July 2020 Newsletter

Summer is for Having Fun and Learn New Things

Summer ReadingThis Summer is perfect to enjoy some sun, try new recipes, listen to good music, reminisce about the time that we were able to go out with no face masks, and of course, learn new things.

HSU offers a lot of options to learn new skills and participate in creative and fun classes.  The Library's L4HSU has many Summer workshops where you can learn about leadership, facilitating icwbreakers, meditation, anti-racism, nurturing plants, cultural dances, the zoo, virtual storytelling, and much more!  Visit the L4HSU Calendar to learn more.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is having a series of workshops designed to maximize flexible ways to engage with professional development as we adapt to a changing higher education landscape.  The workshops are divided in pathways to guide your personalized Teaching Enrichment Plan.  These are the three available pathways: Pathway to Digitally Enhanced Teaching (DET) Certificate, Pathway to Pivot to Online Teaching, QLT Certificate, and Pathway to QLT Peer Reviewer Certificate.  Learn more about the Pathway to Digitally Enhanced Teaching Certificate here.

We hope that you take advantage of several of the professional development options available for you this Summer.

Featured Tech Course

Tech Skills

Trello: Creating Teams & Boards

Discover how to work with others on a project. Learn how to create a team and manage its settings, create and organize boards, create lists, and manage members of a board in Trello..

Course time: 32 minutes


Book Corner


Work Well From Home: How to Run a Successful Home Office

by Adam Charles Black

Packed with tips to make working from home work for you, this book covers a range of essential issues including setting up a home office, working as part of a virtual team, managing professional relationships, and dealing with feelings of isolation. 

Please note that the book is no longer available at the HSU Library, but may be avaialbe in public libraries.  It is also available for free on CSU Learn (please search for the book's title.)

How to Set Up a Virtual Student Event | Adobe Edu Talks

HR @ L4HSU: Thriving in a Virtual Environment

 Virtual Environment

Facilitated by Nancy Olson
Wednesday, July 8 at noon

Most of us find ourselves working remotely - often for the first time. What makes some people at ease working remotely while others find it challenging? Explore with other community members what you can do to become both more comfortable with and successful working in a virtual environment.

Register Here

HR @ L4HSU: Resilience in a VUCA World


Facilitated by Nancy Olson
Wednesday, July 22 at 12pm

We already lived in a VUCA world, filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Then 2020 arrived. Join this session to explore how you can build your resilience to effectively manage through - and even thrive! - in the midst of it all.

Register Here

Featured Soft Skills Course

Soft Skills

Contributing as a Virtual Team Member

In this course, you'll learn how to develop the skills you need to show team leadership and be an effective member of a virtual team. You'll explore personal traits that are useful when working on a team remotely. You'll also learn strategies to stay connected with other team members, and ways to manage your time and overcome the challenges associated with managing teams remotely.

Course time: 18 minutes


CTL: Pathways for Digitally Enhanced Teaching

Humanizing Online Learning

The Pathways for Digitally Enhanced Teaching supports campus educators in the intellectual exploration of teaching and learning across modalities. The Pathways are designed to maximize flexible ways to engage with professional development as we adapt to a changing higher education landscape. This includes integrating effective practices that engage students, build community, and leverage technologies to cultivate meaningful learning experiences. The Pathways are guided by the HSU Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) Framework and your personal Teaching Enrichment Plan can help map out your goals.

Learn More

HR @ L4HSU: Meditation and Conversation


Facilitated by Nancy Olson
Fridays at noon from July 10 to August 7

During these unsettled times, many among us are looking for connection and centering. Join members of the HSU and Humboldt community for this recurring series, spending 20-30 minutes in facilitated conversation and 15 minutes in guided meditation.

Register Here

HR @ L4HSU: Non-Positional Thinking

Think Win Win

Facilitated by Nancy Olson
Thursday, July 16 at 11am

Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious solutions to challenges we face. Non-Positional Thinking is a four-step approach to getting past status quo and digging deeper to find new ideas. This class is for anyone who needs to plan and find new solutions to vexing problems, as an individual and/or in a group setting.

Register Here

CSU's Got Talent

the surprising science of meetings

"The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance" July 30 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Presented by Steven Rogelberg, PH.D., Chancellor's Professor at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Author

Register Here the Day of the Event

How To Boost Your Brain's Motivation With A Dose Of Dopamine


It's the middle of the afternoon and your motivation is seriously lagging. Nevermind working your way through the lengthy to-do list that's next to you—at this point, the thought of answering even a single email feels equivalent to running a marathon.

What do you do? If you're like a lot of people (guilty as charged), you might just give into your unfocused mood and peruse YouTube or social media. Or, maybe you'll just lay your head down on your desk and beg the productivity deities for a much-needed kick in the pants.

Well, peel your forehead off of your keyboard, because there's a better way to boost your motivation. It all comes back to a little something called dopamine.

Article published by By  Kat Boogaard on Trello.

Read the Article Here

Talks with Educators and School Leaders Using Adobe

YouTube Hand

Check out this playlist, where Adobe host a series of talks with expert educators and school leaders across primary, secondary, and higher education, who are using Adobe to support digital creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking across the curriculum, including broader digital literacy to support 21st century learners.

View the YouTube Playlist Here


Upcoming Classes

Jan 22 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Jan 25 2021 - 8:00am to 8:15am

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Learn to Use CSU Learn

Tech Tips

NEW CSU's Professional Development Bundle

Return to the Workplace is a new bundle containing 2 courses and a resource sheet to help managers and employees who are heading back to campus.

These are the courses including in the bundle:

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