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AL$ Annual Conference 2022

Fostering Equity-Based Learning through Community

February 17-18, 2022


Conference Agenda

The AL$ Annual Conference was held virtually February 17-18, 2022. Thank you to everyone who presented and attended our conference this year! Your engagement and resources that were shared are invaluable to this community. 

All session recordings can be found below. All you need to do is click on a session title and the session recording link will be the first item in the information drop down.


DAY 1: February 17, 2022

  • 9:30–9:45AM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: 9i*yGDWE

    Facilitator: Leslie Kennedy

    Leslie Kennedy Ed.D. is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Technology Services in Academic and Student Affairs at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. Dr. Kennedy is responsible for the management, leadership, administration and oversight of the Academic Technology Services with the goal of infusing information technology into the teaching and learning processes, research, scholarship and creative activities, and a full range of student and academic services within the California State University.

  • 9:45-10:00AM PT

    Facilitator: Erin Walker

    Erin Walker, M.B.A. is the CSU AL$ Project Manager, supporting all 23 CSU campuses to grow their campus-specific AL$ outcomes. She is a marketing and business strategy consultant for the non-profit and higher education sector. She is based in the Atlanta, GA area and has 4 children.

  • 10:00-10:20AM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: 9i*yGDWE

    Speaker: Alison Wrynn, PhD

    Since July 2019, Dr. Alison Wrynn has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Programs, Innovations and Faculty Development for the CSU Office of the Chancellor (CSUCO). Her work encompasses ensuring compliance with systemwide academic policy, state and federal laws related to higher education, and university mission and providing guidance to Provosts and AVPs of Academic Programs on academic policy matters and questions regarding general education, curriculum development, implementation and maintenance. Additionally, her role includes support for the momentum to build an innovative mindset within the CSU and develop processes to implement innovative pedagogy.

    Prior to this she served as the interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs and Faculty Development and interim State University Dean, Academic Programs (May 2018-June2019) and State University Associate Dean for Academic Programs (2016-2018) at the CSUCO. From 2014-2016 she served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies & General Education at CSU, Fullerton responsible for all undergraduate curricular matters as well as support of the campus GE program. For 17 years she was a faculty member—14 years in the Department of Kinesiology at CSU, Long Beach, earning tenure and serving as a full Professor and for 3 years at the beginning of her career at SUNY Cortland.

    Dr. Wrynn has a PhD in Human Biodynamics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her area of scholarly research is in the History of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science, including a particular emphasis on gender issues. She has published more than 90 articles, book chapters, reviews and editorials and made more than a 100 referred and invited regional, national and international presentations.

  • 10:20-10:25AM PT

    Facilitator: Erin Walker

    Erin Walker, M.B.A. is the CSU AL$ Project Manager, supporting all 23 CSU campuses to grow their campus-specific AL$ outcomes. She is a marketing and business strategy consultant for the non-profit and higher education sector. She is based in the Atlanta, GA area and has 4 children. 

  • 10:25-11:10AM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: 9i*yGDWE

    Speakers: Cary Barber, Yi Ding, and Lindsay Brown

    Cary Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at CSU San Bernardino. His research focuses on the ancient Mediterranean, particularly Roman political culture. He became CSUSB's Affordable Learning Solutions in January 2021.

    Yi Ding (Ding) is the Online Instruction Coordinator and the AL$ Co-coordinator at CSUN. She is also the Civic and Community Engagement specialist at the Library.

    Lindsay Brown has been the Music & Media Librarian at CSUN since 2006, and currently is a subject librarian for Music, Film & Television, Theatre, Marketing, Management, and Business. She is coordinating the AL$ initiative together with Ding.

  • 11:10-11:25AM PT

    Break

  • 11:25-12:10PM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: 9i*yGDWE

    Speakers: Beth Shook and Daisy Muralles

    Beth Shook is a full-time lecturer in the anthropology department at California State University, Chico. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, and while broadly trained in anthropology, her focus has been in molecular anthropology, forensic DNA, and prehistory, history, and contemporary concerns of indigenous North Americans. Beth is co-coordinator for Chico State’s Affordable Learning Solutions (CAL$) program with Edward Roualdes, serves on the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) Executive Board, and is lead editor of the OER Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology (textbook and lab and activities manual) available at https://explorations.americananthro.org/This link will take you to an external website in a new tab..

