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Brett Christie
37:17
What is one word that would explain why students do not read the syllabus? https://pollev.com/ashleysamson341
wkymmell
37:42
Have seen it all
Web Johnson, Chico, ME
38:11
unimportant
Stacey Anderson
38:13
seems abstract
Brett Christie
38:23
Fun to watch this form in real-time!
mary paul
38:39
LENGTHY!
Ida Jones
38:42
if you combine length, lengthy and long, that would be one of the most common features
Brett Christie
38:53
polleverywhere.com is a great way to bring your slides into class discussion
Raman Unnikrishnan (Fullerton)
39:04
The one-word answer may be an icebreaker but students do read the gradiing policy. Nothing else.
Brett Christie
40:08
@Raman: True, they may skip through a boring syllabus and go right to “what do I need to get an A” (or other grade).
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
41:11
I wish I could get my students to skip to "what do I need to get an A". I would have a lot more A's. They won't open it to begin with.
mary paul
41:56
Have students create the syllabus
Carlos Torres
42:24
Nice! Have them create it.
Brett Christie
42:52
Good points from group regarding student input > ownership
Brett Christie
43:00
Pre-version of Syllabus: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxN4M6qCVbDPWU10dUVObTJZWW8Post-version of Syllabus: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxN4M6qCVbDPREhrRTF5eVc0bFU
Brett Christie
43:38
Google doc for in-session syllabus response exercise: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aRA1RbMycjh1kU37QhMqFivZGHQpLk2WlxSDceo0934/edit
nmoore
46:41
b is much longer than a
Danielle Hidalgo
48:37
computer is acting up… the first syllabus doesn’t say enough and there are too many exams
Brett Christie
48:38
If you haven’t done a google doc activity like this with your students on topic X, this is a good example of how easy it is to engage-capture-discuss in real-time.
Carlos Torres
53:39
Yep. Pretty much sums it up.
Carlos Torres
56:46
One little concern of mine is that the language of the new syllabus is wonderful, motivational perhaps, but it may not necessarily be recognizable & clear (alluding to previous paradigms). And that this might confuse at first rather than clarify
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
57:17
^ That’s an excellent point!
Kim Norman - Fullerton
58:09
Brett, I would actually like to learn more about how to use Google docs like this!
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
58:29
“A bunch of you will fail” always got me to drop the course. It’s such a poison pill.
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
58:56
@Kim Norman: I can show you how.
bgonzalez
59:04
Nell Noddings caring theory of education
Kim Norman - Fullerton
59:25
@Adam: That would be great!
Ida Jones-Fresno
59:30
I always took a bunch of you would fail as a call to work REALLY hard to prove them wrong
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
59:58
Ida, you were probably a better student than me. I was just concerned about losing my scholarship. :)
Brett Christie
01:00:24
@Kim: Our Nov 17 PLC session is on Leveraging Google Apps
Brett Christie
01:00:35
@Adam: Great of you to offer help with gdocs!
bgonzalez
01:01:59
STEM - Big Ideas
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:02:07
This reminds me of "Essential Questions" from teaching high school
Brett Christie
01:02:17
Reframing into questions also helps to map to Student Learning Outcomes!
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:02:27
@Brett: Looking forward to that session!
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:02:59
Essential Question - Purpose - Outcome
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
01:03:48
I have mixed feelings: It takes up no more room, which is good, and frames the discussion nicely, also good, but makes the document less useful as a reference tool—that's bad.
bgonzalez
01:03:51
Do atoms exist? How do we know?
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:03:51
What is the role of the law in controlling and supporting business decisions?
Christopher Harrison
01:04:00
How can we predict the temperature change of a given chemical reaction?
Kristen Tudor (Sacramento)
01:04:04
Why study human communication?
Natasha Anderson
01:04:05
What is encapsulation?
nancyroback
01:04:14
What are buffer systems and why are the essential for life?
Natasha Anderson
01:04:14
coding
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
01:04:19
When does 5 equal 0?
Danielle Hidalgo
01:04:35
What is Sociology? What do sociologists do?
wkymmell
01:04:35
Why did they use flying buttresses?
judy Challinger
01:04:38
Why is quicksort so quick?
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:04:40
obv mod 5
Carlos Torres
01:04:46
Where did the analysis of human societies begin?
Jeremy Warner
01:04:55
why are we watching this weird film?
Kenji Ikemoto
01:04:56
“Why you’re gonna be so glad you know how to use Excel”
Tianqin Kelly Shi
01:04:59
ch 10 Waiting line analysis -> Why does the line form? Which checkout line should I join when I am in a supermarket?
Sunny Le - CSUF
01:05:07
Why mixed Business with calculus?
Stacey Anderson
01:05:07
Why are Californians so fixated on the beach?
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
01:05:09
@Kim Actually I was working mod 2.5 :p
apanangadan
01:05:10
How do we write a computer program that processes a million items quickly?
