CIETL Resources

Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education

College Learning for the New Global Century

College Learning for the New Global Century is a report about the aims and outcomes of a twenty-first-century college education. It is also a report about the promises we need to make—and keep—to all students who aspire to a college education, especially to those for whom college is a route, perhaps the only possible route, to a better future.

The 2020 Vision for Student Success

The Community College League of California convened a commission of 33 college leaders to identify policy and practice changes that, if implemented, could increase meaningful completions in community colleges by 2020. The Commission was asked to constrain its recommendations within reasonably available state resources, a particularly difficult task given the magnitude of the current recession and associated decline in state revenues.

Completion by Design

Completion by Design is a five-year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative that works with community colleges to significantly increase completion and graduation rates for low-income students under 26. The Gates Foundation has awarded competitive grants to groups of community colleges to help transform their students’ experience. The initiative’s goal is to give all students the support they need to earn their degrees or credentials.

  • Student Voices DOWNLOAD (1.5 mb) This report, based on student focus group data from 161 community college students in four states, presents student viewpoints on the relationship between their education goals and their college experience.

Active Learning

Contextualizing Learning

The Academic Senate awards offered for 2011 with time-lines for submission (NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUES)

CIETL Newsletter

September 2010

Faculty orientation handbook (DRAFT)     Please email Anniqua Rana with suggestions and comments.

Teaching and Learning Centers at other Colleges:

Pasadena Community College

College of the Canyons

Teaching Strategies - articles and web sites:

Turnitin software: go beyond plagiarism prevention.  links to webinairs, tutorials, and more.

From The Teaching Professor: a collection of short articles with specific strategies for Getting Students to Read the Text

This collection of articles is from a July 2010 conference on How People Learn Engineering.  The articles discuss basic concepts that are applicable to just about any subject.     HOW PEOPLE LEARN  

Professional Development Opportunities

Fulbright Programs - federally funded cross-cultural experiences for educators, from a few weeks to full-term in length

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2011 programs: Application deadline is March 1, 2011
Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers

Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty

National Program for Improving Biology Education - sponsored by the American society for Microbiology
Research Residency:   The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The program begins with an intensive 4-day institute to be held July 13-16, 2011 in Washington, DC.
This residency is:
- An intensive experience for understanding evidence-based research in biology education learning,
- A venue to enhance skills to create, design and implement an experiment to assess student learning, and
- A context that offers time, space, and the creation of a community of practice available for consultation and support.
FUNDING AVAILABLE  Grant assistance is available for full-time biologists either at community colleges and/or those working with underserved and underrepresented populations in the sciences.