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Cal Poly Pomona’s switch from quarters to semesters is quickly approaching. This webpage provides workshops, resources, and tips to convert quarter-based courses to a semester-based format.

Face-To-Face Workshops

Semester Conversion Camps are three-day guided agenda programs to convert quarter courses to semester courses using best practices. There will be plenty of time to work on your own courses. Early Bird, Spring Break, and Procrastinators' Camps are limited to 15 participants, while Summer Institute is limited to 40 participants. Tenure line and lecturer faculty welcome. One camp per person, please. We are working on getting funding for small stipends.

Early Bird Special

Dec 18 - 20, 2017

Spring Break Special

Mar 19 - 21, 2018

Summer Institute

Jun 12 - 14, 2018

Procrastinators' Special

Jul 18 - 20, 2018


Online Workshops

Online workshops are short videos highlighting specific topics related to semester teaching best practices. Topics are broken up into "gotta do's," "mighty good to do's," and "ponder to do's" to help you decide how to best use your time.

Gotta Do

"Gotta do's" are workshops that cover issues that every instructor will have to handle.

How Much Content to Cover in a Semester

Timing of Course Activities

Dealing with Different Time Modules



Mighty Good To Do

"Mighty good to do's" are workshops that will enhance the semester for both you and your students.

Active Learning

Quality Matters

Administration and Time Management of a 4/4 Load



Ponder To Do

"Ponder to do's" well, those would be great if you have time.

A Strong First Day of Class

Coming soon.

Keeping Energy Up and Dealing with Grumpiness

Coming soon.

Transforming a Face-to-Face Class to a Hybrid or Flipped Class