CSU Science eAcademy

Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice-Provost of the CSU Chancellor’s Office kicked off the eAcademy using an analogy of the “stone soup story” with the eAcademy goal in building communities of online faculty across our system.

The CSU system received ten million dollars as part of the Enrollment Bottleneck Solutions Initiative to focus on bottleneck courses by  expanding enrollment via online offerings. The CSU system plan is to build communities of faculty across the system to support each other in online learning.  Incidentally, courses with students with high fail/repeat rates: STEM – 1.8M course sections.

Fourteen CSU campuses were represented here today; coming together to share ideas on supporting online instructors and students. Here is a handful ideas that were brought up:

  • using emoticons to connect to students
  • lab packs from eScience are used for courses with labs
  • nursing students are using tablets in online nursing (Denise at Bakersfield)
  • getting students to read: syllabus test with nothing else available til pass with 80%+

CSU Campus leads on specific strategies:

  • flipped/edX – San Jose
  • Virtual Labs – LA (biology)
  • SmartPhysics – Pomona
  • Supplemental Instruction – Fullerton (Jan 16 sharing resources with CSU)

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