Lihung Angel Pu, CSU Dominguez Hills
01:05:11
What is a chemiscal reaction?
TBuckley
01:05:26
What role does narrative play in thinking?
Sheela Pawar
01:05:31
When can I know someone is wrong even when I don’t know what they’re talking about?
johnny thomas Dominguez Hills
01:05:37
What is organizational behavior, why is it important for managers to understand?
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:05:44
@Adam :p
nancyroback
01:05:44
Would this make it more difficult for students who are relating the syllabus to the textbook for exam prep?
judy Challinger
01:05:59
How can I find the shortest path?
nmoore
01:06:18
when am i going to use this?
Carlos Torres
01:06:53
I like the question idea (in italics), but I think I would also include the topic as well. I can just see too much confusion on the first day when I want so much to be clear
Terri Nelson San Bernardino
01:07:09
But the question can also go beyond “what you will know” at the end of a lecture to a better understanding of why Discipline X is interested in this question.
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
01:08:13
Yes, please do share that resource on coddling vs. caring. :)
Brett Christie
01:09:38
“Caring Isn’t Coddling” article @ https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1621-caring-isn-t-coddling
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
01:09:50
Thanks!
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:10:04
More difficult with required courses, especially when it’s not directly in the topic, e.g. business law in a business major
Terri Nelson San Bernardino
01:10:36
Isn’t it more than projecting confidence ?The syllabus is deliberately showing how the activities are designed to support students’ achievement and success.
Stacey Anderson
01:10:37
very humanized
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:10:44
I like that
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
01:10:46
But very very long.
Brett Christie
01:10:49
humanized is a good way to put it
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:10:55
yes, also long
Brett Christie
01:11:01
Lengthier yes…but that also gives it meaning
Gurman Gill (Sonoma State)
01:11:03
I agree with language here but it makes the syllabus long. Isn’t this better expressed in class?
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:11:07
less hammer-like though
Raman Unnikrishnan (Fullerton)
01:11:07
The second version is too wordy; clear and succinct communication is more effective.
adam_glesser_CSUF_math
01:11:17
It only has meaning if the students are willing to read it.
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:11:31
it is long; will students read it? It’s almost something you’d send an email with that language or do a short audio/video
Shirley Yap (CSUEB)
01:12:18
Wondering about your grades? Check Moodle/Canvas/Blackboard! I keep your grades up to date.
Sheela Pawar
01:12:22
An easy way to check your grades is through Moodle/Canvas
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
01:12:31
“I will keep your grades up to date on Canvas. I’m happy to answer questions about your grades, but please check Canvas first.”
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:12:33
You can check your grades any time of the day or night by checking on the LMS
bgonzalez
01:12:35
Arriving late to class deprives all of us of your contributions to our learning process.
Brett Christie
01:12:39
We have had a few mentions in chat and gdoc regarding syllabus/welcome video. That’s also a great way of humanizing the course introduction.
Marina Gerson, Stanislaus
01:12:42
“Could you check your points for me on our Moodle site, and then let’s look at what activities we still have coming up.”
Stacey Anderson
01:12:43
Arriving on time to class conveys respect for your classmates, instructor, and your own learning. Please organize your time to arrive to class when we begin and stay for the duration of the class meeting.
nancyroback
01:13:01
You can see your grades anytime on Blackboard. If you download the free app you will be alerted every time a new grade is posted.
bgonzalez
01:13:04
Grades are available on course site. Do you need some help finding it?
Stacey Anderson
01:13:22
We also talk about how the success of our writing courses depends on the consistent attendance and engagement of the members of our community of learners.
Terri Nelson San Bernardino
01:13:24
Questions about your course grade? You’ll have access 24/7 to your current scores on the LMS. If you look at the “totals” column, you can see how it stacks up against the grading scale (in the syllabus). Think about what assignments are still left in the course. I’m happy to help you explore ways of doing better in those future assignments.
Carlos Torres
01:13:26
After every major assignment, I recommend we have a quick discussion about your grade…
Brett Christie
01:13:38
Great contributions!
Tianqin Kelly Shi
01:13:38
You can email all the students when the grade becomes available and tell them how they can access the score. thus, avoiding replying to multiple emails
apanangadan
01:13:42
Moodle is our university's course management system. You can check your progress in this course there.
Brett Christie
01:14:13
If there are chat posts that you like, you can copy and paste. Also, at the bottom of the Chat window, there is a More drop-down that has a Save Chat function.
judy Challinger
01:14:15
I'll be working hard to keep your grades available. Check Blackboard at any time to see your standing in the course!
mary paul
01:14:49
it would be great to have the LMS send emails when students' grades drop.
Shirley Yap (CSUEB)
01:15:05
I sometimes share that I’m a first-generation to college student because so many of my students are too. But I say this, I don’t write it. I wonder if I’d be comfortable sharing it on a syllabus.
