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Past Webinars

CSU, Chico faculty and staff may request access to a recording of a past webinar or materials from one of the session.

 

 

 

 

   
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Reaching “Search and Shop” Students: Part 3

Increasing Conversions by Rewarding Word-of-Mouth Referrals

Student mentoring programs remain one of the best ways to reconnect your alumni and engage them in the advancement process. However, building effective alumni mentoring programs can be a challenging process that requires a careful balance of interested students and alums along with close facilitation of the mentoring relationship.

This webinar shares ways to establish, maintain, and assess an effective alumni mentoring program, including:

  • The essential structure of a successful program
  • Objectives for each side of the relationship
  • Alumni mentor recruitment
  • Generating and sustaining student interest
  • Measuring return on investment-of-mouth leads.
   
 

Reaching “Search and Shop” Students: Part 3

Increasing Conversions by Rewarding Word-of-Mouth Referrals

This session examines how breakthrough-practice institutions encourage current students, alumni, and even prospects to recommend the institution to their network, as well as how innovators create follow-up structures designed to convert high-quality, word-of-mouth leads.

   
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Authentic Assessment Strategies for Online Learning

Online instruction continues to thrive, but instructors and designers often struggle to develop effective forms of online assessment. How can an instructor know if students have met course objectives or have achieved area competencies if tests and quizzes are not primary assessments? How can you ensure academic integrity and curb online cheating? What other forms of assessment are particularly effective in an online environment?

This webcast teaches how to design and develop assessment tools in online instructional environments. The instructor shares examples of assessment questions and how to improve them. This is a great opportunity for your entire faculty and design team to learn the fundamentals of developing authentic assessment and understand how to scale them to your own program, no matter the size.

   
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Empowering At-Risk Probationary Students Using Appreciative Advising Inside & Outside The Classroom

Institutions across the country have struggled to create initiatives
that lead to increased retention rates for students on probation. This
webinar focuses on two initiatives at the University of South
Carolina—one focused on individual advising and the other on a special
section of University 101—that empower students to achieve good
standing. The first is a programmatic initiative that helps students on
probation and/or financial aid probation to devise and implement an
academic plan for success. The Academic Centers for Excellence (ACE)
employ graduate students to serve as academic coaches for students
experiencing academic difficulty. Participants learn how ACE
coaches translate the Appreciative Advising theory to practice.

   

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Kids on Campus: Best Practices in Protecting Minors & Your Institution

This webinar presented critical issues related
to children on campus, including conditions that may lead to
abuse, and ways to respond to suspected or actual problems. It
also offers practical advice to meet institutional legal requirements as
well as discuss tools including background checks, operating
guidelines, and contract provisions to use with outside groups.

   
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Conducting a Self-Audit of Your Retention Data and Programs

This webcast session will help you understand which data your retention
team is collecting, which data it is using, and which retention programs
you have in place. You will leave with a worksheet that organizes the
different programs, goals, and students served.

   
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Redesigning Developmental Courses to Improve Retention

This webinar showcases how Austin Peay State University redesigned their developmental courses using the Linked Workshop (or SLA) model and significantly increased student persistence rates.

   

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Reaching “Search and Shop” Students Series

Creating Differentiated Messages and Services for Recruiting Career Changers

This
session examines how leading universities are crafting communications
and services designed to involve themselves earlier in prospective
students’ decision process. Realizing that prospective students need
information not only on whether they should select a specific degree or
certificate—but also, and more importantly, on the more uncertain and
complicated decision of whether to change careers—COE innovators are
crafting marketing messages and program services to help prospective
students weigh the costs, risks, benefits, and likelihood of breaking
into a new field.

   
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Reimagining the Ivory Tower: Innovation in an Era of Limitations

The future of education is upon us. What might tomorrow’s universities look like, and how can we prepare today? This Eduventures webinar, Reimagining the Ivory Tower: Innovation in an Era of Limitations, is based on research across the major domains and stakeholders of higher education.


