Fall 2020

Teacher-Scholar Workshops, Panels, and Discussions

Sept 11




First Week of Teaching Check-Ins
Melanie Hoag and Julie Sievers, CTLS
- 12:30 - 1:30p - For hybrid, discussion-based courses: Discussion and collaborative activities in your courses: how’s it going?
- 2:00-3:00p - For remote courses: Discussion and collaborative activities in your remote courses: how’s it going? 
- 3:30 - 4:30p - For hybrid, interactive lecture-based courses: Interaction & collaborative work in your courses: how’s it going?


Sept 25

Embodying Your Curriculum: A Workshop on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
Anita Chari, University of Oregon, and Angelica Singh
interactive workshop
Oct 2
Reducing Time Spent on Teaching: 10 Strategies
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Presentation + participatory discussion


Thurs Oct 8


What is a Realistic Semester Plan for Research or Creative Work during a Pandemic? Finding Ways to Stay Connected to Your Goals
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Guided process for individual goal-setting and planning


Oct 9
Responding to Inclusion and Equity Challenges in the Remote and Hybrid Classroom
Erika Berroth, CTLS Faculty Fellow and Modern Languages & Literatures; Melanie Hoag, CTLS; Jennifer Leach, Office of Advising & Retention; Jen Smull, Center for Academic Success; and Julie Sievers, CTLS
Facilitated discussion
Wed Oct 14

Updating Your Moodle Gradebook at Mid-Term
Melanie Hoag, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Guided hands-on workshop


Wed Oct 21

Planning Remote Capstone Presentations
Romi Burks, Biology; Melissa Byrnes, History; Shannon Mariotti, Political Science; Melanie Hoag, CTLS; Julie Sievers, CTLS
Information on set-up options; Q&A with faculty panel


Thurs Oct 29

Developing an Application for SCOPE or Faculty-Student Projects
Members of the Awards and Honors Committee: Reggie Byron, Sociology;  Eileen Cleere, English; Emily Niemeyer, Chemistry

Presentation followed by Q&A



To be rescheduled

Planning Remote Finals
Melanie Hoag and Julie Sievers, CTLS
Facilitated discussion and Q&A


Nov 23
Designing Quizzes and Tests in Moodle

Melanie Hoag, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship


Programs for New Faculty and Mid-Career Faculty

Orientation for New Faculty
Thur, July 16 |  Orientation Early-Start Option  |  10:00-11:30; 3:00-5:00
Wed, Aug 12 | Orientation to people, policies, resources, and tools | 8:30-2:30

New Faculty Foundations
(for new full-time faculty)    |   Tuesdays, 4-5 pm                         

Oct 6 Getting to Know SU’s Students & Teaching Culture  
Oct 20 Evaluation Processes; Planning Your Professional Development Agenda  
November One-on-one check-ins with CTLS director (optional)  
Dec 8 Your Teaching Experiences So Far  

For more new faculty resources, visit the New Faculty Programs page


Mid-Career Mentoring Communities
Mid-Career Mentoring Communities enable members to work toward what is best for each other and have conversations about their personal and professional lives that do not normally take place among colleagues. MMCs are an opportunity to explore your hopes aspirations, and purposes and reflect on common problems, challenges, or concerns. The ultimate goal of an MMC is to reinvigorate ourselves, our work, and by extension the academy. 

Convene Your Own Peer Mentoring Group
If you would like to regularly gather with colleagues for mutual support and to discuss shared interests, challenges, or circumstances, the CTLS will support your group. Funds are available to support periodic lunches or refreshments. Reach out to the CTLS director, Julie Sievers, for more information.

Writing & Research Groups

Research & Creative Work Support Groups – online |  Support groups of 3-4 people agree to check-in regularly (usually weekly or bi-weekly) to share their goals related to their scholarly or creative projects, report on whether they met their goals for the preceding period, and to define their goals for the upcoming period. Sign-up options will be announced soon. 

The Junior Faculty Research Group (JFRG), offers in-person accountability groups for junior faculty and are highly    recommended for pre-tenure or visiting faculty members. This group is run by and for junior faculty, led this year by Jethro Hernandez Berrones. Look for sign-up information in your email. 

Conversations On Our Scholarly & Creative Lives

This series enables faculty to learn about colleagues’ scholarly and creative work while joining together for refreshments and conversation. Presenters share their work and then discuss it with the audience.  At present, none of these talks are scheduled for the fall term.

Printable Schedule

Past Event & Program Schedules