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Now Available: Course Design Institute Report 2008-2014

In Spring 2008, the Course Design Institute (CDI) was launched with the goal of creating fully online versions of high demand General Education (GE) courses in order to boost enrollment options for students during the San Diego State University (SDSU) Summer Session.

Since the program's inception, 78 faculty members have participated in the CDI to develop 85 online courses that have enrolled a total of 14,172 students. This report is intended to provide a brief overview of the program, as well as corresponding enrollment and performance data.

Download the CDI Report

Report on Results from the 2014 ITS Faculty Survey

Serving faculty is ITS' primary mission. In order to better understand faculty needs and improve the quality of service we provide, ITS frequently seeks feedback, such as through our Faculty Support Survey. This survey was distributed through email to 2,272 faculty in spring 2014. The three goals of the survey were to:

  • Create awareness of the ITS department
  • Help ITS understand how today's faculty use ITS services
  • Determine how ITS can better support faculty as it looks ahead to the next three-five years

329 faculty started the survey and 256 completed it. The response rate was 11% and included faculty from all eight of SDSU's colleges. 60% of the respondents were tenured or tenure-track faculty and 31% were lecturers. The remaining 9% listed themselves as administrator or "other." Almost two-thirds (62%) of respondents had 11 or more years of higher education teaching experience.

Download the full Report on Results from the 2014 ITS Faculty Survey.

SAVE THE DATE - One Day In May

Mark your calendars for May 20 and get ready to join us during our premier annual faculty development event - One Day in May.

One Day in May this year will focus on how SDSU can take a leadership role in the national and regional conversation about student learning and achievement. All faculty are invited to interact with national experts like George Kuh, the creator of the National Survey of Student Engagement, and draw on their own expertise to forge a shared path as we continue to improve student learning and enhance our growing academic reputation. Please bring a friend or colleague from your department!

Kelvin Crosby: From Where I Sit

SDSU Undergraduate Kelvin Crosby talks about the academic challenges he faces as a visual and hearing impaired student at SDSU and how CSU faculty and staff can help disabled students succeed in college.