Mark Nemec, Ph.D., President and CEO of Eduventures, discusses ways leaders in higher education can think more entrepreneurially to drive performance, relevance, and revenue growth.

   
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Understanding the Impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

This session examines the impact of MOOCs on higher education,
highlighting applicable lessons in technology-enabled instruction and
the emerging possibility of an alternative credentialing market enabled
by digital badges, employer-led curricula, and dynamic social networking
 tools.

Presenter: Colin Koproske, Education Advisory Board

   
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TelePresence & Collaboration in Higher Education

See how adopting pervasive video increases efficiency and
improves productivity, all while experiencing significant cost savings.

   
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Online Orientation: Focusing on Student Learning

Are your students really getting the same information and experience
from your online orientation as they are from an in-person orientation?
Is your orientation conducive to learning, interactive, and
outcomes-based? By applying research-based online instructional
strategies, you can increase the learning effectiveness of your online
orientation for new students. This webcast is designed to help you
develop or improve your online orientation using a learner-centered
 approach.

   
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Five Free Tools for Connecting & Engaging Online Learners

You’ve heard the old adage “The best things in life are free.” But that
probably hasn’t been your experience when it comes to technology. There,
it’s usually “The best things in life cost a small fortune.” If you’re
teaching online, you’ve likely confronted the reality that most
opportunities to improve the learning experience for your students just
don’t fit your budget. This webinar addresses ways to teach with free tools to better your classroom.

   
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The Flipped Classroom: Rethinking the Way You Teach

The Flipped Classroom: Rethinking the Way You Teach examines the
technology that facilitates the flip, explores the types of active
learning possible in the newly liberated face-to-face time, and puts the
flipped model in context with what is known about how learning works.

For complete program information visit the host website.

   
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Immigration Options for International Students

This webinar will give participants the necessary tools to assist
students in identifying the potential work visa options to allow them to
pursue their career goals while also advancing employers’ interests and
corporate goals.

   
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Online Student Success: The Key To Keeping Students Motivated & Engaged

The challenge of keeping online students motivated and engaged is an area of concern for all types of institutions and courses. As online courses grow in offerings and popularity, it is important to address the concerns that arise via this still new medium of instruction. Online learners are statistically a very varied group, in terms of study habits, personal schedules, work commitments, and family. It is essential for faculty to be aware of their students’ demands outside of the online environment in order to better tailor their curriculum and offer an experience that encourages retention.

   
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High Touch Pedagogy: Strategies For Improving Online Student Engagement & Learning Outcomes

Assessments in educational programs typically provide students with
measures that include answer selection, information recall, and the
completion of faculty generated or standardized tests. While these types
of traditional assessment have a role in learning, authentic
assessment, learning simulation, and student-generated content enable
students to actualize and apply acquired knowledge and skills to
real-life scenarios.

   

A recording of this webinar is available. If you would like the link and log in information, please email Melissa McGowan.

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Prioritizing Academic Programs: Making and Acting on Hard Choices

Reallocating existing academic resources requires a systematic,
academically responsible approach to ensure success. This highly
interactive webinar will focus on the how and why of choosing criteria
and assessing weights, avoiding pitfalls and anticipating likely
push-back, and integrating this process with your other institution-wide
 strategies.

   
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Cheating In An On-line Environment: How To Prevent, Detect & Deter Dishonesty

This webinar will  review the reasons behind the problem of
online cheating and then offer practical information and tips to enhance
learning, encourage honesty, and prevent these negative behaviors.

   
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Using ePortfolios To Improve Teaching, Learning, And Assessment

In this webinar, participants will learn about the varied uses of
ePortfolios and suggested practices in the classroom. Resources to
support use of ePortfolios to improve teaching, learning, and assessment
will also be made available.

