N.T. “Bala” Balakrishnan , Technology & Operations Management, was one of 17 lecturers who made a presentation to a group of attendees from 13 California State University campuses at the fourth annual COLLOQUIUM ? For Lecturers, by Lecturers on April 17 at Cal Poly Pomona. Balakrishnan spoke on ?How to Improve Student Participation in the Classroom.? The following is a list of the speakers and lecture topics: Bonny Burns-Whitmore, Human Nutrition & Food Science, ?Finding a Niche ? Teaching via the Web?; Irene Daniel, English & Foreign Languages, ?Board Games Not Only For The Language Classroom?; Linda Dell’Osso, Management & Human Resources, ?An Experiential Exercise that Illustrates Leadership Styles?; Joyce Emilio, International Business & Marketing, and Stefanie Saccoman, Teacher Education, ?The Gift of Time and Talent?; Rebecca Mills, Communication, and Pete Nguyen, English & Foreign Languages, ?Rhetorical Pedagogy: Teaching abstract concepts to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners?; Prentiss Robinson, Electrical & Computer Engineering, ?Using Excel to Compute Grades?; and Karen Vaughn, Mathematics, ?Evaluating Lecturer Evaluations.?