Institute for Student Success

Fall 2015 Workshops

August 18, 2015

Keynote: Dr. Lori D. Patton

From 9:00-10:30am in the Kate Buchanan Room

Picture of Dr. Johnnella Butler"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty.

Promising Practices: Examining the Future of Campus Culture Centers

In this session, participants will learn about the historical underpinnings of campus culture centers and consider the role of post-racial discourses in shifting and reshaping how these entities operate on campus. In addition, we will examine current trends and promising practices in campus culture centers and generate ideas to ensure the success and sustenance of culture centers and Humboldt State University.


Everyone is welcome to participate in any workshop.

"S" Logo for staff Indicates workshops that will be of special interest to staff.

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Indicates workshops that will be of special interest to faculty.

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Workshops with both icons will be of interest to both staff and faculty.

Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations please contact as soon as possible to ensure all needs can be reasonably met.


11:00-12:30 Workshop Breakout Session 1

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty.BlackLivesMatter: How Should HSU Respond to the Clarion Call for Justice?

Renée Byrd (Sociology) and John Johnson (African American Center for Academic Excellence)

More than a trending hashtag, the Black Lives Matter campaign articulates both an acknowledgement of existing inequities and discrimination in American institutions, while simultaneously demanding recognition of the full humanity of Black people in public and private spaces. The incidents of violence and injustice that sparked outrage and protests at various locations across the country impact our students and campus community in substantive ways. In this workshop, participants will discuss the significance of the "Black Lives Matter" mantra and develop clear examples of what we can do individually and collectively to promote Black student success and well-being at HSU.

Learning Outcomes for "Black Lives Matter"

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Students are People First

David Sleeth-Keppler (School of Business)

Who are our students really? What motivates them on a deeper level? We approach these questions using insights from two recent all-student surveys, using a personality and lifestyle profiling tool called VALS. Learn about the different personality profiles of our students, followed by actionable recommendations for breaking down barriers to success.

Learning Outcomes for "Students are People First"

"F" logo, indicating FacultyCreating Interactive Course Videos for Flipped and Online Courses

Morgan Barker, Dan Fiore, Sara Hart, Wendy Riggs (eLearning)

Join eLearning Instructional Designers for an interactive session highlighting a how-to of online and flipped model lecture videos, using campus provided software Camtasia Studio and other technical elements. With support from eLearning colleagues, try out the campus software that you’ll need to create interactive course videos, which can help you increase accessibility, engage students, and manage your workflow.

Learning Outcomes for "Creating Interactive Course Videos"

"F" logo, indicating FacultyKlamath in the Classroom: Using Your Course to Foster a Sense of Place

Kathryn LaSala, Carly Marino, and Sarah Fay Philips (University Library)

Come explore the Library’s Special Collections, and contemplate new ways to integrate materials about the Klamath bioregion into your course. Participants will learn about new teaching modules that can be used to teach content while also connecting students to the community and region. Share your syllabus in advance ( and we will use your course content to suggest new assignments that develop students’ sense of place while incorporating unique library resources and project-based learning.

Learning Outcomes for "Klamath in the Classroom"

"F" logo, indicating FacultyInterdisciplinary Career Curriculum for the Classroom

Loren Collins (Career Center), Sara Hart (Religious Studies), Alison Holmes (International Studies), Michele McCall-Wallace (Art), Kathleen Lee (Politics), Sarah Ray (Geography), David Stacey (English)

Join the College Career Curriculum Committee in a discussion about their comprehensive career related curriculum resulting from a three-semester, interdisciplinary effort in the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Academic and Career Advising Center. This session will highlight examples of how to implement newly designed career-focused assignments and lesson plans in the classroom, tailor assignments for your majors, and talk about the response from students and data from a variety of classroom evaluations. 

Learning Outcomes for "Interdisciplinary Career Curriculum"

2:30 - 4:00 Workshop Breakout Session 2

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty.Responding to Racial Realities on Campus: Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Diverse College Students

Dr. Lori D. Patton (keynote presenter)

In this session, participants will discuss historical and contemporary racial realities on campus, particularly how institutions often fuel rather than disrupt racism on campus. Participants will be encouraged to consider their own positionality in relation to racial (in)justice and identify progressive steps toward making Humboldt State University an institution that effectively meets the needs of racially minoritized students.

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty.Face-to-Face Reassessing Colonialism: A Vision for Change at HSU

Kim Berry (CRGS), Shenae Bishop (HSU Student), Conor Handley (HSU Student), Kerri Malloy (Native American Studies), Maxwell Schnurer (Communication/CRGS), Marlon Sherman (Native American Studies)

Facilitated by a cross-disciplinary team of faculty, as well as student activists that resided in the Native American Forum in Spring 2015, this session will begin by providing participants with a contextual history of HSU as an enterprise tied to colonial ideology, as well as firsthand knowledge of student/faculty/staff voices on their experiences of colonization at HSU. We will then explore tools we can use to understand the language of decolonization, as well as strategies for decolonizing classes and campus spaces, with an aim of understanding decolonization as a tool to create a truly inclusive campus community that respects and supports diverse persons, cultures, epistemologies and perspectives.

What do we mean by "colonial" and "decolonization"?

Learning Outcomes for "Face-to-Face Reassessing Colonialism"

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Tools for Online Collaborative Teaching and Learning

Geoff Cain and Dan Fiore (eLearning)

This workshop will explore options for faculty interested in using collaborative tools for teaching and learning, such as Blackboard Collaborate, Google Hangouts, and Skype. Online collaborative learning tools can be used for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. Participants will not only have the opportunity to explore these online collaboration tools, but will also gain valuable insight about the pedagogy behind collaborative learning.

Learning Outcomes for "Tools for Online Collaborative Teaching and Learning"

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Fostering Positive Field Experiences Within Academic Courses

Daniel Barton (Wildlife), Tim Bean (Wildlife), Genevieve Marchand (Kinesiology & Recreation), Melanie Michalak (Geology)

Field experiences are frequently formative or culminating events in education, as they can represent strong active and experiential learning opportunities by their very nature.  We will work to share participant and facilitator experiences and pedagogical approaches to designing field experiences for students across a variety of disciplines.  Humboldt State has a rich and ongoing tradition of offering field experiences within academic courses that are a unique and critical part of our curriculum.

Learning Outcomes for "Fostering Positive Field Experiences"

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