Saddle Up for Semesters - Semester Conversion Support
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.
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
Jun 12 - 14, 2018
Jul 18 - 20, 2018
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'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.
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.