Spring 2023 Teaching Professional Learning
Programming Calendar

Check back regularly for newly added sessions!

Professional/Faculty Learning Communities
Institute for Inclusive Excellence Faculty Learning CommunityCohort disciplinary and interdisciplinary sessions to build off of common developmental experiences, provide opportunities for disciplinary project development, and solicit cross-disciplinary feedback as part of one’s course action plan. (Limited to Summer 2022 Institute Participants)
2nd Wednesdays
12-1 pm
New Faculty AcademyA year-long learning community with bi-monthly sessions focused on teaching, scholarship, and service hosted by CTL and OFA (New Faculty Cohort 22/23)
Bi-monthly Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Humanized Online STEM Academy


The Academy is a 6-week, research-based online, asynchronous professional development program centered on inclusive, culturally responsive online teaching. Cal Poly Humboldt is one of three founding campus partners. See: Humanized Showcases by Humboldt educator-Academy alumni.

Learn more about the Academy here: https://humanizeol.org/humanizing-academy/

Stipends awarded for completion.

May 22 – July 2 - FULL

July 10 - August 20 - FULL

October 2 - November 12

Mid-Semester Feedback Program
Mid-Semester FeedbackA discovery process that solicits feedback from students on important aspects within a course to identify any possible changes that may have a positive impact on students' learning experiences.MSF is now closed for Spring 2023. We will see you in the Fall! Please make your Fall 2023 when the term begins.
Teaching Talks, Workshops, Book Groups, and More!
Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (Blum, 2020)

Join us in exploring and discussing why traditional grades can undermine student learning, and what educators can do in their classrooms

Facilitators: Amy Conley (Education) and Tani Sebro (Political Science)

Books will be provided

Four consecutive Fridays at 10am
April 14, 21, 28, and May 5 (in Zoom)

[Registration is now closed]

Ongoing Professional Learning Anytime/Anywhere: CTL Instructional Hub

Login to the Hub and find a variety of learning modules for teaching and engaged learning

Self-enroll at https://canvas.humboldt.edu/enroll/K48KYT


New Lecturer Orientation

An orientation to teaching at Humboldt that supports new lecturers in preparing their courses and making connections to peers

Contact CTL for details

Annual Teaching Excellence Symposium


An opportunity to share your stories of teaching excellence, inspiration, innovation, and impact as a Cal Poly Humboldt educator

Click here for more Symposium Details

April 28, 2023

Authors Hall (Library 2nd floor)

Summer Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Training

Did you know that Humboldt is a QLT Campus? Learn how to apply the QLT to your course as a self-reflective tool and/or a tool to receive non-evaluative feedback on your course.

CSU Online Course Services offers FREE Professional Development Courses - Summer Registration Opens March 27

  • Introduction to Teaching Online using QLT
    • May 30, 2023 - June 19, 2023
    • June 26, 2023 – July 23, 2023
    • July 24, 2023- August 13, 2023
  • Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online
    • May 30, 2023 - June 19, 2023
    • June 26, 2023 – July 23, 2023
    • July 24, 2023- August 13, 2023
  • Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric
    • July 24, 2023 – August 13, 2023

Sign up for a Summer QLT Training by registering on the CSU Online Course Services website

In Case you Missed It!

Teaching Talk on Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT: Why does it matter?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to evolve. Perhaps we have all experienced the role AI has played in our lives as we receive personalized ads or news reports read by AI bots. There are many ways we intersect with AI that are now commonplace. However, when AI begins writing student papers…well, that’s a different thing! Isn’t it?

Join us for a conversation with with Amber Gaffney (Psychology), Noah Zerbe (Politics), Keith Sollers (Computer Science), and Crane Conso (MA Psychology Graduate)

Friday, January 27, 2023

12-12:50 pm

Watch the Recording of AI/ChatGPT

Fall 2022 Teaching Talk: Hands in the Dirt, Boots on the Ground: Service Learning is Applied Learning

Service-learning is experiential, tricky, valuable, and leads to the outcomes of humility, resilience, and equity.  Come explore how to set-up service-learning classes for your discipline and imagine how experiential learning can help our community and, even more, support our students in accessing and honing their professional selves.

Facilitators: Amy Conley (School of Education), Sara Hart (Religious Studies), and Beth Wilson (Economics)

Watch the Recording of Hands in the Dirt, Boots on the Ground!





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