    Senior Assistant Librarian (Equity & Open Access Librarian), Daisy Muralles (she/her, ella), is an early-career latinx information worker/educator currently working with library student ambassadors in a student-centered outreach and engagement library program for the wider campus community at Cal State East Bay. Daisy is excited about archives, co-curricular learning, and creating community learning spaces, particularly through community/college radio.

  • 12:10-12:30PM PT

    Closing for the Day

  • 12:30-1:00PM PT

    Optional: Virtual Lunch and Social Time


DAY 2: February 18, 2022

  • 9:30– 9:45AM PT

    Overview of day + Opening Community-builder activity

  • 9:45-10:05AM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: *rVu@+T4

    Speakers: Erin Walker and Leslie Kennedy 

    Erin Walker, M.B.A. is the CSU AL$ Project Manager, supporting all 23 CSU campuses to grow their campus-specific AL$ outcomes. She is a marketing and business strategy consultant for the non-profit and higher education sector. She is based in the Atlanta, GA area and has 4 children. 

    Leslie Kennedy Ed.D. is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Technology Services in Academic and Student Affairs at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. Dr. Kennedy is responsible for the management, leadership, administration and oversight of the Academic Technology Services with the goal of infusing information technology into the teaching and learning processes, research, scholarship and creative activities, and a full range of student and academic services within the California State University.

  • 10:05-10:25AM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: *rVu@+T4

    Coordinator Panel: Angie Petty (SF), Christa Bailey (SJ), and Anne Regan (SLO) 

    Angie Petty, she/her pronouns, is an Instructional Designer and Campus AL$ Project Lead at San Francisco State University. She has been an Instructional Designer for the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching & Learning and AL$ Project Lead for 3 1/2 years. She is also the departmental project lead for the Accessible Technology Initiative and a member of the institution's Assistive Technology Advisory Committee. She is an alum from the SFSU Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies department in the College of Education.

    Anne Regan is the Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Coordinator at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and teaches in the English Department. She helps drive the initiative for adoption of Open Education Resources (OER) and low/no-cost course materials by professors. Working as the AB798 Grant Coordinator for Cal Poly, 2018-2020, helped create a deep commitment to student equity and inclusion through free OER student use. Anne collaboratively published an OER textbookThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. and is currently helping a group of professors create a new OER textbook. This year, Anne has also been helping provide OER support to civil engineering faculty who are working in a collaborative effort with UT-Arlington and USF in creating 6 new transportation and planning graduate and undergraduate level texts to help promote student retention and interest in this area. As the AL$ Coordinator, she increases faculty OER knowledge through workshops, events, and faculty showcases. Anne obtained her Creative Commons Licensing Certified in 2021.  

  • 10:25-10:35AM PT

    Break

  • 10:45-11:30AM PT

    Session RecordingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Passcode: *rVu@+T4

    Speakers: Ben Compton, Amy Berger, Sandy Ehrhorn, and Leslie Kennedy

    Ben Compton started in the college industry 21 years ago when he was a student. Ben has worked in every division of a campus bookstore which includes cashiering, customer service, receiving, inventory management, online web fulfillment, and department supervisor. For the last 16 years Ben has specialized in course materials and is currently working as the Course Materials Manager at Aztec Shops. He is also a graduate of the National Association of College Stores Leadership Institute, sits on the CSU Bookstore Advisory committee and is co-chair of the Affordable Learning Solutions committee at San Diego State.

    Amy Berger is the Director of the CSUN Campus Store at California State University Northridge.  Amy began her career with Follett in 1990, holding various management positions at campus stores throughout California. 

    Sandy Ehrhorn is the Auxiliary and Bookstore Liaison for Academic Technology Services Affordable Learning $olutions, California State University Office of the Chancellor. Sandy is a retired bookstore director having overseen bookstore and other commercial services on two CSU campuses and a community college campus during her career.

    Leslie Kennedy Ed.D. is the Senior Director of Academic Technology Services in Academic and Student Affairs at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. Dr. Kennedy is responsible for the management, leadership, administration and oversight of the Academic Technology Services with the goal of infusing information technology into the teaching and learning processes, research, scholarship and creative activities, and a full range of student and academic services within the California State University.

  • 11:30-11:40AM PT

    Break

  • 11:40-12:15PM PT

    Unstructured Networking/Collaboration spaces

  • 12:30-1:00PM PT

    Optional: Virtual Lunch and Social Time