance pedagogical needs. Be sure to visit the COD Title V Faculty Development website as well.
2011 - 2012 Faculty Development Presentations
Michele DiPietro, Ph.D. "Understanding the Learning Process as a Gateway to Better Teaching." Presented Friday, November 4, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, College of the Desert, Public Safety Academy, Room 18. View Dr. DiPietro's presentation here.
Blackboard Basic Training - Learn the tools and features of Blackboard. Friday, January 20, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, RG 109
Blackboard Universal Access - Learn how to use built-in features of Blackboard creating content universal access to meet the needs of all users including standard and mobile user devices. Friday, February 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, RG 109
Maurico Cadavid, MA "Getting the Most Out of the Internet." Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm, CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Oliphant Auditorium.
Turnitin - Learn how to use turnitin, not only as a plagiarism analysis tool, but how to enhance writing skills. Friday, March 16th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, RG 109
Elluminate (Blackboard Collaborate) - Learn real-time distance learning collaboration to enhace online learning. Friday, April 20th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, RG 109
MS Office - Develop skills in using Microsoft Office more efficiently in an academic setting to meet your needs. Friday, May 18th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, RG 109
Technology and Teaching
To learn about innovative ways of incorporating technology with your teaching, please visit the CSUSB Teaching Resource Center Online. TRC Online also is a collaborative site where instructors can submit teaching tips using podcasting or blogging.
We encourage you to also visit Academic Computing & Media professional development resources webpage . They offer a variety of resources to help you integrate technology with your teaching. This includes a instructional video on how to navigate Blackboard 9.1, copyright information, and assistance with Adobe and Microsoft software.
ADA Compliance for CSU
All CSU campuses are required to adhere to American Disabilties Act standards for course materials, including syllabi, videos, PowerPoints, and any instructional materials available electronically. To address your questions, click on SSD's Accessible Materials FAQ provided by CSUSB's Teaching Resource Center
For help creating your ADA compliant syllabus, you can easily insert your course information in this ADA compliant syllabus template.
ADA Tips for course materials
The Title V grant sponsors COD and CSUSB Palm Desert Campus faculty to attend and participate in conferences related to the grant's mission. Specifically, faculty are encouraged to recruit, retain and contribute to the success of target students attending these institutions.
Faculty are encouraged to submit funding requests for conferences. A list of conferences for teaching, learning communities, the use of technology in the classroom, and other instructionally related topics is provided by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning. Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.
Pomona, California March 14-16, 2013
Call for proposals due September 14, 2012
Program Number: 05864
Title: Learning & Leadership Grants
Sponsor: NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:
Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences; or Grants to groups fund collegial study.
Deadline(s): 06/01/2012, 10/15/2012
Contact: Jesse Graytock, Grants Manager
Address: 1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416
Washington, DC 20036-3207
DEADLINE NOTE: Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year,on February 1; June 1 and October 15.
Award Type(s): Collaborative Project, Curriculum Development, Development-Program, Research Grants/R & D, Training/Professional Development
Funding Limit: $5,000 MAXIMUM
Duration: 12 MONTHS
OBJECTIVES: Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Decisions regarding the content of the professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the institutional planning process. Recipients are expected to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues.
FUNDING: The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study; all $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information.. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Grants will fund activities for twelve months from the date of the award. (flb)
The March 2011 Issue of the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching is available online and contains 17 papers from authors around the globe. The contents of the most recent issue might be helpful for your own online teaching. The online journal can also be a vehicle for publishing your scholarly research on online education.
In September and December, 2010, incoming PDC students were given a survey to report on their media use. This PowerPoint reports the results. Faculty are encouraged to review the results in order to better understand their students.