   
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The Sloan Consortium Webinar Series

These online events were recorded during the 2012 Sloan-C 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. The titles of the events that we offer are below:

  • Getting Started with iBooks: Creating Engaging Interactive eBooks
  • Power Tools for the Power User
  • Demystifying iOS Programming
  • CSU Affordable Learning Solutions
  • Online Interactions to Increase Content Retention
  • Drilling Down on the Real Impacts of Emerging Technologies in Education
  • What Do Unsuccessful Online Students Want Us to Know?: Monroe CC’s Online Retention Student Survey Results
  • Google+ as a Tool for Collaborative Learning
  • Adhering to FERPA While Computing in the Cloud
  • Providing Increased Access to Program Excellence! Cal State Online to Deliver Online Programs for the California State University System
   

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Reaching First-Generation College Students

An “Inside Higher Ed” Webinar

Educators and politicians nationwide are urging colleges and universities to recruit and graduate a larger share of the population. To do so, many colleges will have to reach more first-generation students—those whose parents did not attend college.

Inside Higher Ed will present a webinar featuring the authors of First-Generation College Students: Understanding and Improving the Experience From Recruitment to Commencement (Jossey-Bass). Presenters discussed a range of the issues colleges need to know about first-generation college students.

   
A DVD recording of this webinar is available for loan. Please email for more information.

Revamping Pre-Arrival Communications for International Students

As the number of international students entering colleges and universities across the US and Canada has increased, welcoming and orienting students to college life in North America has become a priority for higher ed administrators. One of the primary challenges facing administrators charged with developing orientation and welcome programs for international students is connecting with students before they arrive on campus. Strategically crafting clear pre-arrival communications to connect with and engage millennial undergraduate students and busy graduate students is not easy for many offices.

   
A DVD recording of this webinar is available for loan. Please email for more information.

Using Mobile Apps to Connect With Alumni

Apps. Text messaging. Smartphones. Tablets. Just when you thought you had your hands wrapped around managing an online community, online interaction went to the small screen. You are not alone! Many institutions struggle to offer simple ways to stay connected, let alone methods that include emerging technology such as smartphones. With email response rates declining across all alumni segments and mobile technologies very much on the rise, now is the time to consider the use of mobile apps and techniques to meet alumni where they are.

   
A DVD recording of this webinar is available for loan. Please email for more information.

Using an Academic Coaching Model to Improve Student Success

Providing academic coaching to students can fill the gap between advising and tutoring. Because coaching allows students to have one-on-one conversations with someone who can help them set academic goals, this model can especially benefit students who are on academic probation or struggling in their classes.

Explore the theory behind a student-affairs-driven approach to academic coaching. Highlighting the coaching program at the University of South Carolina, expert instructors will go through the first steps for building an academic coaching model on campus.

This webcast is designed for student affairs leaders and other campus personnel who are interested in improving student achievement and retention through academic coaching. While coaching for online and adult students will not be the main focus of this session, the faculty will help identify how the appreciative advising model can be applied in these contexts.

   
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A Comprehensive Approach to Peer Educator Training and Development

Too often, training for peer educators does not fully meet the mentors’ developmental and ongoing training needs. Join us for a look at the structure, objectives, and logistics of a comprehensive approach to peer educator training and development. An expert facilitator will highlight ways you can utilize year-round training to address peer educator development, ensuring peer mentors feel challenged and supported.

   
A DVD recording of this webinar is available for loan. Please email for more information.

Building Better Reunions: A Case Study

Reunions are a vital part of your strategy for energizing alumni and keeping them connected to your institution, yet many colleges and universities follow the same reunion outline year after year. With a few small adjustments and a focus on customization, your reunion can become the social event of the year, with more alumni returning to campus, volunteering, and giving to their alma mater. Learn how Marquette increased reunion giving by 35 percent and attendance and involvement by 20 percent.

