Teaching Business in the CSU is a community of members – CSU faculty, staff, administrators – that share a common interest in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning business disciplines with online resources. The mission of this site is to create a "teaching commons," a collaborative space that facilitates and supports CSU business faculty by increasing their knowledge, productivity, and professional effectiveness through sharing of pedagogical best practices, digital learning materials, and by building an online CSU Teaching Business community.
Teaching Business in the CSU exemplifies the The Carnegie Foundation's idea of a "teaching commons" in which a community of faculty within a discipline that are committed to enhancing the scholarship of teaching and learning can exchange ideas, best practices, discuss policy changes, and promote pedagogical innovations for their students.
The idea of a teaching commons is not new to academia. Faculty engaged in scientific research and disciplinary scholarship have long enjoyed collegial interactions and gained professional recognition through their participation in conferences and symposia, but teaching has remained for the most part an isolated and private activity.
A CSU-MERLOT Partnership: CSU Business faculty can gain access to peer reviewed digital learning materials in their disciplines available through the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). MERLOT (www.merlot.org) was created in 1997 by the CSU to help faculty and students share high quality online content and pedagogy. Under the CSU's leadership, MERLOT has grown to an international consortium of education institutions, professional societies, digital libraries, and corporations. more
The listserve provides a venue to share resources, announce events, discuss issues, problem solve, and network. The listserve is moderated to prevent spam and ensure that all postings are on-subject.
MERLOT Voices enables you to collaborate with all MERLOT members, join and participate in community conversations, customize your own Voices page, and add videos related to online learning and teaching. You can also invite others to join and participate.
The CSU Teaching Business Faculty Steering Committee has been established to support the professional development of CSU Business faculty in their efforts to provide excellent academic programs for their students. The website is the first (and not only) means to provide this professional development services. more.
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