Upcoming Mellon Center Workshops



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  • October 

    Monday October 19 at 4:00PM in Evelyn Chapel 

    Book reading: Clueless in Academia by Gerald Graff

    Sponsored by the Writing Program 

  • October

    Monday, October 12th at 4:00PM in Davidson Room 

    "Recommendations for Letters of Recommendations" 

    A faculty workshop

    Sponsored by the CETAL and the Writing Program 

  • September

    Monday, September 21, 4:00PM in State Farm Hall 103

    "Rubric-making workshop"

    Rubrics can help to maximize the teaching of writing.  Rubrics are excellent ways to more clearly communicate to students what is valued in and expected from the writing done for a particular assignment.  Rubrics also can help reduce a teacher’s workload by making grading more efficient.

    Event sponsored by the Writing Program 

  • August


    Monday, August 24 at 4:00PM in the Davidson Room.


    "Meet the Class of 2019"

    Join our colleagues from Admissions, Advising, Counseling, International Office, and Dean of Students office for a presentation and discussion on our changing student demographics and related needs and challenges. 


  • May

    Intercultural Communication 

    On Friday, May 8, Dr. Stella Ting-Toomey from CSU-Fullerton will be on campus to present and lead discussions on intercultural communication .
    Dr. Ting-Toomey's visit is sponsored by the Mellon Center, International Office, and Office of the Provost.   Please direct any questions to Lynda Duke or Stacey Shimizu.  
  • February

    Office of Diversity & Inclusion 

    Multicultural Identities & Student Development: Strategies for the Classroom

    TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 4:00-5:30 Davidson Room 

    Over the last several decades, scholars have sought to understand how students develop in college. As a result of this research, there is an extensive body of literature that describes college student’s psychosocial, identity, and cognitive development. In an effort to utilize theory to strengthen practice, this workshop will provide faculty with a basic understanding of the developmental issues of today's college students. Specifically, presenters will share identity development models of African American and Latino(a) students. Utilizing case studies, participants will leave this workshop with concrete communicative strategies to use in the classroom and advising settings.

    Suggested readings:

    Sellers, R.M., Smith, M.A., Shelton, J.N., Rowley, S.A., & Chavous, T.M. (1998).  Multidimensional model of racial identity: A reconceptualization of African American racial identity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2(1), 18-39.

    Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Mellon Center and the CETAL

  • January
    January Pedagogy Symposium
    Second Language Learners:Strategies for the Classroom  
    Terry Zawacki

    SATURDAY JAN 17, 2015 

    State Farm Hall 206 & 208-210

    Pre-workshop reading:
    "Negotiating Errors in L2 Writing: Faculty Dispositions and Language Difference"  http://wac.colostate.edu/books/l2/chapter7.pdf.

    Further reading:

    "Conversations in Process: An Observational Report on WAC in China" at  http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/vol24/townsend.pdf  

    "WAC: Opening Doors or Closing Doors for Second Language Writers" at  http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/ell/cox.cfm . 

    Sponsored by the Writing Program, the Mellon Center and the CETAL