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Volume 30 | October - November 2022

Join us for Doing the Work 2.0 Anti-Racist teaching and learning

Our CAFE Winter Institute 2023 invites faculty to consider together what it means and how to offer a course that goes beyond using generally effective strategies to being anti-racist. This is a 5-day in-person Institute, to be held on CPP campus. Please plan to be on campus Jan. 10 – 12, 16 & 17, 10am to 4pm. 

Visit our Winter Institute website
Register for the Winter Institute
Blackboard transferring files to Canvas and OneDrive and a secure harddrive

The End of Blackboard - Get Your Content!

As of June 30, 2023, Cal Poly Pomona's contract with Blackboard will be over. After that time, no one at Cal Poly Pomona will be able to retrieve any data from Blackboard in any way. Faculty and staff are encouraged to review CAFE’s tutorials and upcoming workshops to learn more about retrieving data they wish to keep, such as course or organization materials, rosters and grades, and student work.

Most course content and organization content, including documents, can be exported from Blackboard and imported to Canvas. Course content and documents can also be manually downloaded and then placed in Cal Poly Pomona's OneDrive system, other secure cloud-based solution, or retained on a secure hard drive.

Blackboard Tutorials & Workshops
Visit the Transitioning From Bb Site
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Faculty Peer-to-Peer Reciprocal Coaching Program

Faculty from five Engineering departments, Physics, Math, Economics, Architecture, and a special section of First Year Composition for Civil Engineers will visit each other’s classrooms to observe and give collegial feedback in an interdisciplinary peer-to-peer reciprocal coaching program. We appreciate their willingness to experiment with a new way of deepening their teaching practice. 

Faculty Peer-to-Peer Reciprocal Coaching Program
Wall of COOL Past Recepients

The Wall of COOL is a competitive award from CAFE recognizing excellent courses that effectively use technology to enhance student learning and success. Courses of any format – face-to-face, hybrid, fully remote, hyflex – from the 2021-22 academic year are eligible. Any faculty member or faculty team from any college, department, or unit is eligible to submit a nomination.  

What makes your course COOL? Nominate your course by October 16th! 

Apply for Wall of COOL
Visit the Wall of COOL
2022 New Faculty

NCFDD Workshops

Connect with the faculty community in two special, face-to-face workshops from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: “Building a Publishing Pipeline” and “Solo Success: Thriving When You're the Only ___ in Your Department.” Join the workshops AND take advantage of your share of CPP’s institutional membership in NCFDD

View NCFDD Workshops
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New Kellogg Legacy Grant Opportunity

A Kellogg Legacy Grant, Optimizing the Lifecycle of the Professoriate: Thriving Faculty = Thriving Students, will connect diverse doctoral students with CPP faculty, support executive coaching for department chairs, and create a learning community for faculty approaching retirement to create strategies to continue their mentoring and leadership.

For More Grant Information

CAFE Upcoming Workshops

CAFE offers a variety of face-to-face workshops, online workshops, and online self-enrollment courses:

  • Research, Scholarship, and Career Support
  • Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable Teaching
  • Technology
  • Self-Enrollment courses
View Upcoming Workshops
Past Workshop Recordings 
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