   

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Four Strategies to Engage the Multicultural Classroom

Diversity is the name of the game in higher education today, but facilitating a genuinely multicultural classroom requires more than a fresh set of labels. Dr. Matthew Ouellett and Dr. Christine A. Stanley, examine the steps to engaging multicultural classrooms in this 90 minute seminar.

   
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Believe It Or Not: Authority and Credibility

The web offers many new kinds of sources, but it can be difficult to judge their quality. Consider the role credibility plays in the research process, and learn about tools you can use to dig in and determine the authority of that great-looking source.

Part of the Google Fall 2011 Webinar Series for the CSU Community.

   

 

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The Future of Higher Education in America: Are We Academically Adrift?

The debate about the future of American higher education has never been more complex. While there are many sides to this discussion, the question of whether higher education institutions are providing a high-quality, meaningful education for students is certainly at the forefront. Download the slides or ask for a copy of the recording to delve deeper into the world of higher education.

   
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Organizing Continuing and Professional Education - Models for Balancing Growth, Mission and Instructional Quality

This session profiles a spectrum of successful CPE models, ranging from decentralized units serving individual schools, to centralized “shared services” models, to the growing number of units spun off as for-profit subsidiaries, examining the advantages, limitations and risks of each.

   
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Even Better Search Results: Getting to Know Google Search for Education

Google makes it simple to find the information you need, but there are strategies for making higher quality search even easier. Learn the basics of predictive search, a method for drawing on what you know about what you need to find it faster, including successful word choice and using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to uncover information you never dreamed was possible.

Part of the Google Fall 2011 Webinar Series for the CSU Community.

 
 
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Power Searching: Advanced Google Search for Education

When you realize that the information you want will be a presentation or PDF, what can you do? How about when you find a great website without a good way to search it? Advanced predictive search elaborates on techniques for determining what your perfect source will look like, and employing advanced operators to uncover them even more efficiently.

   

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Academic Dishonesty Adjudication

Colleges and universities struggle with how to respond to and address academic dishonesty. The academic disciplinary process is one means for a campus to communicate expectations to each student about what it means to contribute to and be a part of this scholarly community.

   
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Modern Search Literacy: Leveraging Literacies to Get Quality From Popular Tools

Once you’ve run your search, how do you interpret your results for the highest impact? As you determine where to click, or changes to make to your original search, there is a whole new set of skills to know. Using steppingstone resources effectively and navigating corpora, even knowing how to chain. Join us to discuss new ways to think about literacy online.

   

   
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Customizing Orientation for Transfer Students

An estimated 60 percent of college graduates will have attended more than one institution in the course of their undergraduate experience. With community college enrollment increasing dramatically nationwide, recruiting and retaining transfer students at four-year institutions has become a priority among university administrators. It is vital for administrators to work collaboratively across campus toward creating a transfer-friendly culture to better serve this emerging population at their institutions.

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Interested in a Topic?

If there is a webinar you would like to make available to the campus and community, or would like to partner with Continuing Education and promote one of the upcoming webinars on the schedule, let us know!

Host

Regional & Continuing Education will take care of the event logistics, including:
  • Booking & setting-up the meeting room
  • Handling technology requirements
  • Making necessary arrangements and providing funds to access the webinars
  • Providing participant sign-in sheets and feedback forms on the day of the event

Promote

We want this to be the best shared secret on campus! We will help to spread the word about each Connect • Learn • Engage event by:
  • Publicizing the event on the Campus Calendar
  • Submitting two Campus Announcements prior to the event
  • Designing a branded Microsoft Outlook email template containing event details and registration information

Partner

By engaging our colleagues from units and groups across campus, we can:
  • Collaboratively schedule webinars or video conferences that are timely and relevant to your colleagues
  • Provide each other with the information needed to spread the word and promote these learning opportunities
  • Help each other showcase who we are, what we do, and why it’s important
  • Foster collective learning opportunities that may otherwise not be available

For more information or to request a webinar, contact:

Melissa McGowan
Regional & Contining Education
530.898.5682