Instructional Institute Day 2019- (4 credits)

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: FDC 118
Guest Speaker: Dr. Tasha Souza, Boise State

Title: Fear to Freedom: Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Inclusive Syllabus Workshop - (1 credit)

An inclusive classroom begins with an inclusive syllabus.  We believe creating an inclusive and equitable climate for learning in diverse classrooms is an important aspect of developing a syllabus and conducting a successful course.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Location: FDC 118 


Date: Monday, March 4, 2019
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: FDC 118 

Working with First Generation College Students Part 1 and Part 2 - (1 credit each)

Join us in this 4 part series to learn more about working with first generation college students!

Part 3&4 will be offered in Fall 2019!

Part 1: Promoting Academic Success

March 11, 2019


FDC 118 


March 12, 2019


FDC 118


Part 2: Strategies for Transparent Teaching

April 8, 2019


FDC 118


April 11, 2019


FDC 118

Using UDL to adapt curriculums with LMS in K-12 and Higher Ed (Live Webinar)- (1 credit)

Increasingly online, on-ground and hybrid classrooms in colleges and universities make use of Learning Management Systems (LMS). There are many advantages of these systems, but they work best for student with disabilities and learning differences, when the intructors use a variety of tools to get the message across.  This session looks at course design, some of the barriers LMS technology use may raise, and the application of Universal design for Learning (UDL) in light of accessibility in LMS course design.

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: FDC 103

Unconscious Bias Workshops-(2 credit per session)

Our goal is to create a workshop that can be used at every CSU campus to help faculty become aware of their unconscious biases and preferences and through that awareness, to transform the way hiring, evaluation and retention are done. Everyone has unconscious biases and preferences. 

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: FDC 118 


Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: FDC 118 

Lunch and Critical Conversarions on Inclusivity: Whistling Vivaldi and Others Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us -(1 credit)

  • Why are students of color not graduating from college at the same rate as white students?
  • Why might white students be reluctant to take courses with a substantial number of students of color in them?
  • What can educators do to address these problems?

Date: April 23, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: FDC 118 

Certificate in Inclusive Teaching- New for Spring 2019

The goal of this certificate is to encourage faculty to examine their beliefs about diversity, gain knowledge/understanding about how diversity and identity influence higher edutation, and to work towards developing humility and sensitivity to create inclusive classrooms and workplaces.  This certificate will docus on helping faculty integrate pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the learning environment, course design and assignments to increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, and contribute to student success. Participants will walk away with concrete skills/techniques that they can use in their interaction with students and in their classrooms.

Register for the participation in the Certificate in Inclusive Teaching program. Your registration allows us to track who has decided to participate in the certificate program. You must still register for individual workshop to fulfill the requirements of the certificate.

Introduction to Mindfullness Meditation - New for Spring 2019

Date: February 20-April 3

Date/Time: Wednesday, 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: FDC 118

Facilitators: Drs. Mary Roaf & Shradha Tibrewal

This six-weeks class will teach participants the basic principles of Mindfulness, including how to develop a meditation practice and apply the principles in their daily life.


Mindfulness Meditation
Cultivating wellbeing in the midst of life’s daily stresses can be achieved by the practice of training our minds to abide in the clear, present moment of awareness.

Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend Mindfulness Meditation sessions.

Mondays and Thursday
FDC 118
12:15pm – 12:45pm

Sessions are held in front of the fireplace in the Reference Room.
We meet year around, excluding state holidays.

If you are interested, have questions or would like to schedule an introduction to meditation prior to our Monday and Thursday sessions, please contact the facilitator, Dr. April Hejka-Ekins at (209) 667-7486 or by e-mail at

RPT Workshops- Spring 2019

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: FDC 114 


Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: FDC 114 

Writing Days at FDC

Join us for a day dedicated to writing.

Write/Get work done without distractions!

Get Support!

Build Community!

Dates: March 1 (Friday), April 4 (Thursday), May 3 (Friday)
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: FDC 118 

Faculty Grading Party!!

Please come join us for a faculty grading party at FDC 118.

Bob/Glenn will be available on both dates to help with any BB/Moodle questions you may have

Colleagues don't let colleagues grade alone! 

Company while you grade

Dates: May 16 (Thursday) and May 22( Wednesday)
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: FDC 118 


RSVP by May 9th

IDEA Workshops- Spring 2019


Please contact or dial x3216 to RSVP for the workshops above.