By Suzanne Aurilio - 1/3/2008 Our Transforming Course Design Project is moving forward almost exactly as planned. This update covers four areas of change: the development of an online resource shared by all sections of our first-year seminar, UNIV 101; the delivery of multiple training workshops to assist instructors and Peer Mentors in the use of technologies required by the redesigned course (the online Vista classroom; the newly introduced clickers; the combined “googlepages” and PhotoShop Elements program used to construct digital portfolios); the construction of a community Vista space for instructors; the convening of multiple student focus groups for “vision conversations” around issues of technology that affect students’ adaptation to college life. See attachment for the full report.

By Suzanne Aurilio - 10/31/2007 Integrating Technology in the 1st-Year Seminar CSU Chico’s First-Year Seminar (FYS), UNIV 101, serves over 500 incoming students each year. This project will enhance student learning outcomes in the course by addressing the following issues: