Institute for Student Success

Spring 2015 Workshops

January 15, 2015

Keynote: Dr. Christy T. Price

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.Why Don’t My Students Think I’m Groovy? The New “Rs” for Engaging Millennial Learners

What influences modern students’ motivation and desire to learn? During this participatory workshop, we will discuss the characteristics of Millennials’ ideal learning environments, their preferences regarding assessments, and their ideal institutional practices, including the critical roles that staff play in supporting students. Interactive conversations and activities will enable staff and faculty to reflect on their own practices and develop concrete steps for creating campus environments that support the success of Millennial learners.

Learning Outcomes for "Why Don't My Students Think I'm Groovy?"


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" Logo for staff Tech-It to the Limit: Tools for Supporting Students and Your Office

Marissa Mourer (Humboldt Orientation Program)

This workshop will offer participants new strategies for using simple, everyday technology solutions, particularly in office settings, to increase active student engagement, efficiency, and organization. Whether you use them with a single student, or a large team of students, these tools support student success and develop transferrable job skills. Come practice new methods for using collaborative documents, desktop sharing, web-based apps, and more!

Learning Outcomes For "Tech-It to the Limit"

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Engaged Reading:
Getting Students to Read Effectively for Class

Tasha Souza (Communication)

You’ve discovered that many of your students aren’t doing the assigned reading. Come and learn strategies to help students see the reading as worthwhile and meaningful through use of pre-reading tips and reading assignments.

Learning Outcomes for "Engaged Reading"

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. New Initiatives for Student Success @ HSU

Adrienne Colegrove-Raymond, Tracy Smith, Kathy Thornhill & Radha Webley (all from Retention and Inclusive Student Success)

As one of the newer units on campus, Retention and Inclusive Student Success (RISS) combines a range of student support services and programs – from academic advising and career services to the RAMP program, Early Alert/MAPWorks, and Cross-Cultural Centers for Academic Excellence. RISS programs aim to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment by providing academic and co-curricular student support programs dedicated to meeting the needs of our diverse student body. Join us to learn more about RISS and new campus initiatives, ask your questions, engage in conversations with colleagues, and learn strategies and best practices for referring students to our many services and support networks.

Learning Outcomes for "New Initiatives"

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Promoting Student Success in Mathematics Across the Curriculum

Diane Johnson (Mathematics) & Lyn Scott (Education)

For this facilitated discussion, faculty members from the Education and Mathematics Departments will discuss both published and original research on student and instructors’ perceived notions about math in their fields. Their research includes interviews with a diverse group of instructors and students. Participants will discuss strategies for improving skills and attitudes about mathematics across the disciplines.

Learning Outcomes for "Promoting Student Success in Mathematics"

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Mini-Presentation Series

Six 7-minute mini-presentations with a range of topics and presenters. Great for learning a little bit about a wide range of topics, or for gaining examples of a creative presentation style!

Presenters and topics include:

  • HSUGO! Connecting URM Students to College Success Skills and Resources (Meredith Williams)
  • Creative Commons: Alternatives to Copyright
    (Geoff Cain)
  • Universal Design (Morgan Barker)
  • Career Prep (Loren Collins)
  • Information Literacy (Katia Karadjova)
  • Supporting Students and Service Sites: S4 Database for Service Learning & Academic Internships Courses
    (Stacy Becker)
2:00 - 3:30 Workshop Breakout Session 2

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Creating “I Don’t Want to Miss a Moment of This!” Learning Environments

Dr. Christy Price (keynote presenter) and HSU Student Panel

What can we do to motivate our students? Research in educational psychology suggests there are things faculty can do to increase students’ willingness to attend class, their ability to maintain interest, and their desire to learn. Join Dr. Price and a panel of HSU students for an interactive session that will briefly review the literature on this topic, offer participants a chance to hear directly from students about what motivates and supports their learning, and provide time for faculty to reflect on their methods and the learning environments they create. Participants will walk away with strategies they can implement in their courses both in the short- and long-term.

Learning Outcomes for "Creating 'I Don't Want to Miss a Moment of This!"

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Keeping Students Engaged:  Implementing Active and Collaborative Learning Techniques into Your Teaching or Trainings

Arianna Thobaben (Learning Center & School of Education)

In this workshop, participants will experience teaching strategies that transform the learning environment (both inside and outside of the classroom) from a lecture-based, passive learning experience to an active learning setting that keeps students engaged with the content.

Learning Outcomes for "Keeping Students Engaged"

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Stereotype Threat and My Students:
What Can I do About It?

Beth Eschenbach & Eileen Cashman (both from Environmental Resources Engineering)

Research has demonstrated that stereotype threat – a fear of confirming stereotypes – can negatively impact student performance and success, particularly among Students of Color and women in the STEM fields. Fortunately, staff and faculty can implement a few practical interventions that can alleviate stereotype threat.  Participants will discuss and practice these interventions, and develop plans for applying them in their classrooms or programs.

Learning Outcomes for "Stereotype Threat and My Students"

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Team-Based Learning in the Classroom: Experiences, Strategies, and Techniques

Janet Winston (English and Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) & Kim Vincent-Layton (eLearning & Extended Education)

This workshop is designed to bring together faculty who have a range of experiences with Team-Based Learning (TBL), from the curious to the experienced. Janet will provide a brief overview of TBL, a case study of her experiences implementing group quizzes in a literature course, and a hands-on TBL experience using the Instant Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT). She will also facilitate a discussion among workshop participants willing to share their experiences using TBL. Kim will field questions and provide additional examples based on years of experience implementing TBL in her own and other faculty members’ classrooms. Workshop goals include: review TBL methods, share examples and techniques, discuss hesitations and complications, and brainstorm methods for applying TBL successfully to a variety of discipline- and course-specific settings.

Learning Outcomes for "Team Based Learning"

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