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Faculty Book Group: Small Teaching by James M. Lang

September 15, 2018

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang

CSUN faculty members are invited to join a fall 2018 book group to read and discuss Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang (Jossey-Bass, 2016). Each participant will receive a copy of the book. Find out more

What is Directed Self Placement (D.S.P.)?

July 16, 2018

D.S.P. at CSUN

Directed Self-Placement (D.S.P.) is a widely-used tool for placing students in their first-year writing classes. The D.S.P. process guides students to choose the writing course they feel is best aligned with their sense of what they're ready for in college composition. D.S.P. allows students to assume agency about first year composition course selection. Read more

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