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Closing the Completion Gap
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Engaging Learning Strategies + Hybrid Options

This section will highlight innovative designs for new classroom spaces. The faculty instructional design studio will provide instructors the technology and training necessary to reengineer the educational experience for our diverse student population.

ABOVE: New Faculty Design Studio (completed August 2016)

Training and hands-on experience in the Canvas learning management system is key to developing hybrid instruction. The courses pre-selected to convert to hybrid are those which will enable students to complete the requirements for being transfer-ready and guaranteed admission to the California State University system.

Active learning spaces are simple to create; flexible furniture + a little technology. However, the focus must be on teaching, what the instructor can do in the classroom.


As the examples show below, we want a learning space to be collaborative and communal between faculty and students. By working across the institution with Facilities, IT, Instruction, and Student Services, a learning space becomes an ecosystem. It is intended to sustain and promote productive teaching and learning interactions.

Click here for more information on principles for designing teaching and learning spaces.

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"Getting students involved in 'active learning' is one of the main reasons why faculty members converted their traditional courses into hybrid courses." —Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 2014

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