Faculty Success is Student Success

College of Liberal Arts Student Success
Professional Development Conference

Faculty Success is Student Success:
College of Liberal Arts Student Success Professional Development Conference

CSU and the College of Liberal Arts recognize the profound impact that Continuing, Contract, and Adjunct Faculty (CCAF) have across the University, particularly through their involvement in the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC).

Student Success funding from the Board of Governors has provided the opportunity for CLA to develop a summer professional development conference titled Faculty Success is Student Success: College of Liberal Arts Student Success Professional Development Conference that focuses on CCAF expertise and professional development priorities. This conference brings together leaders in the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT), and other experts on pedagogy to offer participants the opportunity to build their professional expertise around student success and position inclusivity as central to their teaching practice.

Our hope is that participants will learn and grow in several ways:

  1. Collaborating and sharing expertise and experiences around pedagogy that prioritizes student success.
  2. Better understanding the AUCC to align AUCC objectives with class content.
  3. Discovering First Four Weeks Initiative resources to implement them in this fall’s courses.
  4. Finding new resources and ideas to positively impact student experience, especially related to identity and inclusion.

Dates and Compensation

This conference will be held on the CSU campus August 8, 2022, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and August 9, 2022, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. CCA faculty attendees will be compensated with a $500 stipend, $300 which will be paid for participation in the conference and the remaining $200 will be paid for choosing two additional professional development opportunities throughout the AY22-23.

Registration is now closed.

Conference Schedule

Monday, August 8



9 - 10:15 a.m. LSC, Ballroom D Introductions, with presentations from Dean Benjamin Withers and Assistant Vice President for Student Success Ryan Barone
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. LSC, Ballroom D Break
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. LSC, Ballroom D Workshop 1: Aligning Goals to the Teaching Effectiveness Framework, led by Jennifer Todd, Tonya Buchan, and Karen Falkenberg
12 - 1 p.m. LSC, Ballroom D Lunch
1 - 1:50 p.m. LSC, Ballroom D Workshop 2: 8 Big Ideas for Student Success, led by Ryan Claycomb and Elinor Light
2 - 2:50 p.m. LSC, Ballroom D AUCC Discussion with Breakout Sessions, led by Roze Hentschell and CCA Faculty
Discussion leaders 3B: Karen Montgomery Moore (ENG); 3C: Niroj Bhattarai (ECON); 3D: Catherine Ratliff (ENG); 3E: Carolin Aronis (ETST)
3 - 3:50 p.m. LSC, Ballroom D Workshop 3: Student Success in the First Four Weeks, led by Coronda Ziegler

Tuesday, August 9

During the second day of the conference, we invite you to choose one of three workshop options during each hour of the morning.

Option 1

LSC 308-310
Room capacity = 30
Room Support: Tom Conway

Option 2

LSC 328-330
Room capacity = 24
Room Support: Margaret Miller

Option 3

LSC 322
Room capacity = 25
Room Support: Frankie Wilcox
9 - 9:50 a.m. Workshop A1: Increasing Motivation in AUCC Classes, led by Jenny Levin Workshop A2: Inclusive Teaching Strategies that Don't Require Dramatic Changes to your Lesson Plan, led by Alyson Huff in partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence Workshop A3: The No Test Revolution: Student Choice Assignments and Student-Authored Rubrics, led by Annie Krieg
10 - 10:50 a.m. Workshop B1: Accessible, Practical Tools for Early Career Education, led by Kelsey Schultz Workshop B2: Faith and Belief Identity Inclusivity Practices for CLA Faculty, led by Elizabeth Sink Workshop B3: Avoiding Burnout, led by Frankie Wilcox and Ryan Claycomb
11 - 11:50 a.m. Workshop C1: Mentorship for Faculty Success, led by Jeremy Proctor and Tom Conway Workshop C2: Bad Grades: Questioning Traditional Grading Practices, led by Joe Schicke in partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence Workshop C3: Classroom Persona and Organization of Classroom Routines and Activities, led by Nancy Wright