Carlos Torres
01:15:14
Yes I include these through socretive.com throughout semester, but syllabus, hmmm
Marina Gerson, Stanislaus
01:16:11
I love exam wrappers!!
Billy
01:16:14
For the beginning of the semester icebreaker--I always joke with the students what videogames I've been playing over the break.
Kenji Ikemoto
01:16:45
I would get to class 10 minutes early, and small talk with students while waiting to enter the room. “Have you seen the new Game of Thrones episode?” etc
Raman Unnikrishnan (Fullerton)
01:17:13
I totally agree with the philosophy of getting connected with students. They should feel comfortable with the faculty member to ask questions and accept the answers.
Marina Gerson, Stanislaus
01:17:30
Exam wrappers (for metacognition on how to change study habits for success) also provide an opportunity to get midsemester feedback on the course and be responsive to student needs.
Brett Christie
01:17:58
Much of the left side has to do with affect, motivation, engagement. Areas that can often be overlooked but can matter most to student persistence.
Sheela Pawar
01:18:01
It seems like this would be very helpful with teaching students to transfer their skills
bgonzalez
01:18:26
This goes all the way back to Krathwohl’s affective domain taxonomy
Jeremy Warner
01:19:36
how do you reprogram students to learn how to learn? most students seem to be programmed to be able to answer standardized tests, but once they break those low boundaries of Bloom's, they seem to be malfunctioning robots?
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:19:48
Would videos be similar? For example, instead of students going to a live courtroom, watching a video of a trial in progress—is that the same?
Stacey Anderson
01:19:55
I had my students in my online class go to the beach and create a voicethread of their observations and photos.
Kenji Ikemoto
01:20:28
I like voice thread too! Waiting for the day when it gets integrated into our LMS.
Brett Christie
01:21:25
@Jeremy: Good point. It doesn’t happen easily. Flipping the classroom is an example of something that definitely takes adaptation, patience for students to “come around”
Marina Gerson, Stanislaus
01:22:40
@Jeremy: It really has to be a part of class time. Providing open ended exercises or assignments. But, it takes practice and students develop to different extents based on their background and interest.
bgonzalez
01:22:48
How about a flow chart or concept map for each objective to initiate a class session?
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:24:20
Are these results different for male vs. female instructors?
Brett Christie
01:24:27
@bgonzalez: Graphical representation of SLOs, assignments/activities, assessments can be very useful
Shirley Yap (CSUEB)
01:24:34
Ida - great question!
Terri Nelson San Bernardino
01:24:36
@ida Great question!
Brett Christie
01:25:39
All references in the slides are collected on a closing slide and the entire presentation is available at http://plc.csuprojects.org The session recording will be posted this afternoon.
Terri Nelson San Bernardino
01:26:08
Thanks, Ashley! Very interesting & helpful!
judy Challinger
01:26:35
Thank you Ashley!!
Stacey Anderson
01:26:45
even better than last year!
Carlos Torres
01:26:47
Thanks Ashley, that was energetic. I which you were my prof.!
Kim Norman - Fullerton
01:26:51
Thanks, Ashley!
nancyroback
01:26:51
Thank you, very inspiring
Garet Marling - Cal Maritime
01:26:51
This has been really informative. Thank you!
Raman Unnikrishnan (Fullerton)
01:26:58
Thanks Ashley. It is clear that you are an inspiring professor.
johnny thomas Dominguez Hills
01:26:59
Awesome...insightful
Lihung Angel Pu, CSU Dominguez Hills
01:26:59
Thank you!
Marina Gerson, Stanislaus
01:27:03
Got a meeting to run to. Thank you! I love the Beautiful Questions and hope to incorporate!
apanangadan
01:27:08
Thanks. I am definitely going to use some of these tips.
Ida Jones-Fresno
01:27:49
Thanks Ashley. I will modify my syllabus to incorporate at least some of those beautiful questions
Dennis Dahlquist sac state
01:27:54
Thank you very interesting presentation
Kenji Ikemoto
01:28:26
Good presentation. Thank you.
Brian Lindaman
01:28:28
Thank you, Ashley!
Danielle Hidalgo
01:28:30
It was great!!! Thank you!
Julia Olkin
01:28:32
I would have really appreciated seeing a learning centered syllabus from a STEM class in addition to a history class
cherie vinopal
01:28:33
thank you Ashley.
TBuckley
01:28:39
Compelling and useful—reworking syllabi is important
deborahk
01:28:42
Very useful presentation!!! Thanks!
wkymmell
01:28:51
Great and effective presentation!
Danielle Hidalgo
01:29:09
Yes, I have lots of new ideas that I’m going to use :-)
Danielle Hidalgo
01:29:30
next week on Tuesday at 10a, correct?
Carlos Torres
01:29:42
yes i think i will incorporate learning-centered syllabus into new syllabus. remind us about share point?
Danielle Hidalgo
01:29:57
got it!