Spring & Summer 2021 Programs

Summer School 2021 - Programs and Support

Teacher-Scholar Workshops, Panels, and Discussions

Fri, Jan 29

Working Well in Stressful Times

Roxanne Donovan, Kennesaw State University and WellAcademic
 Interactive workshop


Wed, Feb 10
 12:30 - 1:45pm

Integrative Learning Fellowship Showcase 
Erika Berroth, German; Romi Burks, Biology; Jessica Hower, History; Valerie Renegar, Communication Studies


Wed, Apr 7  12:30-1:30pm

Supporting Students in Pursuing National Fellowships and Scholarships 
Alex Anderson, Center for Career and Professional Development 
Jennifer Mariciniak, Debby Ellis Writing Center


Fri, April 9  12:30-1:45

Pedagogical Innovation Showcase: 2019-20 Course Design Fellows  
-Scott McLean, Kinesiology, “Anatomy & Physiology I”
-Ken Mello, Religion - “Sacred Space and the Environment”
-Michael Gesinski, Biology and Chemistry - “Organic Chemistry I and II”
-Hazel Nguyen, Business - “Quantitative Methods in Business”
-Carin Perilloux, Psychology - “Evolutionary Psychology
-Debika Sihi, Economics and Business - “Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations”
-Emily Sydnor, Political Science - “American Politics”

Tues, May 4, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm 

Humanities & fine arts: Effective strategies for teaching online synchronous summer school
Panelists: Valerie Rengar (Communication Studies); Allison Miller (Art History); Noelia Cigarroa-Cooke (Spanish)

Wed, May 5, 12-1:15 pm   

Natural & social sciences: Effective strategies for teaching online synchronous summer school
Panelists: Erin Crockett (Psychology); Maha Zewail Foote (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Kim McArthur (Biology)

Thurs, May 6, 12:30 - 1:30 pm  What we have learned about making remote courses fully accessible to all students
Presenters: Jen Smull (Academic Success); Julie Sievers (CTLS)

Fri, May 7
Noon - 1:00pm

Making a Summer Plan for Writing, Research, and Creative Work
Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
 (asynchronous option also available)

Tue, May 18, & Thur, May 20, 1:00-5:00pm

Course Design Workshop 2021
for 2021 Pedagogical Innovation Fellows and new faculty


Reading & Listening Groups

Most of you have zero time for anything extra.  But if you crave some additional ways to reflect on your teaching and professional work, this year’s reading groups will use podcasts, rather than books, as source material.  The podcast episodes run 30-40 minutes and can be listened to while driving, exercising, or cooking.  You can attend a discussion meeting synchronously, participate in the discussion asynchronously, or skip the discussion altogether and just listen on your own.  

Podcast Listening Group

Meeting: Fri, Feb 19

Podcast Episodes on Inclusive and Anti-Racist Teaching


Programs for New Faculty and Mid-Career Faculty

Orientation for New Faculty
Wed, Dec 16 |  Orientation Early-Start Option  |  1:00-5:00
Wed, Jan 6 | Orientation to people, policies, resources, and tools | 8:00-3:00

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

Feb 9 Mentoring for Teaching, Scholarship, and Your Career  
Mar 2 Topic TBA  
Mar 23 Managing Committee Service & Preparing Your Brief Annual Report  
Apr 20 Balancing Teaching, Scholarship / Creative Work, Service, and a Life  

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


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.

Faculty Group Meet-Ups and Discussions

Course Design Fellows 2020-21

Wed, Feb 3
 12:30 - 1:45pm

Mid-Year Check-in  

Fri, April 23
 12:30 - 1:45pm

End-of-Year Reflection & Celebration  

Visiting Faculty

Wed, Mar 3
 12:30 -1:30pm

Meet-Up and Discussion
This event is for all faculty in visiting positions.


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.  Slots are available for faculty who would like to give a talk on their current research or creative projects.

Past Event & Program Schedules