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Introducing Workshops on Demand

The purpose of the Workshops on Demand initiative is to help meet the emergent teaching needs that faculty members may face with developing a new course, teaching a course for the first time, or simply wanting to enhance their course through implementation of innovative methods.

These expert-led workshops are evidence-based, customizable to the unique needs of faculty of diverse disciplines, and provide in-depth support of emergent faculty needs.

Option 1: Mini workshops with customizable content and time.  Ideally for individual faculty needing one-on-one support on specific topics.

Option 2: How-to workshops with customizable content. These 60-90-minute discussions are ideal for small groups of faculty members (5 or less) with a shared teaching topic of interest. Content is focused on guidance on implementation and assessment of innovative teaching method.

Option 3: Series workshops with customizable content. These 60-minute workshops are ideal for larger number (more than 5) of faculty with shared interest of learning about a novel teaching method (such as, discipline specific teaching methods). 

To request a workshop email us at: trc@csusb.edu (Subject Line: Workshops on Demand)

Examples of recent Workshops on Demand: Syllabus guidelines, rubric development, assessment, course organization, frequent feedback to and from students.

TRC and the Writing Intensive Program Presents

How to Create a Welcoming Space for Your Online Classroom

This one-hour, hands-on, expert-led workshop discusses strategies for making your online classroom an engaging and welcoming environment. Topics of discussion: ice breakers, setting class expectations and core values, as well getting a chance to know the students. Presenter: Prof. Jennifer Schulz, Lecturer, Theater Arts.

CSUSB faculty members can access the recorded workshop by using their CSUSB log-in credentials on Google Drive.

Access the video and supplemental resources.

TRC Internship Program

The purpose of the TRC Internship Program is to encourage, empower, and enhance the training of the next generation of faculty members for teaching institutions.

One of the goals for the TRC is to play an integral role in building a community of educators. While majority of TRC's initiatives are focused on current faculty members at CSUSB, the Center further aims to integrate the importance of developing future community of educators at places of higher education. Thus, in alignment with its mission of promoting and advancing effective, innovative instruction and the scholarship of teaching and learning, TRC hopes to empower future educators through its internship program.

The internship program is open to all CSUSB students seeking course credit for internship and/or would like to gain internship experience. Preference will be given to graduate students or those who have demonstrated a track record of interest in becoming a faculty member at an institution of higher education. The selection process is competitive and will seek to empower the intern to develop a teaching portfolio. The internship requires at least one semester commitment.

There are two internship pathways: Communications and Social Media Intern OR Project Management Intern.

The following are key responsibilities of the Communications Social Media intern:

1) The intern will work in close collaboration with TRC leadership team on social media outreach of TRC and related faculty development programs.

2) Tasks include, but not limited to: set up and management of social media outlets, including: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Routine posts of relevant materials on social media outlets.

3) Create newsletters to disseminate to campus and community at large (when appropriate).

Required skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Powerpoint. Demonstrated skills in using various social media platforms, creating marketing flyers/newsletters/infographs/etc.

The following are key responsibilities of the Project Management intern:

1) The intern will work in close collaboration with TRC leadership team for specific TRC and related faculty development program, from development to assessment. This includes: data collection and management of faculty participants, evaluation of results, and writing assessment reports.

2) The intern will serve as a communications liaison between team members and ensure timely completion of all team tasks.

Required skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Demonstrated skills in using Excel for data analysis (row/column %, addition/subtraction/multiplication/division, pivot tables, charts), experience with managing shared drives, especially Google Drive (required) and Microsoft Team (recommended).

Upon approval of student’s program coordinator/chair, student may receive credit for internship course needed for their program.

In order to apply, please send the following in a word document (.doc or .docx) to: trc@csusb.edu AND mbecerra@csusb.edu with Subject line: TRC Internship

1) Resume or CV

2) One-page cover letter that demonstrates: why the applicant would like the internship position and examples of past experience relevant to the position.

3) Name, title, and email address of one professional reference.

Summer call for interns are open until filled.